ESPN has been reported to be in some internal turmoil over host Jemele Hill, who has been suspended for violating company social media policies. Although she was suspended, they allowed her to do her show since no one else would take the offer to do it.
Now, former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry says that ESPN’s policies are driven by their parent company, Disney, who’s CEO Bob Iger is reportedly considering a run for the 2020 Democratic nomination for the White House.
She says that many conservatives are afraid to speak up or express an opinion on many issues due to the prevailing liberal policies. Like her, they all said they were often very uncomfortable working under the strict liberal policies of the network.
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill was suspended for violating the network’s social media policy a second time when she suggested Dallas Cowboy fans boycott the team’s advertisers. But according to former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, it was more about the network’s own bottom line than its policies.
McHenry told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney, “If you go after advertisers like Ford, Bank of America, AT&T, those advertisers are also on ESPN, so not only are you violating the social media policy for the second time in a row, you’re attacking the company’s bottom line so they have a serious issue.”
McHenry said that the influence of Iger’s liberal political views is what prompted ESPN to award the ESPY’s Arthur Ashe Award to Caitlyn Jenner instead of giving it to some more deserving veteran. It’s obvious by the way ESPN reporters are always praising and standing for LGBT athletes and the way they supported the NFL protesters.