Raise your hand if you didn’t see this coming. Days after Curt Schilling asked a Jewish newscaster how a Jew could possibly back the Democratic Party, the powers-that-be at Breitbart News saw a talent for divisiveness that should not be squandered and snapped up the former Red Sox pitcher, ESPN analyst and right-wing nutbar for their channel on SiriusXM Radio.
Last week, Schilling asked CNN’s Jake Tapper how a Jew like Tapper, or any Jew for that matter, could support Democrats. He appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews last week.
“I mean God forbid I listen to someone of the faith rather than the media who clearly are not biased and don’t have an agenda,” he added.“I’m not trying to be offensive or racist, I am clearly curious because … I understand my history that this country feels so anti-Israel in the last fifteen years — moreso than in any point in my life — and I can’t figure that out.”
Apparently, the folks at Breitbart felt they just could not let that kind of divisive arglebargle go to waste.
On Monday, Breitbart plans to announce that former Red Sox pitcher and Trump supporter Curt Schilling will begin hosting a daily online radio show featuring political commentary and calls from listeners. The broadcast will eventually include a video livestream. The show marks Schilling’s return to media six months after ESPN fired him for sharing an anti-transgender Facebook post with a message that read: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
“He got kicked off ESPN for his conservative views. He’s a really talented broadcaster,” Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow said.
In addition to giving Schilling a national platform for his alt-right views as he contemplates a 2018 run against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), it locks down the ex-pitcher for the expected Trump/Bannon/Breitbart media “empire” that many expect to rise from the ashes of the Republican party following the doomed Trump presidential campaign. Some people think that was the whole point of the Trump campaign; not to win the presidency, but to launch a new media enterprise to compete with Fox News for the viewers on the idiot right wing fringe.