ESPN host Jemele Hill is in hot water.
The loudmouth SportsCenter co-anchor previously called the President a white supremacist, but suffered no repercussions because of the leftist leanings of Disney.
But Hill broke the cardinal sin of corporate America, and is finally paying the price.
After Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened to bench any player engaging in anti-American protests, Hill took to twitter and advocated for a boycott of the team’s advertisers.
Somehow it didn’t dawn on Hill that those same advertisers just might be in business with the huge media conglomerate that pays her salary.
The reporter who did not get suspended for tweeting that the leader of the free world was a ‘white supremacist,’ has managed to eventually get herself suspended. Though, not for anything she had to say about President Trump.
Instead, ESPN’s Jemele Hill has been suspended for going after the Dallas Cowboys sponsors.
In response to Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones’ statement that any play who doesn’t respect the flag, on his team, will not play. Hill took to Twitter and released a tweet storm full of advice for those who wish to protest Jones’ decision:
This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers. https://t.co/LFXJ9YQe74
ESPN released this statement, concerning Hill’s suspension:
“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines. She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision.”
Apparently those harsh reactions will only follow if an employee threatens the bottom-line of the richest franchise in the NFL. A franchise that’s dearly important to the long-term success of ESPN, considering ESPN holds the rights to Monday Night Football, and the ratings for primetime games are always strongest when the Cowboys play.
In making this move, ESPN also shows what they really care about. Jemele Hill called the president of the United States a “white supremacist” on Twitter. Then, ESPN excused her for it without punishment because Trump had made people “upset.” Yet, less than 24 hours after tweeting about the Cowboys advertisers she gets suspended for two weeks?
Don’t misunderstand, Hill being suspended is a good thing. She was clearly trying to act as an activist in riling a fan base to boycott the owner of a football team, for political reasons.
Yet, how is that worse than calling the president a racist?
One would think this lesson in basic economics would serve as a wake-up call to Hill, but we won’t know until the cone of silence is lifted off her.
But after calling the President a white supremacist and attacking the people that sign her checks, all bets are off with Jemele Hill.