ESPN is getting widely slammed for suspending baseball analyst Curt Schilling, over his controversial (to those on the left) tweet, which accurately compared Muslim extremists to Nazis, calling Schilling’s suspension “outrageous” and a “disgrace.”
Media Matters Iowa radio host Steve Deace criticized Schilling’s suspension on Twitter, writing, “So @ESPN Cris Carter not suspended for advocating obstruction of justice, but Curt Schilling telling truth about Radical Islam is suspended.”
So @ESPN Cris Carter not suspended for advocating obstruction of justice, but Curt Schilling telling truth about Radical Islam is suspended.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) August 25, 2015
SEAN HANNITY of Fox News: Schilling Was Trying To Educate People About The Past And ESPN Needs To Understand “There Is Evil In The World.”
ERICK ERICSON: Schilling’s Suspension Is “Outrageous,” “Political Correctness Run Amuck.” In an August 25 post, conservative pundit and Fox News contributor Erick Erickson claimed ESPN “put political correctness ahead of truth and news” with their “outrageous” suspension of Schilling.
MARK LEVIN of WABC: Calls for Viewers to Boycott ESPN: “There’s Nothing Controversial About The Curt Schilling Tweet…going on to call ESPN “a disgrace” and encourage viewers to protest the network.
BEN SHAPIRO of Breitbart: Defends Tweet, Condemns ESPN For Suspending Schilling “Without Any Real Rationale.” The tweet WAS offensive – to radical Muslims only. Factually speaking, there were approximately 6.5 million formal members of the Nazi Party in 1940, out of a total German population of well over 80 million – a little over 8 percent.
TODD STARNES of Fox News:
When did ESPN turn into MSNBC?
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) August 26, 2015
DANA LOESCH of The Blaze:
@gehrig38 Seriously, stop apologizing. What is the factual dispute?
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 26, 2015