ESPN apologizes after Jemele Hill calls President Trump "a bigot"

Tricia Pearson
September 14, 2017

Jemele Hill, who co-hosts ESPN's SC6 With Michael and Jemele, wrote a number of tweets accusing the president and his supporters of being white supremacists, in comments White House Communications Director Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said should lead to her dismissal. In other Twitter rants, she referred to him as a bigot, unqualified and unfit. He is not a leader. "And if he were not white, he never would have been elected".

The network on Tuesday said Hill's comments did "not represent the position of ESPN" and said it "addressed" the subject with Hill.

"It means that nothing actually happened because Jemele Hill is saying what the higher-ups at ESPN believe", Travis said.

Strong words, but it's hard to argue that Trump, the president literally endorsed by the KKK, is not spreading white supremacy. However, she claims that she was reprimanded by ESPN executives for favoring right-leaning tweets while she worked there.

Petitions are now circulating online for the dismissal of Hill from the network.

Hill pointed to last month's violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as an example of how Trump has empowered America's white supremacists.

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On Tuesday, they issued a formal statement regarding the comments Hill made about Trump on Twitter.

"ESPN also faced flak for letting their sports anchors air political views".

A quick look at Hill's Twitter feed shows her own racist, anti-white people tendencies, filled exclusively with photos of African Americans, only showing white people in a bad light through goofy and awkward memes. ESPN took the same - nearly too impossible to believe - route with Lee, the announcer.

ESPN previous year fired the conservative Schilling for what management deemed insensitive social media posts targeting, not a politician, but transgender people.

"If I said anything of equivalency to Obama, I would have been gone much sooner than I was", tweeted out former ESPN staffer Britt McHenry, who has previously accused the network of laying her off for her conservative politics.

Kaepernick's message of support to Hill, is part of a larger effort on the part of the left, to turn Jemele Hill into a victim.

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