ET “SportsCenter,” rebranded as “SC6.” The duo’s more freewheeling approach to the crusty old highlights-show format was a stark departure from the catchphrase-laden Dan Patrick/Keith Olbermann “Big Show” of 20 years ago, and Hill in particular weathered persistent and perpetual criticism.
Hill became the face of the “ESPN’s gone liberal” movement, in large part because she didn’t remain silent on political issues of the day.
That was enough to get the White House saying that her actions were a “fireable offense .” Trump himself later blamed Hill and, by implication, left-leaning political affiliations for ESPN’s falling ratings, a convenient scapegoat that completely ignores the reality of cord-cutting and new means of consuming media.
Even so, it’s not hard to understand why a corporation might be a bit uncomfortable with one of its most visible faces calling the president a “white supremacist.”
What kind of ominous precedent does it set when the White House and the President single out an individual for firing?
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