Former half-term governor of Alaska and ex-Fox News commentator Sarah Palin defended Curt Schilling who was suspended earlier this week by ESPN for retweeing a meme comparing Nazis to Muslims.
ESPN said Schilling's tweet was “completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company's perspective." The former Boston Red Sox player-turned-announcer was pulled from covering the Little League Championship, notes Mediaite.com.
On Aug. 27, Palin attacked ESPN for some offensive comments that Mike Tyson made about her in 2011 on an ESPN radio affiliate in Las Vegas.
Palin also wrote about Schilling:
"Two — Schilling's tweet — was he wrong? No! In fact his stats were too generous in estimating Muslims' attitudes. Reports show it's 88% of Egyptian Muslims favoring DEATH for anyone who leaves Islam.
"The majority of Muslims in many other places share the sentiment. In America, these views could be correctly described as 'extreme.'
"The difference between Hitler’s army and the genocidal maniacs of (Islamic State group) is that the jihadists don’t have as much power… yet.
"By denying the accuracy of Schilling’s tweet, ESPN shows its weakness as it buys into the propaganda of (Islamic State group) and other terror organizations, helping mislead the public about the very real threat of terrorism.
"It shows once again that ESPN would rather concentrate on liberal global politics instead of report well on our beloved sports."
Palin is correct about 88 percent of Egyptian Muslims favoring the death penalty for people who leave Islam, based on a poll, but she failed to mention that was in regards to other Muslims, not non-Muslims, who left Islam, noted The Washington Post in 2013.
The Washington Post added, "It's important to note, though, that this view is not widely held in all Muslim countries or even among Muslims in these regions."
As far as the meme that Schilling retweeted, Hitler enjoyed enormous popularity in Germany before going to war, noted Der Spiegel.
SBNation.com adds that 40 percent of Germans voted for the Nazi party in 1933.