ESPN allegedly misrepresented Fox News' Will Cain in a segment during the ESPYs awards, which focused on the U.S. women's national soccer team's pursuit for equal pay. The network is accused of purposely portraying Cain as a 'sexist,' by selectively editing a statement he made during his time at ESPN, drastically altering its original intent.
The ESPYs show, broadcast on Wednesday night by ESPN/ABC, included a segment commemorating the women's team, within which Cain appeared to be critical of the team's efforts for equal pay. However, the editing is said to have twisted Cain's words, taking them entirely out of context.
The featured clip originated from Cain's stint on ESPN’s "First Take," but was edited in a manner that would not meet the basic standards of an introductory journalism course.
The footage displays a series of negative tweets targeting women's soccer, followed by a segment from Cain's "First Take".
In the clip, the ex-ESPN analyst can be heard stating, “I think equal pay is a ridiculous concept in itself. In soccer, for better or worse, men's soccer around the world is much more popular than women's.”
However, this is what Cain genuinely expressed during the "First Take" segment when the entire context is taken into account.
ESPN just smeared @willcain as a sexist at the ESPYs.
When airing a video honoring the U.S. women's soccer team for their equal pay lawsuit, they included out of context remarks from an ESPN segment he did four years ago.
They didn't include his full remarks because he… pic.twitter.com/1U2XvagJQW
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 13, 2023
Here's the full transcript:
The women got a pool or got paid out from a pool of $30 million from the Women’s World Cup, the men would draw from a pool of $400 million. Okay, $400 million. $30 million.
Why is that? It’s because the men’s World Cup generates $6 billion in revenue.
The Women’s World Cup generates $131 million in revenue.
If you want to talk about pay disparity, the women’s World Cup players get paid out 20 percent of the total revenue.
The men get paid out 7 percent.
As a percentage point, they are getting much more.
The problem is for anybody desiring equal pay. And by the way, I think equal pay is a ridiculous concept in and of itself. If the women generate more revenue, they should get paid more than the men. Don’t strive for getting the same. Strive for getting what you’re worth.
And if you’re worth more, then get more. And so what I’m saying to you right now is soccer, for better or worse on the men’s side across this globe is much more popular than women’s soccer.
ESPN is accused of knowingly airing a misleading clip that painted Cain unfavorably.
The audience could have had a chance to hear Cain's true stance on the matter if the entire clip was shown, but that might not have aligned well with ESPN's liberal bias.
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