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There Is No Double Standard at ESPN, They Have Picked Sides

What happened?

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill called President Donald Trump a “bigot” and a “white supremacist” and said his presidency was “the result of white supremacy” on Twitter this week. The network distanced itself from her tweets in a statement but hasn’t fired her – unlike other anchors in the past who made controversial comments.

What are people saying?

Because ESPN has fired people like Doug Adler and Anthony Federico for comments construed as racist but isn’t firing Hill, some conservatives are saying that ESPN has a double standard when it comes to employees who say things that offend people.

Glenn’s take:

ESPN isn’t operating on a double standard – the network is only following the progressive line. So anyone who says “guerilla” and is misheard gets fired, while hosts can safely decry the president as a white supremacist.

“They have chosen who they believe is right,” Glenn said. “They have chosen the progressive platform. … [ESPN] will side with the progressive agenda every single time.”

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GLENN: Any media sources telling you today that ESPN has a double standard is flat-out wrong. And I'll tell you why. It is your First Amendment right to call the president a white supremacist. It is your First Amendment right. You think that the president might be a racist, you should say something.

ESPN host Jamiel HEP Hill took to Twitter this week and called President Trump a white supremacist, who has largely surrounded himself by other white supremacists.

Holy cow.

Now, I remember somewhere in a distant past somebody else saying, "I think this guy has a problem with the white culture." That didn't go well.

She didn't back down. In fact, she's doubled down. Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy, period, end quote.

Now, ESPN has neither fired her nor suspended her. They have a double standard. No, they do not. They gave her a very mild slap on the wrist. Now, what causes people to say that they have a double standard? Well, probably their clear-cut history at ESPN in handling these type of cases: Doug HEP Alder, Anthony Fedrico, fired for ridiculous comments, one about guerrilla warfare, not the monkey/ape gorilla thing, but guerilla as a way of fighting in the streets, and the other was a chink in the armor. Both of them completely innocent. Or how about Curt Schilling? He was fired for doing exactly the same thing, going on his personal, private account and making a statement -- a political statement. Now, here's the difference: Schilling's comment didn't fit the progressive narrative of ESPN. Hill's did. There's no double standard here.

There's a double standard!

No, there's not. ESPN is completely, 100 percent consistent. They have chosen their audience. They have chosen their tribe. They have chosen their path. They have chosen who they believe is right, who they believe is wrong.

They have chosen the progressive platform. They have chosen clearly who they are. All media right now is going through massive disruption. ESPN is -- is going to play for the audience that they want. So far, it has caused them to lose over 13 million subscribers over the last couple of years. That has forced the company to lay off over 100 employees just a few months ago.

The entire industry is trampling to find their niche. Everyone is. We are the precipice of massive, massive change. And ESPN is just one of the many companies attempting to find their identity. But you should understand this. They've made it abundantly clear. They've made their choice. They found their audience. They know who their tribe is. They're giving their tribe exactly what they want. They are 100 percent consistent. They will side with the progressive agenda every single time.

That's their choice. And they have a right to that choice. Now, you have a choice. You can continue to watch and support ESPN or change the channel. There is Fox Sports, as far as I know. They haven't made the same choice.

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