Baseball great Curt Schilling has just “struck out” with ESPN, for acting more like a first year “rookie” then a former major league baseball player for doing something we “adults” tell out children not to…tweeting or posting inappropriate stuff on the internet.

The tweet, (which has been removed) featured a graphic that showed Adolf Hitler next to text reading: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. how’d that go?”

The issue for predominately moderate and or conservative celebrities like Schilling is not knowing your audience, or more importantly those who are paying your salary, ESPN is a sports driven organization, that’s what they do, they broadcast sporting events “PERIOD”.

Perhaps if Schilling were a rapper, or perhaps one of the “factually challenged” Hollywood elites making silly comments on the internet, he’d most likely be up for an award.

However once the incident went public, ESPN has no choice but to remove Curt Schilling from the Little League World Series broadcast, and immediately sent out a press release; “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.”

Schilling responded saying it was “100% my fault.”

UPDATE: Sarah Palin is standing up for Schilling but saying that ESPN's banning of him 'buys into the propaganda of ISIS'.

She wrote:

"Schilling's tweet - was he wrong? No! In fact his stats were too generous in estimating Muslims' attitudes. Reports show it's 88% of Egyptian Muslims favoring DEATH for anyone who leaves Islam. The majority of Muslims in many other places share the sentiment. In America, these views could be correctly described as 'extreme.'

"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."

What do you think of ESPN pulling the plug on Schilling? Do you agree with Sarah Palin?

 

 

 

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