Former MLB pitcher and fired ESPN employee Curt Schilling put his former employer on blast for their handling of SportsCenter host Jemele Hill’s comments calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist.”
Schilling, who was fired for posting a meme to Facebook that was critical of the arguments in favor of the transgender bathroom policy, took to social media early Wednesday morning and accused ESPN of being okay with racism, so long as it comes from liberals.
anyone asking. She didn't get fired 'cauee disney and ESPN are fine w/liberal racism vs conservative logic. Only naysayers to that are liars— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) September 13, 2017
On Monday, Hill accused Trump of being a white supremacist after she called Kid Rock a racist, writing, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”
ESPN disavowed Hill’s comments but did not suspend the host, which led to plenty of criticism from conservatives.
The sports media giant has been dogged in the last couple of years with declining viewership and increased political polarization. Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry suggested that she was fired earlier this year because she’s “openly conservative.”
The company has often been criticized for going out of its way for the sake of political correctness. In the past month in the wake of the Charlottesville riots centered around Confederate statues, ESPN reassigned play-by-play announcer Robert Lee, who’s Asian American, from the University of Virginia football game in an effort to not offend anyone because he shares a name with the Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
ESPN used to be the gold standard that every sports network tried to follow. However, due to identity politics, they’ve become a caricature of themselves.