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New ESPN President Has Donated Thousands of Dollars to Democrats

James Pitaro donated $3,000 to Democratic Senate candidates and been pictured with noted Arianna Huffington.

By NTK Staff | 03.05.2018 @3:56pm
New ESPN President Has Donated Thousands of Dollars to Democrats

ESPN named Disney executive James Pitaro as its new president on Monday. Pitaro has some noteworthy ties to liberal Democrats, though.

Since President Trump was elected, some of ESPN’s top talent have vocally spoken out against Trump and his administration, something of a break from tradition as the network often would focus on sports instead of politics.

ESPN’s Jemele Hill’s tweets directed at Trump in September, following the attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia, is probably the best example of politics affecting ESPN as of late.

If viewers of “the worldwide leader in sports” were hoping that the change in presidents would result in an end to the network’s perceived liberal bias they may be mistaken, given Pitaro’s ties to liberal Democrats.

In fact, Pitaro has donated thousands of dollars to Democrats. In 2011, Pitaro gave a total of $3,000 to four Democratic Senate candidates: Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

In 2010, Pitaro, then vice president of media at Yahoo!, participated in a panel discussion about the future of media hosted by I Want Media, and was pictured looking very happy with Arianna Huffington at the event.

Huffington with Pitaro:

Pitaro is also married to veteran actress Jean Louisa Kelly, who maxed out to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

A whopping 87 percent of ESPN employees’ 2016 donations to candidates, PACs, and campaign committees went to Democrats.

So, if ESPN viewers think that the appointment of Pitaro will result in more sports and fewer politics, it would appear they are mistaken.

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