Jemele Hill, the racist ESPN host who got away with a previous infraction after asserting her black privilege, was suspended by the network for two weeks. But like all racists, she has trouble keeping her mouth shut and her brain engaged. She called for a boycott against advertisers of the NFL after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said any player who disrespects the flag would be benched. When your company needs the NFL to keep its head above water, that is not a good thing to do.
Her first infraction was calling President Trump a white supremacist. Curiously (Or not) she apologized to ESPN but not to the president. Would a conservative announcer still be working after these two incidents? A better question might be, “Would a conservative host still have a job after calling Obama a black supremacist?” I don’t think so.
Here is the announcement from ESPN:
ESPN’s Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017
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According to Fox News:
“Change happens when advertisers are impacted,” Hill wrote. “If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers.”
Hill wasn’t formally punished for mocking Trump on Twitter, but ESPN took action when she called for fans to boycott the Cowboys’ advertisers.
‘Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines. She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how much individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such action would have consequences. Hence this decision,” an ESPN spokesman said in a statement.
Jones issued his edict before the Cowboys’ game Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. It came after amid a backlash against players “taking a knee” during the national anthem, driven in part by President Trump’s angry denouncement of what some players say is legitimate social protest.
“I know this, we cannot … in the NFL in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag,” Jones said. “We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind that the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag. So we’re clear.”
Hill was suspended from a job nearly a decade ago in which she said Boston Celtics’ fans were like Nazi supporters.
Hill, an outspoken liberal who currently has a pair of photographs with Barack and Michelle Obama pinned atop her Twitter feed, co-hosts “SC6,” a relatively new version of the network’s flagship show, SportsCenter.
Hill was in the middle of a national story when she criticized President Trump on Twitter last month. Her tweets caught the attention of the White House and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who said she considered the rhetoric a “fireable offense.” Trump even took to Twitter himself to mock ESPN and demand an apology.
“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has surrounded himself with other white supremacists,” Hill wrote on Sept 11. She called him “the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.” Hill also called Trump a “bigot,” and “unqualified and unfit to be president.” She even added: “If he were not white, he never would have been elected.”
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