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(BBC-US)   ESPN accepts apology for Trump being a white supremacist   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2017-09-14 01:18:13 PM  
Wrong, Trump is a Trump supremacist.
 
2017-09-14 01:27:08 PM  
"one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make"

eyeroll.gif...... has she read the history of Trump's twitter feed?

The other thing I find interesting is.... ESPN says that that is not the "position of the company".... so, is the position of "ESPN" that Trump isn't a White Supremacist, or that they don't hold a position on the question.
 
2017-09-14 02:20:15 PM  
"Sorry, I meant to say that Trump's father was a white supremacist. My bad."
 
2017-09-14 02:37:17 PM  
Jemele Hill lashed out at Mr Trump on Twitter, calling him a "bigot" and the "most offensive, ignorant president of my lifetime".
She apologised on Wednesday after the White House called her remarks a "fire-able offence".
ESPN then said she had acknowledged her tweets "crossed the line".
"My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs," Ms Hill tweeted on Wednesday.
"My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light. My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional."


Wow. They really strong armed her on this one. And it's a good thing, too. I mean, we can't have ESPN painted in an unfair light.

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2017-09-14 02:55:44 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Wow. They really strong armed her on this one. And it's a good thing, too. I mean, we can't have ESPN painted in an unfair light.


That's actually the main thing ESPN/Disney cares about.

"Making ESPN look bad" is the highest sin at the company, regardless fo context.
 
2017-09-14 03:03:53 PM  

bighairyguy: Wrong, Trump is a Trump supremacist.


Tell that to the NY 5 that he tried to have murdered for being black.
 
2017-09-14 03:11:17 PM  
So,  would it be a "fireable"  offense to tweet hateful, racists, sexist remarks when you're a leader representing a major north american nation? Asking for a friend clueless dementia ridden old man.
 
2017-09-14 03:11:33 PM  

The Bestest: "Making ESPN look bad" is the highest sin at the company, regardless fo context.


if ESPN simply ignored this whole thing, no one would have cared except extremely online right-wing nutjobs

but as usual they have to go and shoot themselves in the dick
 
2017-09-14 03:15:16 PM  

ElwoodCuse: The Bestest: "Making ESPN look bad" is the highest sin at the company, regardless fo context.

if ESPN simply ignored this whole thing, no one would have cared except extremely online right-wing nutjobs

but as usual they have to go and shoot themselves in the dick


Same thing with the Robert Lee ordeal. Sure, I understand -why- they did it, but I honestly wonder if moving him from the games didn't draw more attention than just leaving it alone.
 
2017-09-14 03:42:02 PM  
Oh good. Everyone's pacified and happy. Feel free to move on to the next silly thing to be outraged about.

/Really glad Kaepernick chimed in though. Almost forgot about that guy.
 
2017-09-14 03:44:33 PM  
From now on, Ms. Hill will stick to sportsy topics, like Trump's habit of cheating at golf and his comical turn as a football team owner.  (His WrestleMania appearance is considered out of bounds, after much discussion among the editorial staff.)
 
2017-09-14 03:50:49 PM  
Didn't they fire Schilling for what he said about president Obama?

hmmmm.......
 
2017-09-14 03:51:10 PM  

The Bestest: ElwoodCuse: The Bestest: "Making ESPN look bad" is the highest sin at the company, regardless fo context.

if ESPN simply ignored this whole thing, no one would have cared except extremely online right-wing nutjobs

but as usual they have to go and shoot themselves in the dick

Same thing with the Robert Lee ordeal. Sure, I understand -why- they did it, but I honestly wonder if moving him from the games didn't draw more attention than just leaving it alone.


In this case they needed to remind everyone that when they are not being paid to talk into a mike, "dead air" isn't a problem and not to say stupid things.  This type of thing is blindly obvious (and doesn't need to be said) to half the population and annoys the bejesus out of the other half, so it is a no-win situation.  Don't open your mouth about it (and we are talking ESPN employees: stupidity is a job requirement.  So don't open your mouth unless the air time needs to be filled).

/could announcers shut up for once in their lives?
//there is a game on the screen.  It isn't "dead air"
///I can understand those who switch from radio, but has that ever been true for ESPN folks?
 
2017-09-14 03:55:39 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: In this case they needed to remind everyone that when they are not being paid to talk into a mike, "dead air" isn't a problem and not to say stupid things


in this case they needed to do not a goddamn thing
 
2017-09-14 03:55:52 PM  
I'm sorry that ESPN was offended by that.
#SorryNotSorry
 
2017-09-14 03:56:02 PM  
Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.
 
