ESPN Anchor in Hot Water for Calling the President a "White Supremacist"



ESPN anchor Jemele Hill was reprimanded by the network for her Twitter comments about President Trump.

The "Sportscenter" host wrote that Trump is a "white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself" with "other white supremacists".

Hill, who is African American, asserted that Trump's administration was uniquely risky for people of color and that his "rise is a direct result of white supremacy". She also said he's unqualified to be president. He is not a leader.

When the White House starts calling for your job I don't know if ESPN has the heart to stand behind her.

Jemele Hill, who co-hosts ESPN's SC6 With Michael and Jemele, wrote a number of tweets accusing the president and his supporters of being white supremacists, in comments White House Communications Director Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said should lead to her dismissal.

I worked with her at the Orlando Sentinel several years ago.

But by not disciplining Hill - at least publicly - nor supporting her, the sides have dug in against Bristol.

Hill, who started her career as a general assignment sports reporter at The News & Observer (1997-99), worked at the Detroit Free Press and the Orlando Sentinel before landing at ESPN in 2006.

In fact, the network issued an apology for Hill's tweets yesterday, and "addressed" it with her, saying she recognizes her "actions were inappropriate".

Cohn has been a staple of ESPN's Sportscenter, working as an anchor since 1992.

'As you see more ethnic diversity, then all of a sudden ESPN is too liberal, ' she said. According to the August 2017 Nielsen ratings report, ESPN has lost 220,000 viewers since March.

In April 2016, Schilling was sacked from ESPN after he shared a social media post that was deemed prejudiced against transgender people.

Play-by-play announcer Robert Lee, a Syracuse University alum, was moved from calling a Virginia football game earlier this month.

"If you're a Republican or conservative, you feel the need to talk in whispers", one conservative ESPN employee said. 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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