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Hank Williams Jr. Tries to Explain Himself on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 11th 2011 6:45PM
Hank Williams Jr. has had himself quite a week. ESPN canned the country singer's 'Monday Night Football' intro after he compared President Obama to Hitler on 'Fox and Friends.' Williams Jr. went on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to try and explain himself. It didn't exactly go well.

Williams tried to make the point that he wasn't directly comparing President Obama and Hitler. He was merely making an analogy, he protested. Sherri Shepherd read the definition of the term, which read "a similarity in some respects among things that are otherwise dissimilar."

Williams felt vindicated by the dictionary. "How did you know who I was talkin' about?" he asked rhetorically, waving his hands and smiling. He went on to explain that his broader point was that the Obama-Boehner golf game was an absurd piece of political theater.

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'SNL' Spoofs Hank Williams Jr.'s Appearance on 'Fox & Friends' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 10th 2011 2:00AM
Ben Stiller, 'Saturday Night Live'On the one hand, 'Saturday Night Live' (Sat., 11:30PM ET on NBC) was talking about the steroid problem in baseball, which felt a little dated -- even if it was tied to a 'Moneyball' sketch. But then, on the other hand, they jumped right into a sketch about Hank Williams Jr.'s controversial appearance on 'Fox & Friends.'

It's when 'SNL' can react with immediacy that we often get our best satire, and Jason Sudeikis was certainly ratcheting up the crazy as Williams. The premise was that he was back to apologize, but he had a media spokesperson on hand, played by Ben Stiller, to help him and to really say the whole incident was Fox News' fault for inviting Williams on to talk politics in the first place.

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ESPN Fires Hank Williams Jr. After Controversial Comments

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 6th 2011 11:15AM
America will soon be looking for another way to get ready for some football.

ESPN announced today that it had formally cut ties with country singer Hank Williams Jr., whose song 'All My Rowdy Friends' served as the intro to the network's 'Monday Night Football' broadcast. Williams, and the song had been temporarily suspended by the network for this week's Bucs vs. Colts game in the wake of comments he made on 'Fox & Friends' comparing President Obama to Hitler.

"We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr.," ESPN said in a statement. "We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue."

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Colbert Wasn't 'Ready For Some Football' Without Hank Williams Jr. (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 5th 2011 4:15AM
'The Colbert Report'Apparently, Hank Williams Jr.'s weekly contribution to 'Monday Night Football' was more important than we ever realized. Stephen Colbert detailed just how lost he was when ESPN opted not to use it as the intro this week on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central).

The decision came after Williams made controversial statements on the 'Fox & Friends' show equating President Obama to Adolf Hitler. But with so little warning, the absence of Williams' song left Colbert in fact "dangerously unprepared for some football."

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