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Elegant Weapon
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(09-13-2017, 10:30 PM)
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https://deadspin.com/espn-issues-cra...-de-1804057051

Jemel Hill is one of the best people at espn, goes on a rant against Trump and now the white house wants her fired.

Considering the world we live in where Trump, who is certainly a white supremacist is the President and his white house wants a sports journalist fired for simply stating that fact...

I remember when Trump retweeted white supremacists propaganda from a nazi account, dangerously wrong anti-black fear mongering and all.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-me...icide-victims/

Then there was the time he retweeted an account named "White genocide"

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/trump-ret...cond-time-year

Then there was the time he etc etc etc
royalan
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(09-13-2017, 10:32 PM)
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So many people have called Trump a white supremacist, before and after Charlottesville.

I wonder what made the case so different and worthy of response.
Slayven
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(09-13-2017, 10:33 PM)
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The same ESPN that had a slave auction a few weeks ago?

Hmmmmmm......
JustenP88
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(09-13-2017, 10:33 PM)
Let's not fire her for saying something that like 80% of the planet would acknowledge as a basic fact, please.
silkysmooth
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(09-13-2017, 10:34 PM)
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the truth hurts
Massive Duck, C.M.
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(09-13-2017, 10:34 PM)
Everyone knows he is, at this point it's just a matter of personal concern as to the degree.

Should ESPN clip her she'll definitely have options
jack_package_200
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(09-13-2017, 10:34 PM)
Where are the free speech advocates? Shouldn't they be defending her?
mackattk
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(09-13-2017, 10:34 PM)
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This is the government that the republicans have always feared about democrats.

Only it aligns with their views, so its ok.
RPGCrazied
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(09-13-2017, 10:35 PM)
I had a post deleted calling him one.

That won't change my mind thinking he is one. Sorry, the facts are there.
ZeoVGM
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(09-13-2017, 10:35 PM)
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Well, this White House isn't big on facts so that makes sense.
pwack
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(09-13-2017, 10:35 PM)
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I feel like there is a amendment that covers government suppression of speech.

Edit - I don't see anything in the article about the government calling for her firing. Is it there?
Regulus Tera
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(09-13-2017, 10:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by royalan

So many people have called Trump a white supremacist, before and after Charlottesville.

I wonder what made the case so different and worthy of response.

ESPN is fake news naturally
entremet
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(09-13-2017, 10:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Slayven

The same ESPN that had a slave auction a few weeks ago?

Hmmmmmm......

?
bchamba
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(09-13-2017, 10:35 PM)

Originally Posted by royalan

So many people have called Trump a white supremacist, before and after Charlottesville.

I wonder what made the case so different and worthy of response.

really weird that no white male late night hosts who have been just as if not more critical of Trump have garnered no response

also glad to see so many of her ESPN colleagues supporting her 100%
Horns
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(09-13-2017, 10:36 PM)
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She's not wrong. Can we fire the president?
RinsFury
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(09-13-2017, 10:36 PM)
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Fired for what, speaking the truth? Sounds about right these days.
astroturfing
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(09-13-2017, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Elegant Weapon

I remember when Trump retweeted white supremacists propaganda from a nazi account, dangerously wrong anti-black fear mongering and all.

ohhhhhh i remember that too now. that was absolutely insane. HOW did he get himself out of that one? it just did... nothing to him? can you imagine Obama or even Bush #2 doing something comparable (as stupid as the latter was)? unfathomable.

and he's the President of the American people... so fucking gross. i will eat so much popcorn when he actually goes down, and i'll go eat something really expensive with my gf even though i can't really afford it but fuck it, it will be a special occasion.
DontBeThatGuy
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(09-13-2017, 10:36 PM)
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The nerve of these garbage humans demanding some shit like that after Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, let alone his nazi retweets and how he handled Charlottesville.

Fuck outta here.
Verelios
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(09-13-2017, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by jack_package_200

Where are the free speech advocates? Shouldn't they be defending her?

Lol, why defend when they can attack.

#Logic
Bad_Boy
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(09-13-2017, 10:37 PM)
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No lies detected.
Slayven
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(09-13-2017, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by entremet

?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ball-marathon/
cameron
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(09-13-2017, 10:37 PM)
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SHS comment via WaPo: White House: ESPN’s Jemele Hill should be fired for calling Trump a ‘white supremacist

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday struck back at ESPN host Jemele Hill for referring to President Trump a “white supremacist,” calling the comment “outrageous” and saying she should lose her job.

Asked about Hill's series of tweets Monday evening, in which the sportscaster also said Trump's rise was “the direct result of white supremacy,” Sanders responded: “That's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN.”

Mesoian
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(09-13-2017, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by entremet

?

They had a fantasy football auction that had a lot of really piercing similarities to the old slave auctions of note.

Which, really, was no worse than the NFL combine...which is also QUITE bad. I was expecting some of those officials to start checking teeth at some point.

Originally Posted by RinsFury

Fired for what, speaking the truth? Sounds about right these days.

Disney doesn't want that kind of heat, especially on their failing network they're struggling to properly monetize.

She ain't lying though. I just hope this doesn't turn into, "when keeping it real goes wrong."
Mudcrab
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(09-13-2017, 10:38 PM)
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Jemele Hill the best
Hubbl3
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(09-13-2017, 10:38 PM)

What exactly about her actions were inappropriate? I didn't see a single lie in her tweet chain.
illmatic22
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(09-13-2017, 10:38 PM)
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Jemele aint wrong tho
Massive Duck, C.M.
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(09-13-2017, 10:39 PM)

Originally Posted by jack_package_200

Where are the free speech advocates? Shouldn't they be defending her?

