Hill Wanted Imus’ Head; Gets Pitchforked Herself

SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY notes today that Jemele Hill was suspended by ESPN for the ignorant, childlike Hitler-as-the-Celtics comparison that she made in a recent ESPN.com piece.

Jemele Hill ESPN

Statement: “She’s been relieved of her responsibilities for a period of time to reflect on the impact of her words. Within hours of its posting on Saturday evening, the inappropriate references were removed from the site, but our system of checks and balances failed Jemele and our readers and we are addressing that as well.”

It is interesting to note that apparently the editor of the piece (see “checks and balances”) was not disciplined. At least that we know of. Read more…