tsmithjohnson (tsmithjohnson) wrote,

THE YOUNG TURKS: ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill

ESPN has suspended Jemele Hill. Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, tells you why. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Join TYT: https://goo.gl/v8E64M “About a month ago, SportsCenter host Jemele Hill stirred up some controversy when she used her personal Twitter account to point out that Donald Trump is “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists.” While a lot of people constantly do that same thing all the time without anyone getting mad, the backlash against Hill was so extreme that ESPN released an apology, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called for Hill to be fired, and Trump himself even retaliated in the most vicious way he could think of (by tweeting that ESPN has bad ratings). Now, after another politics-tinged weekend of NFL games that saw Mike Pence blowing taxpayer money on a blatantly phony and asinine protest of his own, Hill has been suspended from ESPN for suggesting on Twitter that fans should be aware that they don’t have to support teams that refuse to allow players to protest. Her tweets came in response to a comment from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who said that “if we are disrespecting the flag then we won’t play”—meaning that any player who kneels during the anthem (even though they’re probably not doing it because of a stupid flag) will be benched.”

Read more here:
https://www.avclub.com/espn-suspends-... Host: Cenk Uygur

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