In what was no surprise the other day, troubled ESPN fired more than 100 employees, most of them on-air talent. Many of them were actually well regarded journalists and analysts. While ESPN’s struggles and obvious leftward tilt have been well-documented, the root causes of its troubles are several. However, the network appeared to make the calculus a few years back that adding leftist politics, political correctness and “social justice” to its programming would expand its audience…it hasn’t. In fact, ESPN may actually have made the situation worse now by getting rid of “substance guys” while keeping the opinionated clowns and carnival barkers that now populate its airways.