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ESPN Fires Hank Williams Jr. Over President Obama, Hitler Remarks

by Robert Littal | Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011
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I have to admit I was wrong, it appeared that Hank Williams Jr was only going to be suspended for a week after his controversial statements using a Hitler analogy in the same breath as President Obama.

ESPN has had a change of heart and decided to part ways with Williams completely.

ESPN announced Thursday that Williams will no longer open “Monday Night Football” with “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here for Monday Night” song. The song was pulled from Monday’s Indianapolis-Tampa Bay game after he compared President Obama to Hitler in an interview on FOX News’ “Fox and Friends” Monday morning.

In a statement, ESPN said, “We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of ‘Monday Night Football’ has always been about the games and that will continue.”

Some analogies will always be bad analogies.  Any time Hitler or the World Trade Center are brought up it is never going to end well with the person making the analogy.

Regardless if you like or dislike President Obama, he is still the President of the United States and you should have some respect for him.  I have made ton of jokes about George Bush and Bill Clinton, but I know better than to use Hitler in any of those jokes.  Hank Williams Jr. simply should have used a better analogy.

Remember in this new age media, things aren’t swept under the rug as much and anything you say in any medium can come back to haunt you.

Smarten Up Nas

Here is Hank Williams Jr. statement and we aren’t making this up.

“I have made MY decision. … Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE.”

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  1. LB says:

    When Hank says he’s “OUT OF HERE” I hope he means out of this country because why would he want to live in a country run by Hitler…..

  2. WhoMe? says:

    I guess this opens the door for the country chick from Sunday Night Football.

  3. B.Y.O.B. says:

    @Rob & Crew, Keep up the good work. ESPN “outside the lines” was intersting

  4. RW says:

    This is crazy, if you listen to the context he is right. He was simply pointing out the two extremes of the two people. Just a poor choice of examples. Everyone is so DAMN sensitive, but get home and say all kinds of ill-advised things.

  5. For reals says:

    Man fuck his good ol boy racist ass. Who needs him? You think just because you’re white and the leader of the free world is black you can talk about him like some local wino? Man fuck Hank ol racist ass! Might as well have called him a nigger on tv. I hope his pasty ass gets black balled like Michael Vick, Michael Jackson, Michael Evans, George Michael and all the others fucking MJ’s, except Jordan. He got a pass ;0)

    • nurse1962 says:

      Comparing Obama to Hitler wasn’t a racist remark. It was a comparison of the socialistic governing tactics that they both have in common. If he had compared Obama to Edi Amin (who’s black) would that have been racist? It’s a parallel comparison Williams was making not a racist jab.

  6. nurse1962 says:

    I don’t care what color president Obama is, he’s a crappy president. Spends money like it grows on trees and doesn’t take into consideration how the people he governs and is responsible for are affected. The only thing Williams is guilty of is saying it aloud because we’re ALL thinking it.

  7. country singer says:

    As an American, I am ashamed and surprised to say that the United States is quite hypocritical. Americans like to say that they love freedom and justice, but here are some examples of where American actions conflict with American standards:

    1. The US inspected a Soviet Union fighter jet that landed in Japan in 1976, but protested that China should not search an American plane that landed in China in 2001.

    http://home.iwichita.com/rh1/hold/av/avhist/mily/spyplane.htm

    http://archives.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/04/02/china.aircollision.03/

    2. The Fifth Amendment of the Bill of Rights clearly states that people should not be subject to the same offense twice, but sex offenders can be convicted of crimes and then later be required to register as sex offenders and be held for life under indefinite civil commitment laws even after they complete their original sentences. “John TV” shows that embarrass and punish people arrested on prostitution charges also violate the Fifth Amendment guarantee of due process rights.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/01/12/scotus.sex.offender.law/index.html

    http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/?q=due-process

    3. The Sixth Amendment guaranteeing the right to speedy trials is violated by holding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay without charge. The Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishments and is violated by torturing Guantanamo Bay prisoners. Whether the prisoners are foreigners or not makes no difference because it violates the intent of the Constitution and sends the message to other nations that human rights violations are acceptable. Taking the moral high ground is difficult when you are immoral yourself. If you want to prevent terrorism, give terrorists a trial, improve airline security, and don’t give out visas easily. Torturing suspected terrorists only recruits more terrorists. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

    http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/resources/torture/cohn.html

