ESPN has confirmed its bias

In reading ESPN’s own policies on employees commenting on politics, which was issued in April, Hill is in clear violation, and not by a little.

“Writers, reporters, producers and editors directly involved in ‘hard’ news reporting, investigative or enterprise assignments and related coverage should refrain in any public-facing forum from taking positions on political or social issues, candidates or office holders.”

Does Jemele Hill’s platform as host of ESPN’s flagship news program not fall under “hard” news reporting? Or does she somehow slip through this crack?

Even if she doesn’t fall under that umbrella, there’s this:

“Commentaries on relevant sports-related issues are appropriate, but we should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates, politicians or political parties.”

(It should be noted the bold emphasis above is ESPN’s, not mine.)

None of Hill’s tweets had relevancy to any “sports-related issues.”

• “The presentation should be thoughtful and respectful. We should offer balance or recognize opposing views, as warranted. We should avoid personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric.”

As this relates to Hill’s tweets: violation, violation, violation.

Do these policies ESPN has set forth apply to Twitter?

“These guidelines act in concert with all ESPN standards & practices, including those governing social media and commentary, and apply on ESPN, Twitter, Facebook and other media.”

So yeah.

Look, I’m not advocating Hill be fired or suspended. ESPN’s the one that got that ball rolling when it canned Schilling, which is its prerogative. The network even gave itself some leeway by not attaching any set punishment for violating its own rules, allowing itself the ability to make disciplinary decisions arbitrarily … which it took full advantage of here.

If ESPN says, “Yes, you have the freedom to say what you want,” fine. If they say, “No, you don’t have the freedom to say want you want,” that’s fine, too. But if it’s going to say, “Hey, she has the freedom to say what she wants but you don’t,” then by ESPN’s own actions it’s telling us where it stands, which in this case is politically left.

Whether it sees that as a problem is up to ESPN, just as it’s up to you. Me, I see it as totalitarian.

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Continuing to be as childish as the alt left white hating racist
hill and call it a muddy puppy ****er, and call it even.
Actually I know it isn't even when hill is protected by the 
aspca and entitled to say whatever her ignorance feels like
saying, like the whining cowards they are. I dropped espn a
year ago and watch not half as much nfl games. Glad of it.........   

You have to wonder what employees internally think of her getting a pass here when others on the other side of the political spectrum did not. 

Is there a culture of fear at the network's Bristol Conn. headquarters? You bet.

But don't take my word for it: Here's ESPN Public Editor Jim Brady on what the feeling is internally at ESPN in 2017. 

"Many ESPN employees I talked to — including liberals and conservatives, most of whom preferred to speak on background — worry that the company’s politics have become a little too obvious, empowering those who feel as if they’re in line with the company’s position and driving underground those who don’t," wrote Brady earlier this year. 

“If you’re a Republican or conservative, you feel the need to talk in whispers,” one conservative ESPN employee said. “There’s even a fear of putting Fox News on a TV [in the office].” 

As you may have heard, ratings are noticeably down at the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Cord-cutting and unbundling has had an impact, no doubt. 

But so has the network going way left and political as a whole. 

The sports-media giant has repeatedly fought back against claims of a liberal bias. ESPN President John Skipper wrote in a January 2016 memo that ESPN personalities “should refrain from political editorializing, personal attacks or ‘drive-by’ comments regarding the candidates and their campaigns (including but not limited to on platforms such as Twitter or other social media).” At a March shareholders’ meeting, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger said “the charge that ESPN is exhibiting significant political bias is just a complete exaggeration.” Burke Magnus, ESPN’s executive vice president of programming and scheduling, told the Sports Business Journal Opens a New Window.in June, “We have no political agenda whatsoever.”

 Still, ESPN has stumbled into one controversy after another. Host Jemele Hill’s attacks on President Donald Trump reignited criticism over the politics of ESPN and how its management team have responded.

  • Hill called Trump a “white supremacist” whose election victory was “a direct result of white supremacy.”
  • Nick Kalm, founder and president of Chicago-based crisis management firm Reputation Partners, said ESPN’s decision to launch opinionated programming may have backfired.

  “If they continue to lose subscribers, and they can tie that back to their decision to be more political, then they’re going to have to abandon it. At the end of the day, it’s a business,” he said. “The biggest problem in the work I do in crisis management is acknowledging you have a problem, and they haven’t done that. …

Perception is reality, and the perception is that ESPN is “overly politically correct.”

Allegations of a liberal bias at ESPN accelerated in 2015, when ESPN’s ESPY Awards gave Caitlyn Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. In April 2016, ESPN fired baseball analyst and former pitcher Curt Schilling, an outspoken conservative, for a social-media post on transgender bathroom policies. “Men should use Mens room” & Ladies should use Ladies room”.

Reality check is ESPN viewers don’t like the leftist Politically Correct version of Sports forced on them. Period….Corporate Leadership has lost touch with it’s Core Customers they serve to provide entertainment.

I didn't realize the few hundred white supremacist's number
had turned into a head count of millions.

The above damage control liars can't cover that BS smell.

Perception is reality, and the perception is that ESPN is
“overly politically correct.”
Not true, the truth is ESPN, Disney and many more are on the
hate white man band wagon and full all out flaming liberal.
 

I for one want Hill fired....... 

giftedamateur posted:
Kraven posted:
Stupid is as Stupid does, liberals are just dam stupid, and that's
a good thing........

Good?

Yep,, liberal are obviously stupid from every page of their history,
it keeps them in their lane making it easier to deal with them.

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