ESPN is in a load of trouble right now because of their liberal bias.
In April, the worldwide network in sports lost a staggering 500,000 subscribers alone thanks to their analysts pandering on about the political climate.
And now one of the most vocal anti-Trump analysts just got a rude awakening about her time on ESPN.
After calling Trump a “white supremacist” last year on Twitter, Jemele Hill was subsequently suspended from ESPN for two weeks for her remarks.
Hill’s Sports Center show, The Six, was never the same after that.
In fact, Hill left the show and is now at ESPN’s sister company, The Undefeated, where she writes pieces in the sports realm.
Ratings suffered upon her departure, and co-host Michael Smith was forced to leave the show as well.
Interestingly enough, ESPN then decided to go back to their original Sports Center product—focusing on things like sports, breaking news and highlights.
And ratings are up and up.
ESPN’s vice president of network content recently said in a release:
“The 6 p.m. SportsCenter has focused on including breaking news as well as an emphasis on ‘setting the table’ for the night in sports. The response from viewers has been fantastic, as April’s increases indicated an appetite for coverage of the biggest stories in sports.”
Breitbart further reports:
“This week ESPN issued a press release touting the ratings success of SportsCenter, now that hosts Jemele Hill and Michael Smith were removed as hosts.
The 6 PM broadcast earned a four-percent growth in audience over March and April, the sports cable network reported.
Clay Travis of OutKick the Coverage noted that March and April mark the first two full months since former hosts Jemele Hill and Michael Smith were fired.
Since I am the most fair and impartial person on the Internet: ratings for the 6 PM SportsCenter have been up substantially since Michael Smith and Jemele Hill were fired off WokeCenter PM. ESPN PR is even promoting this today. pic.twitter.com/ofcBd6z6qB
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 3, 2018
The same ESPN press release also announced that Stephen A. Smith would soon take over hosting duties during the NBA Finals.
Travis also pointed out how remarkable it is that ESPN is essentially dissing its own past hosts by so prominently celebrating the ratings hike.
“Honestly, I’ve never seen this before,” Travis said, “this is a company publicly dunking on their own employees to point out how much better the show is now that they aren’t on it.
I mean, you see this sometimes when an employee leaves — witness ESPN’s arguing First Take is still just as popular without Skip Bayless — but you NEVER see it when the employees are still making millions of dollars at your network.”
ESPN is right to tout its ratings successes, but it is salient to note that the ratings for SportsCenter went up immediately after the network eliminated two highly political hosts and replaced their “woke” style of broadcasting with straight sports news.”
It looks like Jemele Hill isn’t as “woke” as she thinks she.