Trump assaults ESPN after Jemele Hill calls him a white supremacist
The president stated on Twitter on Friday morning that ESPN “is paying a very large value for its politics (and dangerous programming). Persons are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth.!
He was apparently referring to ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, who in a current tweet stated that “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ different white supremacists.”
She later apologized for the tweet, and ESPN stated it had accepted her apology.
However White Home press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated Wednesday at a press briefing that Hill’s criticism of the president needs to be thought of a “fireable offense by ESPN.”
Wall Road analysts and ESPN executives usually agree that ESPN’s subscriber losses are largely a results of a altering enterprise mannequin, not a response to perceived political bias.
Because the month-to-month cable bundle has turn into increasingly costly, and streaming has turn into extra widespread, some properties have dropped the large bundles that embody ESPN, the priciest channel on cable.
The overwhelming majority of U.S. properties proceed to pay for cable, together with ESPN. However the cutbacks have put strain on ESPN and different sports activities networks.
On Fox Information, it is a widespread speaking level that ESPN’s subscriber losses are attributable to ESPN’s liberal bias, however there’s little or no proof to assist that concept.