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    good article from Travis....

    ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide

    Posted on September 13, 2017 by Clay Travis - OKTC
    Last night Outkick broke the news that Linda Cohn, one of the most respected women to ever work at ESPN and the person who has hosted more SportsCenters over the past 25 years than any other current employee, was called and told by ESPN president John Skipper not to come to work after she went on the radio in New York City this past April and said as follows:
    “They definitely overpaid for many of these products, whether it’s the NBA or starting up networks like the Pac-12 Network and SEC Network,” she said on WABC’s “Bernie and Sid Show.” “It’s well documented … They [also] did not see that they would lose all these subscribers [to competitors like Netflix.]
    But it was more than just that. Politics played a part, as did the network’s move away from strictly covering sports.
    I felt that the old school viewers were put in a corner and not appreciated with all these other changes. And they forgot their core. You can never forget your core and be grateful for your core group.”


    As comments go, virtually no one could disagree with any of what she said. ESPN did overpay for the NBA and other sports rights, it’s why they are firing hundreds of employees. And ESPN’s ratings have definitely plummeted over the past couple of years at the same time that they have lost over 13 million cable subscribers. Studies have clearly shown that conservatives have felt alienated by ESPN’s leftward turn and have abandoned the network in droves as well.
    Everything that Cohn said was supported by ample data.
    But her opinion still wasn’t acceptable to ESPN’s bosses, who have been arguing, and losing the public battle, that ESPN hasn’t adopted a left wing mantra.
    According to multiple sources inside ESPN — Cohn declined comment when reached by Outkick — ESPN president John Skipper called Cohn and screamed at her for having the gall to share her opinion in public and told her to stay at home instead of coming to work that weekend. Why was Cohn to stay at home? So, according to an irate John Skipper, she could have time to think about what she had said.
    When Outkick reached out to ESPN seeking comment on the Cohn story, ESPN’s PR staff refused to explain anything about the decision, responding via email: “The last time we responded with an explanation, you called us liars.”
    Word of Linda Cohn’s suspension raced through ESPN’s corridors with many employees furious over Skipper’s treatment of the longtime legend at the network. Especially when so many at ESPN disagreed with the direction of the network in general and felt compelled to keep their mouths shut lest they also say something that angered their bosses.
    Time after time and employee after employee has reached out to Outkick to express total befuddlement with John Skipper’s incompetence.
    “The guy running our company,” said one prominent employee who requested anonymity, “is not good at his job. When is he going to fire himself instead of firing everyone else?”
    But most inside ESPN kept the Cohn story quiet until yesterday, when Jemele Hill received no punishment for Tweeting Donald Trump was a “white supremacist,” that Trump was only elected president because he was white and had the support of racists and that Trump’s administration — the cabinet of which features a black man, an Indian woman, an Asian woman, and multiple Jewish people — was “largely…white supremacists.”
    At that point the floodgates broke and employee after employee reached out to Outkick to share the Cohn story and other comments. (Outkick granted them anonymity because they all feared being fired if they used their names. Plus, these are the same sources that have consistently been correct about ESPN’s firings, the Robert Lee debacle and now the Linda Cohn suspension.)
    Said another, different ESPN personality, “If Jemele can say that and Linda can’t say what she said, what kind of standard actually exists here? There isn’t one. There’s clearly a double standard. If you say things the company agrees with, you don’t get punished. If you say things the company disagrees with, you do get punished. Maybe even fired.”
    Another prominent employee who also requested anonymity stated, “If I’d said Obama got elected because he was black is there any way I’d still be employed here? No chance. But Jemele can say Trump got elected because of white racists and no one does anything? They protect the people they agree with politically. They give them better jobs, more money, everyone can see it.”
    Another employee recently contacted Outkick and said, “I pretend I’m a Democrat so I can keep my job here. And there are others just like me. We’re like a secret society inside ESPN.”
    For many the combination of the Cohn suspension and the Jemele Hill non-punishment was a breaking point.
    “I’m tired,” said yet another employee, “of pretending this company is not full of shit.”
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    ESPN is trash.

