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Hank Williams Jr. Pulled From ‘Monday Night Football’ After Comments Made on Fox News
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Posted on 10/03/2011 4:29:24 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Hank Williams Jr. Pulled From ‘Monday Night Football’ After Comments Made on Fox News By Alex Weprin on October 3, 2011 6:02 PM

Musician Hank Williams Jr.–who doubles as the voice of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football”–has been pulled from tonight’s broadcast as a result of statements he made on Fox News early this morning.

On “Fox & Friends,” Williams said this of the so-called “golf summit,” which saw President Obama and VP Biden playing golf with House Speaker Boehner and Ohio Governor John Kasich:

“Come on! Come on! It would be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu!” adding “They’re the enemy! Obama! And Biden! Are you kiddin’ me, the Three Stooges!”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: espn; hankwilliamsjr; williams
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1 posted on 10/03/2011 4:29:29 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Are you ready for some unemployment?


2 posted on 10/03/2011 4:31:24 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Sub-Driver

Hank acted stupidly.


3 posted on 10/03/2011 4:32:33 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Sub-Driver
ESPN (owned by ABC) warns Paul Azinger not to diss Obama on Twitter yet Kenny Mayne gets no such warning about his vile Sarah Palin Tweet

Fires Rush Limbaugh for being right about the play of Donnan McNabb.

4 posted on 10/03/2011 4:33:01 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: trumandogz

So much for free speech. I guess if he said the tea party was just of bunch of Nazis, he’d be ok


5 posted on 10/03/2011 4:33:49 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty as a Christian)
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To: Sub-Driver

How many clebrities and news anchors who called Bush “Hitler” were fired??


6 posted on 10/03/2011 4:34:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, he’s wrong for saying Obama’s like Hitler. He’s more like Juan Peron.


7 posted on 10/03/2011 4:34:19 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Sub-Driver
Oops...looks like big girls and Disney/ABC/ESPN got their panties in a twist over HANK expressing his 1st Amendment right to what he believes!!

I'm tired of the PC BS that's filled Monday Night football anyway. Too much other good stuff to watch anyhow.

F'm all!

8 posted on 10/03/2011 4:34:40 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess they were looking for some pretense, all along, to end his participation. I don’t get it but maybe someone else can make sense of it for me.


9 posted on 10/03/2011 4:35:13 PM PDT by old school
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is it they NEVER pull the card of outrageous libs when they LIP OFF????Sounds like the chilling effect of more political correctness..


10 posted on 10/03/2011 4:35:41 PM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: Sub-Driver

The truth will get you in trouble every time.


11 posted on 10/03/2011 4:35:48 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sieg Heil!


12 posted on 10/03/2011 4:37:53 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: sbMKE
Stupidly?!?

You been in Wisconsin way too long if you really believe it!

13 posted on 10/03/2011 4:38:13 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: harpu

It has nothing to do with 1st Amendment rights! The government hasn’t anything to do with this, at least not ostensibly.


14 posted on 10/03/2011 4:38:21 PM PDT by old school
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To: GeronL

In other news ..... relatives of Adolf Hitler have also complained about the remark.


15 posted on 10/03/2011 4:39:32 PM PDT by NRA1776
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To: Nat Turner
Why is it they NEVER pull the card of outrageous libs when they LIP OFF????

Dixie Chicks?
16 posted on 10/03/2011 4:39:42 PM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: old school

Well, excuse me professor!


17 posted on 10/03/2011 4:40:19 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Sub-Driver

Question - this says “tonight’s” Is that all it is? Are they clear? I NEVER thought I would find myself defending Hank Williams, Jr., but everybody’s right once in awhile. And HE SAID NOTHING WRONG!!!


18 posted on 10/03/2011 4:40:47 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: shadeaud

“So much for free speech”

Not a free speech issue.

Just a matter of a private company and private organization making a decision.


19 posted on 10/03/2011 4:40:47 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: harpu

NFL is skating on thin ice.

If the right is smart, it will destroy them.

They are nothing but an extension of the slave trade, with no guarantee contracts and extreme violence against blacks.

Somebody over there had better find a clue quick, because if Hank Jr doesn’t sing tonight, the NFL might as well start using a soccer ball, because NASCAR NFL fans WILL REVOLT.


20 posted on 10/03/2011 4:41:43 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Sub-Driver

I saw the interview this morning and did not think he said anything wrong!


21 posted on 10/03/2011 4:44:22 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Irenic

“Sieg Heil”

Or in Obama`s case.. Sieg Fail.


22 posted on 10/03/2011 4:47:24 PM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Why is Hank Williams Jr. punished for speaking his mind while Al Sharpton is rewarded for doing the same?
23 posted on 10/03/2011 4:49:50 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Sub-Driver

,,,,,, why hell ,,, now Hank can go on the talk show circuit ,,, and really blast the manchild .


24 posted on 10/03/2011 4:50:23 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Sub-Driver
Let ESPN know what you think about this. http://espn.go.com/espn/contac​t I wrote them.
25 posted on 10/03/2011 4:50:57 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: liberalh8ter

I’ll give you a hint: C O L O R


26 posted on 10/03/2011 4:51:16 PM PDT by Student0165 (474 days until the kenyan is out of office)
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To: liberalh8ter

You know the answer: Rev. Al talks crap that they like, Hank Jr. talked crap they didn’t like. I’d much rather have private companies playing PC games than the government forcing policies onto us based on PC principles.


