Political Correctness and Hank Williams, Jr.

By:  Raven Clabough
10/05/2011
       
Political Correctness and Hank Williams, Jr.

When Hank Williams, Jr. made a politically incorrect off-the-cuff comment on Fox News’ Fox and Friends, he likely did not predict the series of repercussions that would follow. The exchange became the talk of the Internet and video footage of the interview on Fox and Friends went viral. As Williams is the iconic figure who delivers the recognizable “Monday Night Football” jingle, his remark was treated more seriously. In fact, ESPN has decided to pull his opening before Monday’s game.

During Williams’ appearance on Fox and Friends, he discussed with the show’s hosts the infamous golf game between House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama. The exchange went as follows:

When Hank Williams, Jr. (photo during a 2006 concert) made a politically incorrect off-the-cuff comment on Fox News’ Fox and Friends, he likely did not predict the series of repercussions that would follow. The exchange became the talk of the Internet and video footage of the interview on Fox and Friends went viral. As Williams is the iconic figure who delivers the recognizable “Monday Night Football” jingle, his remark was treated more seriously. In fact, ESPN has decided to pull his opening before Monday’s game.

During Williams’ appearance on Fox and Friends, he discussed with the show’s hosts the infamous golf game between House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama. The exchange went as follows:

HANK WILLIAMS: Remember the golf game?

STEVE DOOCY: Boehner?

HANK WILLIAMS: That was one of the biggest political mistakes ever.

CO-HOSTS: Why?

HANK WILLIAMS: That turned a lot of people off. You know, watching, you know, it just didn’t go over.

GRETCHEN CARLSON: You mean when John Boehner played golf with President Obama?

HANK WILLIAMS: Oh, yeah! Yeah. And Biden and Kasich, yeah. Uh-huh.

GRETCHEN CARLSON: What did you not like about it? It seems to be a really pivotal moment for you.

HANK WILLIAMS: Come on. Come on. It would be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu, OK?

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