Hank Williams Jr. Sacked From MNF Over Obama-Hitler Remark … Are You Ready for Some ESPN Double Standards?
Yet another individual loses their job under Obama’s Presidency.
Yesterday morning Hank Williams Jr. remarks on FOX & Friends when he compared Obama and Boehner golfing the equivalent of Hitler and Netanyahu. Needless to say it did not take long for ESPN to sack the voice of the intro to Monday Night Football.
How dare any media outlet let anyone say anything against their “Chosen One, ESPN promptly sacked Hank Williams Jr., pulled his famous “Are you ready for some football” intro and gave him his pink slip. Yet another individual losing their job at the hands of Barack Obama.
Hank Williams Jr., the voice famous for asking millions of viewers if they’re ready for some football, has been pulled from Monday’s broadcast of “Monday Night Football” over a comment he made on Fox News this morning.
Williams, who sings the lead-in 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 Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu,” Williams told “Fox & Friends.”
Anchor Gretchen Carlson later said to him, “You used the name of one of the most hated people in all of the world to describe, I think, the president.” Williams replied, “Well, that is true. But I’m telling you like it is.”
USA Today, among others, picked up the quote, speculating on whether the comparison would get Williams booted from the broadcast.
ESPN released the following statement.
“While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”
However, as stated by Dana Loesch at Big Government, nice double standard ESPN … would Hank Williams Jr have been safe if his comments were one’s against Sarah Palin? Let’s get the facts straight that even the neophytes at Fox & friends could not do … Williams did not call Obama Hitler. That task is the job of the LEFT as they have continuously done it to the GOP and Tea Party. The comparison was a stretch, but he was using HYPERBOLE.
How toxic has President Barack Obama truly become. Obama is the most partisan President ever and his toxicity has now permeated sports as well. For 20 years Hank Williams Jr has been synonymous with MNF, not any more and low and behold, where there is a drastic change to Americana … Barack Obama can’t be far behind. ESPN pulls the intro.
As stated by the Lonely Conservative, ESPN is certainly free to do what ever they wish; however, having one standard fit all might be a bit appropriate. But of course that would be asking too much that some how a poorly constructed analogy of the partisanship in DC is some how a greater offense than fantasy rape of a female Republican.
What it does show … how divisive Barack Obama has made this country. Maybe ESPN can get the Dixie Chicks to do their intro now.