Thursday, August 27, 2015

Must not compare Jihadis to Nazis

Both have been brutal mass murderers but what the heck!

New York Rep. Peter King blasted ESPN's decision to suspend analyst Curt Schilling  over a tweet comparing radical Islamists to Nazis.

"It was disgraceful and cowardly for ESPN to suspend Curt Schilling for telling the truth by comparing Islamists to Nazis," King said in a statement to Newsmax. "ESPN has displayed the ultimate in political correctness."

"By suspending Curt from covering the Little League World Series, ESPN is telling the youth of America that it does not tolerate free speech," King said. "Maybe ESPN would have preferred that Curt Schilling attack cops instead of Islamists. That certainly would have been more politically correct!"

Schilling on Tuesday morning tweeted a photo reading, "It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?"  "The math is staggering when you get to true #'s," Schilling said.

The former major league pitcher deleted the tweet after it received backlash, calling it a "dumb decision" to post it.

But ESPN responded by pulling Schilling from his coverage of the Little League World Series and "Sunday Night Baseball."



Anonymous said...

I have had a low opinion of ESPN for a long time.

Anonymous said...

ESPN be damned, Schilling is right. The Middle East extremists learned their lesson well from their former allies, the Nazis.

Anonymous said...

And it was Adolf Hitler who said "The peoples of Islam will always be closer to us than, for example, France" The Muslims openly fought with Hitler though you have to look it up, i guess the truth is inconvenient at times.

Use the Name, Luke said...

If Schilling had said that on the air while hosting a sports broadcast I could agree with a suspension on the grounds of "inappropriate". But suspending him for saying something true (i.e., not libel) on his own time and account is simply wrong.

And for the inevitable leftist with a nonexistent knowledge of history who likes to chime in here…

Muslim Brotherhood & Hitler

The ignored historical Nazi-Islamic supremacist alliance

Ron Gesell said...

Well, ESPN has the right of it. Islam is akin to Nazism, and the jihadis would more accurately be compared to the SS.

Bird of Paradise said...

P.C. Nonsense ESPN is being rediculous

Anonymous said...

References to extreme right wing sources surely does not bring any bias into this discussion.

Alpha Skua said...

ESPN no different then the rest of the lie a day news or what ever no different then CNN