Sarah Palin Thinks ESPN Is Buying Into ISIS Propoganda By Suspending Curt Schilling
Let's just get something square, right off the bat: Curt Schilling knows what he tweeted Tuesday afternoon was wrong. Perhaps not factually (I have no idea if his statistics on extremism are accurate), but as an employee of a company that employs people of all religious backgrounds -- and sells sports coverage to the entire world -- he knows that a comment on social media comparing Muslims to Nazis is wholly inappropriate.
He's apologized profusely.
Muslims are not a centralize political party. Muslims are not ISIS. Muslims are human beings who like peace and happiness and sports just like the vast majority of us, including Curt Schilling and Sarah Palin. ESPN knows this and they've suspended Schilling for his insinuating that Muslims, generally, are on the verge of a world domination campaign.
I can't believe it's 2015 and this needs to be spelled out to adults. Alas, some people want attention very badly.
Deploy the Sarah Palin idiot response vehicle to align ESPN and ISIS...
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.
- Sarah Palin
The biggest irony here -- which, once again, goes without saying -- is that Palin is asking ESPN to "stick to sports," and Schilling IS A PART OF ESPN. He's a former Major League baseball player. How do his opinions on geopolitics and history and religion matter any more than the rest of the network? Is it because he shares the opinion of one particular out-of-work political pundit from Alaska?
If ESPN is out of line telling him to dial it back with the apoplectic tweets about a religion-based World War III because they're not a political news network, then what should they have done? Not said anything? Pretended like the guy they had slated to commentate the Little League World Series wasn't actively maligning the Muslim kids in the tournament on Twitter? And why does she think that a company policy advocating for religious tolerance is somehow a part of ISIS's grand scheme?
Palin and Schilling are living textbooks on how to lose your job.
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