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White House Wants ESPN Anchor Fired for Calling Trump “White Supremacist”

White House Wants ESPN Anchor Fired for Calling Trump “White Supremacist”

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by G. Brown

Jemele Hill is use to calling things the way she sees them.  Hill is one of the anchors on ESPN’s “SC6” with Michael Smith(another person who speaks it like he sees it).  But it’s not what Hill said on air that’s bringing on heat from the White House, it’s what she tweeted…

Apparently Hill was just getting started. She also called Donald Trump “the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime…” and Hill continued saying “his rise is the direct result of white supremacy. Period.

But that “Period” wasn’t the end of the conversation, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday called Hill’s comments “outrageous” and said she thinks the statements are “a fireable offense by ESPN.”

ESPN has tried to distance itself from the outspoken Hill’s comments releasing a statement that the anchor’s derogatory Trump comments “do not represent the position” of the network” .  The statement also noted that  ESPN has “addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”

We’ve seen networks call anchors and reporters on the carpet for behavior that casts a negative light on their employer.  The most recent case was FOX firing another anchor reportedly after he texted lewd photos of his private parts to female co-workers.  NBC terminated former Nightly News anchor Brian Williams over bogus reports (only to still hire him at its sibling cable news MSNBC), but no national reporters have been dismissed for voicing his or her own opinion on social media about a President.

Facebook has cost many a government official and public employees their job over posts like the one where a woman referred to former First Lady Michelle Obama as an ape in heels.

This gray area is pretty Black and White for some as Hill’s Trump comments quickly became the newest case in the court of public opinion…

 

Hill hasn’t said anything that countless voters have already voice, but as the face of ESPN on-air talent usually sign contracts with behavior clauses included.

No one took more abuse with racial undertones than former President Obama, but not once did we hear of a news anchor or broadcaster being under fire for personal comments (because, FOX wouldn’t have had any anchors left!).  But Trump is very much a different breed and is much more thin skinned about criticisms.  True, public government officials are expected to tip toe on social media when it comes to personal comments about elected officials, but should that apply to news commentators?

What do you think…did Hill step out of bounds with her comments?  Should she be fired for stating her opinion during her own private time?

 

Comment(7)

  1. Al Sharpton claims he will lead a nationwide boycott against ESPN if they fire Jemele Hill. I don’t trust Al Sharpton, but I have one question; Why aren’t there any black female leaders supporting Jemele Hill? Whenever we see white supremacy attacking a sista, our most powerful and influential sistas stay silent; why?

  2. When will Trump apologize for all the years of telling the blatant Lie on President Obama.
    For years he said that President Obama was a Muslim,, which by the way is a religion and he put a spin on it as if something was wrong with the religion. He took us back to a time like as if we were in the sixties, where Black People had no rights and sat in the back of the bus. Some of his followers were so happy that they thought Black people would be back in Slavery. We need to stayed focused on the Russia investigation and the fact that Trump and his group are making money off the American People. Lets stay focused.

  3. Jemele Hill was just calling it as she saw it; but she shouldn’t have been fired for speaking her mind! She has every single right to her opinion as anyone AND everyone else as she sees fit!

  4. Last week I stated that the multi trillion dollar American empire was built on lies. The lies keep the people distracted from the truth. Therefore, anybody who tells the truth is a threat to the American empire. Jemele Hill told the truth about Trump. She is in trouble with the corporation that pays her. The system really hates wehn the truth is spoken by a black woman. My advice, keep speaking the truth black women!

    The corporation that pays Jemele Hill is ESPN. ESPN is owned by Disney. Disney is the same corporation that put a golden penis on the box cover of the cartoon The Little Mermaid. What other truths is ESPN/Disney hiding from the public.

  5. Trump is a Racist and he surrounds himself with Racist. His entire platform on running for the Presidency was based on racism. If, she is fired then Trump should be impeached for making comments that he has made. Any eye for an eye.

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