After two years of calling white people racists and attacking President Donald Trump nearly every day, cable sports network ESPN has finally rid itself of Jemele Hill.
Hill was one of the reasons that ESPN went belly up and went from a cable sports network to the “woke” world of Trump haters and racebaiters. She wasn’t alone, granted, but she was one of the loudest liberal mouths on the network.
Now, ESPN has finally dumped her.
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According to Breitbart Sports:
ESPN anchor and writer Jemele Hill has agreed to a contract buyout with the network, and plans to exit in early September, according to James Miller.
Hill had been with the network since 2006. Yet, remained largely an unknown outside the sports world until September of 2017, when she tweeted that President Trump was a “white supremacist:”
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
That tweet touched off a firestorm of controversy that — at one point — resulted in Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasting ESPN for their handling of the issue.
For Hill’s part, she never backed-off her comments. At one point, the former SportsCenter host told Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch that she had no regrets over calling the president a racist.
“I don’t regret what I said or even the language that I used.”
Hill was briefly suspended after a second political tweet, but the suits at the network really never tried to rein in her overtly political reactions to every sports story.
But, recently ESPN’s new boss, Jimmy Pitaro, said that he intends to put a stop to the politics-before-sports attitude of so many ESPN employees — including many of the network’s sports writers.
“If you ask me is there a false narrative out there, I will tell you ESPN being a political organization is false,” Pitaro told the Washington Post last week. “I will tell you I have been very, very clear with employees here that it is not our jobs to cover politics, purely.”
Still, Pitaro left himself some wiggle room with the word “purely” at the end of that sentence. So, many didn’t believe him when he said he was going to dump the politics.
But, maybe Pitaro is a bit more serious than past ESPN suits. After saying he wants the politics to end, he then ushered through a buy out of the networks biggest offender of the stick-to-sports rule. So, maybe he does wan to end the politics?
However, ESPN has literally lost tens of millions of subscribers already. So, it seems it is likely too late to fix what the liberals broke.
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