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For those who don't know who Jemele Hill is, she works for ESPN and is a notorious race-baiting lib. She's the one that called Trump a "white supremacist."

MSNBC just needs to get it over with and give this loon her own show.

Anti-Trump ESPN star Jemele Hill plans to eventually ditch sports network for race, gender content

ESPN’s controversial anti-Trump star Jemele Hill announced her intent to eventually walk away from sports to create content about “women of color” and to help dismantle institutional racism.

“Somebody needs to step up and save us,” Hill said during an in-depth conversation at OZY Fest on Sunday.

Hill, who famously called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter last year, is an outspoken liberal who frequently dives into politics on social media and was even criticized by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders during a press briefing last year. ESPN initially declined to punish her for the tweet but then sidelined her for two weeks in October when she violated the company’s social media guidelines a second time by calling on fans to boycott the Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers after owner Jerry Jones told players they would be benched if they did not stand up during the national anthem.

While discussing her the next chapter of her career, Hill said that sports will not make up the bulk of her future.

“It’s sort of a realization… I’ll be candid. Obviously some of the things that have happened in the last 10, 11 months have played a role in that. But even before any of that stuff happened with Donald Trump, I was feeling… I just wondered to myself, when my contract with ESPN was up, in a few years, whether or not I would continue on… in sports period,” Hill said. “There is a real concentration, still a real need, on stories about women of color… that will be a huge focus of what I do.”

ESPN re-assigned Hill from its flagship “SportsCenter” earlier this year to a new role at The Undefeated, the company’s site that covers the intersections of sports and race. Hill said that she loves sports media but it “really excited” the next phase of her professional life.

“It feels very much like this next iteration of my career will be more about me being behind the camera, creating content, writing scripted and unscripted shows and movies than it will be in sports,” Hill said. “There is a part of me that feels sad about the possibility, the very real possibility, my connection [with sports media] may end sooner than I thought it would.”

She called leaving sports media a “bittersweet” feeling and mentioned that she has been approached about campaigning, but can’t as a working journalist. The former “SportsCenter” host also said she has been mentioned as a potential political candidate herself but downplayed the idea.”

“I’ve got skeletons… that’s not my calling,” Hill said of running for office.

Hill said that she has a few years left on her contract at ESPN but admitted she could walk away before her current deal expires if the right situation arises.

“There is a part of me, I do wonder if that thirst, that itch to fully wholly jump into content creation… that opportunity to do that will come before this contract is up,” Hill said. “It’s certainly possible with some of the opportunities that have come my way in the wake of all the controversy.”

Hill said she hasn’t “made a bad career decision yet” and will listen to her gut.

“I’ll know the right opportunity when it comes,” Hill said. “Even though I might leave sports, I’m not leaving behind writing and creating content.”

Hill then explained that black women don’t always have a space to express trauma they’ve suffered through. She hopes to give a voice to people victims of racism, but feels racism is “far too comfortable” in modern America.

Hill said that sports have “never been about just sports” and people who demand ESPN personalities “stick to sports” and avoid politics are most likely hypocrites because they worship people such as Muhammad Ali – who went from polarizing political figure to celebrated athlete.

“The people that criticize Colin Kaepernick now, I wonder how they will sound 20 years from now,” Hill said.

As news of Hill’s comments made headlines, she took to Twitter to quell any thoughts that her ESPN exit would be swift.

“Headline might be a little sexier than what I actually said. Plotting the next 10-to-15 years of my career is kind of the way you have to think in this business. There are other things I want to do besides sports, but plenty I still want to do/will do at ESPN,” Hill tweeted on Monday regarding an OZY headline stating she planned to leave ESPN.

Hill’s widely panned 6 p.m. ET edition of “SportsCenter” – dubbed “SC6” -- was designed to give the program an urban feel and reach a younger audience, but it failed to resonate with viewers and the format was scrapped. ESPN has said the move was Hill’s choice, but sports talk radio host Clay Travis tweeted that she was “booted” due to “collapsing ratings.”

In September 2017, Hill tweeted, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has surrounded himself with other white supremacists.” Hill also called Trump a “bigot” and “unqualified and unfit to be president.” She added, “If he were not white, he never would have been elected.”

Hill’s anti-Trump comments caught the attention of the White House and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who said she considered the rhetoric a “fireable offense.” Trump even got involved himself, mocking Hill and ESPN’s lackluster ratings.

ESPN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Ever notice how many more anti-trumpers their are than pro-trumpers?
There are many pro-Trumpers that keep their mouth shut for fear of being destroyed by mob rule...

