Accuracy in Media

On Sept. 11, Jemele Hill tweeted that President Donald Trump is a white supremacist after a woman died during a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va. Her employer, ESPN, received significant criticism for her remarks and pushed Hill to apologize.

Instead, Hill issued a statement that said she was sorry for portraying ESPN in a bad light, but it was not an apology for name-calling. For that comment, ESPN said that her remarks “crossed the line,” but the network accepted her apology anyway.

Fast forward to this weekend: NFL owner Jerry Jones made a statement on recent protests taking place during the playing of the U.S. national anthem and said he would bench any of his players who would disrespect the American flag and anthem. Hill took issue with Jones’ statement and tweeted that people ought to boycott advertisers for Jones’ team, the Dallas Cowboys.

However, ESPN issued a statement criticizing her out-of-line comments and announcing she has been suspended for two weeks:

Considering ESPN has a contract with the NFL and her suggestion to boycott advertisers could jeopardize ESPN’s relationship with the league, the suspension appears to be a proper course of action.

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  • frank papcin

    why doesn’t they say if the suspension was with or without pay?
    where is any right wing member of any white hate group represented on the sports network?—THE ” KKK ” maybe?
    this suspension had nothing to do with right or wrong– ONLY MONEY WAS CONSIDERED IMPORTANT
    did you ever wonder why this network seemed racist in nature? — now you know the truth– THEY ARE

  • Tuxedo_Plowboy

    She should be fired. Actually ESPN as an organization should be ran out of business. Most people don’t want their crap. Maybe their name should be changed to ESPCNN???

  • Richard Schmidt

    The KKK? This old org of hate that has become a toy to be played with by geeky young malcontents?
    They have now power, no traction and no real influence other than shocking a few PCers.
    I don’t know which is more amusing:
    The RadRight which surely is pulling our tails and pushing our buttons.
    The stupid AntiFa and BLM who take them seriously (or say they do), thus becoming the political equivalent of thr greatest show on earth.
    Americsns see through this nonsense readily.

  • samo war

    espn work for mafia boss rottchildd ?

  • Dave

    A white person would have been fired!