ESPN Anchor's 'White Supremacist' Comment Is a 'Fireable Offense'

ESPN Anchor's 'White Supremacist' Comment Is a 'Fireable Offense'

ESPN Anchor's 'White Supremacist' Comment Is a 'Fireable Offense'

Cable sports network ESPN has denounced comments made by anchor Jemele Hill after she called President Donald Trump "a white supremacist" and a "bigot".

Hill lit up social media when she called the president a "white supremacist" in an extensive tweet rant.

ESPN rising star Pablo Torre retweeted himself from shortly after Trump was elected: "The difference between being a white supremacist and permitting white supremacy might exist".

Critics of Mr Trump have accused him of racism after his response to deadly clashes at a far-right rally, held by neo-Nazis and white supremacists, in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month. He is not a leader.

It would have been nice to see ESPN support Hill for her very reasonable comments, but again, they are a business and it's not that odd for them to take a more neutral stance here. "And certainly is something that is a fireable offense by ESPN".

I hope to see all the free speech supporters stand with Hill, even if they disagree with her.

Hill has previously discussed the difficulty she has keeping away from making public comments with a political charge. After all, she's the one who essentially compared the President of the United States to the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Her tweetstorm around a sitting president and white supremacy wasn't connected to anything ESPN was covering, but simply a tirade that came out of nowhere with seemingly no thought to what her day job is or to the network she represents.

If you've never heard of the American sports journalist Jemele Hill, you probably know her now from her Twitter comments about President Donald Trump.

ESPN PR addressed the matter Tuesday afternoon, citing the remarks were 'inappropriate, ' uncalled for, and not a reflection of the network's views as a whole.

Schilling had been suspended prior to his firing for other social media posts, including a tweet comparing ISIS and Nazi Germany.

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill demonstrated that it's possible to expose yourself as a narrow-minded, intolerant pinhead in less than 140 characters. "I think that's where we need to be focused - not on outrageous statements like that one". Marginalized communities, we're always asked to be polite, we're always asked to compromise, we're always asked not to say certain things - while other individuals are allowed to say whatever they want.

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