Skip to comments.ESPN yanks Hank for comparing Obama to Hitler
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 theyre ready for some football, has been pulled from tonights 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 ...
You’re right. Yours is better.
Unless they're Leftists...
Truth always hurts. I am sure barry threw one of his childish fits....
Destroying those three anti-American bimbos was almost as sweet as disposing of Dan Rather. The left was never going to respect FReepers, but they learned to fear us.
True, only, there never are any for the left, only the right... consequences that is...
The public made THAT choice.
Back when Bush was president that comment would have given you a prime spot every time.
the left getting people fired does this mean it is alright for beckel to be fired from FOX seeing as he loves to do the name calling and is a very bitter twisted man
Because there's an obvious double standard.
You are right, less than a rat’s ass. Lyrics: My name is Bocephus. I’m a son of a gun. Some of us are born with it, some of us don’t ever, ever get it. Thank God I’m a guitar man, and it’s true I love the money. And it’s true I love all the honeys. But the thing I really love is to get down with the band. Hank Williams Jr.
Well, I don’t even watch stupid football stuff, but now I am not going to watch it on Monday Night ON PURPOSE!!!
the left control the media, the left are organized much more than us about who and what they ant on the air.
Maybe it is time for us freepers and other sites to join up and send out mass mail to elected official and media outlets when we see them not covering such issues like obama with the black panthers in 07 or fast and furious, green energy scam companies etc
The whole segment. We’ll miss him.
Now he knows how Rush feels.
Yep ESPN had no issue with Mike Tyson saying those deplorable things about Sarah Palin..ESPN = HYPOCRITES
with some people, the harder you try to bang 'em into a round hole, the squarer they become.
FUBO GTFO! 474 Days until Noon Jan 20, 2013
Hitler didnt need a teleprompter.
THAT needs to be posted at ESPN.
Comments to ESPN:
Hank Williams has his opinion, and it just happens to be based on facts, at least when it comes to wanting to control the individual lives of citizens. Didn’t Obama say his base needs “to go to war” with conservatives?
He’s a self-admitted socialist. Here is a clue: NAZI is short for “National Socialists”.
And just look at who he has surrounded himself with: A bunch of radical socialists, including real terrorists who murdered law enforcement officers and preach violence against the United States.
So must a network that bows to PC. We've watched out last MNF game.
Knew that was coming.
I yanked ESPN a long time ago. I have no use for those liberal pc pantywaists.
It wasn’t a good analogy but it doesn’t matter. ESPN’s Monday night games are terrible. Worst decision ever was giving ESPN the right to broadcast football games.
I seem to recall recent comments by Mr. San Francisco, that were WAYYY out of line about the TEA party and conservatives. Think they will ban the playing of “I left my heart”? From promos about a SF v whomever game?
Hank No Sing Me NO Watch. God Bless this Free Country.
Comments are still flowing in.
Now, the only thing that is utterly, obviously different here is how incredibly quickly DisneyABCESPN pulled said plug. Yeah, that would have happened on the same day back in 2005. Riiiiiiiight.
Since ESPN has gone Clymer over this, Fox should have him on a regular basis as a Fox News Contributor.
Some Freepers called this early today.
omg everyone flip flops grow up libs,,,,,,,,,,,,
Hank, Are you ready for some unemployment?
Poor Hank, hand him a hankie, and he’d better get with the program - it’s Bush who’s like Hitler.
Geez, these country stars are really not too bright.
“Well Im going to yank espn.”
Make room. I’m with you, jersey.
ESPAM can go suck sewer water.
ESPN is totally co-opted by the hard left. Not sure how it happened, but it has been observed by many for quite a while.
Have you listened to Hank Williams III?
When will people learn. Never drop the Hitler card. Don’t do it. Just don’t do it.
They fired Rush, after all, for saying something he didn't say!
The NFL called the shot on this one.
“Entertainers who engage in political commentary must be willing to deal with the consequences.”
I assume it works the other way, too: Networks that engage in left-wing Marxist PC politics must deal with the consequences.
What say you?
If it weren't for the Bucs playing at home, and being on TV locally for the first time in over two years, I would too! The Bucs, can't sell out their stadium, so we're blacked out when they play at home.
I seldomly watch ESPN anyway, because of their liberal, hip hop view of sporting news.
“What say you?”
I’ll say that ESPN and the NFL will continue to make tons of cash with or without Hank Jr.
I just visited ESPN.com and the comments on this are coming in so fast it is hard to keep up. Of course all those angry at Hank Jr., and those supporting him, are being called racist.
So, the level of lib response is at its usual sophmoric level.
That didn’t take long.
Surely, you remember that's where Olberdork got his start!
Never invoke Hitler, there is never an upside to it, but always plenty of downside.
Let the free market decide. Cancel ESPN to send a message and see what happens. I can assure you the lefties are all over ESPN to get rid of Hank.
Since I don’t watch ESPN and MNF was horrible the last time I watched (The booth was having a conversation unrelated to the game while completely ignoring the action on the field) I can’t exactly boycott something I already don’t watch.