2017-09-14 04:00:32 PM  

stir22: Didn't they fire Schilling for what he said about president Obama?

hmmmm.......


No, he was shown the door for being a transphobic bigot and the network was tired of his shiat.
 
2017-09-14 04:02:01 PM  

The Bestest: ElwoodCuse: The Bestest: "Making ESPN look bad" is the highest sin at the company, regardless fo context.

if ESPN simply ignored this whole thing, no one would have cared except extremely online right-wing nutjobs

but as usual they have to go and shoot themselves in the dick

Same thing with the Robert Lee ordeal. Sure, I understand -why- they did it, but I honestly wonder if moving him from the games didn't draw more attention than just leaving it alone.


Of course ESPN wants to draw attention to themselves.  They create all narratives of the sports world and they don't want no uppity black woman making that attention negative.
 
2017-09-14 04:06:19 PM  

Frank N Stein: Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.


Or you could just subscribe to Outkick the Coverage - and get your fill of right wing derp with your sports, Frank. I'm sure they'll sign on to that all white basketball league proposal from 2010.
 
2017-09-14 04:07:54 PM  

Frank N Stein: Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.


It's been pointed out in other threads that ESPN is dying because you can now go on YouTube and watch every highlight in the universe, instead of getting up at seven o'clock and hoping you don't miss it on Sportscenter.

"ESPN is dying because it embraces the violent left!" is a solid talking point if you're the same person who thinks there can't be global warming, because every twelve months, it gets REALLY cold.
 
2017-09-14 04:08:06 PM  

JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.

Or you could just subscribe to Outkick the Coverage - and get your fill of right wing derp with your sports, Frank. I'm sure they'll sign on to that all white basketball league proposal from 2010.


Unlike you I don't crave politics in every media I consume.
 
2017-09-14 04:09:28 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Frank N Stein: Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.

It's been pointed out in other threads that ESPN is dying because you can now go on YouTube and watch every highlight in the universe, instead of getting up at seven o'clock and hoping you don't miss it on Sportscenter.

"ESPN is dying because it embraces the violent left!" is a solid talking point if you're the same person who thinks there can't be global warming, because every twelve months, it gets REALLY cold.


ESPN's programming is also trash. Really, did anyone want Sportcenter to be a debate show with Stephen A type hot takes?
 
2017-09-14 04:11:26 PM  

ElwoodCuse: yet_another_wumpus: In this case they needed to remind everyone that when they are not being paid to talk into a mike, "dead air" isn't a problem and not to say stupid things

in this case they needed to do not a goddamn thing


I keep forgetting that ESPN hasn't been a sports channel for some time and has been the "two guys yelling at each other (plus two minute hate)".  They shouldn't care, but expect them to hire guys for "balance" to yell at those daring to call water wet.
 
2017-09-14 04:12:37 PM  

Frank N Stein: Mike_LowELL: Frank N Stein: Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.

It's been pointed out in other threads that ESPN is dying because you can now go on YouTube and watch every highlight in the universe, instead of getting up at seven o'clock and hoping you don't miss it on Sportscenter.

"ESPN is dying because it embraces the violent left!" is a solid talking point if you're the same person who thinks there can't be global warming, because every twelve months, it gets REALLY cold.

ESPN's programming is also trash. Really, did anyone want Sportcenter to be a debate show with Stephen A type hot takes?


You're just mad that Stephen A. Smith calmly articulates his points while leaving room for opposing views to have their say.

He is a true gentleman.  You probably just hate him because he's white.
 
2017-09-14 04:15:21 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: I keep forgetting that ESPN hasn't been a sports channel for some time and has been the "two guys yelling at each other (plus two minute hate)". They shouldn't care, but expect them to hire guys for "balance" to yell at those daring to call water wet.


you know she didn't say this on the air, right
 
2017-09-14 04:15:22 PM  

The Bestest: ElwoodCuse: The Bestest: "Making ESPN look bad" is the highest sin at the company, regardless fo context.

if ESPN simply ignored this whole thing, no one would have cared except extremely online right-wing nutjobs

but as usual they have to go and shoot themselves in the dick

Same thing with the Robert Lee ordeal. Sure, I understand -why- they did it, but I honestly wonder if moving him from the games didn't draw more attention than just leaving it alone.


The Robert Lee thing was particularly stupid. It was an ACC game and was only being streamed online. The dozens of people watching would have been outraged I'm sure.

