Jemelle Hill has been feeling the heat ever since early last week when she took to social media to criticize Donald Trump by calling him a “white supremacist.” While many believed she deserved to be fired, or at the very least suspended for her words, ESPN decided to sit back and do nothing. Hill apologized for her words and ESPN forgave her and that was that.
Many people in the country were furious that the sports network didn’t punish her for that but suspended Linda Cohn earlier in the year when she said ESPN was suffering in ratings because they have become too political. By their actions, the network showed where their loyalties lie, and they lost even more viewers. ESPN had this to say about the incident.
ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/3kfexjx9zQ
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 12, 2017
ESPN said in a statement that it “addressed” Hill’s tweets with her, adding that “she recognizes her actions were inappropriate” and that her “comments do not represent the position of ESPN.” After Hill addressed her comments, ESPN added late Wednesday night that Hill has a right to her personal beliefs, but not to share them on a public platform that implies she is speaking for the network, the Associated Press said.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the ESPN anchor’s comment a “fireable offense” — and lots of folks disagree with that sentiment, including Al Sharpton and Colin Kaepernick. While firing Hill is an overreach and isn’t likely to happen, is a slap on the wrist enough?
ESPN has proven that if you are a Democrat they will stand by your side, but if you are a Republican, all bets are off. For example, ESPN fired Curt Schilling a couple of years ago when the former pitcher tweeted against radical Islam.
ESPN pulled Schilling for the rest of the baseball season two years ago after he issued a tweet against radical Islam. In March 2016, he said then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should be in jail over her email scandal. Then a month later, ESPN fired Schilling after he posted a meme against transgender bathroom accommodations.
While Jemele Hill’s words are not based on facts, she does have the right to speak out against the President, after all, we do live in a free country and people are entitled to their opinion. What is not ok is the way ESPN chooses sides and decides to suspend the anchors they disagree with. It doesn’t send a very good message that they are an equal opportunity workplace.
You would think that after the incident, Jemele Hill would try to keep her mouth shut in an effort to stop bleeding viewers for the sports network. Instead, she is doubling down and has a message for who that are upset by her recent words about the President.
According to 100 Percent FedUp:
This video is from The Root…They commented that Hill is using her “platform”…Platform? She’s an ESPN sportscaster NOT a political pundit!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – JEMELE HILL CALLED PRESIDENT TRUMP AND KID ROCK WHITE SUPREMACISTS:
ESPN host Jemele Hill called President Trump and Kid Rock “white supremacists.” It didn’t end there…she said in one of several tweets that Trump is “unfit” to be president. The screenshot below gives you an idea of how Hill represents ESPN on Twitter. It’s disgusting!
What did ESPN do? You guessed it…NOTHING! They tweeted out a mild apology and that’s it!
This is after Mike Ditka was fired for supporting President Trump and criticizing Obama. Kurt Schilling was also fired after posting a picture on social media against transgender bathrooms.
Why hasn’t this woman been fired by ESPN?
Please contact ESPN to let them know how you feel about this outrage: ESPN
Tucker Carlson spoke with the awesome Clay Travis last night. Travis shed some light on why Hill is still employed by ESPN:
If Jemele Hill wants to continue to be so defiant, the best course of action would be to just stop watching the network. After all, if you want to get your sports news there are better ways. ESPN was once the go-to network for all of your sports needs but recently they have allowed politics to rule the day. Jemele Hill may have the right to say what she wants, but we also have the right to stop supporting the liberal sports network. What do you think?