ESPN has done it again! Remember when they pulled Hank Williams Jr.’s theme song from its Monday Night Football broadcast for making the following off-the-cuff comment on “Fox and Friends”?
Obama and Boehner played side by side that day against Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich at the height of the congressional budget debate.
Asked what he did not like about the friendly bipartisan golf match, Williams replied, “Come on! It’d be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.”
“They’re the enemy! Obama! And Biden!” he added.
Williams was quick to respond to the move with his song “Keep the Change.”
I so love that song!
Now they’ve suspended former major league baseball pitcher, Curt Schilling, for posting the following tweet (since deleted):
Curt Schilling, the former major league pitcher who is now an ESPN analyst, posted a tweet Tuesday in which he shared a meme that compares Muslim extremists to Nazis.
. . . . ESPN, in a statement emailed to The Post, said: “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.”
Sarah Palin is incensed by ESPN’s treatment of Schilling and has posted a response on Facebook:
ESPN IS A JOURNALISTIC EMBARRASSMENT
ESPN – what happened to you? Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you!
. . . . By denying the accuracy of Schilling’s tweet, ESPN shows its weakness as it buys into the propaganda of ISIS and other terror organizations, helping mislead the public about the very real threat of terrorism. It shows once again that ESPN would rather concentrate on liberal global politics instead of report well on our beloved sports.
From those of us who used to LOVE the network (to the point of addiction, some would confess!), I say to ESPN – you are awful in this. Stick to sports.
She also responded on her show, On Point with Sarah Palin. Watch:
Palin and her guest make the point that this type of action has a chilling effect on anyone who might make statements that are deemed unacceptable not only by ESPN but by other media and even private or political interests. Of course, that’s the goal of these moves: go along with our agenda or we’ll ruin you.
Schilling has tweeted the following in response to his suspension:
I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) August 25, 2015
Pure class. But a shame he has to say that stating his true thoughts is a bad decision. I guess in Obama’s America it is . . . if you have the “wrong” thoughts.