Katie Nolan tests ESPN's new politics policy by calling President Trump stupid

Adjust Comment Print

In December, ESPN's front-facing employees attended a mandatory meeting at the company's headquarters in Bristol, Conn., to discuss the network's future and review its new policies on social media and political commentary.

During an appearance this week on Viceland's "Desus & Mero" program, ESPN's Katie Nolan called President Trump a "stupid person". The suggestion was made that a thumbs-up means "white power" and that Trump often uses it.

O'Neill also ripped ESPN boxing commentator Max Kellerman for declaring that the Houston Astros baseball team made a "grave error" in accepting a White House invitation.

Apple Acquires Buddybuild & Android Accessibility Dropped
Unsurprisingly, the startup added that will discontinue existing plans and Android app development on 1 March this year. Stewart Butterfield has served as an advisor for the company, and Slack has become one of its more prominent clients.

The sports network said it addressed the matter with Nolan, but it will not punish her beyond that, TMZ reported Friday.

Her "stupid" comment caused a stir on social media, as observers wondered if she would be suspended over her comment about the president.

But Nolan's comments don't technically violate the social media guidelines since they were not delivered on social media. In October the network suspended SC-6 host Jemele Hill for two weeks for calling for fans to boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers.

Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina
Marten said. "Patients experiencing acute symptoms should seek treatment at the nearest emergency department". Since September 1st, more than 600 people have been hospitalized in Oklahoma with the flu and 13 have died.

Whether Nolan faces any punishment remains to be seen and ESPN declined comment to Sporting News.

ESPN's new guidelines say employees "should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates, politicians or political parties" while avoiding "personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric".

Rebuffing Trump aid threat, Palestinians say Jerusalem 'not for sale'
It was not immediately clear whether Trump was threatening all of the budget, worth $319 million in 2016, according to USA government figures.

Comments