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Colin Kaepernick, others Tweet support for ESPN's Jemele Hill amid Trump controversy

Colin Kaepernick, others Tweet support for ESPN's Jemele Hill amid Trump controversy

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.

Hill is an outspoken liberal who now has a pair of photographs with Barack and Michelle Obama pinned atop her twitter feed.

ESPN commentator Jemele Hill called the president a white supremacist the other day.

Thousands responded to Hill's comments and the conversation eventually pivoted to the White House and Trump.

ESPN distanced itself from Hill's comments on Wednesday, issuing this statement: "The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN".

ESPN has struggled to find a line for determining what is considered inappropriate commentary from its writers and TV personalities. In other Twitter rants, she referred to him as a bigot, unqualified and unfit. Behind the scenes of this liberal media organization, in the halls of upper management, was there really any strong disagreement with what she said?

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"That is definitely a percentage of it", Cohn told the radio hosts.

It hurts me to say that because I know Jemele.

Why would politics turn away subscribers from a sports network?

Three weeks ago, ESPN said it pulled broadcaster Robert Lee, who is Asian-American, from the Virginia football season opener because of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. ESPN stressed then it was "an inclusive company".

Curt Schilling, former MLB pitchers and ESPN baseball analyst. According to the August 2017 Nielsen ratings report, ESPN has lost 220,000 viewers since March. We've also tweeted Hill to ask if she was disciplined. Studies have clearly shown that conservatives have felt alienated by ESPN's leftward turn and have abandoned the network in droves as well. The network even saw political backlash earlier this year when it laid off dozens of employees, including former reporter Britt McHenry, who suggested her conservative politics played into why she was targeted.

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