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Friday, October 16, 2009

Rush Limbaugh | Racial Witch Hunt?



Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh's interest in becoming a part owner in the National Football League (NFL) drew sharp criticism, including allegations that he made racially offensive comments and is not appropriate for the league.

However, some of the comments appear to be unsubstantiated, so was Rush a victim of a witch hunt and being held to a standard others would not? Should one's comments even be a factor?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is becoming more and more obvious, that the true racists are people of color.

Anonymous said...

Yes this is a witch hunt because he is a witch.

Anonymous said...

Who is the witch? Rv. Al Sharpton? Jesse the extortionists Jackson? Sure are.

Anonymous said...

Rush was dropped by the ownership group. The was no unconstitutional bias against him. He makes his living by controversial statements which generate publicity. Sometimes the more controversial you are, it might come back and bite you.

Probably most of the other 31 NFL owners are Republican Conservatives, but they made it known that they wanted nothing to do with this guy because of the controversy he stirs.

I agree with Limbaugh on quite a few things, but it's too bad he's going to play the "victim" here and claim it is because of Obama. The President had nothing to do with him not getting the bid. Neither did Al Sharpton, neither did Jesse Jackson. No one really takes what they have to say seriously anyway.

Rush knew that this would create a media firestorm, he could have been a silent investor. At the very worst he would receive headline publicity and sympathy about how he was denied his "right" to buy the team. The fact is that Roger Goddell, the other owners, a significant number of players, and his own ownership group wanted nothing to do with him. Sucks for him but he made his own bed.

Signed,
Common Sense

Leonard said...

Rush Limbaugh and/or any investor group of which he might be a part should be able to bid on anything he or it so desires. It is up to the seller to decide if that bid is competent and sufficient to carry the day and acceptable to the seller.

Is there any doubt as to what Jesse Jackson would say if he was removed from an investor group because he made controversial statements?

Closer to home, would the same be said if Jessee Jackson had been remvoed from contention to obtain a beverage franchise because he made controversial statements?

Anonymous said...

He was given the opportunity to try and buy the team. Free market at it's best here.

A group of millionare owners and investors told him , "Thanks, but no thanks Rush. Your involvement will affect our bottom line. Go away and continue to make completely assinine remarks, but please leave us and the NFL out of it." Maybe if had never compared the NFL to ghetto warfare, insulted most of his fans, and basically trashed the image of the league he might of had a shot.

Leonard, why are you so hung up on Jesse Jackson? Do you take him seriously? I guarantee that none of the potential investors don't. They are only concerned with the bottom line. Giving Limbaugh a minority stake in ownership would alienate and piss off a number of fans who could care less about what Jesse Jackson says.

Anonymous said...

Funny how Jesse dropped the Anheuser-Busch boycott after his boy was awarded a north side distributorship. He definately know how to work the race exploitation bit. Jesse and his boys don't wear $1,500 Italian silk suits for nothing. Neither does Sharpton.

Anonymous said...

Good ol' Al Sharpton criticized that racist Rush could have decisions that may negatively affect a league that has more than 80% black players. Hey Al, isn't a league with 80% black players considered discrimination?

Hmmm.

Leonard said...

I used Jesse Jackson as an example, is that somehow a hang up now? Was my point totally lost on you? Neither Jesse nor Al would have stood still for the reverse of the treatment they perpetrated on Rush Limbaugh.

Anonymous said...

Y'all really ought to be more concerned with Sen Kerry stripping twenty MILLION dollars from the operations part of the military budget..You know the one that buys bullets and gas and stuff for your young troops in the far east...all to start a school named after that scumbag Teddy, the swimmer, Kennedy. YOu know the one that let that girl drown while he saved his rotten ass.. to hell with your troops lets cannonize teddy huh Kerry! Boy the democrats really have morals huh?

Anonymous said...

Hey Leonard, why didn't they just bring Rush in as a partner on the quiet and then after the fact made it public. They could've said weeks later Rush is now a co-partner in the Rams organization? Wouldn't that have been less newsworthy and would've squelched all this hoopla?

Anonymous said...

Looks like rush will have the last laugh when he sues rev al,rev jesse,cnbc, and cnn for their slanderous remarks that obviously caused him great financial loss and besmerched his character..Limbaugh gets the last laugh and hopefully their last dollars. Go RUSH!

Anonymous said...

My experience is that people who listen to Limbaugh tend to be ignorant closet racists. Limbaugh says these sorts of things because he knows it will make him money.....lot's of money. He is not a political activist. He is a money-grabbing oppourtunist.