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Jemele Hill case exposes ESPN double standard

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ESPN Sportscenter co-host Jemele Hill wrote on Twitter that "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists."

She further stated, "Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period."

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, when asked about the comments during a press meeting, stated that Jemele Hill's tweets calling Trump a white supremacist were "outrageous" and a "fireable offense." The Democratic Coalition then proceeded to file an ethics complaint against Sanders.

Sanders addressed the complaint, saying that while she stated that Hill's comments were a fireable offense, she was not specifically telling ESPN to fire Hill. Sanders said it's ridiculous for the Democrats to focus on her rather than Hill. "I'm not the one in the wrong here," she said. "I'm not the one making outrageous comments."

One may recall that Curt Schilling, an ESPN baseball analyst, was fired after sharing a Facebook post responding to the so-called bathroom bill in North Carolina. Many found the post to be hostile to transgender people.

Rush Limbaugh, when working for ESPN, offered the opinion that Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb wasn't as good as the media perceived him to be. In the wake of his controversial statements regarding McNabb, Rush Limbaugh resigned from his position on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown pregame show.

Typically, the Democrats draw from their Marxist playbook, attack, attack, attack.

Further, does ESPN have a double standard? Schilling and Limbaugh went packing, but Hill remains strong.

Michael Imhof

Aurora

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