As Twitchy told you, ESPN anchor Jemele Hill unloaded on Kid Rock and Donald Trump yesterday, proclaiming them white supremacists. Today, ESPN took decisive action to set Hill straight.
ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/3kfexjx9zQ
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 12, 2017
Oh, well, as long as she recognizes her actions were inappropriate …
Really strong position there ESPN
— Kris Sodergren (@sodbuster75) September 12, 2017
— Lindsay Bowman (@LinBowman) September 12, 2017
That's a load of BS and you know it.
— bazelwood (@bazelwood) September 12, 2017
Put her in timeout for 10 minutes, huh?? Weakest statement I've ever seen.
— GeorgiaSportsReport (@GaSportsReport) September 12, 2017
This is weakest statement I've ever seen #BoycottESPN
— #BoycottESPN (@J_b__Woods) September 12, 2017
That's it? No suspension? Ridiculous.
— Michael (@ChiliBowlNomNom) September 12, 2017
If you feel like there’s some inconsistency when it comes to how ESPN handles controversial statements by its employees, you’re not alone.
Strange you fire people for less but she gets a talking too? ???
— commonsense (@commonsense258) September 12, 2017
You've fired more for less. For shame ESPN.
— The real alm (@adamchisox83) September 12, 2017
Curt Schilling right now pic.twitter.com/8nZW8lZ8In
— Jordan Gates (@JusCallMeJayy) September 12, 2017
— TheNamesDalton (@TheNamesDalton1) September 12, 2017
Say what? pic.twitter.com/RTt7Rfl9fq
— Mark D (@volsnbraves23) September 12, 2017
Schilling was suspended and then fired after posting controversial memes.
Didn't Curt Schilling get run out of town for a meme? https://t.co/1Q1bw8yHbY
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) September 12, 2017
Tony Kornheiser, who compared the Tea Party to ISIS in 2015, got his ESPN contract extended last fall.
So Curt Schilling gets fired bc he's a conservative and Miss Hill gets a talking to bc she's a liberal like everyone at ESPN?
— J E F (@fewfirstchoice) September 12, 2017
It’s almost as if there’s a double standard or something.
But if she was conservative you would have fired her.
— Shawn (@ShawnFinchum) September 12, 2017
Wonder what would happen if someone busted out an Obama insult or two… pic.twitter.com/OCLkvmLn6F
— aarond23 (@aarond23) September 12, 2017
if this were about Obama, I bet the reprimand would be different imo
— Fernie B. (@ferndog03) September 12, 2017
That's it??? Can you imagine if someone said that about Obama? Wow. The double standard is nuts at your shitty network
— 4TM (@4TrainMaven) September 12, 2017
Had somebody said that about Obama you would've fired them… #FireJemele
— #7isHere (@HomerUte) September 12, 2017
That’s a pretty safe bet. And even without wading into politics, ESPN seems to have a selective outrage problem.
Whew, lucky she did not use the word "guerilla" or she would have faced some nasty tsking.
— JeffF (@MoostJF) September 12, 2017
wasn't Doug Adler fired for using the word "guerilla"? and this receives a slap on the wrist?
— Kyle Watson (@keelayobx) September 12, 2017
Yep. Earlier this year, tennis commentator Doug Adler got the boot from ESPN for using the phrase “guerrilla effect” in describing Venus Williams’ playing style.
Doug Adler right now: pic.twitter.com/j3h0NS4SaK
— Ian Carmichael (@IanPiper13) September 12, 2017
Do they think this kind of crap does them any favors?
Espn is a joke
— Mike Madden (@Mikemadden87) September 12, 2017
The fact that she barely gets a slap on the wrist, for THAT, tells me that it actually does completely represent the position of ESPN
— Mike (@MikeCatch04) September 12, 2017
What the hell happened to reporting and talking about sports??? Has been lost and ESPN will continue to fail until it gets back to sports
— Scott Coltrain⛳ (@Fchsman) September 12, 2017
What in the hell is going on over there!? It should be no wonder your viewers keep dropping. Good job, again
— Travis (@TDuft) September 12, 2017
— KMH (@Korey_Michael) September 12, 2017