I believe they're busy defending the constitutional free speech rights of a Swedish-born streamer currently living in the U.K.
platocplx
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(09-13-2017, 10:39 PM)
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He is one at best and at minimum he is a white supremacist sympathizer. Mr " good people on both sides". Also his slow responses/half assed responses and family history of discrimination with renting to minorities. It's all there.

Her only crime while being a journalist is to "nuance" the statement.
g11
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(09-13-2017, 10:39 PM)
Haven't watched ESPN in years but every time I caught Jemele on something, I always liked her. She seemed to have a little more going on upstairs than most of the talking heads.
LotusHD
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(09-13-2017, 10:40 PM)

Originally Posted by illmatic22

Jemele aint wrong tho

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SanguineShark
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(09-13-2017, 10:40 PM)
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Nevermind
Regulus Tera
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(09-13-2017, 10:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hubbl3

What exactly about her actions were inappropriate? I didn't see a single lie in her tweet chain.

It's pretty clear that ESPN wants its staff to remain as apolitical as they can. I listen to the Deportes branch a lot and they constantly struggle to not say anything regarding the administration, though they still hint at their displeasure all the time. It was particularly noticeable last week as the DACA news were unfolding.
foxuzamaki
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(09-13-2017, 10:40 PM)
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ESPN a bunch of bitches
FantasticMrFoxdie
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(09-13-2017, 10:40 PM)
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GOddang this administration is so petty.

Get to fucking work you dingus
TimeEffect
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(09-13-2017, 10:41 PM)
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Haven't a number of folks called obama a terrorist
MetroidPrimeRib
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(09-13-2017, 10:41 PM)
Free speech screaming children should be out in full force for this any time now
royalan
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(09-13-2017, 10:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mesoian

They had a fantasy football auction that had a lot of really piercing similarities to the old slave auctions of note.

Which, really, was no worse than the NFL combine...which is also QUITE bad. I was expecting some of those officials to start checking teeth at some point.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets uncomfortable watching the NFL draft
TheOohChild
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(09-13-2017, 10:41 PM)
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Hill and Smith keeping them jimmies perma-rustled
CassidyIzABeast
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(09-13-2017, 10:41 PM)
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Interested to see how ESPN responds to this or if they even respond at all.
Elegant Weapon
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(09-13-2017, 10:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by astroturfing

ohhhhhh i remember that too now. that was absolutely insane. HOW did he get himself out of that one? it just did... nothing to him? can you imagine Obama or even Bush #2 doing something comparable (as stupid as the latter was)? unfathomable.

and he's the President of the American people... so fucking gross. i will eat so much popcorn when he actually goes down, and i'll go eat something really expensive with my gf even though i can't really afford it but fuck it, it will be a special occasion.

I mean, that kinda shit is why he was elected, right? He appealed to the worst of America's DNA which had festered it's racism toward Obama as white supremacists groups exploded in number around the country. Trump courted that racism with his birther bullshit for a long time.

and I'm still skeptical that Trump every will "go down". He's a rich old white dude, I doubt he'll ever be significantly punished.
BronsonLee
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(09-13-2017, 10:41 PM)
Yo fuck you you can't attack the Hers in His and Hers

Originally Posted by Slayven

The same ESPN that had a slave auction a few weeks ago?

Hmmmmmm......

bruh you know how an auction draft goes in fantasy football
Brock Reiher
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(09-13-2017, 10:42 PM)
Now we're gonna get the same "keep politics out of games" people in real life sports too huh?
Random Painted HIghway
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(09-13-2017, 10:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hubbl3

What exactly about her actions were inappropriate? I didn't see a single lie in her tweet chain.

Appropriateness and truthfulness are not the same thing. Espn is trying really hard to be extremely bland and apolitical, so what she says really goes against her bosses wishes.
Mr. Poolman
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(09-13-2017, 10:42 PM)
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Truth hurts.
Etrian Oddity
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(09-13-2017, 10:42 PM)
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Good for Jemel.

don't worry Trump, Sage Steele is returning so she'll have your back at ESPN
Mesoian
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(09-13-2017, 10:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by foxuzamaki

ESPN a bunch of bitches

It is known Khalisi.

Originally Posted by BronsonLee

bruh you know how an auction draft goes in fantasy football

Yeah, which is why you alter that shit for television. Like geeze...

Grand finals SF5 can get pretty spicy during any given major but they homogenize that shit when it goes on the disney channel.
MetroidPrimeRib
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(09-13-2017, 10:43 PM)

Originally Posted by Brock Reiher

Now we're gonna get the same "keep politics out of games" people in real life sports too huh?

They were there long before the games ones
Kid Kamikaze10
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(09-13-2017, 10:44 PM)
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I hope ESPN pays for this one.
Elegant Weapon
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(09-13-2017, 10:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by CassidyIzABeast

Interested to see how ESPN responds to this or if they even respond at all.

They already apologized "for her" so, they just might fire this woman for simply stating the obvious.

I was never a big espn guy but now I'm actively going to avoid it's stations and youtube and make sure dog them every chance I get. fuck espn
D i Z
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(09-13-2017, 10:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by CassidyIzABeast

Interested to see how ESPN responds to this or if they even respond at all.

They gave her a stern talking to and issued an apology which is bullshit, but if they want to go beyond that they are going to have problems.

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