White House calls ESPN anchor's controversial comments a 'fireable offense'

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Did ESPN go far enough with Hill?
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14 September, 2017

In a long series of tweets, the SportsCenter anchor called the Commander in Chief "a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists".

ESPN rising star Pablo Torre retweeted himself from shortly after Trump was elected: "The difference between being a white supremacist and permitting white supremacy might exist".

"I just hadn't noticed the correlation between us being called more liberal as you see more women in a position on our network... as you see more ethnic diversity, then all of a sudden ESPN is too liberal", she observed. He is not a leader.

"She recognizes her actions were inappropriate", ESPN said in a statement.

Her tweet Monday night was a response to others tweeting about Kid Rock, the Republican rocker and Trump supporter who is considering a U.S. Senate run in Michigan, The Washington Post reported. She has since deleted that tweet, but it was saved via screenshot by The Big Lead.

As for Kaepernick's tweet to Hill, Jones said he doesn't think it will help his odds of getting signed by an National Football League team.

Much later, Reggie Miller, now an analyst for TNT and current Chicago Bulls guard Wade chimed in with their own tweets rallying around Hill.

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Meanwhile, Fox News' Tucker Carlson responded to Hill's Trump comments, calling ESPN "Endless Stupid Political Nagging". I didn't ask Colin Kaepernick to kneel.

Previous ESPN policy encouraged its journalists to refrain from "political editorializing, personal attacks or "drive-by" comments" aimed at Trump and Hillary Clinton during the campaign, the Daily Beast reports.

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McHenry tweeted in June, suggesting that her "openly conservative" political association was related to her dismissal from the network.

"LET HIM IN! to the restroom with your daughter or else you're a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die", the post said.

She shared an article from The Hill about Rock, which produced a long stream of comments.


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