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ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr. after he compares Obama to Hitler
sports.yahoo.com ^ | 10-3-11 | Chris Chase

Posted on 10/03/2011 6:51:51 PM PDT by Justaham

Hank Williams Jr., the singer whose various videos for the hit song "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night" has served as the intro to "Monday Night Football" for 23 seasons, compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler during a Monday morning appearance on "Fox and Friends." The statement led to ESPN pulling his popular intro segment, best known to fans for its "Are you ready for some football?" ending, for Monday night's game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

During a discussion on the 2012 presidential race, Williams began discussing Obama's golf outing with Speaker of the House John Boehner. He said it was a political mistake, on par with "Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu."

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1 posted on 10/03/2011 6:51:55 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
I heard about Bush being ‘hitler’ for years. Someone says it from the other angle? Fired. NFL expect repercussions.
2 posted on 10/03/2011 6:55:20 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Justaham

Jackass.


3 posted on 10/03/2011 6:55:44 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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To: Justaham

I think Hank Williams is wrong. At least Hitler was competent in handling the economy. I think the better comparison is to Lenin.


4 posted on 10/03/2011 6:56:26 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: allmost

I might have to go out and buy a Hank Williams album.


5 posted on 10/03/2011 6:57:45 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: JimmyMc

Now that sounds like a plan.


6 posted on 10/03/2011 6:58:42 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking time on the government's dime...)
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To: Justaham

Hank shouldn’t be working for those light in the loafers fairies at ESPN anyway. He’s better off.


7 posted on 10/03/2011 6:58:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you always tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you said.)
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To: Justaham

Are You Ready For Some FUBO?!


8 posted on 10/03/2011 6:59:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Justaham

Actually he never compared Obama to Hitler. What he said was Boehner and Obama Golfing was like Hitler and Netanyahu golfing. In other words, you could not find two more diametrically opposed people to play golf. He was no more likening Obama to Hitler than he was calling Boehner Netanyahu, ( which wouldnt even make sense as Boehner on his best day couldn’t even polish Bibi’s shoes.)

Stupid Gretchen Carlson and Stupid Stupid ESPN. Oh well two less things that I don’t watch that I will now avoid even more.


9 posted on 10/03/2011 6:59:21 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: Justaham

Obama is more like Mussolini, with strange twists of Lenin and Marx.

But regardless, it’s now the National Fondling League. I care about them no longer.


10 posted on 10/03/2011 6:59:42 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: 1malumprohibitum

whoops I meant to say “supposedly” diametrically opposed.


11 posted on 10/03/2011 7:00:45 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: Revolting cat!

ROFLMAO!

Good one :-D


12 posted on 10/03/2011 7:01:09 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Justaham

Hank, bless his heart, as well as hi dad’s and son’s, the Third, oughta get his hitlers straight - it’s George W. Bush who’s Hitler. Sheesh, you’d think everyone knows by know.


13 posted on 10/03/2011 7:02:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: WKUHilltopper
: Justaham Obama is more like Mussolini, with strange twists of Lenin and Marx.

At least Mussolini made the trains run on time. Under Obama, the TSA molests 95 year old grandmothers wearing Depends while letting Arabs go through without body searches.

14 posted on 10/03/2011 7:03:16 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: JimmyMc

Jr. is the topic here.


15 posted on 10/03/2011 7:04:17 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Artcore

I wish I had come up with that one, but I’m just stealing and spreading the word!


16 posted on 10/03/2011 7:04:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Justaham

Comparing BUSH To Hitler, No Problem! Good Job!

Comparing Obama to hitler, lose your job.

Amazing, isn’t it?


17 posted on 10/03/2011 7:04:37 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: allmost

“I heard about Bush being ‘hitler’ for years.”

We’re talking a different complexion, here. Anyone surprised?


18 posted on 10/03/2011 7:04:44 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: allmost
The NFL didn't fire him.. ESPN did(at least for this week).
19 posted on 10/03/2011 7:04:44 PM PDT by skully (I don't need no steenking tagline!!)
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To: Justaham

Could sports be more racist? It’s sickening. It was Gretchen or someone who made something out of that question. I knew the minute she emphasized it that he was out.

