Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland.
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By Sarah Begley
August 28, 2015

Several days after ESPN suspended analyst Curt Schilling for an offensive tweet about Muslims, Sarah Palin has come to the former Major League pitcher’s defense.

In the original tweet, posted Tuesday, Schilling shared a photo of Hitler with the caption, “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” His own comment on the image read, “The math is staggering when you get to true #’s.”

Schilling quickly deleted the tweet, and ESPN announced it had removed him from covering the Little League World Series. While Schilling once again took to Twitter to apologize and say he agreed with his punishment, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin posted a lengthy response to the incident on her Facebook page in which she called ESPN “a journalistic embarrassment,” adding “Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you!”

Palin went on to say she agreed with Schilling, in fact saying he was being too generous in his comparison. “The difference between Hitler’s army and the genocidal maniacs of ISIS,” she wrote, “is that the jihadists don’t have as much power… yet.” She said that ESPN had bought into ISIS’s propaganda, “helping mislead the public about the very real threat of terrorism.”

Palin also recalled offensive remarks made about her on an ESPN affiliate’s program in 2011, saying the “x-rated celebration of violence against women didn’t even draw a chirp from ESPN’s wussified leaders.”

Palin concluded her post by telling the network to “stick to sports.”

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