ESPN has warned some of its employees to be careful with on social media, sources told The New York Post.
The Post reports that the network notified some of its most politically active employees, such as Jemele Hill, Keith Olbermann and Kenny Mayne, who have been critical of President Trump in the past. The message also reached other employees who are far less politically, according to the Post.
Hill called President Trump a “white supremacist.” She was not disciplined by ESPN for the comment, however she was later suspended for suggesting fans boycott the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
Olbermann has repeatedly used heinous language to describe the president, and yet he’s never been disciplined for what he’s said publicly. In fact, he recently got rehired at ESPN. (RELATED: CNN Anchor Calls Out Sam Bee, Keith Olbermann For Vile Comments)
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 26, 2017
The warning here is allegedly in response to the “Roseanne” debacle from earlier this week. The show’s lead protagonist, Roseanne Barr, made a racist remark on Twitter about an Obama aide, and ABC canceled the show.
Since “Roseanne’s” cancelation, President Trump has tweeted twice about Disney’s chairman, Bob Iger. He asked Iger “where [his] call of apology” was. The reference was to Iger’s call to Valerie Jarrett, the woman who Barr insulted, to apologize. The head of Disney had never reached out to the president for any of the unfair reporting the president believes has been done.