Politics

Audio: Hank Williams Jr. Attacks Media, Obama with New Song

| by Michael Allen

Country singer Hank Williams Jr., whose theme song was pulled from 'Monday Night Football' after he compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, lashed out at the media and Obama (again) with a new song called 'Keep the Change' (audio below).

The song, which borrows its title from another song released by Williams’ daughter in 2009, glorifies gun ownership and Williams' "Christian name," while attacking the government and the U.S. which the singer claims is turning "socialist."

“I’ll keep my freedom, I’ll keep my guns/Try to keep my money and my religion too … Keep the government out of my business/ and y’all can keep the change,” he sings.

Williams sparked an uproar when he appeared on the Fox News Channel show 'Fox & Friends' on October 3 and said Obama’s pairing with Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner in a June golf summit was “like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.”

He also referred to Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as “the enemy.”

That day, ESPN publicly rebuked Williams and dropped his 'All My Rowdy Friends' song as the opening theme for its weekly Monday Night Football broadcast.

He subsequently issued a statement saying he was sorry for anyone who took offense, but ESPN and Williams later said they were parting company after an association of more than 20 years.

In his new song about the controversy, Williams took aim at both ESPN and Fox News: “So ‘Fox & Friends’ want to put me down/Ask for my opinion/Twist it all around/Well two can play that gotcha game,” he sings on the track.

The song ends with the 62-year-old Williams, nicknamed Bocephus by his country music legend father, urging fans to join him in a boycott: “Yeah you can keep ‘Fox & Friends’ and ESPN out of your homes too."

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