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ESPN yanks Hank for comparing Obama to Hitler
Politico ^ | 10/3/11 | staff

Posted on 10/03/2011 3:23:34 PM PDT by Nachum

Hank Williams, Jr., the voice famous for asking millions of football fans whether they’re ready for some football, has been pulled from tonight’s broadcast of “Monday Night Football” over a comment he made on Fox News this morning.

Williams, who sings the lead-in song to the game each week, criticized the president for his golf summit with House Speaker John Boehner this summer.

“It would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli leader) Benjamin Netanyahu,” Williams told “Fox & Friends.”

USA Today, among others, picked up the quote, speculating on whether the comparison would get Williams booted from the broadcast .

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: espn; hank; hankwilliamsjr; hitler; obama; williams; yanks
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1 posted on 10/03/2011 3:23:41 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

gonna run out of people to yank, eventually.


2 posted on 10/03/2011 3:24:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmDW5p8X9xs

Won’t be the same without Hank’s song....


3 posted on 10/03/2011 3:25:13 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Some people just hate when the truth is spoken.


4 posted on 10/03/2011 3:25:41 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (.a.d.y.)
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To: Nachum
Well, it was a bad analogy any who.

More like Netanyahu playing golf with Arafat.

5 posted on 10/03/2011 3:25:55 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: Nachum

ESPN is a PC scaredy cat company, like most of the rest of them.


6 posted on 10/03/2011 3:26:17 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Nachum

So, ole’ Hank won’t be playing the White House until 2013.


7 posted on 10/03/2011 3:27:24 PM PDT by justapicker (I don't want the cheese, I just want out of the trap)
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To: Nachum

Well I’m going to yank espn.


8 posted on 10/03/2011 3:27:50 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: the invisib1e hand

SO much for FREE SPEECH. And sports are controlled as a big money-making scheme. So Who’s controlling ESPN?


9 posted on 10/03/2011 3:28:24 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: Nachum

Put MNF back on the network. We can do without a reality show on Monday night.


10 posted on 10/03/2011 3:28:38 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Nachum
I can't imagine anyone who answers to "Bocephus" would give a rat's ass about ESPN anyway. I'm sure the checks were nice while they were coming.

And the lawsuit, too; that oughta be a hoot.

11 posted on 10/03/2011 3:28:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Nachum
Entertainers who engage in political commentary must be willing to deal with the consequences.
12 posted on 10/03/2011 3:29:04 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Nachum

Are they going to yank idiots like Kenny Maine for making violent statements about Palin? ESPN has a massive double standard and punishes anyone who is critical of Obama.


13 posted on 10/03/2011 3:29:04 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Nachum

Guess we’ll never know the names of the cowards that took the decision to fire him.


14 posted on 10/03/2011 3:29:17 PM PDT by ngat
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To: jersey117

” It`s a family tradition “?


15 posted on 10/03/2011 3:29:34 PM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Nachum

a fast and furious response


16 posted on 10/03/2011 3:29:43 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Nachum

I listened to the quote. I don’t think he compared Obama to Hitler anymore than he compared Boehner to Netanyahu. In fact, it could be the other way around. Who knows?


17 posted on 10/03/2011 3:30:17 PM PDT by IamConservative (Government is the only institution that can add ink to paper and make both worth less.)
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To: Nachum

If a similar remark had been made about Bush there would be no consequence.


18 posted on 10/03/2011 3:30:18 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: lephantom

Mickey Mouse...


19 posted on 10/03/2011 3:30:26 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

“Entertainers who engage in political commentary must be willing to deal with the consequences.”

how do you know he’s not?


20 posted on 10/03/2011 3:30:59 PM PDT by ngat
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Everything about 0 is Hitlerisk. All we have to do is open our eyes.

We all see what’s becoming of this country.

Make new rules so businesses can’t possibly stay in business.
Ergo, NO JOBS—Ergo, unemployment, food stamps, government
takeover of everyone.

IT’S REALLY CLEAR AS A BELL.


21 posted on 10/03/2011 3:31:24 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (.a.d.y.)
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To: Nachum

Geez, and how many lefties DIRECTLY accused Bush of BEING Hitler?

It was a national sport back then.


22 posted on 10/03/2011 3:31:59 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Are you ready for some Hitler?
Are you ready for some small mustache?


23 posted on 10/03/2011 3:32:47 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Nachum
Hank Williams, Jr. is one of the few contemporary artists that I like. His father was also a patriot.

