ESPN, WashPost Make Excuses for Jemele Hill's Blunders

Culture
January 27th, 2018 11:24 PM
It's only fitting that Jemele Hill is leaving ESPN and Bristol, Connecticut for its black culture blog, The Undefeated, located in the nerve center of American politics -- Washington, D.C. The Washington Post's Matt Bonesteel and Jake Russell reported today that the former Sports Center co-anchor will “write about the intersection of sports and politics when applicable.” We can expect her to park…

Buh-Bye! Social Justice Warrior Jemele Hill Leaving ESPN SportsCenter

Culture
January 26th, 2018 1:15 PM
ESPN is about to get less angry, and hopefully less political. Jemele Hill is reportedly leaving Sports Center for ESPN’s The Undefeated blog on Friday, Feb. 2, after just a year hosting the show.

Seriously? Lena Dunham Likens ESPN’s Jemele Hill to God

Culture
October 24th, 2017 4:28 PM
Some people express their controversial support for others in bizarre ways. Girls’ Lena Dunham was apparently thrilled to discover that ESPN’s Jemele Hill was following her on Twitter, and announced to her followers: “Holy shit @jemelehill following me is like finding out definitively that God is here and she reads your blog. Fan dance.”  

Olbermann: It's a 'Fallacy' That Liberal Bias Is Hurting ESPN, NFL

October 20th, 2017 8:20 AM

Leftist table-pounder Keith Olbermann – now with GQ (“Gentlemen’s Quarterly”?) -- has started a publicity tour for his new book Trump Is F*cking Crazy (ThIs Is Not a Joke). In an interview with a supportive Marisa Guthrie at The Hollywood Reporter, Olbermann fought back against the notion that liberal activism and Colin Kaepernick were ruining the NFL ratings. It’s a “logical fallacy,” he…

Writer: Capitalism Discourages ‘Cogent Analysis’ Like Jemele Hill's

October 12th, 2017 9:34 PM
In theory, the larger and stronger a nation’s private sector, the more robust and diverse its news media. Nonetheless, New York’s Eric Levitz suggested on Tuesday that the American media aren’t robust enough. As Levitz sees it, though “democracy cannot function without a well-funded, adversarial press...market incentives do not adequately reward news outlets for investing in high-impact…

WashPost Columnist: ESPN Must Be Safe for Charging Trump With Racism

September 20th, 2017 2:25 PM
Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan wrote passionately in defense of ESPN host Jemele Hill on Wednesday, and the headline on page C-2 screamed “At a time like this, shutting down Jemele Hill’s voice is dangerous.” Sullivan concluded “At a time in America when authoritarian tendencies are rising, shutting down voices such as Jemele Hill’s is worse than inappropriate. It is dangerous…
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Stelter: ESPN Story Was ‘Petty,’ Pushed by ‘Wannabe-Rival Fox Sports’

September 17th, 2017 4:24 PM
CNN’s “ridiculous figure,” Brian Stelter earned his moniker during Sunday’s Reliable Sources when he opened his show by completely dismissing the ESPN/Jemele Hill controversy as just an annoyance stirred up conservative media. “This controversy gave conservative media like rival Fox Sports -- ESPN’s wannabe rival Fox Sports -- the opportunity to cast ESPN as the liberal enemy,” Stelter proclaimed…
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MSNBC Guest Falsely Claims Miss Texas Called Trump a White Supremacist

September 16th, 2017 10:30 PM

Appearing as a panel member both on Friday's The Last Word, and again on Saturday's AM Joy, frequent MSNBC guest Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org was so desperate to interpret racism into President Donald Trump's criticism of ESPN's Jemele Hill for calling him a "white supremacist," that she misleadingly claimed that Miss Texas "said the same thing" and "called Donald Trump a white supremacist…

At ESPN, Hill's Poison Slides, While Cohn Was Suspended For Frankness

September 14th, 2017 7:30 PM
Many readers here know that ESPN's Jemele Hill, co-host of SC6, went on a Twitter rant earlier this week calling Donald Trump and his administration a pack of white supremacists. (Many in the press simply will not allow the fact that Trump has disavowed white supremacists and their ilk 55 times get in the way of fueling this non-stop smear.) Hill appears to have suffered no visible consequences…
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WH Reporters Advocate for Single-Payer Health Care, Push Hill Tweets

September 13th, 2017 6:11 PM

Wednesday’s White House press briefing didn’t feature CNN’s Jim Acosta, so his colleagues picked up the slack with lobbying efforts for single-payer health care, ensuring wealthy Americans don’t get tax cuts, and anti-Trump comments by ESPN’s Jemele Hill. Los Angeles Times reporter Noah Bierman got the ball rolling on single-payer health care, asking Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders what…

ESPN’s Public Editor Agrees With Viewers That Network ‘Has Moved Left'

November 17th, 2016 3:36 PM
ESPN Public Editor Jim Brady on Election Eve surveyed complaints that the sports network had gone overboard with liberal pieties, frustrating long-time watchers by injecting politics onto the playing field. He agreed with conservative complaints that ESPN had shifted leftward, though the company brass and at least one outspoken lefty personality didn’t see a problem: "One notion that virtually…

ESPN Fires Commentator Hugh Douglas for Drunken Racial Insults Against

August 13th, 2013 3:40 PM
Sports cable channel ESPN has fired commentator Hugh Douglas for his alleged behavior at a convention for journalists where he showed up drunk at two public events and insulted a black colleague in gross racial terms. According to several published reports, Douglas became angry at Michael Smith, his former co-host, insulting him as a “house n-----” and an “Uncle Tom.”

Reports: ESPN’s Hugh Douglas Denounced Co-host Michael Smith as ‘U

August 7th, 2013 1:59 PM
Former Philadelphia Eagles lineman and current ESPN commentator Hugh Douglas is in hot water for allegedly insulting his colleague Michael Smith with racial slurs while at a party last Friday in Orlando, Florida. According to the sports blog Deadspin, Douglas has grown increasingly uncomfortable being paired with Smith and Jemele Hill as co-hosts of ESPN’s “Numbers Never Lie” statistics show…