Even Liberals that are willing to even TALK to pro-Trumpers get eaten by their own...

To wit...

In Arizona, liberals debate forgiving candidate’s moderation

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Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that some in her party are clamoring to abolish, is performing an "important function." She recently joined House Republicans to ease restrictions on banks. And she offered a decidedly nonpartisan comment on conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

The third-term congresswoman has come a long way from her days as a Green Party activist as she tries to become the first Democrat to represent Arizona in the Senate in 30 years.

It's a notable strategy in an election year in which many Democrats see a path to victory by tapping into the outrage of the party's base in the Trump era. In neighboring Nevada, for instance, Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is aiming to flip another GOP-held Senate seat and she seized on the high court vacancy to highlight the threat to abortion rights.

Some Arizona Democrats are frustrated that the 42-year-old Sinema hasn't taken similarly aggressive stances.

Ken Wixon, a lifelong Democrat, said he planned to back Sinema's Democratic opponent, Phoenix activist Deedra Abboud, in the Aug. 28 primary.

"I supported (Sinema) before, but she's too easily influenced," Wixon said after attending a recent political meeting in suburban Phoenix where Abboud spoke. "She seems to roll over too easily."

Sinema said her shift to the right is the result of learning to work with others in a hyper-partisan Congress.

"What I'm really proud of is my ability and willingness to learn and grow as a political leader," she told The Associated Press recently when asked if her moderate profile would turn off Democrats. "That's allowed me to learn new opinions and change as I've gotten new information."

Sinema is favored to win the primary and is seen as a competitive Democratic candidate in a general election that could hinge on how voters feel about President Donald Trump and his policies. That's why some Democrats are willing to back her even if her liberalism has limits.

...A Democratic victory in the Senate race would suggest the state could be up for grabs in 2020. Bill Clinton was the last Democratic presidential nominee to carry Arizona in 1996.

And yet Sinema remains controversial among Arizona Democrats.

She drew complaints among liberals last year as one of two dozen House Democrats to join majority Republicans backing a measure to sharply increase penalties for people deported more than three times, more sharply for those with a criminal record. Likewise, she was one of a handful of Democrats who backed a measure giving federal officials authority to detain and deport noncitizens who live in gang territory.


While Latino voter advocates groan at some of Sinema's positions, they note her support for allowing a path to citizenship for some young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
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Chick def needs to get a gig on The View. or MSNBC. She's undoubtedly bat-sh*t crazy enough to be on that show or network.

For those that don't know Hill, she's basically a race-baiter and calls every conservative/Republican a racist or woman-haiter. 99% of her career has been playing the race and gender card.

I also gotta laugh at ESPN claimin' they wanna be apolitical. Their hosts are constantly slippin' their lib bias into their airtime. Hell, this is the same network that employs Keith Olbermann.

Jemele Hill, ESPN parting ways: reports

Jemele Hill, the ESPN commentator who has made controversial comments about President Trump, is leaving the sports network, according to reports.

A buyout of her reported $2.5 million-per-year contract has been completed and her last day will be Friday, sources told the New York Post.

The separation was due to Hill's desire to be involved in politics, while ESPN wants to be apolitical, the Post reported.

Hill is believed to have recently met with new ESPN President James Pitaro to discuss her exit, Variety reported.

At a meeting with reporters earlier this month, Pitaro emphasized that ESPN's role is to cover sports news without any particular political bias, the report said.

The executive reportedly said he would prefer that the company's journalists and commentators not offer their own opinions on political matters.

The controversy surround Hill began last Sept. 11, when she referred to Trump as "a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself [with] other white supremacists."

The next month, ESPN suspended Hill for two weeks after she posted a tweet suggesting that viewers boycott advertisers of the Dallas Cowboys. She was voicing disagreement with owner Jerry Jone's comments on NFL players' protests during the playing of the national anthem.

She was then reassigned to ESPN's "Undefeated" website, which covers the intersection of sports and racial issues.

“So much of my career at ESPN – almost exclusively at some points – has been in commentary,” she told Variety.“They hired me as a columnist. I’ve been giving my opinion since day one.”

During an in-depth conversation at OZY Fest in July, Hill mused about "whether or not I would continue on ... in sports period," Fox News previously reported.

“There is a real concentration, still a real need, on stories about women of color… that will be a huge focus of what I do," she said.

She said she is "really excited" about the next phase of her career and would work to dismantle institutional racism.

“Somebody needs to step up and save us,” Hill said.

She called leaving sports media a “bittersweet” feeling.

Hill and ESPN were not immediately available for comment on her departure.
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