Sportswriters Talking About Issues That Cross Into Larger Societal Topics

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:39pm
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:48pm

The stark divisions among political views and sensibilities are also being seen on newspapers sports pages, sports websites and Twitter.

And sportswriters, especially columnists who are encouraged to express opinion, are talking about how issues in sports cross into larger societal topics, including immigration.

That has led to many of them being told by readers and others to “stick to sports.”

Bryan Curtis, editor at large for The Ringer, has written about the topic in a piece called "Sportswriting Has Become a Liberal Profession: Here’s How It Happened."

We spoke with Curtis.

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