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August 27, 2018

Get Woke, Get Fired: ESPN Severs Ties With Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill is going down to the minor leagues of #TheResistance.

Jemele Hill needed to be out at ESPN. Hill knew it. ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro knew it. And, now, Jemele Hill is out at ESPN.

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A buyout of her reported $2.5 million per year contract has been completed and her last day will be Friday, according to sources.

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It is quite simple as to why the buyout happened: Hill wants to continue her involvement in politics, and ESPN wants out of politics.

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Pitaro recently said he thinks the biggest misperception of ESPN is that it is political, and now he is putting action behind his words....


Now, Hill likely will look to try to go further into politics. ESPN will continue to try to move further away from politics. She had a very loud career at ESPN, but it is ending-- quietly.

I guess the business model of "MSNBC With Occasional Score Updates" isn't working out well. Nor is the business model of pushing away more than half your audience in order to make the smaller part that remains really, really like you through political and emotional validation.


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