ESPN has become a liberal cesspool.
They’re notorious for injecting politics into sports every chance they get.
But one liberal ESPN host was actually just ousted from her job.
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill is a notorious liberal figurehead.
Hill labeled President Trump as a “white supremacist” on Twitter last year.
Her rant consequently got her suspended for two weeks, and she reportedly cried in a meeting because she had “embarrassed” the network.
But upon her return, Hill doubled down on her racist tweets, saying, “I don’t take it back.”
In fact, during former NFL running back Arian Foster’s podcast,
“Now What?”, Hill said, “I thought everybody knew; I thought, you know, I was saying water was wet. I didn’t think I was saying anything that was shocking.”
And yet ESPN welcomed her back with open arms.
But the worldwide leader in sports announced on Friday that Hill will no longer be a SportsCenter anchor.
Fox News reports:
“Outspoken liberal Jemele Hill will no longer host ESPN’s flagship “SportsCenter,” ESPN announced on Friday. She will be re-assigned to a new role, The Undefeated, the company’s site that covers the intersections of sports and race.
The controversial Hill famously called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter last year. ESPN initially declined to punish her but then sidelined her for two weeks in October when she violated the company’s social media guidelines a second time by calling on fans to boycott the Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers after owner Jerry Jones told players they would be benched if they did not stand up during the national anthem.
ESPN has said the move was Hill’s choice, but sports talk radio host Clay Travis tweeted that she was “booted” due to “collapsing ratings.”
Travis has been in front of all-things Hill and recently speculated that she would be removed from “SportsCenter.” Sports Illustrated media guru Richard Deitsch predicted that Hill’s “tenure as a SportsCenter anchor” was “effectively over” back in October of 2017.
Hill hosted the widely panned, urban 6 p.m. ET version of “SportsCenter” branded as “SC6” with Michael Smith, her good friend who once refused to anchor the show with a replacement while Hill was suspended. “SC6” will continue without Hill, for now, and with Smith at the helm.
“My first choice was to work with The Undefeated, a site that covers the intersection of race, African-American culture and sports in creative and compelling ways,” Hill said in a statement. “I have longed for some time to return to my roots, so to speak. I’m ecstatic to be in such a supportive environment to explore the next phase in my career.”
Hill and Smith will anchor their final “SC6” together on Friday, Feb. 2. The duo will attend the “Black Panther” movie premiere together and skip the show on Monday and Tuesday.
The polarizing Hill, 42, once blamed her troubles on media members who accuse ESPN of being too liberal for combing through her Twitter replies, looking for anti-Trump comments that would quickly became national news.
“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has surrounded himself with other white supremacists,” Hill wrote on Sept 11. She called him “the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.”
Hill also called Trump a “bigot,” and “unqualified and unfit to be president.” She added, “If he were not white, he never would have been elected.” She admitted in October that she cried in a meeting because her comments made “ESPN become a punching bag,” but she doesn’t regret what was said.”
Both ESPN and Hill are acting like the decision was mutual, but do you actually buy that?
It’s more likely that ratings were poor because of Hill’s divisive rhetoric, and they had to force her off the network while still honoring her contract.