Sports Media Launches Olympic-Sized Blitz from Left

July 26th, 2012 11:57 AM
The Olympic Games, which begin this week, is an exhibition of the sportsmanship, teamwork, and the competitive spirit that make sports so enjoyable. But for many in the media, sports is just another excuse to engage in divisive political commentary. The sports media transform an apolitical past-time into a forum for their own politics. Progressives have actively attempted to remake the…

Maher: If We 'Fire Every Southern Hillbilly Who Thinks Obama Is Like H

October 8th, 2011 11:51 AM
If it's Friday, Bill Maher must be saying something offensive about conservatives. True to form, during his opening monologue on HBO's "Real Time," the host quipped about ESPN terminated its relationship with Hank Williams Jr. this week, "If we're going to fire every southern hillbilly who thinks Obama is like Hitler, who will be our Republican Congressmen?

To ESPN, Hank Jr.'s Bad Hitler Joke About Obama Worse Than Rapist Tyso

October 6th, 2011 5:15 PM
A bad joke about President Obama that involved Adolf Hitler is apparently unpardonable to ESPN, whereas a crass sexual reference about former Gov. Sarah Palin (R), well, that may actually be riotously funny to some at the network. ESPN today announced that it will no longer use Hank Williams Junior's "Are You Ready for Some Football" to promote the network's "Monday Night Football"…

Are You Ready For a TEA Party? Hank Williams Jr. Sure Is

September 3rd, 2009 12:01 PM
A country boy can survive the Obama administration. Just ask Hank Williams, Jr.The country music artist --  best known to millions of Americans regardless of their musical taste for his "Are You Ready For Some Football?" theme to Monday Night Football -- was profiled yesterday by Bill Lynch of the Charleston [W.V.] Gazette (h/t my NB colleague Tim Graham).Lynch spent a considerable portion of his…

Late Night Weekend Video Treat: Liberal Media Bias Ballad

March 15th, 2009 1:49 AM
Alexandra Pelosi's HBO documentary, Right America: Feeling Wronged -- Some Voices from the Campaign Trail, certainly caricatured McCain-Palin voters as a bunch of redneck racists, but it also showed how conservatives see the media as the enemy, and featured a short clip of a fun Hank Williams Jr. song take-off against the “left wing liberal media.”  In the 45-minute production, which will re-run…