Fox Sports’ Pam Oliver to Smerconish: Curt Schilling Is ‘Way Out There on Planet Mars’


Following a combative and frankly bonkers interview with ex-baseball great Curt Schilling, CNN’s Michael Smerconish welcomed on Fox Sports’ Pam Oliver to discuss the major media story of the week — the Jemele Hill controversy surrounding the ESPN anchor calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist.”

However, considering that Oliver followed Schilling, the conversation immediately focused on the conservative former ESPN analyst and current Breitbart podcaster and the assertions and views he had just tossed out. And the way Oliver saw it, it appears that maybe the reason ESPN fired him was just due to a personal disdain for the ex-Red Sox pitcher.

“Oh, my gosh, what is happening here,” she said. “I’m thinking Curt Schilling was fired because they didn’t like him. It is mind-boggling the conversation that you just had.”

Smerconish jumped in, asking Oliver if Schilling had a point during that segment and that there’s a double-standard over him getting fired for inflammatory political views but Hill still having a job. (Schilling was fired for posting an offensive Facebook photo about transgender individuals.)

“I think you have to look at these cases individually,” Oliver noted. “Obviously, with Curt Schilling, he’s kind of way out there on planet Mars. He’s kind of insulting in his assertions here. As far as the transgender matter goes. And I feel that with Jemele, her comments were basically just her personal opinion.”

She would go on to defend Hill’s social media posts about Trump while pointing out that the president has taken to Twitter to personally insult individual members of the media.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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