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    On Tuesday, ESPN suspended former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling for tweeting a meme comparing radical Muslims to Nazis. Here was the offending tweet:



    Schilling deleted the tweet after blowback. ESPN released a statement upon suspending Schilling:

    Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.

    The tweet was offensive – to radical Muslims. Factually speaking, there were approximately 6.5 million formal members of the Nazi Party in 1940, out of a total German population of well over 80 million – a little over 8 percent. That number of members did not fully represent the level of support for the Nazi regime in Germany in 1940, of course.

    The same is true in the radicalized Muslim community. A very small percentage of Muslims globally are formal members of terror groups; it is difficult to estimate precise numbers due to secrecy, although their total membership runs into the hundreds of thousands (the Iranian Revolutionary Guard alone has 120,000 members, and some estimates have placed the ISIS membership at above 200,00).

    That terrorist membership is the tip of the iceberg: as I have written before, a huge percentage of worldwide Muslims are radicalized. If you calculate the number of Muslims globally who (1) believe that 9/11 was not committed by Muslims; (2) think that shariah law ought to be implemented; (3) support terrorist attacks; or (4) have a positive or neutral attitude toward ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Osama Bin Laden or any other terrorist group or terrorist, the number calculates out to well above 800 million radicalized Muslims.

    PolitiFact’s ridiculous attempts to counter these calculations – cherry-picking their own, far narrower standard of radicalization — led them to the awkward position that 19 percent of Muslims in various countries, including the West, are radicalized (some 182 million Muslims worldwide).

    As Schilling wrote, the math is staggering when you get to true numbers.

    But ESPN has no interest in true numbers, because true numbers are awkward. Unsurprisingly, ESPN refused to explain why Schilling’s tweet was unacceptable. Is it because radicalized Muslims are somehow better than Germans who weren’t formal Nazi Party members? Is it because the genocidal Iranian regime or the barbarians of ISIS are somehow less objectionable than the Nazis themselves?

    It is worth noting that Schiling did not say that all Muslims should be tarred with the terrorist brush, any more than all Germans should have been tarred with the Nazi brush. The point of his tweet, to anyone with a functioning prefrontal cortex, is obvious: a small, brutal percentage of a larger, partially supportive population can do tremendous harm. That’s inarguable.

    Fortunately, ESPN doesn’t have to argue with Schilling or anyone else. They simply suspended Schilling, without any real rationale (by way of comparison, they did not suspend frequent ESPN guest Kevin Blackistone for calling the “Star-Spangled Banner” a “war anthem” on their airwaves). And the compliant media breath a sigh of relief, having made the world safer for those offended by tweets – and more ignorant of the threat of radical Islam.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    FUCK ESPN!


    On Tuesday, ESPN suspended former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling for tweeting a meme comparing radical Muslims to Nazis. Here was the offending tweet:



    Schilling deleted the tweet after blowback. ESPN released a statement upon suspending Schilling:

    Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.

    The tweet was offensive – to radical Muslims. Factually speaking, there were approximately 6.5 million formal members of the Nazi Party in 1940, out of a total German population of well over 80 million – a little over 8 percent. That number of members did not fully represent the level of support for the Nazi regime in Germany in 1940, of course.

    The same is true in the radicalized Muslim community. A very small percentage of Muslims globally are formal members of terror groups; it is difficult to estimate precise numbers due to secrecy, although their total membership runs into the hundreds of thousands (the Iranian Revolutionary Guard alone has 120,000 members, and some estimates have placed the ISIS membership at above 200,00).

    That terrorist membership is the tip of the iceberg: as I have written before, a huge percentage of worldwide Muslims are radicalized. If you calculate the number of Muslims globally who (1) believe that 9/11 was not committed by Muslims; (2) think that shariah law ought to be implemented; (3) support terrorist attacks; or (4) have a positive or neutral attitude toward ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Osama Bin Laden or any other terrorist group or terrorist, the number calculates out to well above 800 million radicalized Muslims.

    PolitiFact’s ridiculous attempts to counter these calculations – cherry-picking their own, far narrower standard of radicalization — led them to the awkward position that 19 percent of Muslims in various countries, including the West, are radicalized (some 182 million Muslims worldwide).

