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ESPN distances itself from anchor Jemele Hill’s Trump tweets
Quote:BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN distanced itself from anchor Jemele Hill’s tweets after she called President Donald Trump “a white supremacist” and “a bigot.”

“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN,” the network tweeted Tuesday from its public relations department’s account. “We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”

On Monday night, in a series of exchanges with other Twitter users, Hill said, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

Hill, an African-American co-host of the 6 p.m. broadcast of “SportsCenter,” also added that “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period.”

In another tweet, she said, “Donald Trump is a bigot,” and went on to criticize his supporters, adding “The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it’s of no threat to you. Well, it’s a threat to me.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a news conference on Wednesday that she was unsure whether the president was aware of Hill’s comments.

“But I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make, and certainly something that I think is a fire-able offense by ESPN,” Sanders said.

Disney-owned ESPN did not elaborate on any possible punishment for Hill, and she was on Tuesday evening’s “SportsCenter” broadcast as usual.

While many Twitter users called for Hill to be fired, unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick expressed his support, tweeting “We are with you @jemelehill.”

Kaepernick, who remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, received plenty of criticism — and support — after kneeling during the national anthem before games last season to protest police brutality.

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RE: ESPN distances itself from anchor Jemele Hill’s Trump tweets
Jemele Hill is no more an expert on politics than anyone else. Her comments are nothing but personal feelings - to which she is entitled.

However, as an ESPN employee her actions reflect directly on the network. Frankly, I'm surprised they said anything given the completely agree with her.

They must've caught some serious backlash from people.
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(09-13-2017 03:11 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  
Quote:BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN distanced itself from anchor Jemele Hill’s tweets after she called President Donald Trump “a white supremacist” and “a bigot.”

“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN,” the network tweeted Tuesday from its public relations department’s account. “We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”

On Monday night, in a series of exchanges with other Twitter users, Hill said, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

Hill, an African-American co-host of the 6 p.m. broadcast of “SportsCenter,” also added that “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period.”

In another tweet, she said, “Donald Trump is a bigot,” and went on to criticize his supporters, adding “The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it’s of no threat to you. Well, it’s a threat to me.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a news conference on Wednesday that she was unsure whether the president was aware of Hill’s comments.

“But I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make, and certainly something that I think is a fire-able offense by ESPN,” Sanders said.

Disney-owned ESPN did not elaborate on any possible punishment for Hill, and she was on Tuesday evening’s “SportsCenter” broadcast as usual.

While many Twitter users called for Hill to be fired, unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick expressed his support, tweeting “We are with you @jemelehill.”

Kaepernick, who remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, received plenty of criticism — and support — after kneeling during the national anthem before games last season to protest police brutality.

https://www.abqjournal.com/1062955/espn-...weets.html

Disney owned msespn.

Says all that needs to be said right there.

Didn't schilling send a "tweet" on his own time? How'd that work out for him at espn? There are others too that I don't recall.

This person, whoever she is, was back at work Tuesday evening. After she calls the President of the United States and 65 MILLION other Americans white supremacists and bigots.

This is another reason, though an ancillary one, I'm interested in the cord cutting thread. I don't watch that channel anymore, I don't like much of anyone on that channel anymore, I don't want pay for that crap anymore. Isn't this the single most expensive channel on most pay TV packages?

No thanks.
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RE: ESPN distances itself from anchor Jemele Hill’s Trump tweets
(09-13-2017 03:45 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  This is another reason, though an ancillary one, I'm interested in the cord cutting thread. I don't watch that channel anymore, I don't like much of anyone on that channel anymore, I don't want pay for that crap anymore. Isn't this the single most expensive channel on most pay TV packages?

No thanks.

I'm hoping ESPN continues to see a drop in their pay-TV subscriber base while they're committed to all those high-dollar league and conference payments.

I hope their business model is getting turned upside down.

It's very tempting, once you reach the top, to believe you'll always be on top. It makes you do some idiotic things sometimes.
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RE: ESPN distances itself from anchor Jemele Hill’s Trump tweets
Question just for clarification purposes, did the tweet come from her ESPN work account of from a separate personal account?

Thanks.
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(09-13-2017 03:50 PM)Redwingtom Wrote:  Question just for clarification purposes, did the tweet come from her ESPN work account of from a separate personal account?

Thanks.

I assume it was her personal account.

Regardless, that doesn't necessarily exempt her. Many employers expect public behavior to fall in line to prevent unnecessary negative PR and to present the correct image.
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RE: ESPN distances itself from anchor Jemele Hill’s Trump tweets
(09-13-2017 03:50 PM)Redwingtom Wrote:  Question just for clarification purposes, did the tweet come from her ESPN work account of from a separate personal account?

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It was her personal account. Like Curt Schilling did when they fired him. FTR, her show is awful
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(09-13-2017 03:50 PM)Redwingtom Wrote:  Question just for clarification purposes, did the tweet come from her ESPN work account of from a separate personal account?

Thanks.

Jemele HillVerified account
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RE: ESPN distances itself from anchor Jemele Hill’s Trump tweets
(09-13-2017 03:45 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 03:11 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  
Quote:BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN distanced itself from anchor Jemele Hill’s tweets after she called President Donald Trump “a white supremacist” and “a bigot.”

“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN,” the network tweeted Tuesday from its public relations department’s account. “We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”

On Monday night, in a series of exchanges with other Twitter users, Hill said, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

Hill, an African-American co-host of the 6 p.m. broadcast of “SportsCenter,” also added that “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period.”

In another tweet, she said, “Donald Trump is a bigot,” and went on to criticize his supporters, adding “The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it’s of no threat to you. Well, it’s a threat to me.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a news conference on Wednesday that she was unsure whether the president was aware of Hill’s comments.

“But I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make, and certainly something that I think is a fire-able offense by ESPN,” Sanders said.

Disney-owned ESPN did not elaborate on any possible punishment for Hill, and she was on Tuesday evening’s “SportsCenter” broadcast as usual.

While many Twitter users called for Hill to be fired, unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick expressed his support, tweeting “We are with you @jemelehill.”

Kaepernick, who remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, received plenty of criticism — and support — after kneeling during the national anthem before games last season to protest police brutality.

https://www.abqjournal.com/1062955/espn-...weets.html

Disney owned msespn.

Says all that needs to be said right there.

Didn't schilling send a "tweet" on his own time? How'd that work out for him at espn? There are others too that I don't recall.

This person, whoever she is, was back at work Tuesday evening. After she calls the President of the United States and 65 MILLION other Americans white supremacists and bigots.

This is another reason, though an ancillary one, I'm interested in the cord cutting thread. I don't watch that channel anymore, I don't like much of anyone on that channel anymore, I don't want pay for that crap anymore. Isn't this the single most expensive channel on most pay TV packages?

No thanks.

Yes, its the double standard that is the problem. What people do on their own time on their own twitter and Facebook (assuming of course they aren't advocating violence) should be no business of their employer. But with ESPN it only matters if they are conservative. Very McCarthyish of them.
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RE: ESPN distances itself from anchor Jemele Hill’s Trump tweets
Didn't schilling send a "tweet" on his own time? How'd that work out for him at espn? There are others too that I don't recall.


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Schilling is white that's why it was okay to fire him. This person is not and while she's complaining about white privilege she herself will be exempt because she's Black. There's a lot of Black privilege going around that the same Black people don't see. It's the Black privilege bubble that is saving their sorry S'es.
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