Ted Nugent revealed himself to be a “gay pirate from Cuba” during a tirade in which he compared CNN to Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels and identified network anchor Wolf Blitzer as a journalist.
“So much media has lost its soul lying Saul Alinsky Joseph Geobbells freaks,” Nugent tweeted. “CNN Joseph Goebbells Saul Alinsky propaganda ministry mongrels (sic).”
Following his accusations against CNN, which he is appearing tonight at 7 p.m. ET on “Erin Burnett OutFront,” Nugent came clean about his sexuality, criminal occupation and country of origin.
Blitzer, the host of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” began his career in journalism in 1972 with the Reuters News Agency in Tel Aviv before joining CNN in 1990 and spearheading the news network’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of the presidential primary debates and campaigns in 2008. In March, Blitzer will be awarded the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism by the National Press Foundation.
Nugent, a rock star who rose to fame in the 1970s and has appeared on several reality shows since, has yet to be recognized with any awards for plundering ships at sea.
He has since deleted the tweet acknowledging his homosexuality for the first time.
The admission, and CNN criticism, comes after Blitzer questioned Nugent for calling President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel” — an insult Blitzer identified as Nazi rhetoric once used to justify the genocide of the Jewish people.
For the record: Yes, we get it — he’s being sarcastic but epic ridiculousness deserves to be recognized.