    As Schilling wrote, the math is staggering when you get to true numbers.

    But ESPN has no interest in true numbers, because true numbers are awkward. Unsurprisingly, ESPN refused to explain why Schilling’s tweet was unacceptable. Is it because radicalized Muslims are somehow better than Germans who weren’t formal Nazi Party members? Is it because the genocidal Iranian regime or the barbarians of ISIS are somehow less objectionable than the Nazis themselves?

    It is worth noting that Schiling did not say that all Muslims should be tarred with the terrorist brush, any more than all Germans should have been tarred with the Nazi brush. The point of his tweet, to anyone with a functioning prefrontal cortex, is obvious: a small, brutal percentage of a larger, partially supportive population can do tremendous harm. That’s inarguable.

    Fortunately, ESPN doesn’t have to argue with Schilling or anyone else. They simply suspended Schilling, without any real rationale (by way of comparison, they did not suspend frequent ESPN guest Kevin Blackistone for calling the “Star-Spangled Banner” a “war anthem” on their airwaves). And the compliant media breath a sigh of relief, having made the world safer for those offended by tweets – and more ignorant of the threat of radical Islam.




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    He's a fucking dope thinking this wouldn't cause a problem. Disney owns espn. They need to remember this.

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    Schilling is a blowhard turd.

    Fuck ESPN too.
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    I guess the truth hurts...

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    You're working for a high profile company. You can't tweet subject matter like that. What a goof.

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    I met Schilling when he did a book signing with us, years ago.
    I believe it was a book related to his kid who had autism or asperger's.

    He was an incredibly cool dude, all around.
    You can tell a lot about them before they meet the public.

    He doesn't strike me as one of those overtly PC kinda guys, he speaks
    what he feels.

    Is Jerry Remy on Nesn or Espn?

    I fucking cringe when i see that guy hosting the sox games on TV.

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    We live in a day in age where somebody is going to be offended by anything somebody says. Pretty sad if you ask me.
    On the other hand, yes we have freedom of speech but big companies aren't going to let things go quite easily without bringing the hammer down.
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    ESPN does not exist to me anymore. The Orioles should have never traded Schilling. Roland Hemond was an asshole. BTW Curts right. The USA is in big trouble. Maybe I should vote for Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    He's a fucking dope thinking this wouldn't cause a problem. Disney owns espn. They need to remember this.
    Yep.

    And the "what happened to free speech" argument .......again, no one is saying he can't say it, he posted it, no one stopped him. But there's consequences just like anything else in life. And he knew it because after the fact he deleted it.

    Use your head, you're a public figure, your job depends on things like your image and how you put it out there. Do your job, protect your brand or run your mouth and don't cry about it when you get fired.

    It's not like this is the first time, when will these "celebs" learn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    We live in a day in age where somebody is going to be offended by anything somebody says. Pretty sad if you ask me.
    On the other hand, yes we have freedom of speech but big companies aren't going to let things go quite easily without bringing the hammer down.
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    I get why people are saying "he should have known better," because in our overly-PC culture this is the standard reaction.

    However, I think it's missing the larger point: what did he say that was offensive or inflammatory (in other words, what did he say that isn't true?). Does it strike anyone else as Orwellian to crack down on people simply pointing out the truth? Silencing those that are telling the truth is exactly how groups like ISIS react.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    I get why people are saying "he should have known better," because in our overly-PC culture this is the standard reaction.

    However, I think it's missing the larger point: what did he say that was offensive or inflammatory (in other words, what did he say that isn't true?). Does it strike anyone else as Orwellian to crack down on people simply pointing out the truth? Silencing those that are telling the truth is exactly how groups like ISIS react.
    He wasn't silenced. That's why he's in trouble He can keep on tweeting, but ESPN doesn't have to employ him either.


    It doesn't matter if what he said is true or not (and I'm not saying that ESPN was right for doing what they did) but he has to be aware that there are consequences when a public figure makes public statements like this.

    Is it fair? Of course not but life's not fair sometimes, you have to be smart enough to protect what's important to you. Maybe that job wasn't as important as getting that tweet out. (I'm guessing the job was more important since he pulled his comment after he got shit for it)

 

 

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