ESPN host compares Tea Party with ISIS
The dumbest sports analyst in the business today (and that's saying a lot) compared the supporters of the Tea Party to members of the Islamic State.
ESPN's Tony Kornheiser, a frequent golf partner of President Obama, was interviewing Huffington Post editor Howard Fineman when the liberal editor ventured that Rep. Paul Ryan would have difficulty working with Tea Party members in the House.
Fineman asserted that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will struggle to tame the small government wing of the Republican party if he is elected Speaker of the House. He said that the tea party faction of the GOP rebels “dictatorial” leaders.
“Are they like ISIS trying to establish a Caliphate here?” Kornheiser asked.
“Yes, yes. That’s a very good analogy,” Fineman responded. “Without the violence obviously, but yes, they are a rejectionist front.”
Few appeared concerned with Fineman’s outlandish comments. The well-known liberal journalist took over as global editorial director for the liberal Huffington Post in 2010.
But the backlash against Kornheiser rippled through social media on Tuesday.
If Kornheiser was punished on Tuesday, it would have occurred between his midday radio show on his nightly TV show, “Pardon the Interruption.”
Kornheiser hosted the radio show but was absent from “Pardon the Interruption,” even though he discussed guests for the TV show with his radio producer. Kornheiser’s “Pardon the Interruption” co-host, Michael Wilbon, also an Obama golf partner, said that Kornheiser was off for the night.
Asked if Kornheiser’s absence from “Pardon the Interruption” was related to his comments about the tea party, an ESPN spokesman said “no,” but did not elaborate.
Whenever liberals want everyone to think they're profoundly clever, they try to portray their political opponents as terrorists. Any rational human being – which lets out most liberals – knows that even devout Christians don't behead their enemies, or burn them alive, or even want to establish a worldwide Christian government. But Tea Party members are "like ISIS" not because it's a rational comparison, but because of the left's own exaggerated and hysterical point of view regarding anyone who opposes them.
Not wrong. Evil.
Kornheiser has been in hot water several times before – most notably in 2010, when he was suspended two weeks for criticizing the way a female co-worker dressed in a nauseatingly sexist manner. An opinionated blowhard who knows little of competitive sports and less about politics should be sidelined indefintely for accusing law-abiding American citizens of being terrorists.