ESPN Slaps Host Jemele Hill on the Wrist for Calling President Trump a ‘White Supremacist’ on Twitter
HEY ESPN, AND YOU WONDER WHY YOU ARE HEMORRHAGING VIEWERSHIP AND LAYING OFF STAFF?
Ever wonder what it took to keep your job at ESPN as they are in the midst of massive layoffs? One just has to be black, female, liberal and espouse vile hatred toward President Donald Trump. ESPN host Jemele Hill called President Trump a “white supremacist” via Twitter. Hmm, remember when ESPN was all about sports? Me neither. So what did the ESPN brass do to Jemele Hill for her inappropriate actions? That’s correct, nothing. Less than a slap on the wrist. No suspension, no firing, just a firm talking to. Wow, this is a far cry from what they did to Curt Schilling when ESPN fired him for comments that he made over social media after he shared on Facebook a lewd cartoon criticizing North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” that would have required transgender individuals to use public bathrooms that corresponded to the sex they were assigned at birth. So whats the difference? Curt was male, white and most importantly, leans right. Sadly ESPN has become a joke of a network as it has moved so far LEFT in recent years that its nearly unwatchable. ESPN claims they are an inclusive company. Really? You mean only inclusive and diverse to your Leftist agenda.
Yeah Jemele, President Trump is such a white supremacist. Why don’t you stick to what little you do actually know about. This BS from the same liberal who has crusaded for the no-talent and American hating QB Colin Kaepernick to get his job back. People tune into ESPN for sports and to get away from politics. It is no wonder ESPN is dying on the vine these days.
Popular ESPN “SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill is no fan of President Trump. However, her employer would rather she keep that to herself.
On Tuesday, the network released a statement on a comment the 41-year-old made on Twitter on Monday, when she labeled Trump a “white supremacist.”
ESPN, which has been accused by far-right conservatives of being too openly liberal with its politics, called Hill’s tweet “inappropriate” and noted her comments do not “represent the position of ESPN.”
ESPN said it addressed the issue with Hill, who will not be suspended or further punished for her expressing her views online.
Among those offering support for Hill online was Colin Kaepernick, who told her via Twitter, “We are with you,” and who himself has been highly critical of Trump. The former 49ers quarterback has been notably unable to latch on with an NFL team, which many attribute to his protests of racial injustice last season, in which he knelt during pregame renditions of the national anthem.
Hill’s tweet about Trump came just before 8 p.m. Monday as a reply to three others who had joined a conversation sparked by an earlier tweet about musician Kid Rock, who has spent much of the summer teasing at a Republican run for the U.S. Senate.
Hill originally commented on an article tweeted by the Hill about Kid Rock’s rejection of being labeled a racist because he favors the Confederate Flag.
A note to ESPN, you should be ashamed of yourself. Nice double standard you have at your company. You should have taken action against Ms. Hill for her irresponsible actions and suspended her. It is no wonder that your network is only a shell of what it once was. STICK TO SPORTS! But instead you have to push your liberal agenda down the throats of your viewers, many of which voted for President Donald Trump. I would dare say that your viewership base is more Red state than blue. You might want to remember that.
ESPN Blasted for Political Correctness … Liberal Network Pulls Asian Announcer Robert Lee from UVA Football Game for Fear of Offending Idiots
ESPN, THE FINAL ACT OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IDIOCY … EVEN BEING AN ASIAN-AMERICAN DOESN’T STOP YOU FROM BEING A RACIST, WHITE SUPREMACIST.
UNREAL, I actually thought this was an Onion headline when I first saw it. ESPN has gone to a place of idiocy and political correctness that is even out there for them. ESPN is actually going to remove an announcer from calling the University of Virginia football game because his name is Robert Lee. Is this man a white supremacist, racist or even a descendant of Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee? Nope, this Robert Lee is Asian. Can we just call ESPN, MSESPN from now on? Believe it or not, the fools in management at ESPN were concerned that having an Asian football announcer with the name of Robert Lee call a football game because it might e offensive to some viewers. What viewers, the moron contingency? I have news for you ESPN, snowflakes don’t watch football. Here is a question to ESPN and those that want to continue to watch the network, do you really think the people that watch your network are really that stupid? ESPN i already hemorrhaging viewership, maybe its time we no longer watch this liberal network at all seeing that they want to be more political than sports.
