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mattsmith48
September 14th, 2017, 11:56 AM
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that sports anchor Jemele Hill could justifiably be fired from ESPN for tweets calling President Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and "a bigot."

"I think that's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make, and certainly something that I think is a fire-able offense by ESPN," Sanders said.

Sanders said she was not sure whether the president was aware of Hill's comments.

On Monday night, in a series of exchanges with other Twitter users, Hill said, "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists."

Hill, an African-American co-host of the 6 p.m. broadcast of SportsCenter, also added that "Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period."

In another tweet, she said, "Donald Trump is a bigot," and went on to criticize his supporters, adding "The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it's of no threat to you. Well, it's a threat to me."

ESPN distanced itself from Hill's tweets on Tuesday.

"The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN," the network tweeted from its public relations department's account. "We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate."

Disney-owned ESPN did not elaborate on any possible punishment for Hill, and she was on Tuesday and Wednesday's SportsCenter broadcast as usual.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/espn-jemele-hill-white-house-fired-1.4288229

President Snowflake had his feeling hurt when a ESPN host, Jemele Hill said the truth on Twitter when she called him a White Supremacist and a bigot and now they want her fired. The hypocrisy, these are the same people who said White Supremacist shouldn't be fired.

Also now that ESPN as been distancing them self from Jemele Hill and said her comments are not representative of ESPN's view on Donald Trump, can someone explain to me why are they a ''liberal'' network?

Living For Love
September 14th, 2017, 01:19 PM
Did he actually offend Trump and then proceeded to say he's the most offensive president he has ever known!? Error 404: no logic has been found xD

I'll just say ESPN removed an announcer from the broadcast of a football game because the broadcaster is called Robert Lee (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/business/media/robert-lee-university-virginia-charlottesville.html?mcubz=1), so I guess it just goes to show how deplorable some television channels can be.

Babs
September 14th, 2017, 01:26 PM
trump is thin-skinned, that's not surprising. the president of the united states is the most scrutinized person in the world, he should have known that when he first thought to run for office. every president will be relentlessly slandered or criticized, obviously the most polarizing in the nation's history is going to be. sorry his wittle feewings were hurt.

Uniquemind
September 14th, 2017, 01:59 PM
I just want to know if ESPN caves or not.

mattsmith48
September 14th, 2017, 04:21 PM
Did he actually offend Trump and then proceeded to say he's the most offensive president he has ever known!? Error 404: no logic has been found xD

I'll just say ESPN removed an announcer from the broadcast of a football game because the broadcaster is called Robert Lee (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/business/media/robert-lee-university-virginia-charlottesville.html?mcubz=1), so I guess it just goes to show how deplorable some television channels can be.

She only said Trump is a white supremacist surrounded himself with other white supremacists and that he is the most ignorant and offensive president of her lifetime and his rise to power is a result of white supremacy. Which is true and apparently that's deeply offensive.

For the Robert Lee thing, they didn't want to cause any controversy because of what had happen with the Trump supporters in Charlottesville, but by trying to avoid a controversy they created an even bigger one. It's like NFL teams who say they won't sign Kaepernick to avoid any distractions or controversy around the team, but by not signing him the distraction and controversy as become even bigger.

Dalcourt
September 14th, 2017, 05:30 PM
If someone should be fired for tweeting inappropriate and offensive things I guess our President himself would be very high on the list, too.

So the White house does not have any other issues than getting all offended by people's opinion? Great...I personally felt there would be more pressing issues within our country...but maybe that's just me.

lliam
September 14th, 2017, 05:46 PM
Those who choose to be elected in a public office must live with the fact to be criticized all day even for nothing and possibly get offended by those critics. Trump should take an example of former Pres. Obama. He handled those stuff for 8 years quite well, I suppose.

mattsmith48
September 15th, 2017, 11:30 AM
This morning President Orange Hitler attacked ESPN for not doing anything and asked for an apology for saying ''untruth''. This is becoming some serious dictator shit here, Putin's child is growing so fast.

maddogmj77
September 18th, 2017, 02:24 PM
Those who choose to be elected in a public office must live with the fact to be criticized all day even for nothing and possibly get offended by those critics. Trump should take an example of former Pres. Obama. He handled those stuff for 8 years quite well, I suppose.

