Fired From ESPN After His Transphobic and Anti-Muslim Social Media Posts
Curt SchillingÂ sat down with CNN’s Jake Tapper Friday afternoon, and before the seven minute and 24 second interview was over, he had insistedÂ “there is a very long-standing connection between Islam and the Nazi Party,” and asked the host ofÂ “The Lead”Â why Jews in America usually vote for Democrats.
You do remember Curt Schilling, right?Â
Back in April ESPN fired Schilling, aÂ former Major League Baseball pitcher who played with theÂ Philadelphia Phillies when they won the 1993 World Series.
Schilling posted the vile, transphobic meme to Facebook. He defended himself by sayingÂ he “only” commented on the meme, and didn’t post it, but Outsports’ Cyd Zeigler, whoÂ originally reported the news, has a screenshot from Schilling’s Facebook page that shows otherwise, as doesÂ USA Today.
“A man is a man no matter what they call themselves,” Schilling wrote. “I donâ€™t care what they are, who they sleep with, menâ€™s room was designed for the penis, womenâ€™s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
The year before ESPN had suspended Shilling after he posted to Twitter a comment suggesting IslamicÂ extremists are comparable to Nazis.
SchillingÂ is now running in the 2018 election to unseat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
â€” Schilling For Senate (@CurtForMA) October 18, 2016
Here’s Schilling mischaracterizing his controversial and offensive comments to Jake Tapper Friday:
â€” CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics)Â October 21, 2016
Schilling then asked Tapper, who happens to be Jewish, why American Jews tend to vote for Democrats.
Perhaps Schilling thought it made sense to ask the award-winningÂ Chief Washington CorrespondentÂ the question. Perhaps SchillingÂ thought Tapper was a representative of all Jewish people in America. Perhps it was this tweet:
We aren’t the only ones who think our President is weak, pro-Muslim and Anti-Israel. Yet the Jewish vote will still go Democrat. Stunning https://t.co/QuwMNLDWxH
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 17, 2016
Or perhaps Schilling is just off his rocker.
“I would like to ask you something as a person who is practicing the Jewish faith and has since you were young,” said Schilling, whom CNN says is “a vocalÂ Donald Trump supporter.”
No surprise there, right?
Curt Schilling: You’re Jewish. Why are Jews Democrats? Dems hate Israel.
Jake Tapper: Well, I don’t speak for Jews, but social welfare pic.twitter.com/4CejNNskDO
â€” Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) October 21, 2016
“I don’t understand â€“Â and this is, maybe this is the amateur, non-politician in me â€“Â I don’t understand how people of Jewish faith can back the Democratic Party, which over the last 50 years has been so clearly anti-Israel, so clearly anti-Jewish Israel,” Schilling charged.
“I don’t know what else would need to be done, said or happen for people to understand that they don’t â€“Â the Democratic Party is alive for Israel only because we have agreements in place to make them have to be.”
After a back-and-forth with an extremely polite Tapper over his question, Schilling then called Hillary Clinton a “criminal.”
Oh, here are some of Schilling’s recent tweets:
Start fact checking, gonna be eye opening when you do. https://t.co/WNlIWiRNzS
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 20, 2016
The part of women! The party of minority voters! https://t.co/Ptkbgo0NT6 bunch of crap. Party of elitest
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 19, 2016
If intimating a young lady will grow up to be stunningly beautiful = child molestation you’re liberal and voting for a scumbag
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 13, 2016
Image: Screenshot via CNN
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Supreme Court Responds Trump’s Request to Block Access to White House Records: ‘Denied’
The U.S. Supreme Court has ended Donald Trump’s multiple attempts to block access to documents from his years in the White House, telling the former president, request “denied.”
Trump had tried to block the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack from gaining access to those records. The Supreme Court, three of its six conservatives appointed by Trump himself, rejected his demand.
“Trump had lost efforts in two lower federal courts to block the panel from getting more than 700 pages of records,” CNBC reports. “He had argued that he had the authority as a former president to invoke executive privilege to prevent disclosure of the records.”
The vote reportedly was 8-1, with Justice Clarence Thomas the only one to side with Trump.
‘You Always Ask Me the Nicest Questions’: Biden Takes Down Doocy as Press Conference Nears End
About 90 minutes into President Joe Biden’s press conference, just as it was about to end, Fox News’ Peter Doocy called out a question and the President was only too happy to indulge him.
“You always ask me the nicest questions,” President Biden jovially responded to Doocy’s yelling, adding: “None of them make a lot of sense to me.”
Apparently desperate to prove him wrong, the Fox News correspondent declared, “Why are you trying in your first year so hard to pull the country so far to the left?”
President Biden didn’t get angry. He merely replied, “Well, I’m not.”
“I don’t know what you consider to be ‘too far to the left,'” President Biden continued, proceeding to rattle off a list of accomplishments that are pretty well-received and supported.
“In fact, we’re talking about making sure that we had the money for COVID making sure we had the money to put together the bipartisan infrastructure and making sure we’re able to provide for those things that in fact, we significantly reduced the burden on working class people but make them have to continue to work hard. I don’t know how that is pointed to the left. If you may recall. I, you guys have been trying to convince me that I am Bernie Sanders. I’m not, I like him but I’m not Bernie Sanders. I’m not a socialist. I’m a mainstream Democrat and I have been.”
“48 of the 50 Democrats supported me in the Senate on virtually every thing I’ve asked.”
President Biden then continued to take questions for a total of nearly two hours. The press conference is ongoing as of this publishing.
Fox News' Peter Doocy: "Why are you trying so hard in your first year to pull the country so far to the left?"
Biden: "Well, I'm not … I'm not Bernie Sanders, I'm not a socialist, I'm a mainstream Democrat." pic.twitter.com/m7bj4Hq1nU
— The Recount (@therecount) January 19, 2022
‘Name Me One Thing’: Biden Blasts Republicans for Not Being ‘For’ Anything
During his press conference Wednesday afternoon President Joe Biden blasted the Republican Party, suggesting they stand for nothing.
“Think about this: What are Republicans for?” the President asked. “What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.”
“And so, the problem here is, I think what I have to do,” Biden said, noting a change in tactics, “I have to make clear to the American people what we are for,” referring to his Democratic Party.
Republicans during the 2020 presidential election literally stood for nothing: they didn’t bother to craft a 2020 platform.
“What are Republicans for? What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.” — President Biden pic.twitter.com/b9V8NwUzwC
— The Recount (@therecount) January 19, 2022
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