Sarah Palin has come to the defense of ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling after the network suspended him for an offensive tweet, calling the sports network “whimpering” and “intolerant,” CNN is reporting.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, former Major League Baseball pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling posted a tweet this week featuring Adolf Hitler, radical Muslims, and Nazis.
“It’s said that only 5-10 percent of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7 percent of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”
Schilling only kept the tweet up for about 10 minutes, but the damage had already been done. o
Once his bosses at ESPN got wind of it, they removed Schilling from covering the Little League World Series and suspended him indefinitely. (The tweet has been taken down, but you can see a screenshot of it here, via the Blaze.)
Former presidential candidate Sarah Palin was not amused. The outspoken conservative took to Facebook, in a lengthy post entitled “ESPN IS A JOURNALISTIC EMBARRASSMENT,” to take ESPN to task for what she sees as an injustice against fellow conservative Curt Schilling.
“ESPN – what happened to you? Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you!”
After giving the background information about the tweet that led to her post, Sarah had some choice words for the network.
“ESPN reacted about as fast as a Schilling pitch, whimpering.”
From there, Mrs. Palin accused the network of being a tool of political correctness instead of a sports network.
“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.”
Palin also made reference to an ESPN controversy that involved her, at least obliquely: in 2011, ESPN Radio affiliate KWWM had boxer Mike Tyson sit down for an interview. During the interview, Tyson suggested – rather crudely – that Palin and former NBA star Glen Rice had been having a relationship. Here was Sarah’s take on it.
“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.”
For his part, Curt Schilling accepted his punishment from ESPN with decorum and humility, admitting, via a statement, that he had made a bad decision and that ESPN made the right call.
Do you think Sarah Palin is in the right about Curt Schilling and ESPN?