Exactly.
It's hilarious how Trump can't handle all this criticism, calling it "the worst witch hunt of a president, ever".

Completely ignoring the fact that there were people who made mannequins of Obama and hung them by nooses.

Obama took crap like that for 8 years, but he didn't let it get to him, he kept his composure, and he stayed presidential.

Even if you completely disagree with every political stance Obama has ever taken, you have to concede that he was a much more respectable, and presidential man.

Sword of the morning
September 18th, 2017, 10:37 PM
One this is just stupid. Two that this seems like everyone is just wanting to point fingers like toddlers and say he hurt me. Everybody's feeling are going to get hurt at some point. The left can't react to this and say oh he's just afraid of criticism and wants silence other thoughts. The right and the left are always bad at this. Everybody needs just calm down and realise the largest problem isn't are feelings. When they fired Robert Lee i thought yjis was just stupid. He did nothing wrong he was just names robert there just names a person assigns intent and meaning. He was never a white supremacist.

PlasmaHam
September 18th, 2017, 11:10 PM
I've never thought it was the government's place to request a company look into firing an employee for controversial behavior. The ironic thing here, is that while the Lefties are harping about how wrong this is for the government to meddle in private businesses' affairs, they are actively pushing agendas and legislation to do just that. The socialist fraction of the Left isn't even shy about admitting it. You may not like the politics of small-government conservativism, but at least it doesn't have the power to take away your job because you spoke out against it.

mattsmith48
September 18th, 2017, 11:16 PM
I've never thought it was the government's place to request a company look into firing an employee for controversial behavior. The ironic thing here, is that while the Lefties are harping about how wrong this is for the government to meddle in private businesses' affairs, they are actively pushing agendas and legislation to do just that. The socialist fraction of the Left isn't even shy about admitting it. You may not like the politics of small-government conservativism, but at least it doesn't have the power to take away your job because you spoke out against it.

Just curious, what exactly are you referring to here?

PlasmaHam
September 19th, 2017, 09:24 AM
Just curious, what exactly are you referring to here?
That while you are here bemoaning the "dictatorship" of the president over a private business, you are actively supporting officials and legislation that are making government dictatorship of businesses a closer and closer reality. Your hate-speech law is a good example of that. To add to that, lefties have consistently supported a strong federal government and executive branch, which once again leads closer and closer to a dictatorship.

So I'm not defending Trump's actions, I just find the Lefty outrage laughable.

mattsmith48
September 19th, 2017, 09:46 AM
That while you are here bemoaning the "dictatorship" of the president over a private business, you are actively supporting officials and legislation that are making government dictatorship of businesses a closer and closer reality. Your hate-speech law is a good example of that. To add to that, lefties have consistently supported a strong federal government and executive branch, which once again leads closer and closer to a dictatorship.

So I'm not defending Trump's actions, I just find the Lefty outrage laughable.

The president of the US and the White House trying to censor criticism and the truth about the president, which is what every dictator in history have done and wanting to stop people from spreading hate and bullshit at minorities are not even close to be the same thing. Another false equivalence. For supporting a strong federal government and executive branch you have to be more specific of what you mean because just saying ''strong federal'' government makes it sound like a good thing.

Stronk Serb
September 20th, 2017, 04:16 AM
Dude, you should be a journalist. Your titles are eye-catching. I am dead serious. Despite disagreeng with the truthfulness of the title and the article, it catches the eye and demands attention. Also if Trump is a white supremacist, why are the blacks not herded into their Bantustans and forced into Apartheid-like segregation?

mattsmith48
September 20th, 2017, 08:08 AM
Dude, you should be a journalist. Your titles are eye-catching. I am dead serious. Despite disagreeng with the truthfulness of the title and the article, it catches the eye and demands attention. Also if Trump is a white supremacist, why are the blacks not herded into their Bantustans and forced into Apartheid-like segregation?

Writing a title is not journalism its marketing.

Maybe because they are laws and a constitution preventing him to do it and hes an incompetent and his biggest success as president as been giving food to hurricane victims.

