Will ESPN go after an analyst who compared the tea party to the Islamic State the same way they went after Curt Schilling for his comments on Islam?
ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” co-host Tony Kornheiser spoke with Huffington Post editor Howard Fineman on ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. Friday about Paul Ryan’s quest to become House speaker.
Why they were discussing this during a sports show is anyone’s guess but Fineman suggested the speaker needs to act like a dictator to get things done and keep those pesky tea partiers in their place which led Kornheiser to compare the tea party to the murderous terrorist group.
“Are they like ISIS trying to establish a Caliphate here?!” Kornheiser asked.
“Yes! Yes!” Fineman agreed. “That’s a very good analogy! Without the violence obviously, but yes, they are a rejectionist front.”
Social media blasted both men and demanded answers from ESPN on his they would handle this in light of its suspension of Curt Schilling for talking about actual ISIS.
@espn Are you going to suspend Tony Kornheiser for his comparison of ISIS to Conservatives in Congress or are you a bunch of hypocrites?
— Daniel Snyder (@danmsnyder) October 27, 2015
“@TonyKornheiser @espn Yeah Tony. We stone women and homos, and decapitate Christians on a daily basis! #Moron https://t.co/S2GADNcFpH — J.B. Junior (@JBJunior824) October 28, 2015
#TonyKornheiser should be suspended if not fired for comparing the @GOP to terrorists. @espn @HankJr #GOPDebate — Tractor Drivingchamp (@TrctrDrvngChamp) October 28, 2015
Will @ESPN punish #TonyKornheiser the same way they did @gehrig38 ? I doubt it. We can talk about #teaparty just not #Muslims #progressives — Clown Dawg (@poemclown) October 28, 2015
#TonyKornheiser is frigging lunatic! @espn fire this dolt! He’s embarrassing
— Andrew Managh (@AndrewManagh) October 28, 2015
Hey @gehrig38 I’m not a lawyer but if @espn doesn’t immediately reinstate you with back pay, even I could win your case. #TonyKornheiser — BrassyBrett (@PatriotTrumpet) October 28, 2015
@espn Have you suspended #TonyKornheiser yet? — Sean Higgs (@SeanHiggs) October 28, 2015
I can almost GUARANTEE @espn will do nothing with #TonyKornheiser because it’s not offensive if a liberal says it about #Conservatives — Brandon Stoll (@StollBrandon) October 27, 2015
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