As soon as Limbaugh's name was leaked as a possible owner, the racial McCarthyites went to work.
...Shortly thereafter, the media elicited comments from the likes of Al Sharpton. In 1998 Mr.
Sharpton was found guilty of defamation and ordered to pay $65,000 for falsely accusing a New York prosecutor of rape in the 1987 Tawana Brawley case. He also played a leading role in the 1991 Crown Heights riot (he called neighborhood Jews "diamond merchants") and 1995 Freddie's Fashion Mart riot.
Not to be outdone, Jesse Jackson, whose history includes anti-Semitic speech (in 1984 he referred to Jews as "Hymies" and to New York City as "Hymietown" in a Washington Post interview) chimed in. He found me unfit to be associated with the NFL.
Al Sharpton and Je$$e Jackson should be seen as the biggest villains in the Black community. Neither has contributed anything positive to their race, while they jostle for lead position as the "spokesman" for all Black people. They are both hustlers and con men. Neither works to improve the lives of Black people. Instead, they build a power base by accusing every political opponent of the Democrat party as a "racist." When a confrontation involving a black person and a white person occurs, Jackson and Sharpton are quick to make sure it is not merely a dispute between two people. Any problem is a product of centuries of racism. By treating Black people as perpetual victims and helpless pawns, these sleaze merchants do more to hold back members of their race than any gang of toothless, backwoods Klansmen could ever do.
Next came writers in the sports world, like the Washington Post's Michael Wilbon. He wrote this gem earlier this week: "I'm not going to try and give specific examples of things Limbaugh has said over the years because I screwed up already doing that, repeating a quote attributed to Limbaugh (about slavery) which he has told me he simply did not say and does not reflect his feelings. I take him at his word. . . . "
Mr. Wilbon wasn't alone. 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.
Michael Wilbon conducted a couple foolish diatribes on the silly ESPN program he shares with Tony Kornheiser. Wilbon and Kornheiser should stick to their normal "Beavis and Butthead" repartee and avoid discussing the complex. All Wilbon could do was use phony "quotes" and out-of-context comments. Look, Wilbon, we get it. You are a political Leftist and the extent of your knowledge is what Keith Olberman tells you to think. Don't embarrass yourself. Stick to second-guessing coaches.
The airheads in sports media have really had it out for Rush Limbaugh since the Donovan McNabb comments that cost Rush his position on ESPN. The "McNabb incident" is indicative of the Big Lie that the American Left has learned from their fellow travelers across the Marxist world. Limbaugh basically said two things about Donovan McNabb:
- He was overrated. If you go back to that time, Limbaugh was certainly not the only one who held that opinion of McNabb. In the period where the Philadelphia Eagles were regularly reaching the NFC Championship game, many pointed out it was the defense and not the quarterback who spurred their success. And since when is calling a player "overrated" a sign of racism? This happens on a daily basis on local and national sports broadcasts. Could it be that this event was racist ONLY because the words were spoken by Rush Limbaugh?
- The other part of the statement was that the media hyped McNabb because they wanted a Black quarterback to be successful. Now, whether this is true or not, how is this a racist statement? It is analysis. Maybe it is right, maybe it is wrong. Rush's point involved the "race consciousness" of the media. Most in the sports media are Leftist Democrats and they see everything in terms of race. How many times have you heard the hyping of an individual as "the first Black fill-in-the-blank?" No matter how removed we are from segregation, Big Media is still consumd by race. Take Sonia Sotomayor. Despite her extreme statements and ridicule of the constitutional role of federal judges, any criticism of her was chalked up to racism. After all, she is the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.
The McNabb kerfuffle was a non-incident. Rush Limbaugh referred to a good, but not great quarterback as overrated and poked the media for its hyper-sensitive to race. That was the real crime. Big Media, even in the sports departments, is so full of phonies that they react angrily when they are exposed and ridiculed. The race grievance industry got involved and instructed the dumb masses that Rush Limbaugh had launched a racist attack. The Big Media echo chamber repeated the Big Lie over and over until it became holy writ. Orwell nods.