ESPN host Jemele Hill caught incoming fire from the White House and others when she said that Donald Trump was “a white supremacist” “a bigot” and “unqualified and unfit to be president,” last month. Yesterday she tweeted this, for which she received a two week suspension from ESPN. Chicago Tribune:
If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don’t place the burden squarely on the players. https://t.co/Gc48kchkuv
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” ESPN said via its @ESPNPR account on Twitter. “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision.”
What is truly sad about is that this is a form of false flag operation. The issue isn’t to kneel or not to kneel. The issue is that Trump created this NFL controversy to shield the incompetent handling of the Puerto Rico rescue non-effort, and he used that controversy to head up a fundraiser with his PAC. That was followed up by Mike Pence’s publicity stunt in Indianapolis yesterday, before he got on Air Force Two to fly to Los Angeles and raise money for the man known as Vladimir Putin’s favorite congressman, none other than Dana Rohrabacher.
Now things are escalating, as things have a way of doing. This is very sad for ESPN and for Jemele Hill.