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Hank Williams Jr., the voice famous asking millions of football fans whether they’re ready for some football, has been pulled from tonight’s broadcast of “Monday Night Football” over a comment he made on Fox News this morning.
Williams, who sings the lead-in song to the game each week, criticized the president for his golf summit with House Speaker John Boehner this summer.
“It would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli leader) Benjamin Netanyahu,” Williams told “Fox & Friends.”
Last edited by Wolfpack; 10-03-2011 at 06:15 PM..
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Re: Are you ready for some football!?? Not anymore
Originally Posted by Wolfpack
If somebody is a racist member of a hate group because they support smaller government, then I think the Hitler analogy is perfectly appropriate.
I got into this very heavily with NEM some time ago ... it really is wrong to invoke the Hitler card for anything other than the atrocities of what he and his administration did to millions of innocent children, women and men.
When a person analogizes Hitler or the Holocaust to a current figure or event, it should invoke an extraordinarily powerful emotion relating directly to the horrors of what Hitler did. Hitler meticulously planned to systematically annihilate a race of people and led a powerful war effort supported by millions that almost allowed him to accomplish this horrific goal.
If the parallel being drawn does not directly relate to this essential aspect of Hitler, the analogy weakens the world's memory of the true horror of what Hitler did.
Further, use of analogies - especially those to highly emotion-laden figures and events - often represents an intellectually lazy effort to convince listeners to adopt the speaker's conclusion without independently analyzing the complicated issue at hand.