ESPN’s Katie Nolan seems intent on following in colleague Jemele Hill’s footsteps when it comes to bashing President Trump.
Amid outrage from the American public, Hill was suspended for two weeks after claiming Trump is a white supremacist who surrounds himself with other white supremacists.
Now, Nolan says 45 is a “f—ing stupid person.”
She has yet to be disciplined.
From Fox News:
Recent ESPN hire Katie Nolan blasted President Trump with some pretty disparaging remarks on Wednesday night, and her new employer is not happy.
While appearing on Viceland’s talk show “Desus and Mero,” the 30-year-old sports talker called POTUS a “f—ing stupid person.”
Nolan clamored to cover up her harsh words, saying she was on “medicine” because she had the flu.
Is that right? Katie claims Trump is ‘stupid’ because she was sick?
Is that the best excuse she could come up with? Not exactly quick on her feet, is she?
While Nolan’s comments occured on a talk show and not on Twitter or Facebook, her attempt to quickly explain away her outburst may have been due in part to ESPN’s social media guidelines for journalists, implemented after fellow network employee Jemele Hill called Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter.
A rep for the network told Fox News: “We have looked into the totality of Nolan’s comments, they were inappropriate, and we have addressed it with her.”
Breitbart has more:
ESPN’s decision to not suspend Nolan comes less than a month after the network unveiled new political commentary rules which expressly forbid the type of vulgar comments Nolan made against the president.
Specifically, the new rules state:
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.
Communication with producers and editors must take place prior to commentary on any political or social issues to manage volume and ensure a fair and effective presentation.
In April 2017, Nolan sent this tweet Sean Hannity’s way:
Nolan is all beauty on the outside but clearly doesn’t understand why America is better off under Trump (and Republicans) than Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (and any other Democrat).
ESPN has made a concerted effort over the last few years to stop talking about sports and start pushing liberal politics. Anyone who actually watches the network is aware of that and it all started when ESPN fired Curt Schilling simply for posting a conservative meme on Facebook.
Since then, it’s been liberal politics and ideology on a daily basis with no room for any kind of conservative talk.
More on Jemele Hill, from The Hill:
ESPN host Jemele Hill is being paid during her two-week suspension for calling on fans to boycott advertisers of the Dallas Cowboys, according to an author who wrote a bestselling book on ESPN.
James Andrew Miller, who co-wrote along with Tom Shales the critically acclaimed behind-the-scenes history of the 38-year-old network titled, “Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN,” tweeted on Thursday that Hill’s suspension will be of the paid variety.
Doesn’t seem very consistent, does it? Did Jemele Hill learn her lesson?
Not at all. In fact, she’s still running around saying the same thing.
It’s no secret that ESPN’s Jemele Hill, believes that President Trump is a “white supremacist.” The only surprise is, according to Hill, that everyone else didn’t already know.
“I thought everybody knew (Trump is a white supremacist),” Hill said on the podcast of former NFL running back Arian Foster. “I thought water was wet. I didn’t think I was saying anything that was shocking. It (Trump being a white supremacist) had been said before and unfortunately people comb through your replies now and especially one person (radio host Clay Travis) in particular who, you know, is kind of drumming this anti-ESPN, liberal ESPN, banging that drum that was like catnip for him. Right, catnip. And I refuse to say his name (Travis) ’cause he don’t deserve the publicity.”
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]