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Hank Williams Jr Terminated by ESPN due to comment made.

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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It is very confusing.

The video starts out with him on stage and a big sign behind him of ESPN Monday Night Football.

He has no way of knowing what FOX is using as a lead in to the interview.

Then - - the FOX anchor - - - immediately says she wants to pick his brain about politics.

The big question: WHY WAS THIS INTERVIEW SET UP?

Someone set up this interview. Who? And Why?

If it was set up to promote Monday Night Football - - - then the anchor is an idiot - - - and Hank should have said - - another time - - I'll be happy to discuss politics.

Questions need to be answered before any reasonable judgement can be made.

As far as using Hitler as a reference - - - people need to get over it. There are some things people freak out about - just from the mention of it. And that's one of them.




posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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If they are going to "fire" the guy at least give him an explanation why.
Give him some details, I mean, were they offended that he compared Obama to Hitler, or Netanyahu?



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 07:01 PM
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Maybe this will end up opening a few football freaks minds? Along with the TSA style checks to get into games.
Na... probably not.

Just give me my damn football! I just want to know all the football players names and stats, have my beer, and who cars if everything else is imploding around us! (sarcasm).

At least thats how most football fans I've known are.
edit on 6-10-2011 by SnakeShot because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:17 PM
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Originally posted by Aggie Man

. . . .Hey Hank, get a clue! Nobody infringed on your rights. You're just paying the consequences for exercising them.


Nice oxymoron!




posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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As long as they never hire back Faith Hill for the theme, I'm good.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh

Originally posted by Aggie Man

. . . .Hey Hank, get a clue! Nobody infringed on your rights. You're just paying the consequences for exercising them.


Nice oxymoron!



Where is the Oxymoron? Seriously? I mean, Hank's not in jail. He hasn't been fined. Hell, the "authorities" haven't Eff'ed with him at all. However, speech is not necessarily "free" in the world outside of the government. Sure, we can say whatever we please...BUT, often times, those statements come with consequences....consequences that are not limited by the constitution. Until ESPN is government owned (and from the looks of things, they may well be someday)....until then, ESPN has every right to hire and fire anyone they please....for any reason that strikes their fancy.

No oxymoron here....just dealing with morons...that's all.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:43 PM
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So how can it be called free speech, if you have to limit what you say due to consequences?



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:43 PM
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Go Charlie. Just sayin'. If it was time to go, I'd want to go charlie's way, as opposed to.......whatever is happening to my brain right now....sorry, just sayin



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:43 PM
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edit on 6-10-2011 by LadySkadi because: 'Getcha Popcorn Ready'




posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:47 PM
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And as for the Hank Williams thing, wasn't he giving an allegory, after all, Maybe I'm not educated enough but he made a comparison, boehner playing golf with Obama, was to hitler blah blah blah....... Last time I checked that was NOT comparing Obama to hitler.....and I should know because........I thought I was the allegory for hitler.....



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:52 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
reply to post by Aggie Man
 


So how can it be called free speech, if you have to limit what you say due to consequences?


Are you intentionally playing stupid? Have you read the constitution? I'm assuming you have...so, you tell me...who does the "free speech" amendment protect us from? Is ESPN the government?



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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Name calling, already?

I know there is a difference between private businesses and government.

SUrely you have to see the oxymoron of the situation.

You are free to say what you like, but must face the consequences.

You are free to love whomever you please, but you have to face the consequences.



Since Hitler was mentioned, how about . . .

They were free to be Jews in Germany, but they had to face the consequences.

If there are consequences, than is one truly free?



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:27 PM
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Originally posted by SnakeShot
Just give me my damn football! I just want to know all the football players names and stats, have my beer, and who cares if everything else is imploding around us! (sarcasm).


I'm with you. Sports is the one place Politically Correct needs to take a hike and bury itself 12 feet deep.

If you want Gentleman sport - - go play Croquet.

And who the hell ever decided sports players had to be role models for kids. They don't. They aren't. They never have been.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:32 PM
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No Fun League




 
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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
reply to post by Aggie Man
 

Since Hitler was mentioned, how about . . .

They were free to be Jews in Germany, but they had to face the consequences.

If there are consequences, than is one truly free?


Oh my, someone has gone off the handle; to prove what? Here, let me lend you my waders...your posts are getting deep in it.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by deadeyedick

Originally posted by buster2010
Depends on what his contract with ESPN says. Look at Gilbert Gottfried Aflac fired him within an hour after his tweets about Japan after the tsunami. Hank should learn some history though Hitler was a supporter of Zionism so why wouldn't he play golf with Benny.

It should be illegal to offer a contract that goes against your rights.
I know its not that way.


Nobody forces a person to sign a contract. Sometimes greed is more important than rights.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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Let me just ask you the simple question, then.


If there are consequences, is that truly free?
edit on 10/6/2011 by Lemon.Fresh because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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I am sorry that you can't grasp the oxymoron that is present in your comment.


I will change course now, and put something else forward. I will put it in terms that even an Aggie could understand.


According to the Supreme Court, corporations are people.

Your rights end where mine begin.

A corporation (a person) may not infringe on the rights of a person.

Ergo, ESPN may not fire him for his statements, as that would be the infringement on his free speech rights by another person.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
Reply to post by Annee
 


No Fun League





Where's the ignore button?



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
Reply to post by Annee
 


No Fun League





Where's the ignore button?


Going to ignore me for agreeing with you?

That is a new one.




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