    How Hill was not suspended, as a known racist, is a mystery. She must have some dirt on ESPN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albatross View Post
    ESPN is trash.

    How Hill was not suspended, as a known racist, is a mystery. She must have some dirt on ESPN.
    It is not a mystery.

    She is a known LIBERAL racist, which is applauded there.
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    One of the fundamental issues we face right now is the basic belief by liberals that only white people can be racist which simply isn't the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfuego View Post
    One of the fundamental issues we face right now is the basic belief by liberals that only white people can be racist which simply isn't the case.
    I think most liberals acknowledge that non-whites can be and often are racist. They just think it's OK. Justified. Cause of slavery - or something.
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    Telling a sports host to keep political options to herself is like telling a Reality TV star to zip it regarding his.

    ...oh wait he became president.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3peet View Post
    Telling a sports host to keep political options to herself is like telling a Reality TV star to zip it regarding his.

    ...oh wait he became president.
    Doubt if to many are tuning in to hear her political views.. kinda why ESPN's rating are tanking
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3peet View Post
    Telling a sports host to keep political options to herself is like telling a Reality TV star to zip it regarding his.

    ...oh wait he became president.
    You aren't really comparing the two situations are you?
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    Multiple outlets are reporting tonight ESPN wanted to keep Hill off the air Wednesday night but her co-host Michael Smith refused to do the show without her.

    Sources say ESPN producers asked M. Eaves and E. Duncan to do the show and they refused as well.

    So, what did ESPN do in response? Put Hill and Smith on the air.
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    This is hysterical.

    EXCLUSIVE: ESPN tried to kick Jemele Hill off the air and replace her with another black host

    ESPN originally tried to keep Hill off the air on Wednesday evening, but Smith refused to do the show without her, the sources said. Both sources also said that producers reached out to two other black ESPN hosts, Michael Eaves and Elle Duncan, to ask them to serve as fill-ins for the show — but Eaves and Duncan did not agree to take the place of Hill and Smith, either.



    They are unapologetically running a Black SportsCenter.

    Of course the ratings have imploded.
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    i wonder if Michael would work with Robert Lee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3peet View Post
    Telling a sports host to keep political options to herself is like telling a Reality TV star to zip it regarding his.

    ...oh wait he became president.
    Lol.....pure ignorance
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    Who watches these racists anyway ? can't imagine the ratings are worth keeping this racist team together
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albatross View Post
    ESPN is trash.

    How Hill was not suspended, as a known racist, is a mystery. She must have some dirt on ESPN.
    It's far from a mystery if you have been paying attention.

    Black people can say racist things...it's to the point that it even appears to be encouraged. Whites and especially white heterosexual males cannot speak outside political correctness without being punished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RED EYE View Post
    Who watches these racists anyway ? can't imagine the ratings are worth keeping this racist team together
    well, you can tell that the ratings are horrible simply because ESPN won't discuss them. if the ratings were an improvement over previous 6pm shows ESPN, the Huffington Post, and Jamele Hill would be tweeting about them incessantly instead of spewing hate and taking sides
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    The fact that ESPN rolled out Jemelle Hill and Michael Smith on last nights SportsCenter slot tell you everything.
    ESPN stands behind her and she isn't going anywhere.
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    Didn't Schilling get fired over a tweet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3peet View Post
    The fact that ESPN rolled out Jemelle Hill and Michael Smith on last nights SportsCenter slot tell you everything.
    ESPN stands behind her and she isn't going anywhere.
    What's your point triggered snowflake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfuego View Post
    What's your point triggered snowflake?
    What's my point? Don't you know how to read imbicile? I just said, ESPN is keeping her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3peet View Post
    What's my point? Don't you know how to read imbicile? I just said, ESPN is keeping her.
    And?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfuego View Post
    And?
    AND , most aren't watching
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    Besides me , trump has been a great president. Stop bend racist because he is white.
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