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Sorry ESPN, You’re Hypocrites

Ghost of John Brown 13 October 2011 No Comment
[This article was syndicated via RSS from Illinois Review. The views represented do not necessarily represent those of the Chicago Daily Observer.]

By Ghost of John Brown

Hank Williams jrRecently "Bocephus" (a.k.a. Hank Williams, Jr.) made a controversial comment on Fox and Friends regarding the President and John Boehner - click here to see.  ESPN summarily dismissed Hank, even though he's been singing the opening for Monday Night Football since before most of the ESPN executives were playing t-ball.  I thought it was unfortunate for ESPN to do this, but I somewhat (note - somewhat) understand.  That was until I read how ESPN is trying to spin this.  They fired him because he violated the "policy" of political advocacy.  REALLY??  You sure about that?  Let's take a little walk down memory lane, shall we?

Here are some of the "stories" that ESPN has put up lately.

Look, ESPN is a private company.  They can do what they want to as far as I'm concerned.  I, on the other hand, will take just as much liberty in criticizing their hypocrisy.  If they want to fire Hank Williams, Jr. - fine.  Go ahead.  But to wrap this in a holier than though statement of "we have this nice little policy here", insults my intelligence.  ESPN is owned by Disney, which isn't exactly conservative friendly.  If you want to promote liberal ideology and smash anyone that even hints at being conservative - fine, just be honest about it.  Just tell everyone up front that you are a liberal rag instead of trying to pretend you're impartial.

Until then, let Hank entertain you.

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