After Jemele Hill is named NABJ "Journalist of the Year," Fox & Friends attacks her as being "unemployed" (She still works at ESPN)
Lawrence Jones: The NABJ "is literally saying now, 'we're going to applaud unemployment,' and that's not something I stand for"
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From the May 22 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Lawrence, I always thought journalists broke stories. She has commentary. Whether you agree with it or not, that's a brand new nuance to that category.
LAWRENCE JONES (CAMPUSREFORM.ORG): Yeah, the bottom line is that she's unemployed from hosting her own TV show. This is not something we should be promoting. At the end of the day, I want people that look like me, people that looked up to her, to have someone on TV that is going to -- forever show them that they can do it. Now she can't do that. Now she's unemployed. The National Black Association of Journalism (sic) is literally saying now, "we're going to applaud unemployment," and that's not something I stand for.
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Well, when I was in journalism school it was all about just the facts, but now apparently journalism looks a lot like activism. And sometimes you watch the briefing at the White House, there are a lot of activists in there.
JONES: And apparently activism is starting to pay more too, because they continue to keep their jobs.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): National Black Association of Journalists, they released this statement, they said, "She uses her platform to address national, social and cultural issues, in addition to sports. Hill nearly broke the internet last year when she criticized President Donald Trump."
JONES: Oh, you mean that platform that she no longer has?
JONES: I want to, if I had a little girl, to say, hey, if she wanted to go into sports, she could look up to Jemele. Well, there is no Jemele anymore.