POLL: Sportscasters Call Out Politics in the Booth


For all our differences in America, it might seem like watching a big game would bring together people who disagree -- but that's being aggravated by sportscasters who increasingly force personal politics into their play-by-play.

Among the critics of bias in the booth is Joe Buck of Fox Sports. Buck is calling out his colleagues for injecting too much political viewpoint into sports broadcasts.

In an interview with The Sporting News, Buck says his profession shouldn’t use a game as a personal platform.

Matt Thomas of Houston's Sports Talk 790 agrees.

Thomas says there's a risk of polarizing fans needlessly – and possibly sparking a social media backlash over issues that have nothing to do with the game.

Thomas, like Buck, thinks broadcasters should stick to the traditional topic of discussion: the action on the field.


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