Iowa Radio Host Steve Deace Compares ESPN To Nazis For Suspending Curt Schilling

Influential conservative Iowa radio host Steve Deace likened ESPN to Nazis after the sports network suspended former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling as a commentator for posting an Islamaphobic meme to his Facebook page.

In an August 28 article for the Conservative Review, Deace wrote that the network's executive “brown shirts” (sic) -- a reference to the Nazi's feared Sturmabteilung assault division -- were overreacting to Schilling's post, a meme likening Muslims to Nazis. Schilling has a long history of posting offensive material to social media. Deace also quoted Hitler's Mein Kampf to support his claim that, in punishing Schilling for his hate speech, ESPN was “trying to take down [American] culture” by taking away people's “freedoms” (emphasis added):

No such legend will be allowed to broadcast the rest of the Little League World Series, though, because it turns out Schilling has a personal life with opinions unapproved by ESPN's division of politically correct goose-steppers.

You know, like the Nazis. What a hilarious coincidence. Because what Schilling got in trouble for was taking to Twitter to compare Islamic extremists to Nazis. Not all Muslims, mind you, but the murderous Islamic extremists who viciously kill Muslims and infidels alike.

So let's do the mentally insane math here. Compare a group of murderers bent on global hegemony to another group of murderers bent on global hegemony and your status with ESPN's brown shirts gets called into question? That's the kind of irony that reminds me of when Islamo-Fascists lash out violently in protest to claims their religion promotes violence.


If I didn't know any better, I'd think ESPN is trying to take down a culture here. But that might be giving them too much credit. Perhaps the cult of progressivism is simply so ridiculous it routinely produces stupidity like this.

If you were trying to take down a culture you would know this: “The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”

That's from Mein Kampf, which is on the approved-reading list of Jihadists, who actually aligned with Hitler during World War II. History, I'm sure the brass at ESPN is totally unaware of. Because, tolerance. And the crusades.

When the news of Schilling's suspension first broke, Deace defended the former ballplayer on Twitter by echoing the meme's message.

Deace, who in addition to hosting his own radio show is a frequent guest conservative analyst on MSNBC and NPR, recently endorsed Ted Cruz for president.