Don't Give Us a Reason--Hank Williams, Jr., 1990

No, No, Joe--Luke the Drifter (Hank Williams, Sr.), 1950

24 posted on 10/03/2011 3:33:24 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Nachum

That’s a pretty mild statement. He’s not calling Obama Hitler, he’s trying to say how odd it is that two opposites can play golf together.

How many times did Bush get criticism for his vacations and golf yet 0 gets nothing?


25 posted on 10/03/2011 3:33:31 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Nachum

ESPN = MSNBC.


26 posted on 10/03/2011 3:34:24 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: chemicalman

Nobody is going to watch the lopsided matchup on tonight’s game anyhow.


27 posted on 10/03/2011 3:34:34 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: ngat

I never suggested he wasn’t.


28 posted on 10/03/2011 3:35:15 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Nachum

are you ready for some giant belt buckle?

(I’d rather look at Faith Hill)


29 posted on 10/03/2011 3:35:34 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Nachum

That’s funny! I already yanked ESPN for douching Rush! So there you lib cretins!


30 posted on 10/03/2011 3:36:14 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Nachum

I’m done with espn.


31 posted on 10/03/2011 3:36:42 PM PDT by barmag25 (Cain vs. Unable 2012)
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To: Nachum

Comments at the site are surprisingly almost totally for Hank.


32 posted on 10/03/2011 3:36:47 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Nachum
F MNF.

As far as I see it, it won't be long before there will be anybody who has anything nice to say about the punk marxist POTUS. At least Hitler didn't put this country into a depression.

33 posted on 10/03/2011 3:36:56 PM PDT by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
gonna run out of people to yank, eventually.

Don't yank Hank! I'm ready for some football.

34 posted on 10/03/2011 3:37:01 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Starboard
If a similar remark had been made about Bush there would be no consequence.

Natalie Maines would disagree.

35 posted on 10/03/2011 3:37:54 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Entertainers who engage in political commentary must be willing to deal with the consequences.

You mean Alec Baldwin, Roseanne Barr, Lady Gaga, Bill Maher and other lefties?

36 posted on 10/03/2011 3:37:57 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Well that just beats all.
Its fox and friends fault!!!!!!!!!

They asked him about politics. And he gave them his honest answer

I am really sick of this!!!!


37 posted on 10/03/2011 3:37:59 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Well that just beats all.
Its fox and friends fault!!!!!!!!!

They asked him about politics. And he gave them his honest answer

I am really sick of this!!!!


38 posted on 10/03/2011 3:38:04 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Nachum

Bwahahahahahaha, now that is some serious karma when all these wackjob idiots were comparing Bush to Hitler.... =.=


39 posted on 10/03/2011 3:38:20 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Nachum

Told ya.

ESPN are a bunch of PC pansies.

MNF will be forever ruined without Hank.


40 posted on 10/03/2011 3:38:32 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
(I’d rather look at Faith Hill)

As good looking as she is, Faith and her wimpy hubby are flaming libs.

41 posted on 10/03/2011 3:38:49 PM PDT by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: Nachum

Really shouldn’t be comparing The Won to Hitler.

Hitler didn’t need a teleprompter.


42 posted on 10/03/2011 3:39:28 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Nachum

What is with the Effing Sports Political Network?


43 posted on 10/03/2011 3:39:28 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Nachum

ABC:

” How dare zu inzult Der Fuheur ! Ze song ist nicht zu sein gespielt !!! “


44 posted on 10/03/2011 3:39:36 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Nachum

This was an absolutely ridiculous comparison by Hank Jr.

Hitler loved his adopted country of Germany.

Obama hates America.

A better comparison may be Stalin, or (economically) Mussolini.


45 posted on 10/03/2011 3:40:01 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: headstamp 2

Good thing this kind of “discipline” didn’t go on during the last administration, 99% of our entertainers would have been “pulled”.


46 posted on 10/03/2011 3:40:18 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Nachum

Damn. Comments closed at ESPN


47 posted on 10/03/2011 3:40:26 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: Nachum

If only Faith Hill would criticize Obama, then we wouldn’t have to endure that awful Sunday Night Football song.


48 posted on 10/03/2011 3:41:05 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: buccaneer81

I didn’t say it was fair...it’s not.

But those are good examples of why I don’t like singers and actors shooting their mouths off about politics...even if I might agree with them.


49 posted on 10/03/2011 3:41:08 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: buccaneer81

What about Jay Leno.


50 posted on 10/03/2011 3:41:17 PM PDT by Brimack34
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