Does ESPN have a double standard when hosts speak out?

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    ESPN replaces Sage Steele on 'NBA Countdown' amid network's decision to limit on-air talent's political commentary | Fox News

    Sage Steele comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Britt McHenry is another.
    It said she talked to for favoring conservative tweets. Nothing public so I would say that is probably less than what Hill received.

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    Mike Ditka would be another example....this came to light bc Linda Cohn was suspended for a radio interview she did that basically said ESPN is in decline from overspending and the political views espoused on air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    It said she talked to for favoring conservative tweets. Nothing public so I would say that is probably less than what Hill received.
    She lost her job....I'd say that's far more than what happened to Hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    We can't have a real conversation on this topic without discussing politics, so I'm not really sure why it was even posted.
    We don't have to discus the positions taken by anyone or why they take them, just if ESPN has a double standard by allowing or encouraging one position while stifling opposing views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    She lost her job....I'd say that's far more than what happened to Hill.
    She was laid off with the other 100 or so people. Were all of those people conservative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    She was laid off with the other 100 or so people. Were all of those people conservative?
    Nope, but it's naive to believe she wasn't a part of the layoff due to her political views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    We don't have to discus the positions taken by anyone or why they take them, just if ESPN has a double standard by allowing or encouraging one position while stifling opposing views.
    So it boils down to a yes/no type thing with no real discussion....Certain political threads seem to be allowed while others that have only a hint of political correlation are shut down. It's all confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Nope, but it's naive to believe she wasn't a part of the layoff due to her political views.
    And apparently is leaving the sports arena all together for the political one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Nope, but it's naive to believe she wasn't a part of the layoff due to her political views.
    Naive, really? Again, unless all of those laid off were conservative you can't make that connection. What value did she bring to warrant her staying over others?

    Just so I'm clear your position is if she was liberal or at least not public with her views she would still be at ESPN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Nope, but it's naive to believe she wasn't a part of the layoff due to her political views.
    If the video of her and the tow company employee a few years ago is any indication, I'd say her inability to treat other people she encounters with dignity and respect made that decision as easy as it would have been for any other reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Just so I'm clear your position is if she was liberal or at least not public with her views she would still be at ESPN.
    100,000,000%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    If the video of her and the tow company employee a few years ago is any indication, I'd say her inability to treat other people she encounters with dignity and respect made that decision as easy as it would have been for any other reason.
    Exactly. I'm surprised they didn't ax her then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atm10 View Post
    And apparently is leaving the sports arena all together for the political one.
    Yep. She's going to be much better off in the long-run.

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    Wanted to start this thread because I think its an interesting topic, glad that you did @theguru.

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