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Former ESPN Host Jemele Hill Made Assassination Joke During Trump #SOTU

Former ESPN Host Jemele Hill Made Assassination Joke During Trump #SOTU

“referenced a phrase uttered by an assassin before Malcolm X was gunned down in 1965”

Jemele Hill is no stranger to controversy, which is usually self-inflicted. During President Donald Trump’s state of the union address, she made a joke about assassination and is now trying to backtrack.

Brian Flood reports at FOX News:

Ex-ESPN host Jemele Hill makes State of the Union assassination reference in now-deleted tweet

Former ESPN host Jemele Hill deleted a tweet in which, describing what a Democratic lawmaker should say at President Trump’s State of the Union address, she jokingly referenced a phrase uttered by an assassin before Malcolm X was gunned down in 1965.

It all started when Showtime’s Desus Nice tweeted that he would like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to interrupt Trump’s speech by yelling, “Whose mans is this?”

Hill, who famously called Trump a “white supremacist” in 2017 before her exit from ESPN, is now a writer for The Atlantic. She responded to Nice with her own vision fof what the freshman lawmaker should shout.

“Nah, she gotta yell: GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET,” Hill tweeted.

While not everyone picked up on Hill’s comment, some history buffs realized it was a reference to assassination.

“That statement is a reference to what one of Malcolm X’s assassins yelled out before they killed the 1960s civil rights leader,” NewsBusters’ deputy research director Geoffrey Dickens wrote.

As Flood mentions above, in the fall of 2017 while working at ESPN, Hill called Trump a white supremacist. The network dropped her less than a year later, but she was hired to write for The Atlantic.

Here’s a copy of her now deleted tweet:

Someone must have said something to Hill because she’s trying to back out of this:

You may recall that in the spring of 2018, The Atlantic hired and then fired conservative writer Kevin Williamson over his views on abortion, after caving to a left wing mob.

Will Jemele Hill face any consequences?

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There is that admonition about “reaping and sowing”. She is so “free” with her speech because she is a protected minority. I think it comes from a life with no accountability.

She still refuses to define the meaning of her statement. Her lame excuse that she was referring to movies is lol. How was Trump trying to get into her pocket? What did her comment have to do with the SOTU? It’s far more relevant for taxpayers to holler to democrats, “getcha hand outta my pocket.”

Really? STFW? How is this news or important?

LI has MUCH better stuff to deal with.

    kenoshamarge in reply to Ragspierre. | February 7, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    If you weren’t interested why bother to read it? Quit being such a dog in the manger.

      Ragspierre in reply to kenoshamarge. | February 7, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      How would I know how vacant it was if I didn’t read it?

      I read stuff here, and some of it is a waste of my time and the LI brand.

      I won’t know that unless I read it, will I? Or should I know by divination?

She has used the phrase before, but in sports contexts.
So instead of being entirely certain of what she meant I’m down to 75%. She is *not* ignorant about it’s usage during the murder of Malcolm X as he is referenced in her previous tweets.


She may just be making a ‘funny joke’ and didn’t think it through. Considering her previous race-baiting that seems unlikely. With her animus toward Trump I wouldn’t give her a pass.

The movie to which she refers is “Malcolm X,” The assassination scene. So whether she’s referring to the actual assassination, and says she’s referring to movies, she’s referring to the the point in a movie where Malcolm X gets assassinated. Applying it to Trump.

JusticeDelivered | February 7, 2019 at 1:21 pm

In the sixties Affirmative Action seemed reasonable. As far as I can tell it is no longer justified. I think everyone deserves opportunity as long as they are willing to work for it. That does not mean they deserve a guaranteed outcome.

There is a serious accountability gap where blacks are concerned today. They wanted and received opportunity, but for some reason do not believe in accountability.

    In the sixties Affirmative Action seemed reasonable.

    I wouldn’t say so. Institutionalized, official racism was a disgraceful idea even then.

      Ragspierre in reply to tom_swift. | February 7, 2019 at 2:37 pm

      Originally, there was a vision of “affirmative action” that anyone could endorse.

      It essentially said, “OK, let’s look for qualified candidates for our positions that we might have eschewed before on the basis of extraneous crap, like the color of their skin”.

      Nothing whatsoever wrong there.

      It BECAME wrong when it said, “OK, let’s look for candidates based on extraneous crap like the color of their skin”.

There is no other use for that particular phrase except to call for killing someone. None.

Free pass for this moron, no doubt, while anyone other than one of these SJW twits would probably be looking at jail time.

rustyshamrock | February 7, 2019 at 6:36 pm

Ok… But what does “Whose mans is this?” mean?

“But what does “Whose mans is this?” mean?”

Its a way of saying a man is acting a fool and his woman needs to come and claim him.

Truth; Ms. Hill knew EXACTLY what she was referencing when she sent the tweet and so did everyone else that got the reference. Even her justification screams she knew because in every instance she was saying / implying they or she was “killing it”.

Maybe someone from her street days will shoot HER.