27 posted on 10/03/2011 4:53:07 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver

The Media thinks that Hank just compared Hitler to Obama.

Imagine how angry they would have been if they thought he actually compared Obama to Netanyahu ? Perish the thought !


28 posted on 10/03/2011 4:53:28 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: Sub-Driver

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FUBO! TIME FOR MONDAY NIGHT FUBO!

29 posted on 10/03/2011 4:53:40 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: shadeaud

I think entertainers should not use their access to microphones to express their political views. Barbara Streisand, Linda Ronstadt and others ...

“Shut up and sing” IOW.


30 posted on 10/03/2011 4:54:05 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Sub-Driver

If you don’t want to boycott MNFB on ESON then you can let their sponsors know of your concern.


31 posted on 10/03/2011 4:54:18 PM PDT by HChampagne
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To: HChampagne

That’s ESPN not ESON.


32 posted on 10/03/2011 4:55:11 PM PDT by HChampagne
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To: Rome2000
....because NASCAR NFL fans WILL REVOLT.

I won't be holding my breath.

I thought they (NASCAR fans, football fans) would revolt when they banned the rebel flag from many southern speedways, stadiums.

Or when it was banned in Alabama U.

Or when Ole Miss dumped its mascot, Colonel Reb for the Black Bear.

They didn't. Just sat back inb their lougne chairs and grew fat...

Just keep letting themselves be bullied by PC.
33 posted on 10/03/2011 4:55:28 PM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is crap.

I watched it as it happened, and Hank Jr. did not "compare" Obama to Hitler.

Rather, he was making the point that Boehner and Obama are as far apart on the political spectrum as Hitler and Bi Bi are/were, and have little business playing golf together. He was disgusted that Republicans are still reaching across the aisle, and I am with him on that.

I must have missed where someone lost their job over the "take those son of a bitches out" comment that referred to the Tea Party people.

34 posted on 10/03/2011 4:56:07 PM PDT by PalmettoMason ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.")
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To: bigbob

While I can agree with you on principal, I would like to see ESPN/NFL boycotted until they respect HW Jr’s right to free speech.


35 posted on 10/03/2011 4:57:34 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Lionheartusa1

Can you imagine Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr, doing musical shows together with political patter too? I love the image of two decent and dedicated Americans speaking up, speaking out, speaking the truth.

Do you want to party???

Hell yeah!

Let’s throw in Larry the Cable Guy for more humor.

What a show. What great Americans!!


36 posted on 10/03/2011 4:57:46 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes that is exactly what he said, as it is obvious as long as the Obamination is in effect we will all become political prisoners for speaking the truth.


37 posted on 10/03/2011 4:58:02 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: sbMKE

Stupidly? For telling the truth?


39 posted on 10/03/2011 5:02:06 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Now who didn’t see this coming?

Hank speaks his mind and gets shat upon. If he were that gutter tramp garafolo, he’d get a raise.

Now I realize I’m in the minority, but as I loathe footie ball, Hank not being involved with the nfl can only be a good thing.

Stick to your guns Hank, don’t let the bastards get you down.


40 posted on 10/03/2011 5:06:56 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: PalmettoMason

Thanks for your clarification - that makes sense. It would be interesting to hear the whole exchange in context. Apparently you cannot utter “Obama” and “Hitler” in the same sentence, lol...


41 posted on 10/03/2011 5:10:48 PM PDT by khnyny (Our government has become Hal in "2001 A Space Odyssey")
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll side with Hank on this one.The hell with MNF.


42 posted on 10/03/2011 5:13:34 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: liberalh8ter

It’s not a Free Speech issue. They aren’t obligated to employ anyone.


43 posted on 10/03/2011 5:18:21 PM PDT by Borges
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To: khnyny

I have a Dish PVR and I set up FNF to record at 2am when its starts, an hour or two later when I get up I then rewind the show, skip the commercials and lame stuff and I get the gist of the news, at least some news instead of this moronic trio trying to herd political inputs into just awakening Americans.

Anyway I happened to be up earlier and watched this live, Hank Jr. I sincerely hope becomes Sarah Palins official song writer. I am tire of tippy toeing around this affirmative action piece of trash that is like a pustule I cannot reach on my behind.


44 posted on 10/03/2011 5:18:48 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: harpu

I just say no to thugsport


45 posted on 10/03/2011 5:21:01 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: trumandogz

What an idiot!!


46 posted on 10/03/2011 5:22:17 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: shadeaud
So much for free speech. I guess if he said the tea party was just of bunch of Nazis, he’d be ok

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47 posted on 10/03/2011 5:22:55 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: sbMKE

Liberals say horrible things about us - and they NEVER lose their jobs...


48 posted on 10/03/2011 5:23:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (Bibi would go toe to toe with the devil if it was the only way to save his beloved Israel.)
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To: harpu

He had every right to say what he said. ABC had every right to fire him for saying it. There are consequences to that free speech thing


49 posted on 10/03/2011 5:24:23 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Rome2000

NFL is skating on thin ice.

If the right is smart, it will destroy them.


Sorry, but too many morons on all sides put their circuses ahead of the strength of our nation.

The first thing is to stop CARING about what other guys playing games do.


50 posted on 10/03/2011 5:24:53 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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