ESPN went through another episode of political drama when “SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill tweeted a string of tweets bashing Donald Trump, calling him a “white supremacist.” Many have questioned why Hill has not been fired for her public comments.
In response to ESPN taking no action, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling issued a brutal message to ESPN and its biased double standard set for its employees.
Schilling was fired from ESPN back in 2016 after he shared this picture on Facebook to the disgust of many:
A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.
ESPN fired Schilling shortly after.
Hill’s tweets read when pieced together:
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists. The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it’s of no threat to you. Well, it’s a threat to me.
Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period. He is unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected.
After ESPN took no serious action on Hill for her comments, Schilling did not hesitate to point out the network and its parent company, Disney, for their obvious liberal bias and double standard.
Schilling tweeted, “She didn’t get fired ‘cau[s]e [D]isney and ESPN are fine w/liberal racism vs conservative logic.”
Clay Travis of Fox Sports points out that when another “SportsCenter” host, Linda Cohn, recently criticized ESPN for its focus on politics even though it’s there to report on sports, she was quickly suspended, but no action was taken against Hill:
Hill has since apologized for her comments and has stated that they are not reflective of ESPN. However, neither were Schilling’s comments, and he was fired.
Perhaps maybe ESPN should stick to sports considering its numbers have been tanking recently as it has covered politics more and more.