ESPN suspends Trump-hater Jemele Hill after she calls for boycott of Cowboys advertisers

Time and time again, we learn that the best way to bring the liberal establishment to its knees is by hitting its wallet.

No matter how big of a line it has crossed, and no matter how much backlash there is, the left-wing media-entertainment industrial complex always doubles down on its offenses–until its business interests are threatened.

It’s a lesson Jemele Hill is learning the hard way.

After getting out scot-free from the most egregious political controversies, the ESPN host has gotten herself suspended for two weeks. Hill’s crime: calling on fans to boycott the advertisers of the Dallas Cowboys, as reported by Fox News.

Hill, who co-hosts the program SC-6, took to Twitter on Sunday night to vent her frustrations with the Cowboys after the team’s owner, Jerry Jones, promised to bench any player who disrespects the flag by refusing to stand during the national anthem.

Hill told her 774,000 Twitter followers that “not patronizing the advertisers who support the Cowboys” would punish Jones without hurting the players themselves.

It’s clear Hill didn’t grasp the ramifications of what she was calling for when she penned her late-night tweets. By encouraging her followers to keep watching games–while boycotting advertisers–it’s as though she was trying to cover her bases and keep her bosses happy.

But like many liberals elites who forget about the world outside their bubble, Hill neglected the money trail. ESPN has no product without football teams. And football teams can’t subsist without advertisers.

Realizing the outspoken host was jeopardizing essential business relationships, ESPN took action and suspended Hill. The network put out the following statement.

ESPN was willing to let Hill’s penchant for controversy slide when she called President Trump a “white supremacist” last month, but biting that feeds her–and the rest of ESPN’s thousands of employees–went too far.

Hill was shaken by the disciplinary action. In a commentary she posted to the ESPN website The Undefeated, the sports host admitted to being brought to tears.

“It was the first time I had ever cried in a meeting,” Hill wrote. “I didn’t cry because [ESPN President John] Skipper was mean or rude to me. I cried because I felt I had let him and my colleagues down.”

Hill’s allies on the political left quickly came to her defense. Chief among them was activist Al Sharpton.

It’s not yet known whether Hill will receive pay or not during her suspension.

This incident serves to show that, despite what they’ve long been taught to believe, these left-wing media figures aren’t untouchable, infallible, or indispensable.

And conservatives are loving it!

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