Hank Williams, Jr. Crashes And Burns As A Fox News Political Pundit
Reported by Ellen - October 3, 2011 -
Hank Williams, Jr. appeared on Fox & Friends this morning and, undoubtedly knowing that Williams is a Republican, the Curvy Couch Crew decided to probe his thoughts about the 2012 presidential election. The ensuing trainwreck as Williams compared President Obama to Hitler and called Obama “The Enemy!” proved too much even for these three hosts. It probably guarantees this will be the last time anyone on Fox asks for Williams’ political opinion again. How bad was it? Bad enough that Gretchen Carlson made a point of disavowing his comments after the segment was over. UPDATED: Williams dropped from ESPN's Monday Night Football.
Williams was obviously in a hostile mood from the get go. He appeared in dark sunglasses and with his arms crossed as the interview opened. His bizarre answers that followed strongly suggested he was inebriated. That would be the best of the possibilities. Otherwise, what he said was just hostile, ungracious and offensive - even by Fox News standards. (H/T Aunty Em).
UPDATE: USA Today reports: Williams' comments got him kicked off ESPN's Monday Night Football opening. Williams says he was "misunderstood."
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