A former ESPN reporter has claimed on Twitter that she was laid off because she was “white” and “made too much.”  But the last time she got suspended at ESPN it was due to her cruelty.


Britt McHenry has since deleted the tweets, which were issued in response to criticisms from the Twitterverse on her skills. However, the comments were screen captured by other users.

McHenry, who is now a Fox News commentator and host of Like It Or Not on WTTG Fox 5 in Washington, DC,  was among those axed from the sports cable network in one of its first rounds of cost-cutting.

She brought up her dismissal on Twitter after being taunted about being dropped from NFL coverage. She was laid off by ESPN in 2017, claiming upon her exit that her conservative views were stifled.

In a reply to the Deadspin web site, McHenry tried to walk back some of her comments, saying, “I think there were a number of factors into laying me off.”

But McHenry earlier said she may explore her firing in a forthcoming book. “Trust me, I wouldn’t make a claim without proof. One day in a book. One day soon.” 

Former colleague Jemele Hill, who was demoted from SportsCenter at ESPN and herself made some controversial remarks, sent a tweet scoffing at the McHenry remarks.

 


By Robert Littal

Some people are calling for her to be fired, I look at it a different way. She is having a disagreement with a parking lot attendant and she goes with the standard put me down lines.

Calls her fat, makes fun of her teeth, says he lives in trailer and pulls the “I work in TV” line. I am sure this happens a lot with people after work, depending on their mood or she could just be a horrible person.


But, is it a fireable offense? We now know what pissed her off in the first place and if being bitchy and mean is enough to get people fired then a lot more people would be fired. You watch the video and make your own determination on what ESPN should do, if anything.

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Here is the woman Britt was ridiculing.

Here is how the dispatcher described what happened…

The video can be seen above. Brittany McHenry insults the dispatcher, tells her to lose weight, and belittles her for doing her job.

The dispatcher was an innocent employee simply doing her job.

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