Rush Limbaugh goes and does what ESPN is paying him to do – encourage controversy at others expense. But guess what – I’m not tunning in. And I will encourage my friends and family to tune out in protest. Get this quote:
“I don’t think he’s been that good from the get-go. I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL,”…”The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well; I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team, that he really didn’t deserve.”
Better yet: See it for yourself.
What bullshit is this?!? Read the rest by Les Bowen in The Daily News.
Phil Sheridan, in the Inquirer, lets Rush have it in one of the best takedowns of him I have read anywhere.
Here’s your mistake, Rush. You stepped out of your radio comfort zone, where “Dittoheads” either echo your twisted view of America or you can cut them off. You stepped into a place where your bluff – and that’s all it ever has been – is easily called.
The only thing tough about this is deciding where to begin. How about with “the media”?
Conservative sleight-of-hand artists like Limbaugh love to use the label “the media” (alternately “the liberal media”) as a kind of blanket insult. Well, guess what, Rush? You’ve got a nationally syndicated radio show. You have your own Web site. You had a national TV show. Now you’re on ESPN every Sunday morning.
Was that slow enough for you to grasp? You are the media. You’re a part of them, anyway. Just like this paper and the others that have covered McNabb since he came to the Eagles in 1999. Just like the radio stations that thrive on Eagles coverage and just like ESPN, which has set the bar for overpromoting athletes so high that no other outlet will ever come close to hitting it.
More at Atrios, Paddling to New Zealand, and The Rittenhouse Review.
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