The axing of Rush Limbaugh as one of the investors purchasing the St. Louis Rams is certainly not funny. It has serious ramifications as another hypocritical but effective liberal attempt to marginalize conservatives for our beliefs. Wrote sports columnist David Moulton at Naples.com:
[I]t's the hypocrisy that burns me. We've got players in this league who allegedly have killed people and others who have been accused of obstructing while others did the killing. We've got members of the media covering this league who have called the President of the United States "a fascist."...
The Miami Dolphins new owner, Stephen Ross, may bring on board as a minority owner the singer Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie has a solo song called London Bridge. In it the S word is used 2 dozen times, the F word is used a handful and the lyrics are at times sexually explicit. The song ends with Fergie saying ...
Shi**in on the world. F*** you bit**es.
And Rush Limbaugh can't be a small part of this league?
by Dana Summers at Townhall.com...
Added Jarrett Skorup at the Washington Examiner:
But maybe the NFL is right; maybe they just want to avoid people who make controversial statements.
Uh...except when they don't.
Apparently, liberal talk show host Keith Olbermann isn't too controversial for them: He does NBC's Football Night in America. A guy not shy to controversy.
Oh, and what about the new partial-owner of the Miami Dolphins? That would be Stacy Ferguson, better known as "Fergie" of the Black Eyed Peas. She was voted in on Tuesday without a single peep of opposition. Controversy? Divisive? Try:
"I have had lesbian experiences in the past. I won't say how many men I've had sex with - but I am a very sexual person."
"A war is goin' on but the reasons undercover.
"The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug."
or even in song
I'ma get get get get you drunk.
Get you love drunk off my hump.
My hump my hump my hump my hump my hump
My hump my hump my hump my lovely little lumps
Nope, not a whiff of controversy in there at all.
"We're held to a higher standard here," Commissioner Roger Goddell said.
by Glenn Foden at Townhall.com...
Wrote Rush himself in an October 16 Wall Street Journal op ed:
Not to be outdone, Jesse Jackson, whose history includes anti-Semitic speech (in 1984 he referred to Jews as "Hymies" and to NYC as "Hymietown" in a Washington Post interview) chimed in. He found me unfit to be associated with the NFL. I was too divisive and worse. I was accused of once supporting slavery and having praised Martin Luther King Jr.'s murderer, James Earl Ray....
Numerous sportswriters, CNN, MSNBC, among others, falsely attributed to me statements I had never made. Their sources, as best I can tell, were Wikipedia and each other. But the Wikipedia post was based on a fabrication printed in a book that also lacked any citation to an actual source.
I never said I supported slavery and I never praised James Earl Ray. How sick would that be? Just as sick as those who would use such outrageous slanders against me or anyone else who never even thought such things....
[T]his spectacle is bigger than I am on several levels. There is a contempt in the news business, including the sportswriter community, for conservatives that reflects the blind hatred espoused by Messrs. Sharpton and Jackson. "Racism" is too often their sledgehammer. And it is being used to try to keep citizens who don't share the left's agenda from participating in the full array of opportunities this nation otherwise affords each of us. It was on display many years ago in an effort to smear Clarence Thomas with racist stereotypes and keep him off the Supreme Court. More recently, it was employed against patriotic citizens who attended town-hall meetings and tea-party protests.
These intimidation tactics are working and spreading, and they are a cancer on our society.
Yes, here's some of that cancer, from liberal political cartoonists this week.
by Lalo Alcaraz of GoComics.com...
by Steve Benson of GoComics.com...
[Photos of Rush via the AP; photo of Fergie via Getty]