Sep 14 2017

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News Comment #4

Posted at 6:55 PM under News Comments

-Fox News

This particular story is newsworthy because of Jemele Hill, an ESPN reporter, who put out a tweet calling President Donald Trump, a “white supremacist.”

This story is also newsworthy because of how ESPN is handling Hill and the response from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders saying that the comment is a “fireable offense.”

The story details about the recent history of ESPN reporters in the news involving politics in the “right-leaning” side and Hill’s last controversy.

This story is interesting because ESPN has not been handling the journalists’ discussions of their political views equally. Right-wing reporters for ESPN fired while liberal journalists are giving a slap on the wrist.

This difference in punishment started when ESPN became more left-leaning and brought this to their TV shows.

The audience for this story is sports fans and people who are into politics in a society like TV shows and sports channels.

The lede is not that great because it doesn’t give a summary of the controversy. The point of view for this story is from the third person.

The story is missing the response from Jemele Hill about her tweets about President Trump.

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One Response to “News Comment #4”

  1. fuglsangon 18 Sep 2017 at 10:48 PM 1

    I did see a similar comment somewhere. That ESPN fired Curt Schilling. I don’t think the situations are quite equal: Schilling did get warnings (and a suspension) before being fired, and his comments were racial and gender-specific. Hill went after one guy, and she did it on her own social media feed.

    Still, not a good move by Hill. People in the spotlight, and who work in high profile positions, should know they are not allowed to express their opinions.