Politics White House: ESPN should fire Jemele Hill over Trump ‘white supremacist’ tweet

00:20  14 september  2017
00:20  14 september  2017 Source:   MSN

Trump attacks ESPN after Jemele Hill calls him a white supremacist

  Trump attacks ESPN after Jemele Hill calls him a white supremacist Trump attacks ESPN after anchor Jemele Hill calls him a white supremacist.The president said on Twitter on Friday morning that ESPN "is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth.

Donald Trump 's mouthpiece is calling for ESPN to fire anchor Jemele Hill -- claiming her tweets calling the President a " white supremacist " are outrageous and unacceptable.

In a blatant attempt to shift media attention to a polarizing cultural fight, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated today in a press conference that ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill should be fired .

Jemele Hill is used to expressing her opinion, but ESPN would like her to tone down her political rhetoric on Twitter.© John McDonnell/The Washington Post Jemele Hill is used to expressing her opinion, but ESPN would like her to tone down her political rhetoric on Twitter.

A tweet posted by ESPN “SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill labeling President Trump a “white supremacist” continued to make waves on Wednesday after a Washington Post reporter asked about it during the press secretary’s news conference.

White House correspondent David Nakamura began his question by reading Hill’s tweet, then asking press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders whether the president was aware of it.

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ESPN denies report that it tried to pull Jemele Hill from ‘SportsCenter’ broadcast

  ESPN denies report that it tried to pull Jemele Hill from ‘SportsCenter’ broadcast Jemele Hill worked Wednesday's SportsCenter as scheduled.According to a ThinkProgress report, ESPN wanted to replace Hill for the evening's SportsCenter telecast, but co-host Michael Smith refused to go on without her. The report added that black ESPN colleagues Michael Eaves and Elle Duncan were asked to step in, and they both declined.

The White House on Wednesday suggested ESPN should fire “SportsCenter” co-host Jemele Hill over her “outrageous comments” about President Donald Trump . In a series of Twitter posts on Monday, Hill labeled Trump “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other

Earlier this week, while ESPN host Jemele Hill was interacting with her followers on Twitter, she called President Trump a “ white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists .”

“I’m not sure he’s aware but I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN,” Huckabee Sanders said.

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 about 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.

Jemele Hill Hears From ESPN After Calling Donald Trump A White Supremacist

  Jemele Hill Hears From ESPN After Calling Donald Trump A White Supremacist ESPN has released a statement on Jemele Hill's string of tweets Monday in which she ripped Donald Trump. ESPN has released a statement on Jemele Hill's string of tweets Monday in which she ripped Donald Trump.

The White House on Wednesday said ESPN should fire SportsCenter co-host Jemele Hill for her tweets calling President Trump an ignorant bigot and white supremacist . Hill 's tweetstorm on Monday was originally sparked when she condemned musician Kid Rock

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

Hill’s tweet about Kid Rock spurred hundreds of responses, which eventually resulted in a discussion of the White House.

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 when he knelt during pregame renditions of the national anthem.

In March, Hill tweeted that while there was a “limited market” for Kaepernick, once Trump told a rally that NFL owners “don’t want to get a nasty tweet” from him about signing the quarterback, it was a “wrap” that he would remain a free agent. Hill continued her support for Kaepernick earlier this year when the Baltimore Ravens, in the wake of a July injury to quarterback Joe Flacco, added a relative unknown in David Olson. Hill referred wryly to Kaepernick when she tweeted that Baltimore “signed a dude who quit football to be a realtor and played in 2 games in college over a Super Bowl QB.”

White House ratchets up its attacks on 'hypocritical' ESPN

  White House ratchets up its attacks on 'hypocritical' ESPN "I think they need to stand by the standard they have set," said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders noted the network suspended longtime anchor Linda Cohn, who said earlier this year in a radio interview that left-wing bias at the network had contributed to a loss of subscribers.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is demanding ESPN fire one of its star sportscasters, Jemele Hill , after she called President Trump a “ white supremacist ” on Twitter. Asked whether the president was aware of Hill ’s comments during Tuesday’s briefing

An ESPN Commentator Called Trump a White Supremacist . The White House Said It's a 'Fireable Offense'. How about instead of firing Jemele Hill for calling the President a white supremacist , we fire the President FOR BEING A WHITE SUPREMACIST .

Hill has received support for expressing her opinions, but the 41-year-old has also been the subject of criticism. Before Huckabee Sanders’s comments, several conservative media outlets, including the Federalist, the Daily Caller and Breitbart wrote strongly worded articles chastising both Hill and ESPN, which some claim would’ve fired her already if she were conservative and said such a thing about a liberal politician.

On Tuesday, the network released a statement addressing Hill’s tweet and the growing controversy surrounding it.

ESPN called Hill’s tweet “inappropriate” and noted her comments do not “represent the position of ESPN.”

The network said it addressed the issue with Hill, who will not be suspended or further punished for expressing her views online.

Hill, who has not publicly commented on the matter, did not immediately return a request to comment.

ESPN has fired people over social media comments before. For instance, the network famously canned Curt Schilling 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. (Schilling now works for Breitbart.)

Jemele Hill delivered the perfect tweet in response to Kevin Durant’s Twitter mistake

  Jemele Hill delivered the perfect tweet in response to Kevin Durant’s Twitter mistake She showed she kept her sense of humor after a week of being at the center of controversy.With the spotlight on Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant because he sent some weird third-person tweets that people thought meant he also ran fake Twitter accounts, Hill had one thing to say:

ESPN got dragged for not firing Jemele Hill , who defamed Trump as a “ white supremacist .” (Images: BPR screengrabs). Calls are mounting for ESPN to fire SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill , who recklessly attacked President Trump as a “ white supremacist .”

ESPN statement disavows Jemele Hill ’s tweets on President Trump as “a white supremacist ”. "The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN . We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate."

In that case, Schilling didn’t insult a politician, but the country’s transgender population. Commenting on Schilling’s firing, the network assured fans, “ESPN is an inclusive company.”

This is not the first time ESPN has gotten grief from conservatives, who believe the network has become too liberal or political in general.

The network saw backlash from the right when it awarded Caitlyn Jenner its Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs. The network even saw political backlash earlier this year when it laid off dozens of employees, including former reporter Britt McHenry, who suggested her conservative politics played into why she was targeted. (McHenry now regularly appears on Fox News.)

“It’s a sign of the times,” Neal Pilson, a former president of CBS Sports who is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies, told the New York Times in May about the perception that politics have become intertwined with sports. “I think people are looking for bias, and opinion, and information that in some way involves some hidden signal or indication that there’s a political bias in one direction or another.”

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Trump will sign resolution condemning white supremacists .
President Trump will sign a congressional resolution condemning white supremacists that Congress intended to use to urge him to speak out against hate groups, according to the White House on Wednesday. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will "absolutely" approve the bipartisan measure, which the House passed Tuesday.

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