He went on the show to publicize some newly discovered music by his father that’s out now on TV but they had to delve into politics.

I think this is kinda sad.


20 posted on 10/03/2011 7:05:49 PM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: Justaham

Good Gawd man you can’t say such a thing about the Messiaah.

Have you lost your mind.

Who do you think you are David Allan Coe?


21 posted on 10/03/2011 7:06:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Justaham
Gonna buy more Hank Jr. stuff now!

My daughter got me a tee-shirt at a Hank Jr concert that says:

I'LL KEEP MY FREEDOM MY GUNS MY MONEY MY RELIGION AND YOU CAN KEEP THE "CHANGE". signed: Hank Williams, Jr.

I wear it often.

22 posted on 10/03/2011 7:08:16 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Justaham

I cannot stand PC sports jerks.


23 posted on 10/03/2011 7:11:45 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 1malumprohibitum

I’m glad that I’m not the only one who noticed this. It seems like the fact of what he actually said was somehow “missed” (sarcasm).


24 posted on 10/03/2011 7:12:10 PM PDT by Zarro (Jail Congress)
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To: Justaham
This is another example (like Rush) of the feminized pansies falling victim to political correctness.

Williams did NOT compare Obama to Hitler. He used an analogy of Hitler and Netanyaho to illustrate how politically polarized he thinks Boehner and Obama are.

25 posted on 10/03/2011 7:12:10 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: altura
It was Gretchen or someone who made something out of that question. I knew the minute she emphasized it that he was out.

You're right, it was Gretchen who caused the whole thing. Hank was there to talk about the CD and it was she who caused it all. And what really disappointed me was Brian with his deer in the headlights! You know his earpiece was going nuts. Fox and Friends has really let me down today.

26 posted on 10/03/2011 7:15:29 PM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Revolting cat!

“I wish I had come up with that one, but I’m just stealing and spreading the word!”
____________________________________________________

Speading the word is good. That’s how we get stuff to go viral!

-Cheers!


27 posted on 10/03/2011 7:16:40 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: 1malumprohibitum
Stupid Gretchen Carlson and Stupid Stupid ESPN.

An analogy, I believe is what this is called. He was comparing relative relationships. Not a person to a person.

Liberals are so ignorant. No wonder one can never explain anything to them. A liberal understanding logic would be like an caveman understanding calculus. Oops, did I say that liberals were cavemen?

28 posted on 10/03/2011 7:17:27 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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Let the boy sing his song


29 posted on 10/03/2011 7:17:33 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: skully

ESPN fired Hank, Not the NFL. ESPN, it should be noted, formerly employed the human excrement that is Keith Olbermann. Food for thought.


30 posted on 10/03/2011 7:23:58 PM PDT by PrkChps
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To: Justaham

hmm...I can’t tell from that line if the Hitler reference was supposed to reflect more on Boehner or Obama. Did the media just assume it was Obama?


31 posted on 10/03/2011 7:25:15 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Justaham
Did they think it was too insulting to Hitler?
32 posted on 10/03/2011 7:30:56 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: allmost

thats because when its said against a GOPer its patriotic dissent- when it targets uber-liberals its hate speech...


33 posted on 10/03/2011 7:33:42 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: 1malumprohibitum
Stupid Gretchen Carlson

I have always thought she is stupid. She might have book learning smarts, but no common sense. Actually I think she is dim-witted and slow to catch on. The Fox and Friends morning show has been less interesting ever since she came on. And at times I find her words to her co-hosts actually cruel and often very snippy. I think, behind the scenes, she probably acts like a diva and must have known someone to get the job. Something about her is just plain phony.

34 posted on 10/03/2011 7:36:34 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: PrkChps

We’ve decided to BOYCOTT MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL for the rest of the season! Support Hank Williams Jr and BOYCOTT MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!!


35 posted on 10/03/2011 7:39:47 PM PDT by goron (communism)
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To: MountainDad

Mind if I borrow that T-shrt that reads: “ I’LL KEEP MY FREEDOM MY GUNS MY MONEY MY RELIGION AND YOU CAN KEEP THE “CHANGE”. signed: Hank Williams, Jr. “ from time to time?

