Trump Is 'A White Supremaicst — ESPN Anchor

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday she thinks a controversial tweet from "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill, in which the ESPN star called Trump a white supremacist, is a "fireable offense".

"I think that is one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make", Sanders said.

Other ESPN personalities have been suspended or fired for far less.

'The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it's of no threat to you.

Despite the absurdly light treatment Hill received at the hands of her ESPN bosses, Black Sports Online's Robert Littal imagines that ESPN "threw her under the bus" for calling Trump a "white supremacist".

Hill's comments on Trump stemmed from her response to an article on The Hill about Kid Rock's recent Facebook rant where he opposes being called a racist for his use of the Confederate flag.

For Carlson and others, Hill's comments were just the latest in a long line of examples of what they see as liberal bias inside ESPN. Again, conservative critics framed the episode as political correctness run amok.

After Trump won, the network revamped its policy, allowing commentators like Hill to express their views if the topic was "related to a current issue impacting sports", writes the Daily Beast. The award has traditionally gone to cultural icons like Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela. As part of the protest, Kaepernick chose not to stand during the national anthem last season.

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ESPN's response to the controversy only drew more criticism from conservatives, who asserted that Hill should have been reprimanded for her tweets.

"This is off-putting to a majority of the people that would tune in to ESPN". She hadn't deleted the post in question as of Tuesday night.

"Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, follows 59 people on Twitter", he noted. In an editorial she wrote in 2008, Hill said that rooting for the NBA's Boston Celtics was like saying Adolf Hitler was a victim.

So if a guy like Kurt Schilling comes out and he says, "I disagree with the North Carolina transgender bathroom law", he gets fired.

Word of Linda Cohn's suspension raced through ESPN's corridors with many employees furious over Skipper's treatment of the longtime legend at the network.

Darryl Strawberry - the former New York Mets and New York Yankees great - appeared on the Celebrity Apprentice in 2010.

He has surrounded himself with white supremacists - no they are not "alt right" - and you want me to believe he isn't a white supremacist? And ESPN's ratings have definitely plummeted over the past couple of years at the same time that they have lost over 13 million cable subscribers.

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