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    Monday Night Football intro gets yanked because of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post

    Monday Night Football intro gets yanked because of it.
    That's the best news out of this. That intro was played out 15 years ago.
    Dealing with it.

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    Pretty idiotic to say. Once you start making comparisons like that in a political debate, people just tune you out.

    Also, he's a country music singer, why is he getting airplay about his political views anyway?
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    Out goes Hank Jr, in comes Hagar & Satriani !!
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    I'm not sure what the big deal is here. It's not like he said Obama is acting like Hitler or anything. That I could see as being controversial. What he was doing was saying how absurd the pairing of the two was.

    Celebrities have said far worse and not faced any consequences, so I think this was a little overblown. But I guess if ESPN wants to keep having President Obama do his March Madness segment every year, they need to make sure he stays happy with them.

    However, I also agree with Dave's Dreidel here: I hate when celebrities spout their political views. Often times they know less than the average person when it comes to politics. See Matt Damon. If they could just skip the whole "celebrity endorsement" segment of the next campaign I would feel a little better about our democracy.
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    Yeah he shouldn't have said it but then again a lot of celebrities said worse things about Bush. It's called freedom of speech however when your song is the theme for MNF, well ESPN has a right to remove you from the equation.

    I agree that most if not all celebrities should STFU. If they want to make a difference, quit your day job and run for office like Ahhhhnold or Sonny Bono.

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    Keep politicas out of music!

    You may not like the president, but respect the office!!! If you don't like it, leave the country, a-hole.

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    The statement was obviously hyperbole. In the context that I see it, it is difficult to tell that he was comparing one or the other to Hitler, just that the pairing is as juxtaposed (which is ridiculous).

    Comparing anyone to Hitler gets you nowhere (unless you're liberal and in the media/an entertainer).

    This is similar to what a lot of conservative/Republican entertainers have said which is that they live by a different set of rules in the industry.

    Keith Olbermann equated Bush and Hitler, yet he got to work on NBC's Football Night in America. In fact, no one really batted an eyelid.

    ESPN repeated lots of slander against Limbaugh when he made his ill-advised comments about Donovan McNabb, some of which was not even true, but they reported it anyway........

    Janeane Garofalo probably gets about as much work as HWJr., but she'll never suffer for the much more ugly comments she has made about conservatives, Republicans, Tea Partiers, and Libertarians, including that they are all racist, mentally retarded, and no different than those who used to lynch Blacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    I'm not sure what the big deal is here. It's not like he said Obama is acting like Hitler or anything. That I could see as being controversial. What he was doing was saying how absurd the pairing of the two was.

    Celebrities have said far worse and not faced any consequences, so I think this was a little overblown. But I guess if ESPN wants to keep having President Obama do his March Madness segment every year, they need to make sure he stays happy with them.

    However, I also agree with Dave's Dreidel here: I hate when celebrities spout their political views. Often times they know less than the average person when it comes to politics. See Matt Damon. If they could just skip the whole "celebrity endorsement" segment of the next campaign I would feel a little better about our democracy.
    I agree 100% with both your main points. There was no comparison between Hitler and Obama as individuals and secondly, celebrities should just steer clear of political statements. 95% of the time they lead to nothing but controversy, regardless of the actual, obvious meaning of their statements. That's unfortunate, but it is what it is.

    Anybody who thinks Williams was directly comparing Obama to Hitler better give their head a shake. He did nothing more than draw a comparison to the situation.

    But 90% of people just read headlines and let them dictate how they form an opinion on what they're reading in the article instead of sitting for a moment and actually thinking about what was said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    I agree 100% with both your main points. There was no comparison between Hitler and Obama as individuals and secondly, celebrities should just steer clear of political statements. 95% of the time they lead to nothing but controversy, regardless of the actual, obvious meaning of their statements. That's unfortunate, but it is what it is.

    Anybody who thinks Williams was directly comparing Obama to Hitler better give their head a shake. He did nothing more than draw a comparison to the situation.

    But 90% of people just read headlines and let them dictate how they form an opinion on what they're reading in the article instead of sitting for a moment and actually thinking about what was said.
    actually he was comparing a republican leader playing golf with Obama to the an Israeli leader golfing with Hitler. That's exactly what was said. How anyone can even begin to find that to be even close to appropriate is beyond me. At best, Hank is a moron.

    ESPN did the only thing they could possible do, they pulled the song. They can't have their flagship associated with shit like this.

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    I have to disagree on the discussion over celebrities getting into politics.

    Stephen Colbert was supporting immigrant workers, and at some hearing he basically told the politicians that none of them would actually listen to the immigrants, so he was using his celebrity as a voice for them.... I have no problem with any famous person making their political beliefs known, just as long as they are based on facts and make educated points. If somebody is going to base their own beliefs on what a celebrity says, then they shouldn't even be voting in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    actually he was comparing a republican leader playing golf with Obama to the an Israeli leader golfing with Hitler. That's exactly what was said. How anyone can even begin to find that to be even close to appropriate is beyond me. At best, Hank is a moron.

    ESPN did the only thing they could possible do, they pulled the song. They can't have their flagship associated with shit like this.
    His greatness has always been a head scratcher for me. And yes, I've heard his music and I've never been impressed.

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    Hey All, long time VH fan, but first time on this board. Also a big Hank Williams Jr and Sr fan, hence the name.

    Anyway, I must defend the man that will be the next US Senator from the great state of Tennessee. His comments in no way can be construed as saying Obama = Hitler. That is just a total lie and just a way to accuse a conservative Tea Partier of being a racist. That is an outrage!

    Sorry for being so strong on my first post. I appreciate a forum for espousing my musical and political views. I can already tell that some of you are real smart

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    Hank was not comparing Obama to Hitler. What he said was remarkably stupid regardless.
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