Monday, October 3, 2011

ESPN Fired Hank Williams Jr. Due to Political Correctness

Political correctness is a mental disorder. If it talks like a duck and walks like a duck, then it is a duck. Sugar coating a statement or idea is the same as patting someone on back and stabbing him or her with a knife. It was the media that criticize Williams associating Obama with Hitler. Williams only compared the severity of seeing Obama playing golf with Boehner with Hilter playing golf with Netanyahu. It would been no different if I said, "Seeing Obama playing golf with Boehner is like seeing the devil playing golf with Jesus Christ." It is only a comparison and it was not meant to be taken literally. I hope ESPN loses revenue for pulling the theme of Monday Night Football off the air.

(ESPN) The Hank Williams Jr. song that has opened Monday Night Football for 20 years was not part of the opening of this week's Indianapolis-Tampa Bay game after Williams made controversial comments about President Barack Obama.

Williams compared Obama to Adolf Hitler on Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" show Monday morning.

Williams, whose song "All My Rowdy Friends" has been the Monday Night Football theme on both ABC and ESPN since 1991, told "Fox and Friends" that he thought Speaker of the House John Boehner playing golf with President Obama "would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu ... In the shape this country is in?"

Told by anchor Brian Kilmeade that he didn't understand the analogy, Williams said: "I'm glad you don't, brother, because a lot of people do. They're the enemy." Asked who, Williams said: "Obama. And Biden. Are you kidding? The Three Stooges."

Boehner played golf with Obama in June at the height of the national budget debate in Washington, D.C.

Williams, from Tennessee, has said he would run as a Republican for the U.S. Senate in 2012.