As for Jamele Hill, like I said in the other thread, she's a professional victim and dog whistler. She can barely finish a sentence before injecting something about race into the conversation.
 
2017-09-14 04:20:31 PM  
Easy for Donnie & Co. to show that the accusation isn't true;  Since D2S has over 500 business entities all he has to do is show how many V.P. or C level [CFO  CEO  COO CIO etc, etc] business officers he employs.

Or even division managers.
 
2017-09-14 04:22:10 PM  

ElwoodCuse: yet_another_wumpus: I keep forgetting that ESPN hasn't been a sports channel for some time and has been the "two guys yelling at each other (plus two minute hate)". They shouldn't care, but expect them to hire guys for "balance" to yell at those daring to call water wet.

you know she didn't say this on the air, right


No but she said it on her "personal" twitter account which has ESP stuff plastered all over and she uses to promote her show on the network.

She's been suspended once before for saying something stupid. Not saying I disagree but...
 
2017-09-14 04:28:36 PM  
Lol @ calling Hill a professional victim when she's in this due to criticizing the biggest professional victim of all.
 
2017-09-14 04:32:11 PM  

ElwoodCuse: yet_another_wumpus: I keep forgetting that ESPN hasn't been a sports channel for some time and has been the "two guys yelling at each other (plus two minute hate)". They shouldn't care, but expect them to hire guys for "balance" to yell at those daring to call water wet.

you know she didn't say this on the air, right


Which was my whole point (earlier one).  She isn't filling "dead air", so she doesn't have to say everything that pops into her head.  Although I'd be a lot happier if ESPN could simply show sports and shut up unless something needs to be said.
/this might require buying rights to aussie rules football again
//they are lucky to have 1 game on 6 channels
///there's a reason I never had a cord (well, that and DSL).
 
2017-09-14 04:35:49 PM  
I always wondered how many actual morons there were in this country and this last election finally put a number on it.
 
2017-09-14 04:41:02 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: She isn't filling "dead air", so she doesn't have to say everything that pops into her head.


yeah I can't imagine why a black woman would be concerned that a white supremacist is president
 
2017-09-14 04:44:37 PM  

Frank N Stein: JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.

Or you could just subscribe to Outkick the Coverage - and get your fill of right wing derp with your sports, Frank. I'm sure they'll sign on to that all white basketball league proposal from 2010.

Unlike you I don't crave politics in every media I consume.


Hardly. I'll bet my last dollar you didn't mind Schilling shilling for right wing causes while he was at ESPN or didn't demand he stick to baseball.
 
2017-09-14 04:50:42 PM  

JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.

Or you could just subscribe to Outkick the Coverage - and get your fill of right wing derp with your sports, Frank. I'm sure they'll sign on to that all white basketball league proposal from 2010.

Unlike you I don't crave politics in every media I consume.

Hardly. I'll bet my last dollar you didn't mind Schilling shilling for right wing causes while he was at ESPN or didn't demand he stick to baseball.


I'll take that bet. How about 1 month of Total Fark? Find on post on this site where I supported his views.
 
2017-09-14 05:12:11 PM  
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2017-09-14 05:20:26 PM  
I actually think the intersection of politics and sports is an interesting topic. Hill is obviously politically inclined, so ESPN should consider making a show that explores that subject. Done with honesty and an open mind, it could be pretty good. Maybe have different political perspectives working on it.

But knowing ESPN it would just be two people yelling at each other.
 
2017-09-14 05:22:32 PM  

abhorrent1: As for Jamele Hill, like I said in the other thread, she's a professional victim and dog whistler. She can barely finish a sentence before injecting something about race into the conversation.


If this were true she wouldn't have made the apology.  She'd get more attention and make more money as a professional victim than she does working for ESPN.  This looks like she values her job as a sports "journalist" I'm kinda surprised but there it is.
 
2017-09-14 05:24:36 PM  

Frank N Stein: I actually think the intersection of politics and sports is an interesting topic. Hill is obviously politically inclined, so ESPN should consider making a show that explores that subject. Done with honesty and an open mind, it could be pretty good. Maybe have different political perspectives working on it.

But knowing ESPN it would just be two people yelling at each other.


No, if I was about anything political, all ESPN talking heads will be in lock step with the company line, as the always are
 
2017-09-14 05:31:21 PM  

Cardinal Ximenez: So,  would it be a "fireable"  offense to tweet hateful, racists, sexist remarks when you're a leader representing a major north american nation? Asking for a friend clueless dementia ridden old man.


