In a tactless error by Sarah Palin (R – Alaska), the 2008 presidential nominee banged on the virtual door and let in a putrid musk directed towards ESPN’s suspension of Curt Schilling, who decided to think he’s a humanities professor by establishing a connection between Muslims and Nazis.
And Palin wasn’t too humored by the executive decision, calling ESPN an unreliable news outlet, then later adding fuel to the wilderness fire in a Facebook post, which deduced – and backed up by “studies” – that it’s “88 percent Egyptian Muslims favoring death for anyone leaving Islam.”
Here’s Palin’s outlash in its entirety (via News Busters):
ESPN IS A JOURNALISTIC EMBARRASSMENT
ESPN – what happened to you? Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you!
By picking and choosing who they’ll tolerate and who they’ll try to destroy, ESPN has zero credibility as a sound and reasonable media outlet. They suspended former major league great Curt Schilling because of his tweet:
“Only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”
ESPN reacted about as fast as a Schilling pitch, wimpering, “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective. We have removed him from his current assignment … pending further consideration.”
Two points – well, three, because Curt’s a pretty conservative/independent guy.
One – there’s been crude, rude bile spewing from the once-great sports network for years now. Trust me. I know. My name and reputation’s been in it. One ESPN affiliate’s on-air rant featuring their misogynist, animalistic “analysts” grunting and giggling through an entire x-rated celebration of violence against women didn’t even draw a chirp from ESPN’s wussified leaders. Look it up; I don’t want to have to recount it. ESPN radio affiliate in Las Vegas got its kicks out of convicted rapist Mike Tyson describing the next rape he’d want to see. (Warning, graphic language throughout that Sept. 20, 2011 broadcast.)
Two – Schilling’s tweet – was he wrong? No! In fact his stats were too generous in estimating Muslims’ attitudes. Reports show it’s 88% of Egyptian Muslims favoring DEATH for anyone who leaves Islam. The majority of Muslims in many other places share the sentiment. In America, these views could be correctly described as “extreme.”
The difference between Hitler’s army and the genocidal maniacs of ISIS is that the jihadists don’t have as much power…yet.
By denying the accuracy of Schilling’s tweet, ESPN shows its weakness as it buys into the propaganda of ISIS and other terror organizations, helping mislead the public about the very real threat of terrorism. It shows once again that ESPN would rather concentrate on liberal global politics instead of report well on our beloved sports.
From those of us who used to LOVE the network (to the point of addiction, some would confess!), I say to ESPN – you are awful in this. Stick to sports.
– Sarah Palin
Earlier in the week, former Clueless co-star Stacey Dash proclaimed her support for Schilling, but found the actions of the higher-ups at ESPN unfavorable.
— Stacey DASH (@staceydash) August 26, 2015
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Associated Press