December 6, 2023

OMG, Hank Williams Said Hitler!

Hank Williams Jr said the word Hitler on TV. What’s the big deal?

Watch the video below, then tell me if you think it’s as bad as the media is making it out to be. Also, pay attention to the TV anchors. They seem to completely stop listening to what he’s saying after he says the word Hitler and focus in on that.

I don’t think Bocephus was comparing Obama to Hitler or saying anything like that. I think he was simply referring to the absurdity of two people who hate each other golfing together as some sort of political propoganda. He was saying it didn’t make any sense and used a Hitler example to show how absurd it was. (He’s right – we all knew it was simply for show.)

Why is this even an event? Hitler did terrible things, but I think this reference was fair. Hitler was one of the most hated men in the world. That’s why it would be ridiculous for Netanyahu to golf with him – almost as ridiculous as it was for Boehner to golf with Obama. They’re also political enemies – just not as extreme as Hank’s example. (I wonder how many of the TV personalities there know who Netanyahu is? I’m pretty sure most Fox viewers don’t.)

What do you expect when you let Hank Williams talk about Politics?

But seriously, it’s Fox News! Have you ever watched Fox News? At least 3 different people per day compare Obama to Hitler on Fox. It’s part of their standard programming. Glenn Beck wouldn’t have a career if not for Nazi references.

There’s no story here. Some better stories would be “who the hell at Fox News thinks letting Hank Williams talk about politics is a good idea.” and “what happened to jourmalists who actually listen to what their guests are saying?”

TL;DR Hank Williams said “hitler.” He didn’t say Obama was Hitler. Everybody over-reacted. It’s even more hilarious that it happened on Fox because Fox calls Obama hitler on a daily basis. ESPN should bring him back for MNF – especially for the Detroit game (yes I’m biased.)

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  1. I’m not sure why people assume he wasn’t “Netanyahu” in this analogy–or does the outraged Left think that’s worse??

    Either way, poorly chosen words and yet another reason why celebrities make bad History or Pol Sci instructors.

  2. I call racism on all the media making the big deal. Hank never said Obama was Hitler, maybe it was Boehner that he thinks is Hitler since he was discussing republicans. They should all take themselves off the air in protest of their self.

  3. I think they just assumed that since Hank is a republican (he supported Palin last election – all the more reason NOT to let him talk about politics) that he was equating obama to hilter. He wasn’t. He was equating political enemies to exaggerated enemies.