Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Sports | By Ivan Ross

These Are the Tweets over Which ESPN Suspended Anchor Jemele Hill

These Are the Tweets over Which ESPN Suspended Anchor Jemele Hill

Donald Trump, again, attacked Jemele Hill, the ESPN sportscaster who was suspended for calling the president a white supremacist on social media and for her response to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Detroit native is co-host of ESPN's 6 p.m. weeknight SportsCenter "The Six".

Hill's suspension came down late Monday and Smith wanted to take time to "digest the situation" and it was a mutual decision between him and the network, according to a source close to the matter.

ESPN has certainly struggled in the ratings department in the last couple years, but that's more a result of American viewership patterns as a whole than about any one ESPN employee. When Dallas Cowboys coach Jerry Jones threatened to bench players who refused to stand, Hill suggested an advertiser boycott to hit the National Football League where it hurts.

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Earlier in the day, ESPN issued a statement on Hill's two-week suspension for a social media violation.

The latest such example of this freakish behavior is with ESPN's Jemele Hill. On Tuesday morning, Trump mocked both Hill and ESPN, which has been under fire from conservatives for its alleged liberal leanings.

On Monday Hill was suspended from EPSN for 'a second violation of our social media guidelines'.

This isn't the first time Trump and his staff have spoken negatively of Hill. "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear".

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She said in statement afterward that she regretted that her words "painted ESPN in an unfair light".

Last month, Trump made statements and tweets saying that players who protest during the anthem should be fired.

Today, Trump took his opportunity to bash Jemele Hill amid the suspension, blaming her for ESPN's poor ratings.

US Vice President Mike Pence, who attended match between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday, walked out of the stadium after almost 20 players of the visiting knelt during the anthem.

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But now Hill and ESPN find themselves at the center of the Culture Wars.

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