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SavageOrangeJug
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ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
What a shock from liberal ESPN.

Can't be allowing Evil Ol' Whitey to talk out of turn.

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Last night Outkick broke the news that Linda Cohn, one of the most respected women to ever work at ESPN and the person who has hosted more SportsCenters over the past 25 years than any other current employee, was called and told by ESPN president John Skipper not to come to work after she went on the radio in New York City and said as follows:

“They definitely overpaid for many of these products, whether it’s the NBA or starting up networks like the Pac-12 Network and SEC Network,” she said on WABC’s “Bernie and Sid Show.” “It’s well documented … They [also] did not see that they would lose all these subscribers [to competitors like Netflix.]

But it was more than just that. Politics played a part, as did the network’s move away from strictly covering sports.

I felt that the old school viewers were put in a corner and not appreciated with all these other changes. And they forgot their core. You can never forget your core and be grateful for your core group.”



ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide


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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
Well because one dared tell the truth.


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Swoopin
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
To be fair calling out your own employer's strategy in public is grounds for dismissal.


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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
Calling the President a white supremacists ok.
Calling out obvious blunders by your employer bad.


asurob1
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
If I call my boss out in public there are going to be consequences.

Your point is lost here.


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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
I despise ESPN but maybe she should learn to shut her mouth. She went on a 3rd party show to criticize her employer and got called on the carpet.


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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
Curt Schilling is a better example.

I can't criticize my employer in a public forum.


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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
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To be fair calling out your own employer's strategy in public is grounds for dismissal.



Absolutely agree. However, I would say that ESPN's reaction to Jemele Hill's public statements would lead any of their employees to believe they could say whatever they want in public without fear of retribution.


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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
She's dumb enough to think she got away with it and will raise the bar next time where they will fire her.


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Blob Fish
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
Well, you can literally prove everything Linda said with facts and figures. So, the appropriate response is punishment.

Jemele lives in a fantasy land of feelings and emotions and moral superiority. She gets to stay.
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
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Calling the President a white supremacists ok.
You're damned right it is.

That's part of what it means to live in a free country. Would you really prefer if we were not allowed to say bad things about our leaders?


Edit: I'll leave my comment up, but editing to point out that I am a dumbass for not realizing you were talking about it being OK to criticize the president within the context of employer/employee.
This post was edited on 9/13 at 12:35 pm


14&Counting
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However, I would say that ESPN's reaction to Jemele Hill's public statements would lead any of their employees to believe they could say whatever they want in public without fear of retribution.


ESPN should put a blanket policy regarding on air talent and social media about politics. STFU and stick to sports.


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BamaGradinTn
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
"Why was Cohn to stay at home? So, according to an irate John Skipper, she could have time to think about what she had said."

She should have spent the whole time on the phone with her agent. Linda Cohn can literally write her own ticket. There is probably no more respected woman in sports media.


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SavageOrangeJug
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
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If I call my boss out in public there are going to be consequences.

Your point is lost here.

How about if you make racist statements while representing your company?


SavageOrangeJug
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
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Calling the President a white supremacists ok.


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You're damned right it is.

That's part of what it means to live in a free country. Would you really prefer if we were not allowed to say bad things about our leaders?


Tell that to Mike Ditka who dared to speak ill of the Obama Messiah.


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doubleb
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
ESPN promotes athletes for protesting on the NFL owner's dime, but gets upset when one of their own speaks their mind on another outlet.

I can certainly understand why, but Kapernick can't be a hero and Cohn wrong if you are consistent.

The fact is that everyone is accountable to their employers and not just the ones that criticize ESPN.


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navy
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
Let the record reflect that the resident douchebag liberals agree that those who criticize his/her employer in public should face consequences up to and including termination.



TRUMP could use this to fire half The Swamp. And SHOULD.


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Erin Go Bragh
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
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Would you really prefer if we were not allowed to say bad things about our leaders?

She is allowed to voice her opinion. She and those opinions are not protected.


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troyt37
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
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You're damned right it is.

That's part of what it means to live in a free country. Would you really prefer if we were not allowed to say bad things about our leaders?


The hypocrisy and double standards illustrated by ESPN's treatment of Curt Schilling and Mike Ditka are the problem, not the fact that Hill is trashing the president. ESPN deserves all the criticism and backlash it's going to get because of it.


SirWinston
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re: ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide
email their ombudsman to complain

publiceditor@espn.com


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