Saturday, 20 January, 2018

ESPN Chooses Not to Suspend Host Who Called Trump 'F***ing Stupid'

The Associated Press The Associated Press
Diane Mills | 07 January, 2018, 01:17

ESPN declined to comment to Sporting News about Nolan, but is known to handle controversial situations on a case-by-case basis.

Katie Nolan, a recent hire at ESPN, appeared on the talk show Desus & Mero on Viceland on Wednesday night. And the Emmy-winning Nolan, who joined ESPN from rival Fox Sports three months ago, was clearly having fun.

"That's because he's a f-- stupid person", Nolan replied.

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill criticized Trump in tweets in September.

Nolan clamored to cover up her harsh words, saying she was on "medicine" because she had the flu. Longtime ESPN President John Skipper suddenly announced in December that we has resigning from the network due to a substance addiction problem. It did revise its social media guidelines, imploring its staff to steer clear of politics. It tells its employees that they "should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates" and should "avoid personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric".

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While some people may be offended by the nature of Nolan's comments, it's unlikely that she will face any severe punishment due to the platform and tone of the appearance.

ESPN hired Nolan on October 16. She also is starring in SportsCenter on SnapChat videos.

Katie Nolan could be putting ESPN's new political policy to the test by calling President Donald Trump a "f-- stupid person".

"This has nothing to do with where on the political spectrum you fall", Kellerman said.

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