Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thanks for your standards, NFL?

On Monday on Fox and Friends, Hank Williams Jr., the 20 year voice introducing Monday Night Football with his famous "Are you ready for some football?" song, stupidly made a comparison of Obama to Hitler.  I've criticized all of the liberal Democrats who compared Bush with Hitler or the tea party with Nazis, etc., so I would be a hypocrite if I didn't criticize Hank Williams Jr. for his comparison. It was wrong and stupid to say.  He and his song was rightfully taken off the Monday Night Football game that night.  ESPN and the NFL certainly made the right decision.  Okay, that was Monday.

So, on Tuesday who did the NFL and NBC pick to perform at halftime of Superbowl XLVI in Indianapolis in Feb. 2012?     None other than Madonna.

In the campaign of president in 2008, Madonna kicked off her Sticky & Sweet Tour in the U.K. by comparing Republican presidential nominee John McCain to Adolf Hitler in a video montage during the show.

This from:
During the song "Get Stupid," Madonna flashed images of McCain alongside photos of Hitler and brutal Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

Am I missing something here?  Is it okay, or not okay to compare an American political figure to Hitler? Or does it matter who does the comparing and which political figure is the one being compared.

Thanks for clearing that up NFL.     

Maybe their argument is that Madonna's comparison was made a couple of years ago.    Wait, breaking news: Just announced for the 2014 Superbowl halftime show: Hank Williams Jr.


bradley said...

double standard for sure, the nfl has a habit of choosing contoversial halftime entertainers, as if they are a bird with their head in the sand!!!

Big Mike said...

Exactly big Brad!