Former journalist and college basketball player Lisa Salters is not happy, Jemele Hill shared
The former FOX Sports sideline reporter Charissa Thompson made some revelations about her career which shocked the Sports world.
Seems like it is one of the most shocking admissions in the sports world. A lot of popular sideline reporters have criticized Charissa Thompson for providing fake news and fake quotes.
Some called her work Professional fraud, some called it “deplorable” and some reprimanded Charissa for her actions.
It also didn’t sit well with a popular name in the reporting world, Lisa Salters. Lisa Salters is a popular American Journalist and a college basketball player. She has been a reporter for ESPN since 2000.
“Shocked. Disappointed. Disgusted. What we heard today called all sideline reporters into question. My job is an honor, a privilege and a craft at which I have worked so hard,” Salters wrote. “Trust and credibility. They mean everything to a journalist. To violate either one – in any way – not only makes a mockery of the profession, but is a disservice to players, coaches and, most importantly, to fans.”
Shocked. Disappointed. Disgusted. What we heard today called all sideline reporters into question. My job is an honor, a privilege and a craft at which I have worked so hard…— Lisa Salters (@saltersl) November 17, 2023
Contributing writer for The Atlantic and Spotify podcast host Jemele Hill reposted Lisa Salters’ post and offered her own perspective on the topic.
Jemele Hill said that Black women especially feel betrayed by Charissa Thompson’s confession.
“My respect for Lisa Salters is infinite,” Hill said. “When I did sideline reporting in 2012, I reached out to her for insight on how to do the job the right way and she dropped jewels on me. A lot of women in our industry — but especially Black women — felt really betrayed by what CT admitted.”
My respect for Lisa Salters is infinite. When I did sideline reporting in 2012, I reached out to her for insight on how to do the job the right way and she dropped jewels on me. A lot of women in our industry — but especially Black women — felt really betrayed by what CT… https://t.co/0jDd28PHeO— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 17, 2023
Charissa Thompson has been criticized and exposed by a lot of popular figures and fans.
Charissa revealed that: “I’ve said this before.” “I haven’t been fired to saying it, but I’ll say it again. I would make up the report sometimes, because the coach wouldn’t come out at halftime, or it was too late and I didn’t want to screw up the report. So I was like, ‘I’m just gonna make this up’. Because first of all, no coach is gonna get mad if I say, ‘Hey, we need to stop hurting ourselves, we need to be better on third down, we need to stop turning the ball over and do a better job of getting off the field.’ They’re not gonna correct me on that. So I’m like, it’s fine, I’ll just make up the report.”