I’m sure it’s difficult to be disciplined by ESPN for calling the president a white supremacist. To cope with the pain, it might be necessary for Jemele Hill to take a nap on a bed made of money. I really do feel for her.
The other day, in a Talib Kweli-style argument with some egg, Hill made the novel assertion that the president is a white supremacist, in an argument that was important to have because it could have led Donald Trump to resign from office in shame or, at the very least, changed someone’s mind on Twitter.
Racist CACs caught wind of this and were highly upset because they saw it as further proof that ESPN, which is run by SJWs, has a liberal bias. ESPN tries to project an aura of faux objectivity because the main audience for sports, and especially shows where people just sit around and talk about sports, is racist CACs. Their hosts aren’t allowed to have a point of view about anything other than sports.
Lest anyone on Twitter thought that the official position of ESPN is that the president is a white supremacist, the network’s PR department issued a statement, via screencap of some text that probably would have fit in a tweet, saying that they don’t really think that Trump is a white supremacist, that Hill had been given a stern talking to and that she realizes the error of her ways.
Black people, who dominate sitting around all day on Twitter the same way racist CACs dominate watching sports, were none too pleased with the statement from ESPN’s PR department. They didn’t like the fact that Hill wasn’t allowed to say something that’s arguably true, if meaningless, and they didn’t like the way the statement made it sound as if she’d been put in her place, as if a pimp-and-ho relationship dynamic exists between staff and management at ESPN. If only they had the power to do anything other than bitch and moan on Twitter.
Sensing an opportunity to troll the black community, the imminently hate-fuckable Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced, in a press briefing, that the White House considers this a fireable offense, thus more or less guaranteeing that Hill wouldn’t be fired, or at least not in the short term. Maybe they’ll keep her around until her contract runs out and simply choose not to renew. She’s on the wrong side of the wall and, for a black woman, her face is weirdly leathery.
Their best bet, from a PR perspective, would have been to have her lay low for a while until this blows over. The way things are going these days, it’s only a matter of time before the next racial conflagration or natural disaster. Remember that time Bill Maher called himself a house nigger? You know what year that was? 2017. People were calling for his show to be yanked from the air. It’s since been announced that his contract has been renewed through 2020.
Supposedly, ESPN tried to get another black chick to fill in for Hill the day after the controversy broke, but her co-host Michael Smith wasn’t having it. Then they tried to get two black people, to cover for both Hill and Smith, but the few black people in their rolodex refused. This is why it’s important to keep a few cornball brothers waiting in the wings. If they hadn’t let go of Jason Whitlock a few years ago, they could have given him the 6 PM Sports Center and been done with it.
As a result of this controversy, Hill will likely come to be viewed as some sort of freedom fighter, despite not having done anything to attain such a status. Jemele Hill is not Colin Kaepernick, let alone, say, Muhammad Ali: she still has a job. Her white benefactors told her to shut the fuck up, and she acquiesced, her insistence that she still believes, on a personal level, that Donald Trump is a white supremacist notwithstanding. She won’t be saying anything like that on air, or even on Twitter, unless she wants to end up working for TV One, narrating episodes of Ill Al Skratch Unsung. (They really are unsung.)
Anyway, Jemele Hill isn’t the woke bae that people who don’t read imagine her to be. Long before she was providing astute political analysis on Black People Twitter, she was the “oreo sports writer” that Sickamore beefed with, back in the glory days of the old XXL blogs. My esteemed colleague took her to task for a column she wrote in which she blamed the death of some NFL player who was shot leaving a night club on MTV Cribs and BET’s American Gangster.
Jemele Hill might not be so far gone that she supports Donald Trump, but she rose to her current status in the media by kicking the same bullshit as Jason Whitlock, and she’s only regarded as being more woke than he is through the same logic by which black women are determined to be innately progressive, if not magical, presumably by virtue of their goofy haircuts. You’re not obligated to feel sorry for her because she was disciplined by ESPN. Sometimes it’s necessary for a pimp to check a ho.
Take it easy on yourself,