Hank Hits Back at Fox, ESPN —in Song

Country artist claims his words were twisted
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2011 10:28 AM CDT
Hank Williams Jr. performs during Music Builds: the CMT Disaster Relief Concert on May 12, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Hank Williams Jr. is hitting back at the media—how else?—in song. The country artist’s Monday Night Football intro was dumped by ESPN after he compared President Obama to Hitler on Fox News (or Williams did the dumping himself, depending on who you ask). And now he’s written a new song about the whole experience, the AP reports. In “I’ll Keep My…,” he claims his words were twisted by Fox & Friends, the show on which he made the original comparison. USA Today adds that the last word in the title of the song is "a word we can't use."

“So Fox 'n Friends wanna put me down / Ask for my opinion / Twist it all around,” go the lyrics, before continuing, “Well two can play that gotcha game you'll see.” He also sings that the US is “going down the drain” and turning into “the United Socialist States of America.” Needless to say, Williams also lyrically encourages listeners not to watch Fox & Friends or ESPN. Look for it on iTunes later today or early tomorrow. In the meantime, you can pick up a “Hank Jr. for President” T-shirt on Williams’ website, or catch him on The View or Hannity tomorrow.

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