Skip to comments.ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr. after he compares Obama to Hitler
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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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?
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.
I cannot stand PC sports jerks.
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).
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.
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.
“I wish I had come up with that one, but Im just stealing and spreading the word!”
Speading the word is good. That’s how we get stuff to go viral!
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?
Let the boy sing his song
ESPN fired Hank, Not the NFL. ESPN, it should be noted, formerly employed the human excrement that is Keith Olbermann. Food for thought.
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?
thats because when its said against a GOPer its patriotic dissent- when it targets uber-liberals its hate speech...
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.
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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.
Great, prejudice against Cavemen is so 2000.
To be fair, Obama’s only had 3 million die on his watch frm abortion.
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.