    4. The Fourth Amendment protection against illegal searches is violated by the Patriot Act that allows secret warrants.

    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/webster/090419

    5. The Fourth Amendment protection against illegal searches and seizures, the Fifth amendment that allows due process, and the Eighth Amendment that forbids excessive bail, fines, and cruel and unusual punishment are all violated by DUI checkpoints and asset forfeiture laws.

    http://detnews.com/article/20091112/METRO/911120388/Police-property-seizures-ensnare-even-the-innocent

    6. The Fourth Amendment protection against illegal searches and the Fourteenth Amendment that guarantees equal protection of the law is violated by Arizona’s immigration law that requires police to question people who look like illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration would be better stopped by having a strong border and fining employers of illegal immigrants, not by profiling Americans who look like foreigners.

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/may062010/arizona-law-rs.php

    7. The United States criticizes Iran and North Korea for developing nuclear power, but the US helps the United Arab Emirates, India, and Vietnam develop nuclear technology.

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/08/07/us_vietnam_nuke_deal_likely_to_allow_enrichment/

    8. The USA supports democracy, but has overthrown democratically elected leaders in Iran and Chile. The US also supports countries that do not have religious freedom and democracy like Saudi Arabia and has supported dictators like Ferdinand Marcos from the Philippines, Ngo Dinh Diem in Vietnam, Suharto in Indonesia, and Saddam Hussein from Iraq .

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06353/747165-109.stm

    http://www.military-veterans-for-justice.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=13

    9. The US opposes terrorism, but has supported Osama bin Laden and freed the accused Cuban terrorist Luis Posada Carriles suspected of blowing up a plane in 1976.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2001/09/15/osama-qna.htm

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/may/15/theterroristbushisntafter

    10. The United States says that it supports free trade, but foreign companies can currently only own 25% of an airline in the US, while American companies can buy 49% of an airline in Europe.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=atMw6Pzh8Ls0

    11. The United States criticizes Airbus for receiving European government subsidies while ignoring the fact that Boeing accepted government tax breaks.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/04/business/global/04wto.html

    Maybe it is just human nature, but Americans have always looked for an enemy to blame from witches to blacks to Communists. Today people are aghast that the US had Japanese concentration camps and once allowed slavery and segregation. How will people look back on the treatment of sex offenders, Muslims, and illegal immigrants in the USA 60 years from now?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/opinion/05kristof.html

    Criminals should be punished, but only in a way that doesn’t violate the Constitution. Even innocent people can be arrested and wrongly convicted.

    If you care about your freedom, write your elected officials. Governments would love to take away all your freedom if they could. Our freedoms are diminishing, not growing. Stand up, fight for your rights, and protect our freedom now!

    ——–

    First they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me, but there was no one left to speak for me.

    If only one person is not free, then no one is free.

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

  8. Sheree Iopa says:

    Very good post, I totally agree. If I may deviate off topic and emphasize that despite paying taxes to the federal government and sending our citizens to fight and die in every war, Washingtonians have had no voting representation in Congress and have had to seek approval from people they did not elect on all legislative and budgetary matters. That my freinds is crime against society, and America. Let’s hope it will change soon. Cheers.

  9. Clora Aguino says:

    Great post, I completely concur. If I may deviate off subject and stress that in spite of shelling out income tax to the government and sending our citizens to fight and die in every war, Washingtonians have had no voting representation in Congress and have had to seek endorsement from individuals they didn’t elect on all legal and budgetary matters. That my friends is crime against society, and America. Let’s hope it’s going to change soon. Cheers.

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