It is pathetic how ESPN, a cable channel whose sole content is sports and not politics, has turned into the last year bor two into a platform for liberal commentary aimed at discrediting Republican President Donald Trump and his supporters.
The extent of how biased ESPN’s staff members are showed itself once again when the network’s reporter Katie Nolan appeared on Viceland’s “Desus & Metro” comedy program and decided to publicly disparage the president in a disgusting way.
On the episode Nolan appeared on, she and the hosts talked about hand signs and memes that could be interpreted as white supremacist signals. The Sporting News reported, “One of the co-hosts told Nolan a thumbs-up means ‘white power,’ noting President Trump often uses the gesture.” Nolan decided to reply, “That’s because he’s a fucking stupid person.” She also made other comments about Trump that were so crude that they were fully bleeped out.
Following this incident, ESPN decided not to fire Nolan or even suspend her. TMZ Sports was told by an ESPN employee, “We have looked into the totality of Nolan’s comments, they were inappropriate and we have addressed it with her.”
This incident, of course, comes after fellow ESPN reporter Jemele Hill called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter and was not fired. ESPN later announced a new policy with its reporters, saying, “Commentaries on relevant sports-related issues are appropriate, but we should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates, politicians or political parties. The presentation should be thoughtful and respectful. We should offer balance or recognize opposing views, as warranted. We should avoid personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric.” Do you think Nolan clearly violated ESPN’s rules?