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Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:45

Sports Illustrated Calls White House Demand for Hill's Firing a Trip to Edges of 'Crazytown'

Written by  Jay Maxson

To ESPN, co-anchor Jemele Hill's 9/11 Twitter caricature of President Trump and his supporters as "white supremacists" merited only a light tap on the wrist. But officials at the White House today were incensed by the outrageous claims and called for Hill to be terminated by ESPN.

Hardcore media lefties went ballistic.

As reported yesterday by Newsbusters, Hill lit up social media and the blogosphere Monday with her incendiary comments attacking Trump and his backers. The White House reacted with a harsh rebuke to Hill, by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders:

That is one of the more outrageous comments that anybody could make and certainly is something that is a fireable offense by ESPN.

On Tucker Carlson's Fox News program, Fox Radio's Clay Travis said ESPN's statement that it "addressed" Hill's comments with her means nothing and that Hill only got rapped on the knuckles, essentially a reward for pushing the leftist politics preferred by Disney's Bob Iger and ESPN's chief exec John Skipper. Travis said ESPN's ratings are collapsing and it's alienating its audience -- not a strong business strategy.

Writing today for The Hill, Jonathan Easley, said. "ESPN has reprimanded Jemele Hill, an African-American woman who co-hosts a show called 'SC6 with Michael and Jemele,' for a string of tweets sent out over the weekend calling Trump and his supporters white supremacists.

Read more at NewsBusters

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