Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin tore into ESPN on Facebook Thursday night for their suspension of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, saying the sports network “buys into the propaganda of ISIS and other terror organizations.”
Schilling, a star pitcher for Major League Baseball for 20 years, was suspended from his analyst duties for ESPN during the Little League World Series on Tuesday. The suspension came after the former pitcher retweeted a meme that said, “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”
Palin did not take kindly to this news. She called the network’s response “whimpering.”
The difference between Hitler’s army and the genocidal maniacs of ISIS is that the jihadists don’t have as much power… yet.
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.
From those of us who used to LOVE the network (to the point of addiction, some would confess!), I say to ESPN – you are awful in this. Stick to sports.
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