Curt Schilling To Join Breitbart

Tony Gutierrez

In what sounds like a match made in far-right heaven, New York magazine reported Sunday that former Red Sox pitcher and conservative provocateur Curt Schilling will join Breitbart News as the host of a daily online radio show.

Schilling will reportedly offer political commentary and take calls from listeners.

The move seems a natural fit for the conservative commentator, who has spent the months since ESPN fired him for sharing anti-transgender memes flirting with a Senate candidacy and blogging about his support for Donald Trump. An ally of Breitbart executive and Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon, Schilling’s penchant for sharing politically incorrect memes caused headaches for the sports network during his tenure there. He was suspended for sharing a post comparing Muslims to Nazis and once suggested that Hillary Clinton should be “buried under a jail somewhere.”

New York reported Gabriel Sherman reported that Schilling’s hire represents a move to secure on-air talent for a possible Trump TV network that could be launched if the Republican nominee loses in November.

“He got kicked off ESPN for his conservative views. He’s a really talented broadcaster,” Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow told Sherman.

So far, Breitbart has done a better job than Schilling at ginning up support for the real estate mogul. Only 10 people turned out for a pro-Trump rally the former all-star pitcher held Saturday’s outside Boston’s City Hall.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.
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