The former baseball star Curt Schilling, fired by ESPN for discriminating remarks about transgender people, will host an online radio show for the Breitbert News Network
The former baseball star Curt Schilling, fired by ESPN for discriminating remarks about transgender people, will host an online radio show for the Breitbert News Network starting Tuesday.
Schillings show, called Whatever It Takes will run weekdays from 9am to 11am on the Breitbert.com website and will feature what the network calls Schillings unfiltered and insightful commentary on a mix of topics ranging from politics and culture to current affairs and perhaps some sports. The format appears to have Schilling fielding phone calls and talking extemporaneously. It is unclear if he will also have guests.
Schilling has long been an outspoken proponent of rightwing causes and recently said he plans to run for the US Senate, taking on Democrat Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts when her term is up in 2018. While the announcement of the show did not mention his impending Senate race, the program will give Schilling a forum on which he can campaign.
I am proud to be a part of a team that will continue to point out the very thing thats ruining this country: liberal, progressive, socialist agenda driven by the elite globalist connected to American politics and the Clinton family, the announcement quoted him as saying.
As a baseball player, Schilling was one of the finest pitchers of his generation winning 216 games for five teams, most notably the Phillies, Diamondbacks and Red Sox. He was part of three World Championships and pitched brilliantly in many postseason games. He is perhaps best known for winning Game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series for the Red Sox, beating the Yankees on an injured ankle that bled through his white sock. In fact the logo for Schillings Breitbart show is an illustration of a baseball players legs with one bloody sock.
He has been involved in several controversies after baseball including a failed video game venture called 38 Studios that defaulted on $75m in loans from Rhode Island. He was later sued by the state for the loan failure. ESPN hired him in 2010 tbaseball commentate on baseball but suspended him in 2015 after he posted a meme on social media that appeared to compare Muslims to Nazis. He was fired in April this year after a Facebook post mocking transgender people, while expressing support for a North Carolina law banning transgender people from restrooms that do not match the gender on their birth certificate.
Schilling brings a raw grittiness to his broadcasting that fits the Breitbart brand of hard-hitting and unafraid journalism, Breitbart News president and CEO Larry Solov said in the announcement of Schillings show. Our loyal community over 36 million monthly readers are hungry for his kind of unique conservative voice that speaks truth to power. We welcome another strong fighter and true patriot to our team.