Hank Williams Jr. Records Song About His Fox & Friends Experience

Hank Williams Jr. has written a song criticizing Fox & Friends, but he’s returning to the Fox Network on Tuesday (Oct. 11) for an appearance on Hannity in the aftermath of his split with ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Williams will also appear Tuesday on ABC’s The View. The controversy began last week during a satellite interview on Fox & Friends in which Williams called President Obama “the enemy” and compared the president and House Speaker John Boehner playing golf together to Adolf Hitler playing golf with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ESPN responded by removing Williams’ familiar “are you ready for some football” introduction to its Monday Night Football telecasts. According to The Associated Press, Williams has written and recorded “Keep the Change,” whose lyrics suggest a boycott of Fox & Friends and ESPN. The lyrics include lines such as, “So Fox & Friends wanna put me down/Ask for my opinion/Twist it all around.” He finishes the verse: “Well, two can play that gotcha game, you’ll see.” Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar of The View are among those who have defended Williams’ right of freedom of speech. “Whoopi and Joy understood what I was saying,” Williams said in a message on his website. “After watching the clip of their show, I knew I needed to talk to them first.” He posted the audio track of “Keep the Change” on his website Monday afternoon and is offering it as a free download for 48 hours.