Following the controversy over ESPN anchor Jemele Hill tweeting that President Trump is “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists,” an internal memo issued by ESPN president John Skipper has found its way into the wild on Friday.

In the memo, Skipper writes that “ESPN is about sports,” but adds that “sports is intertwined with society and culture, so ‘sticking to sports’ is not so simple.”

Thanks, Brian.

So, is there any actual guidance for ESPN employees in that memo? Skipping to the bottom suggests the answer is a big fat “maybe.” Skipper writes, “we need to remind ourselves that we are a journalistic organization and that we should not do anything that undermines that position,” while also shifting some blame for ESPN’s current troubles onto the rest of the media: “Let’s not let the public narrative re-write who we are or what we stand for.”

Which is?

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