Almost 100 ESPN employees have been let go in sweeping downsizes over the last several months, but Britt McHenry thinks hers had more to do with politics than sports.
The sports reporter replied to a column from Outkick the Coverage writer Clay Travis, in which he quoted an ESPN executive saying the network isn’t too liberal, despite recent complaints.
“I mean I’ve been openly Conservative…look how that ended up,” she responded on Twitter in a now-deleted tweet captured by the Big Lead.
McHenry is best known for her one-week suspension after being caught on camera berating a parking lot attendant in April 2015.
ESPN reporter Britt McHenry writes pity piece nobody wanted
“I’m on television, and you’re in a f—ing trailer, honey,” she said, referring to the employee as a “college dropout.”
In December, McHenry posted and deleted a photo with House Speaker Paul Ryan at a GOP event in Washington, D.C.
A week later, she penned a first-person apology for her verbal outburst in which she recalled all of the abuse she received.
Ed Werder, Jayson Stark and Trent Dilfer were among the biggest names laid off at ESPN recently.