Stronk Serb
September 20th, 2017, 11:07 AM
Writing a title is not journalism its marketing.

Maybe because they are laws and a constitution preventing him to do it and hes an incompetent and his biggest success as president as been giving food to hurricane victims.

Journalism is usually intertvined with marketing. You need a good story and a good title so it catches looks and gets read.

Back on topic: Please provide articles of him saying or doing white-supremacist and bigoted things,

mattsmith48
September 20th, 2017, 06:52 PM
Journalism is usually intertvined with marketing. You need a good story and a good title so it catches looks and gets read.

Back on topic: Please provide articles of him saying or doing white-supremacist and bigoted things,

Really? You still need evidence of this?

Dmaxd123
September 21st, 2017, 04:45 PM
Really? You still need evidence of this?


you keep saying its factual and truthful that Trump is a white-supremacist so show us the cold hard facts

I don't think trump is the best man, dad of the year, ect... but I also don't think he would have been voted into office if he was anywhere near as bad as the media tries to make him out to be.

I think the ESPN host is a lot like Kapernick that they should have said whatever they want on THEIR time, unless you are part of a political talk show leave your opinion of political matters off company time.

so in the end it's for ESPN & the host to figure out, the president can say "if it was my employee this is what I would do" he can say "he is offended" but in the end ESPN will do what ESPN will do and the president will keep on going

mattsmith48
September 21st, 2017, 10:53 PM
you keep saying its factual and truthful that Trump is a white-supremacist so show us the cold hard facts

-1970's Housing discrimination lawsuits
-Starting the birther movement and harassing Obama on this
-Everything Obama did is bad by definition no matter what
-Mexicans, they bring drugs, they bring crime and they're rapists
-Muslims ban
-Nazis are fine people
-Retweeting white supremacists and KKK members
-Mexican judge thing
-The feud with the Khan family
-Refusal to condemned white supremacists after charlottesville
-Pardoning Joe Arpaio
-Reactions to terrorists attacks

I think the ESPN host is a lot like Kapernick that they should have said whatever they want on THEIR time, unless you are part of a political talk show leave your opinion of political matters off company time.

so in the end it's for ESPN & the host to figure out, the president can say "if it was my employee this is what I would do" he can say "he is offended" but in the end ESPN will do what ESPN will do and the president will keep on going

She did it on her own time on her personal Twitter account, you say it like she yelled it out of nowhere on live TV.

Stronk Serb
September 22nd, 2017, 05:21 AM
Really? You still need evidence of this?

Yes, links, articles...

-1970's Housing discrimination lawsuits
-Starting the birther movement and harassing Obama on this
-Everything Obama did is bad by definition no matter what
-Mexicans, they bring drugs, they bring crime and they're rapists
-Muslims ban
-Nazis are fine people
-Retweeting white supremacists and KKK members
-Mexican judge thing
-The feud with the Khan family
-Refusal to condemned white supremacists after charlottesville
-Pardoning Joe Arpaio
-Reactions to terrorists attacks



She did it on her own time on her personal Twitter account, you say it like she yelled it out of nowhere on live TV.

Articles please. Also Charlotesville is to be blamed solely on Antifa for making a counter protest and starting the violence first.

mattsmith48
September 22nd, 2017, 10:25 AM
Yes, links, articles...



Articles please. Also Charlotesville is to be blamed solely on Antifa for making a counter protest and starting the violence first.

We all know he did those things, most of them happen in the last year. If you want to find more information on those examples look it up yourself.

Stronk Serb
September 25th, 2017, 06:15 AM
We all know he did those things, most of them happen in the last year. If you want to find more information on those examples look it up yourself.

During debates, it is expected of the side who made one claim to deliver the evidence supporting that claim. I can take this reply as a lack of arguments from your side.

mattsmith48
September 25th, 2017, 06:27 AM
During debates, it is expected of the side who made one claim to deliver the evidence supporting that claim. I can take this reply as a lack of arguments from your side.

1. This is not a debate, this is commenting on a news story.
2. When someone says something I think is bullshit I google it, nothing stops you from doing the same.

NewLeafsFan
October 7th, 2017, 01:51 AM
Donald Duck doesn't like reality because it's not pretty from his perspective.