Maybe Hank Jr. and Ray Stevens could team up for a few video/songs? Wearing those T-shirts, of course.


36 posted on 10/03/2011 7:43:23 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: goron
They can be made to consider reality in other ways. imo.
37 posted on 10/03/2011 7:45:03 PM PDT by allmost
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Great, prejudice against Cavemen is so 2000.


38 posted on 10/03/2011 7:45:24 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Ken H

To be fair, Obama’s only had 3 million die on his watch frm abortion.


39 posted on 10/03/2011 7:47:02 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Baynative
Williams did NOT compare Obama to Hitler.

He most certainly did, albeit indirectly. Invoking "Hitler" to make a moral statement is so passe as to be meaningless were it not for the fact it can get one fired in a heartbeat. The mere fact the two names appeared in the same context is enough to drive PC wussies into cognitive contusions. Perhaps that was Williams' aim.

40 posted on 10/03/2011 7:47:09 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: PrkChps
ESPN fired Olbermann for one reason: he was too much a diva and drove his fellow co-workers crazy with his demands. It's the same problem that got Olbermann fired from MSNBC, too.

It'll be VERY interesting to see if ESPN finds a replacement for Hank Williams, Jr. though. Darius Rucker, a member of the band Hootie and the Blowfish and an accomplished country music solo artist in his own right, could probably be approached by ESPN to write a new theme song for Monday Night Football, since he's well-known to many high-profile ESPN employees (Rucker is close friends with both Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg of ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike in the Morning show).

41 posted on 10/03/2011 7:47:09 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: skully

ESPN has a contract with the NFL and ESPN would not make such a move unless the NFL directed them to do so.


42 posted on 10/03/2011 7:48:26 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Justaham

ILIKE Hank on Fakebook and read his statement (which I posted on another thread.) It is unique in that he, a wealthy performer, unlike most other wealthy performers, talks not about some abstract issues like climate change, and international politics, but about plain folks in this country who are suffering as a result of the policies of this administration, and knowing enough about Hank, you can be sure that his concern is not calculated, but sincere and genuine. I dig the man.


43 posted on 10/03/2011 7:48:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Justaham

They can fire all the GOP supporters they want but this time there’s no biting the tongue.


44 posted on 10/03/2011 7:48:51 PM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: CitizenM

Gretchen has been a lose, lose, since the day she took the F&F gig.

I have watched it very little ever since Faux go their pantys in a wad and ditched E.D. Hill, at least E.D. was an unabashed conservative.


45 posted on 10/03/2011 7:49:44 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Justaham

During the back and forth, Hank told the interviewer that he doesn’t like any of the GOP candidates but if he were t choose one of them, the one who attracted him most was Herman Cain.


46 posted on 10/03/2011 7:50:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Paleo Conservative

LOL!


47 posted on 10/03/2011 7:52:58 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Graewoulf

wonder where we can buy one of Hank’s t shirts....


48 posted on 10/03/2011 7:57:37 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Justaham

may I be so bold as to point out who decided pres. nero was hitler and mikey was bibi? after all the times i’ve heard pubbies described as nazis i would have thought they would think jr was calling mikey hitler. especially since jr is an entertainer who is automatically lib.
i guess in their cold hearts these libs at abc and espn actually think that this terrible thing about pres nero. or then again it is just another opportunity to censor free speech by telling other entertainers what to expect if they speak their mind.


49 posted on 10/03/2011 8:00:17 PM PDT by vade895
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To: Justaham


Look, no matter what you think about Obama, Hank screwed up, you don't say that about the President of the US unless of course, it were true, and it isn't. Hitler was a monster, his men threw jewish babies into the air and shot at them like clay pigeons, and other things I dare not mention, he was pure evil and so were the men who served under him. Obama is not like Hilter, Hank, you deserve to get fired. Maybe we'll see more of Faith Hill, now that's a definite win/win ...
50 posted on 10/03/2011 8:01:05 PM PDT by Scythian
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