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Daily Show, Colbert take on Hank Jr's comments

Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:44 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

As you certainly know by now, Hank Williams, Jr., (aka "Bocephus") made some comments on a recent Fox and Friends interview in which he invoked Godwin's Law.

As a result, ESPN yanked his introduction for Monday Night Football, and there's no telling if he'll be back or not.

As a result of that both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report had a little "Bocephus segment" on Tuesday night.

Jon Stewart's reaction is a little surprising, if only because he's more offended by the celebrity-interviewing hypocrisy of having Williams on, and because he doesn't seem ... surprised.

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Poor Stephen Colbert though. He simply wasn't even prepared for football on Monday without Hank to inform him that it was about to begin.

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Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Daily Show, Colbert take on Hank Jr's comments

This nation needs to lighten up.  Everyone is compared to Hitler or called a racist when there's a disagreement.  It barely catches anyone's attention now a days.  Sheesh.



Since: Oct 5, 2011
Posted on: October 5, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Daily Show, Colbert take on Hank Jr's comments

Hank is a hillbilly, so he doesn't have alot of money.  And now that he lost his ESPN gig, he's going to have to go back to Denny's.  On the plus side, he makes a mean cheese omelet.




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Daily Show, Colbert take on Hank Jr's comments

If Susan Sarandon’s opposition to the Iraq war can get her DAMNATION and keep the Baseball Hall of Fame from honoring the movie “Bull Durham”, than isn’t the criticism justified?
First, Bull Durham was honored in the Baseball Hall of Fame in '08.  Second, the movie wasn't honored in '03 because of Sarandon AND Robbins comments about their opposition to the war.  Considering, at that time, we didn't know what we know now, your argument becomes null and void.  Third, if Sarandon and Robbins are entitled to their freedom of speech and entitled to make the decision to publicly expression their beliefs, is the Baseball Hall of Fame not also entitled to those same fundamental rights?  Cooperstown is a private organization.  If they didn't want to include white players or black players in their ranks, that's their right.  Don't be a hypocrite.

Oh wait a minute, opposition of what has been proven to be a war under false pretence when a Republican President wants it, is NOT OK but comparing the President to the most vial man in history is OK if it happens to be a Demarcate President.
That's funny.  I didn't hear any opposition when President Bush was ALSO being compared to Hitler.  The only problem is that Hank Williams never equated Obama to Hitler.  He was equating the twosome to another twosome and it was for their beliefs, not for their actions in life.  And if Hitler is the "most vile man in history" because he attempted to commit genocide, perhaps you should take a look at some other people in this world's history.  There are many who have done far worse things than Hitler.  I'm not saying Hitler wasn't a purely evil individual, I'm merely stating there have been worse.

It's amazing though.  Retards continue to be retards no matter who runs this country.



Since: Jul 4, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 4:10 pm
 

Daily Show, Colbert take on Hank Jr's comments

Tribe fan, don't disgrace other Tribe fans with your conspiracy nonsense.  As your post demonstrates, self-education gets one only so far.

Hank Jr called President Obama and Vice President Biden "The enemy."  Even if you claim that Jr meant Obama and Boehner were interchangeable on the Hitler reference scale, there are consequences for a public figure who says something so egregiously unpatriotic.   As Dubya said about the Dixie Chicks, exercising your First Amendment rights may have consequences.

Now Hank Jr can have more time to devote to shopping for a new rodeo clown outfit.





Since: May 8, 2011
Posted on: October 5, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Daily Show, Colbert take on Hank Jr's comments

If Susan Sarandon’s opposition to the Iraq war can get her DAMNATION and keep the Baseball Hall of Fame from honoring the movie “Bull Durham”, than isn’t the criticism justified? Oh wait a minute, opposition of what has been proven to be a war under false pretence when a Republican President wants it, is NOT OK but comparing the President to the most vial man in history is OK if it happens to be a Demarcate President.

"NOW WE KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY"

 





Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Daily Show, Colbert take on Hank Jr's comments

scumbag musician versus scumbag actors...c'mon, back to the sports



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Daily Show, Colbert take on Hank Jr's comments

cbssports is keeping this in the headlines for the sole purpose that it makes ESPN look foolish (and their actions ARE foolish, as this was a non-story from the beginning). 

Yes, a better analogy could have been chosen by HWJ, but that's all it was a poorly chosen, although perfectly accurate, analogy.  Boehner was compared to Hitler as equally as Obama was in his poor choice of words. 

Colbert and Stewart are self-proclaimed clowns.  People that have their political opinions influenced by them can likely interpret the following into English... "baa!"  The same goes for any network news stations.  You are being fed something that simplifies you in the long run.

Read, folks!  READ! Read the founding fathers' work.  Read the Federalist Papers.  Educate yourself on the founding of this nation and then you will understand what the hell is going on.   Anything you learned from grade school through college was tainted.  You may not realize it now but EDUCATE yourself, through self-directed education (not what someone tells you) and you will finally get it.   Good luck.

Or, watch network TV and, "baaaaaa"!



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Daily Show, Colbert take on Hank Jr's comments

wait so because hank williams makes more money than i do that somehow makes his ridiculous opinions more valid? and you are why our country is so fucked up, UK_razy



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Daily Show, Colbert take on Hank Jr's comments

are you fuckn kidding me?  How soon you have forgotten the 2nd Bush president!



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Daily Show, Colbert take on Hank Jr's comments

Uncle Obama wanted to be remembered. He'll be remembered alright. As the worst President of all-time. He got the black votes and now all the blacks hate him because they aint gettin nothing for free.


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