Take Action: Support First Amendment Freedoms.
Last week, ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill tweeted that Donald Trump is “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists.” ESPN publicly reprimanded her and the White House called for her to be fired. This is a clear attack on the First Amendment.
Jemele Hill’s statement wasn’t partisan or controversial. Trump has said some of the Nazis and white supremacists at the Charlottesville rally and terrorist attacks were some very fine people and continues to assert that “both sides” were to blame for what happened there. Trump surrounds himself with openly white nationalist supporters, shares white nationalist memes, and appoints them to positions in the White House. His family’s real estate company has been the target of many Department of Justice lawsuits for refusing to rent to black people.
ESPN has double standards. This year, they once again hired Hank Williams, Jr., to sing their Monday Night Football theme song. Six years ago, he was fired by ESPN because he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler. Williams glorifies the Confederacy and lynching in his lyrics.
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