Just how ridiculous and foolish has this got? This is an indictment of ESPN in that there is no one there reasonable to differentiate the difference between Robert Lee and Robert E. Lee. Does this mean that some one is being discriminating against another for what another did. Even if this was the great, great grandson of Robert E. Lee, is he to blame for what his ancestor did? ESPN, you are idiots and should be ashamed.
Tucker Carlson Questions Why ESPN Pulled Asian Announcer Robert Lee Off The Air
Apparently, even being Asian doesn’t mean people won’t take you for being a white nationalist.
ESPN confirmed Tuesday night that it had decided to pull an announcer from calling a University of Virginia football game because his name is Robert Lee. This Robert Lee is Asian.
“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties,” reads the ESPN statement posted at the popular Fox Sports college-football blog Outkick the Coverage.
“Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian?” wrote disbelieving blogger Clay Travis, who first broke the story, citing “multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN.”
Mr. Lee had been scheduled to call the Cavaliers Sept. 2 game in Charlottesville against William and Mary.
“It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue,” ESPN said in its statement.
Hmm, I am not seeing any similarities.
What kind of mental midgets are running ESPN these days? Oh, can I say midget, or does that offend the delicate sensibilities of the fools at ESPN?
ESPN confirmed the report in a statement Tuesday night, saying that “in that moment it felt right.”
“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name,” ESPN’s statement reads. “In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.”
“This makes it a bigger story than it ever would have been,” Travis said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday, arguing that Lee announcing the game would have led to little more than Twitter jokes.
“Instead we are talking about how absurd this decision is for ESPN for days to come,” he said.
“Does ESPN really believe people are this dumb or that having an Asian announcer named Robert Lee is too offensive for the average TV viewer to handle?” Travis wrote. “Yes, yes they do.”
“I’m sorry you work for such an idiotic company, Robert Lee,” he wrote.
Let’s hope that ESPN doesn’t have any other football announcers with the names of Samuel Cooper, Albert Johnston, Joseph Johnston, P. Beauregard, James Longstreet, Braxton Bragg, George Pickett or Bill(William) Anderson.
DOES ANY ONES REALLY WONDER WHY KAEPERNICK DOES NOT HAVE A JOB IN THE NFL?
Kaepernick just does not know when to shut up. NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick stated following the acquittal of a police officer in the shooting death of a black motorist that police officers should be compared to fugitive slave patrolmen. WHAT? And he wonders why no NFL team has signed him? A note to ESPN’s uber-lib Max Kellermen who last week demonized the NFL by playing the National Anthem as being political, who’s is being political Max? A jury of twelve individuals cleared Officer Jeronimo Yanez of all charges connected to his July shooting of Castile, a black man. Yanez shot Castile seven times in the presence of his girlfriend and daughter after pulling him over because Castile reportedly fit the description of a robbery suspect.
As opined at IJR, he has no team, but Colin Kaepernick isn’t finished stirring up trouble and now he is still going after cops. They stated, “One would think that, with his career on the line, Kaepernick might tone down the political rhetoric — particularly the more inflammatory statements, but one would be wrong”. Kaepernick has the freedom of speech to say what he wishes and the NFL teams and their owners also have the rights to avoid this distraction like the plague.
Just how lazy could one really be in their thinking.
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick compared police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen after a Minnesota officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black motorist.
Kaepernick tweeted his displeasure with the verdict, with a graphic reading “You can’t ignore your history – always remember who they are.”
Between the lines, a police badge is shown side-by-side with a “fugitive slave patrol” badge.
EVER WONDER WHY ESPN IS HEMORRHAGING VIEWERSHIP AND LAYOFFS ARE A PLENTY … LOOK TO NOTHING MORE THAN THEIR LIBERAL AGENDA.
