I was watching the pregame show for Monday Night Football last night when I saw something on the scroll at the bottom of the screen. It said that Hank WIlliams Jr “Are you ready for some football” song was not going to be played because of some comments he made about President Obama. Wondering what he said, I looked it up online.
In an interview Monday morning on Fox News’ ”Fox & Friends,” Williams, unprompted, said of Obama’s outing on the links with House Speaker John Boehner: ”It’d be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.”
Asked to clarify, Williams said, ”They’re the enemy,” adding that by ”they” he meant Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Anchor Gretchen Carlson later said to him, ”You used the name of one of the most hated people in all of the world to describe, I think, the president.” Williams replied, ”Well, that is true. But I’m telling you like it is.”
The above is copied from an article on Fox Sport’s website.
Now, first of all, why is Hank Williams Jr on Fox News? Who the hell cares what he has to say about anything? He’s not a political analyst. He’s not a news reporter. He’s a country singer that would probably be forgotten by now if it wasn’t for the MNF intro.
Secondly, do you think pulling his intro for one week is going to hurt him? His song has been playing before every MNF game for the last 10-15 years and they expect a one week ban is going to do anything to him? Idiocy……