ESPN’s Jemele Hill committed a ‘fireable offense’ according to the White House
On Monday, ESPN journalist Jemele Hill made a series of factual statements on Twitter. Jemele Hill is an African-American woman, an award-winning sports/culture journalist and commentator, and the current co-host of ESPN’s SportsCenter. Jemele went off, in a series of late-evening tweets, about Donald Trump’s white supremacy. This is just a partial excerpt: “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period. He has surrounded himself with white supremacists.” No lies detected. For these factual statements, ESPN wussed out and condemned Hill’s tweets and said “she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.” IN WHAT WORLD? In what world is it inappropriate to properly identify white supremacy when you’re staring at its neo-Nazi face?
It was bad enough that ESPN did not have Jemele Hill’s back, and it was bad enough that all of the triggered Deplorable snowflakes were waging some stupid campaign to get her fired. But then at yesterday’s White House briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded:
When asked whether she had a reaction to Hill’s tweets, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said they were “one of the …read more