Donovan McNabb Burns Rush Limbaugh
Back in 2003, El Rushbo shot off his mouth and suggested that the celebrity of Philadelphia Eagles' Donovan McNabb was due to the National Football League's interest in having a star black quarterback.
The implication being that McNabb hadn't earned his rep on the field, a blob of race-baiting spew coughed up into the sports world by talk radio's Number One Blowhard.
Well, here we are six years later, and people with long memories were pecking away at an investors' group interested in buying the St. Louis Rams because the same, self-proclaimed Mr. Excellence in Broadcasting was part of the group.
The operant word there is "was."
Limbaugh is out of the group, keeping the investors' possible bid alive.
With Rush in the group, the bid was going to fail.
Upon further review, Mr. McNabb, the last laugh is yours.
I wish the author could get his facts straight...Mr. Limbaugh's 2003 comment was NOT racist and NOT directed at Donovan McNabb. Mr. Limbaugh's comment was directed at the MEDIA (not McNabb...he was only the subject of the comment) and stated that the media was over hyping McNabb because it was "desirous that a black quarterback do well". The author obviously is either jealous of Mr. Limbaugh's popularity and personal wealth or is a political lefty looking for an opportunity to make an "an unsportsmanlike, late hit" against Rush Limbaugh.
To BEC: Here is the quote.
“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.”
Limbaugh's comment was racially motivated. Would he have made such a comment if McNabb were a white quarterback? Of course not. He then goes on to compare NFL players (two-thirds of the league is black) to crips and bloods; 2 notorious black street gangs. If he wasn't asking for it with the Donovon McNabb comment, he certainly was with that one and a few others.
And at the end of the day, freedom of speech is still free.
To Bec:Mcnabb represents all black QB's in this color of skin comment.He needed better wide recievers at that time.The media sometimes over rate QB's of all colors,so using skin color was not needed.
The media, Rush is sitting in the Sunday Night Football media chair. He sits in the EIB media chair all day. Reality, Rush is media.
Saying that a mans accomplishments are liberal media conspiracy are demeaning the man and his accomplishments. Would my saying that everyone who posts blog posts before or after me are hyperbole because it is an observation I made about people who post on blogs make me right. Same logic.
He was imply hiding his opinion about a black quarterback behind the shield of the media. He makes his money by bashing the establishment he is a part of. Its good business if you can get it. You are right I am jealous that I can not make 9 figures being a blowhard.
Nowhere in the whole speech, including that cherry-picked line you come up with are racist. Racist implies that a person assumes that another is inferior based on their race. Not one word in the monologue on ESPN that day fit that description, especially at the end when he said "I just don't think he's that good". Besides, if it truly were racist as you claim, Tom Jackson and Michael Irvin would have attacked Rush for being a racist right there. Instead, what you see is a lively debate on the merits of Rush's core argument; that McNabb was not as good as the "experts" claimed. The controversey didn't even start until the Al Sharptons of the world got in front of the microphone at the top of the news cycle Monday morning. You'll note that this is when Jackson turned on Limbaugh, when it was a prime opportunity to gain some publicity off of it.
I challenge you to come up with one instance where Rush actually says anything that fits the description of an actual racist, not a straw-racist. This guy tried it out.
Tossing the term racist out to anybody who is white that says in a sentence "black person" is dangerous, especially when the people accused of racism are offering no more than constructive advice. It's akin to the boy who cried wolf. Sooner or later, everybody will be a racist.
Nowhere in the post is thw word "racist" used.
Other terms, yes.
You want to read the real truth as writen back in 2003 here it is - - - http://www.slate.com/id/2089193/
Not this B/S that is on here
BEC is correct and if caree to look at the facts, in 2003 McNabb ended as the 16th ranked QB
If only it were so simple to dump Rush from the microphone. . . .
I think it is very difficult to know exactly what Mr. Limbaugh meant. He is not the most precise or poised thinker or speaker in the world -- he is so excitable -- and frequently messes up when he ventures out from behind his radio microphone. Also, imprecision is possibly one way for him to avoid strict accountability. Just who in the NFL was he speaking about, for example? Was "the media" a clarification, or was it a backtrack?
Then again with Limbaugh, he isn't dependent on reading off a teleprompter virtually all the time.
Rush Limbaugh is a horrible human being. Still, he should not be deprived of his rights to free speech. And if being treated unfairly, like he may have been during his pain killer drug scandle, he should be supported, as the ACLU did.
However, i believe the NFL can use its own criteria for approving owners. That is a private business decision. If Rush feels it's unfair, let him take it to court.
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