(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Curt Schilling recently landed in hot water after he posted a dumb internet meme on his social media channels that compared modern day Muslims with 1940’s Germans.


Unsurprisingly, Schilling’s meme trumpeting didn’t go over well with the public. Although he quickly deleted the offending meme, ESPN decided to pull the analyst from his assignment with the Little League World Series.

And while Schilling accepted the suspension and called it “a bad decision in every way on my part,” that didn’t stop him from recently emailing the staff (which he asked to be kept between him and one of the writers) at Awful Announcing to berate them about the coverage that the incident had received. Amazingly, while Schilling apologized for posting the meme, he made it very clear in his email to Awful Announcing that he will not apologize for the content of it.

I don’t have a racist bone in my body, never have. Anyone that knows me even a little knows that.

Yet you, like so many others, continue to destroy what’s left of the publics trust and confidence in media by creating a story of your own design and liking when you didn’t need to, and smearing someone’s reputation ato do it. Any thought at all as to my children and their thoughts if they read the lie you created? That’s an honest question. I dealt with it in my home, but I always wonder when people of your ilk give ruining someone a shot, if you ever do think about the family you impact. Especially when you are creating a story that never happened to do it.

And for what it is worth I apologized for tweeting. The forum was about as poor a choice as I could have made in trying to elicit a potential discussion on that topic. I did not, and will not apologize for the content of the tweet. If you, or anyone else, can’t wrap your head around your native language enough to understand that omitting words, or adding them, is plain and simple lying when it comes to journalism. Oh and it changes the content of a quote when you do that too. But you already knew that. But to paraphrase, when a radical minority is opposed by a silent and weak majority, really really bad stuff can, and has, and likely will again, happen.

Unsurprisingly, Schilling attempted to defend the meme that he fully supports by noting how it states that only a small minority of Muslims are “Extremists” (while glossing over the comparison to Nazi Germany, the serious “How’d that go?” inference and the use of Adolf Hitler that is the whole punchline of the image).

Here’s a cut and paste of what you wrote

heinous as Schilling’s tweet comparing Muslims to World War II-era Nazis

And here’s what was actually tweeted

..”only 5-10% of Muslims are Extremists”

Why would you omit the one word in that entire tweet that provides the only important piece of context other than WWII era Nazism?

ESPN apparently had no idea that Schilling sent the email, according to a statement that the network provided to Awful Announcing.

“We weren’t aware of Curt’s plan to craft or send this email. We are looking into it.”

Schilling’s entire defense of his meme posting can be found at Awful Announcing, HERE.

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