On Thursday, ESPN “First Take” co-host Max Kellerman said during the show that the NFL injects politics “by playing the national anthem and putting pressure on you to stand for it.” WHAT? You think the playing of the American National Anthem is political? Dude, stick to sports as you know nothing of what you speak. So you don’t think that Kaepernick went looking for a protest? I will call you on your bullshit. Maybe you would like to read the reason why he did so, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” His protest was thought out and contrived. Of course he went looking for a protest. You doofus, Kaepernick even stated as much. He was protesting Black Lives Matters. Dear Max, before you spout off with your liberal BS and diarrhea of the mouth, maybe you would like to do some research? But then again, liberals don’t care much about the facts.
As for Max Kellerman, you are an ignorant little man. Sadly, you are a microcosm of what ESPN has become and the reason why the once leader in sports entertainment is nothing more than a joke. ESPN long ago forgot what drove it, SPORTS! Not the liberal agenda they try and spew like the rest of the MSM. ESPN, like MTV a long time ago, has lost its way. If one thinks that the actual playing of the national anthem is interjecting politics into sport, then God help you. One might say Max, that you are they one and your ilk at ESPN who are interjecting politics into sports.
ESPN “First Take” co-host Max Kellerman said during Thursday morning’s show that the NFL injects politics “by playing the national anthem and putting pressure on you to stand for it.”
Kellerman said that neither Ali nor Kaepernick went looking for a protest. The protest came looking for them.
“He was asked to stand for the national anthem,” Kellerman said. “You do not have to stand for the national anthem, and even if it was a rule that you did, is that Colin Kaepernick injecting politics into the NFL? No, that’s the NFL injecting politics.”
“I’m very patriotic. I stand for the national anthem proudly,” Kellerman added. “The reason I am patriotic is because you do not have to stand for the national anthem.”
And a note to Stephen A. Smith, no one deserves a job. They earn one. It takes more than just talent to play in the NFL. No organization wants a player who thinks they are bigger than the team, who would demand more attention than the team, more media attention and becomes nothing more than a 3-ring circus. Sorry, whether you are the NFL or any corporation, that us the case. Unless you have a lot to offer a team, be very important and are not a pariah, that is the only way you would have a job. But make no mistake about it, no one deserves a job.
Former Pitching Great Curt Schilling Says … 80-85% of Pro Athletes Are Conservative & Slams ESPN for Going Liberal LEFT
SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT BETTER FIGURE OUT WHO THEIR MARKET IS …
In an interview on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling stated he believes that 80 to 85 percent of professional athletes are conservatives. Schilling, who in my opinion is being black-balled from the MLB HOF because of his right political leanings, went on to slam ESPN for their dishonesty and liberal lurch to the LEFT. Which can help explain why ESPN’s ratings have been in free-fall. Curt Schilling makes no pretense that he is a conservative and a Trump supporter. At some point not ESPN, but all of the networks that cover sports better figure out who their viewer is. Just a hint, its not the far left.
Schilling made the statement during an interview with Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, citing few athletes that expressed support for Hillary Clinton and are drawn to conservatism through the appreciation of hard work.
“Look around professional sports and look at how many athletes there are and look at how many have come out and spoke out in favor of Clinton or in favor of liberals. They are because it’s mainstream in the public eye to do that right now. All the rest are, for the most part, are conservative because you don’t come out and speak about stuff like that…It’s work ethic,” Schilling said. “To get where they go, to get where a professional athlete gets, you have to work your a** off your entire life. You understand and appreciate an incredibly hard day’s work that, hopefully, will pay off in the future.”
He addressed the end of his time working for ESPN, saying they were dishonest about the reason he was fired and defended comments he made while working there.
“What I care about is that they lie about it. ESPN fires me for, apparently, being intolerant because I was actually commenting around the fact men should use the men’s room and women should use women’s room. Apparently, that was enough, the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Schilling explained. “Then, they come out and act as if they are a tolerant group and they’ve gone full mental since then. They’ve gone way over the edge on the left, having a tribute to Obama after his last day in office, which gave me acid reflux.”