Given the current state of ESPN, you know their ratings are down and there are massive layoffs coming, you would wonder why they would still proceed to…
1) Get political 2) Not suspend an anchor who dropped an f-bomb against POTUS – Regardless of where one of their personalities were but that’s where we are…
Host Katie Nolan made an appearance on “Desus & Mero” this week and proceed to call President Donald Trump a “f***ing stupid person” and only got off with a warning from her home network.
Desus Nice asked, “You came on this show to let people know you’re down with the alt-right people?”
“No!” she screamed, then held up her thumb, asking, “Is this banned?”
Holding up his thumb, Desus answered, “This is bad, and the okay, they’re both for white power.”
“F***ing hell,” she muttered.
Host Mero stated, “Thumbs up is white power now? Holy s***.”
Here’s the memo, hot off the presses, from ESPN President John Skipper:
“Today we are informing approximately 150 people at ESPN that their jobs are being eliminated.”
“We appreciate their contributions, and will assist them as much as possible in this difficult moment with severance, a 2017 bonus, the continuation of health benefits and outplacement services. They will also appreciate your support.”
“The majority of the jobs eliminated are in studio production, digital content, and technology and they generally reflect decisions to do less in certain instances and re-direct resources.”
“We will continue to invest in ways which will best position us to serve the modern sports fan and support the success of our business.”
A representative for ESPN told TMZ that Nolan had been warned but not suspended, adding, “We have looked into the totality of Nolan’s comments, they were inappropriate and we have addressed it with her.”
Nolan was hired by ESPN last October after working at Fox Sports as the host of “Garbage Time.” ESPN executive vice president Connor Schell stated, “Katie is smart, dynamic and brings to ESPN a fresh perspective and a great sense of humor. She is a rare talent and will represent our brand incredibly well as we continue to expand across the digital space.”