The jobs we've worked
On Jason Whitlock, Katie Nolan, and what it means to have worked.
Let’s talk about jobs.
This week, in the midst of an petty, sexist attack on another woman in media, ostensible sportswriter and professional troll Jason Whitlock took an unprovoked shot at ESPN on-air personality Katie Nolan, mocking her past as a ‘bartender’ prior to becoming the Emmy-winning sports media figure she is today.
Now, any ink spilled on the topic of Whitlock—the sentient embodiment of an inappropriate request for a woman to smile, a man who’s climbed up and then failed his way back down the sports media ladder to his current position of scraping the last bad-faith, sexist, racist and tired tropes off the floor of the bad-take factory—is ink wasted, and if you’re not familiar with the man’s oeuvre, then consider yourself lucky. You’re not missing anything. Katie Nolan is successful and Jason Whitlock is not, and he can cry himself to sleep in his fedora thinking about the reasons why, but they don’t matter.
What does matter, unfortunately, is this practice of deriding peo…