ESPN is doubling down on their liberal agenda as a new report from Fox Sports’ Clay Travis revealed that longtime SportsCenter host Linda Cohn was suspended by the network for criticizing the network of being too political.
Sources told Travis on Tuesday night that ESPN president Jon Skipper told Cohn to not come into work and to think about what she said.
Sources: After Linda Cohn spoke out on politics @ESPN she was told by prez John Skipper not to come to work & to think about what she said.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 13, 2017
In a separate tweet, Travis noted that ESPN suspended Cohn, but did nothing except issue a statement after host Jemele Hill called President Donald Trump a “white supremacist.”
So @espn suspended Linda Cohn for saying ESPN was talking too much politics. Didn't suspend Jemele Hill for saying Trump was a racist.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 13, 2017
Following the massive layoffs that took place this year at the sports media giant, Cohn told WABC’s “Bernie and Sid Show” that if the company had just stuck to sports, they would not have to deal with declining viewership and profit margins.
“I felt that the old school viewers were put in a corner and not appreciated with all these other changes,” she explained. “And they forgot their core. You can never forget your core and be grateful for your core group.”
When she was asked if it was due to ESPN’s liberal lean, she said, “That is definitely a percentage of it. I don’t know how big a percentage, but if anyone wants to ignore that fact, they’re blind.”
ESPN has not confirmed that Cohn is suspended and for how long.