ESPN showed their true colors by firing dedicated and popular host Linda Cohn after she revealed the real truth about the network. She was interviewed on the radio when she said:
Cohn got fired for telling the truth, but her ESPN bosses denied it and fired her.
“They definitely overpaid for many of these products, whether it’s the NBA or starting up networks like the Pac-12 Network and SEC Network,” she said on WABC’s “Bernie and Sid Show.” “It’s well documented … They [also] did not see that they would lose all these subscribers [to competitors like Netflix.]
But it was more than just that. Politics played a part, as did the network’s move away from strictly covering sports.
I felt that the old school viewers were put in a corner and not appreciated with all these other changes. And they forgot their core. You can never forget your core and be grateful for your core group.”
But no one batted an eye when Jemele Hill called President Trump a ‘white supremacist’ and added that “Trump was only elected president because he was white and had the support of racists and that Trump’s administration — the cabinet of which features a black man, an Indian woman, an Asian woman, and multiple Jewish people — was “largely…white supremacists.”
“If Jemele can say that and Linda can’t say what she said, what kind of standard actually exists here? There isn’t one. There’s clearly a double standard. If you say things the company agrees with, you don’t get punished. If you say things the company disagrees with, you do get punished. Maybe even fired.”
There is internal discord within the network because multiple people feel the same way.
“Another prominent employee who also requested anonymity stated, ‘If I’d said Obama got elected because he was black is there any way I’d still be employed here? No chance. But Jemele can say Trump got elected because of white racists and no one does anything? They protect the people they agree with politically. They give them better jobs, more money, everyone can see it.”
This makes sense now, ESPN is awful a network president John Skipper needs to be the one that is fired.