Does ESPN have a double standard when hosts speak out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Exactly. I'm surprised they didn't axe her then.
    That's kinda my point. She should've been canned then. Now when she starts making her political views known she gets the axe? Convenient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    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.
    Not at all, there has already been plenty of discussion without getting into politics. This is about how ESPN handles these types of situations and if they do it on a level or even basis. There is plenty to discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    What are the examples of this?
    Might not be apples to apples either, but Doug Adler was fired for commenting on Venus Williams aggressive style of play as "guerilla tactics" or something like that.

    ESPN fired me for ‘guerrilla’ comment on Venus Williams: suit | New York Post

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    I don't believe that a white employee at ESPN that tweeted "Barack Obama is a Blank Panther" would have received the same miniscule reprimand that Hill received, so yes double standard in my book.

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    This isnt even about Politics.

    Its about how racist she obviously is.

    If Kapernick wanted to make a team well he just blew it by tweeting and supporting her racist views. Which just goes to show he is one in the same. Hate has made him this way and I understand. But keep racism off sports.

    Not one person can give evidence of Trump being a white supremacist, or the people who work for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    That's kinda my point. She should've been canned then. Now when she starts making her political views known she gets the axe? Convenient.
    It wasn't like she just started making it known. Why is Linda Cohn still employed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Might not be apples to apples either, but Doug Adler was fired for commenting on Venus Williams aggressive style of play as "guerilla tactics" or something like that.

    ESPN fired me for ‘guerrilla’ comment on Venus Williams: suit | New York Post
    And then had a heart attack that his cardiologist attributed to stress from his firing. ESPN should be facing a massive lawsuit from him.

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    Is it ESPN or Disney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    It wasn't like she just started making it known. Why is Linda Cohn still employed?
    IMO because there are people that still don't believe they try to silence one side of the discussion. When she came out with her comments, she backed them into a corner. Fire her and admit that they won't tolerate any conservative voices or simply suspend her for speaking out.

    At the end of the day it comes down to Bob Iger and his desire to run for POTUS in 2020. Dude is doing everything he can to use the Disney/ESPN machine as his campaign machine and is using it to promote his agenda every chance he gets. Those who are of no value to that agenda or speak out against it are being shown the door. Those (like Hill) that are in lock step with it are giving fake disciplinary action when they step out of line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    This isnt even about Politics.

    Its about how racist she obviously is.

    If Kapernick wanted to make a team well he just blew it by tweeting and supporting her racist views. Which just goes to show he is one in the same. Hate has made him this way and I understand. But keep racism off sports.

    Not one person can give evidence of Trump being a white supremacist, or the people who work for him.
    What makes her racist?

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    Ask Curt Schilling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    What makes her racist?
    You dont just start calling someone a white supremacist and not have hate for white people. She called cops like slave patrols. Its not hard to figure out what her views are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    What makes her racist?
    Where is the proof that Trump is a white supremacist? If she can offer that up then she should prove it. Until then she needs to do sports and not her personal biased opinion on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    You dont just start calling someone a white supremacist and not have hate for white people. She called cops like slave patrols. Its not hard to figure out what her views are.
    That makes no sense though. I'm a white guy. Have been since I was born I'm pretty certain.

    White supremacists exist. I've seen them. I've met them. I've talked with them. I'll call them like I see them.

    Doesn't mean I have hate in my heart for white people.

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    No comments from me on this, it would have banned written all over it.

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