Hank Williams Jr.’s Idiotic Excuse For Hitler Obama Comparison: ‘To Make A Point’ (Update)
Hank Williams, Jr. has released a statement explaining his comparison of President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler during an appearance on Fox and Friends yesterday morning. The hyperbolic metaphor led to ESPN to pull the remarkably lame opening song for Monday Night Football that acts as cold open (and viewer intellect reducer) for the weekly iconic NFL game.
First, some background. Yesterday morning, country singer Hank Williams, Jr. made a regrettable analogy when he compared a golf game between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner to a golf game between Adolf Hitler and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayah. Naturally, the hosts of Fox and Friends, with whom Williams, Jr. was talking, seemed both confused and taken aback at the casual likening of a sitting president to Hitler, in an interview that became awkwardly entertaining.
In the wake of the poorly thought-out metaphor, Williams, Jr. learned that ESPN had killed his opening sequence to MNF, and Hank has since released a statement explaining himself.
“Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme – but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me – how ludicrous that pairing was. They’re polar opposites and it made no sense. They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the President.”
“Every time the media brings up the tea party it’s painted as racist and extremists – but there’s never a backlash – no outrage to those comparisons… Working class people are hurting – and it doesn’t seem like anybody cares. When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole when everybody else is without a job – it makes a whole lot of us angry. Something has to change. The policies have to change.” – Hank Williams, Jr.
Williams Jr. defends himself with a multitude of inaccuracies in his statement. Yes, there are many examples of individuals unfairly labeling the Tea Party movement as “racist,” but there to suggest that “every time the media brings up the tea party it’s painted as racist and extremists” is an absurdly over-the-top generalization. CNN partnered with a Tea Party organization to sponsor their most recent GOP debate – if that’s not media legitimization, I don’t know what is.
Williams Jr.’s idiotic commentary reveal more about the poorly misinformed masses who take what this joker says seriously, without any regard for facts. From a personal standpoint, I am glad that he’s been pulled from MNF, and I hope that we never have to hear from this buffoon again. Are we ready for some football? Yes, but without the side order of stupid, thanks very much.
Fox News has announced that, in a TV exclusive, Hank Williams Jr. will be interviewed on Fox News Channel’s Hannity tonight at 9PM/ET. Fox News has announced that, Hank Williams Jr. has CANCELED his scheduled appearance Fox News Channel’s Hannity tonight at 9PM/ET.
Watch the original comment on Fox and Friends below, courtesy of Fox News:
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