Yeah! How come no one ever criticizes that guy?
 
2017-09-14 05:32:21 PM  

doubled99: Frank N Stein: I actually think the intersection of politics and sports is an interesting topic. Hill is obviously politically inclined, so ESPN should consider making a show that explores that subject. Done with honesty and an open mind, it could be pretty good. Maybe have different political perspectives working on it.

But knowing ESPN it would just be two people yelling at each other.

No, if I was about anything political, all ESPN talking heads will be in lock step with the company line, as the always are


Maybe then, the problem with ESPN is Disney.
 
2017-09-14 05:45:11 PM  

Frank N Stein: I actually think the intersection of politics and sports is an interesting topic. Hill is obviously politically inclined, so ESPN should consider making a show that explores that subject. Done with honesty and an open mind, it could be pretty good. Maybe have different political perspectives working on it.

But knowing ESPN it would just be two people yelling at each other.


Those shows exist on Fox and CNN. People can see that garbage on any of 100 channels all day long. People don't turn on ESPN to listen to that. They watch ESPN to get away from that or to simply get news on their favorite team.
 
2017-09-14 06:03:55 PM  

Frank N Stein: JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.

Or you could just subscribe to Outkick the Coverage - and get your fill of right wing derp with your sports, Frank. I'm sure they'll sign on to that all white basketball league proposal from 2010.

Unlike you I don't crave politics in every media I consume.

Hardly. I'll bet my last dollar you didn't mind Schilling shilling for right wing causes while he was at ESPN or didn't demand he stick to baseball.

I'll take that bet. How about 1 month of Total Fark? Find on post on this site where I supported his views.


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2017-09-14 06:07:38 PM  

abhorrent1: As for Jamele Hill, like I said in the other thread, she's a professional victim and dog whistler.


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What Jamele Hill apparently looks like.
 
2017-09-14 06:13:18 PM  

Frank N Stein: Frank N Stein: JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.

Or you could just subscribe to Outkick the Coverage - and get your fill of right wing derp with your sports, Frank. I'm sure they'll sign on to that all white basketball league proposal from 2010.

Unlike you I don't crave politics in every media I consume.

Hardly. I'll bet my last dollar you didn't mind Schilling shilling for right wing causes while he was at ESPN or didn't demand he stick to baseball.

I'll take that bet. How about 1 month of Total Fark? Find on post on this site where I supported his views.

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Found it.

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/joking of course
 
2017-09-14 06:16:11 PM  

abhorrent1: Frank N Stein: Frank N Stein: JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.

Or you could just subscribe to Outkick the Coverage - and get your fill of right wing derp with your sports, Frank. I'm sure they'll sign on to that all white basketball league proposal from 2010.

Unlike you I don't crave politics in every media I consume.

Hardly. I'll bet my last dollar you didn't mind Schilling shilling for right wing causes while he was at ESPN or didn't demand he stick to baseball.

I'll take that bet. How about 1 month of Total Fark? Find on post on this site where I supported his views.

[img.fark.net image 425x239]

Found it.

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/joking of course


I like you.
 
2017-09-14 06:19:40 PM  

IAmRight: Lol @ calling Hill a professional victim when she's in this due to criticizing the biggest professional victim of all.


Sometimes there is no hero in the fight and all we can hope for is they're both destroyed in the battle.
 
2017-09-14 06:25:59 PM  
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck...
 
2017-09-14 06:52:22 PM  

Frank N Stein: Frank N Stein: JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: JAGChem82: Frank N Stein: Honestly ESPN might as well just fully embrace the liberal shiat. Maybe it'll improve their ratings.

Or you could just subscribe to Outkick the Coverage - and get your fill of right wing derp with your sports, Frank. I'm sure they'll sign on to that all white basketball league proposal from 2010.

Unlike you I don't crave politics in every media I consume.

Hardly. I'll bet my last dollar you didn't mind Schilling shilling for right wing causes while he was at ESPN or didn't demand he stick to baseball.

I'll take that bet. How about 1 month of Total Fark? Find on post on this site where I supported his views.

[img.fark.net image 425x239]


I figured someone comically as right wing as yourself would've been all about the Schill, regardless of what you've posted before. You were all about the Pepe memes on here in the past.
 
2017-09-14 08:17:30 PM  

hundreddollarman: If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck...


Wabbit season!
 
2017-09-14 08:31:32 PM  

thanksagainandagain: hundreddollarman: If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck...

Wabbit season!


Duck season!
 
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