ESPN Host Calls the President 'A White Supremacist'


But ESPN feels that its 6:00 p.m. SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill went too far, and poorly represented the company.

But by not disciplining Hill - at least publicly - nor supporting her, the sides have dug in against Bristol.

Now, when not getting put in her place by the network, she can be found on Twitter fighting with people who were probably once avid ESPN viewers, but like many have exhausted of the network and stopped watching due to their liberal bias and political injections over the past year. Clearly, they're petrified at the backlash that would come from Hill supporters/anti-Trumpers. Travis, a shock jock reporter who got into trouble with advertisers in 2016 for criticizing Vanderbilt University for removing the word "Confederate" from its historic Confederate Memorial Hall, has been on a campaign to malign ESPN's political programming.

The White House had different feelings regarding Hill's tweets, however, as press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the anti-Trump comments a "fireable offense" from behind her podium today.

"LET HIM IN! to the restroom with your daughter or else you're a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die", the post said.

Just last month, the ESPN apologized for broadcasting a fantasy football auction after some on social media took it to the extreme and compared it to a slave auction. Now you need laws telling us differently? In a related story, 80 million Americans participate in fantasy sports each year. Hill has co-hosted several shows on ESPN and also served as a backup for other on-air personalities.

What does TV Land have to do with this? "You never forget what that's like", she replied to one of her critics. "I don't care what they are, who they sleep with, men's room was designed for the penis, women's not so much".

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.

The network has reoriented its programming more toward opinion and debate, encouraging some hosts to veer away from sports.

Schilling did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

"Sports have always been political", she said.

Hill was suspended for a week in 2008 after writing in a column that "rooting for the Celtics is like saying Hitler was a victim".

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