Curt Schilling Tweets A Warning About Radical Islam, And ESPN Yanks Him Off Their Little League World Series Broadcasts

by Scott McKay | August 26, 2015 11:14 am

Has anybody else noticed how painfully stupid and ridiculous a network ESPN has become? If you haven’t, here’s an example.

Former Boston Red Sox pitching great Curt Schilling, a fan favorite not just for his exploits on the field but also for his “tee it high and let it fly” style on TV, took to Twitter in sharing an infographic about what a small minority of dedicated fanatics can do at the head of a large population of people…

Schilling actually deleted the tweet shortly thereafter, amid a chorus of whining about how terrible it was for him to share the infographic. He agreed it didn’t come off the way he intended[1], though one has to wonder exactly what the problem is.

@justindiaz92[2] i didnt say anything. If its anywhere true its terrifying in number

— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) August 25, 2015[3]

The conversation that follows (see it here[4]) is one of the most blatant examples of politically correct stupidity and the failure of logic you’ll ever see, as Schilling is accused of comparing Muslims to Nazis. He’s comparing Muslims to Germans, and jihadists to Nazis, which is a quite apt comparison in truth – to the extent Schilling is making the comparison at all, because what he’s doing is sharing an image in which someone else is making the comparison.

In any event, here’s what happened next[5]…

UPDATE: ESPN has pulled Schilling from an announcer gig during Little League World Series games after he posted the Internet meme comparing Nazis to radical Islamists.

ESPN said the insinuation in the post was “completely unacceptable,” and “in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt,” BuzzFeed reported.

Here’s the question for ESPN – are they pulling Schilling in an effort to placate the radical Islamists offended by his tweets…or the Nazis?

Endnotes:
  1. agreed it didn’t come off the way he intended: https://twitter.com/gehrig38/status/636210522929668096
  2. @justindiaz92: https://twitter.com/justindiaz92
  3. August 25, 2015: https://twitter.com/gehrig38/status/636206140280410112
  4. here: https://twitter.com/gehrig38/status/636206140280410112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  5. here’s what happened next: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/08/25/legendary-pitcher-curt-schilling-posts-terrifying-number-on-radical-muslims-quickly-deletes-after-backlash/

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