here’s a couple of differing views on the Limbaugh/NFL business. Jay Nordlinger had a little tantrum about it:
Frankly, I’m so angry about this, I’m not sure I should write about it. I’m even a little shaken, and perhaps you are, too. Let me be blunt: The effort to keep Rush Limbaugh from participating in a bid on a football team was disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. For many years now, we have witnessed an attempt to banish Rush to the margins of American life. To make him a pariah in our society, a non-person.
Actually, Limbaugh flourishes at the margins. It’s anywhere else that he has trouble. Conor Friedersdorf noted that for someone complaining about the sting of being called a racist, he is freely tars others:
At the very least, he’s been bandying about the ‘r’ word rather frequently.
Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates? “He’s a racist,” Mr. Limbaugh said. “He’s an angry racist.”
Sonja Sotomayor? “She’s a bigot. She’s a racist,” Mr. Limbaugh said. “How can a president nominate such a candidate? And how can a party get behind such a candidate? That’s what would be asked if somebody were foolish enough to nominate David Duke or pick somebody even less offensive.”. . .
Liberals? “You know, racism in this country is the exclusive province of the left.”
The media circa January? “We’re witnessing racism all this week that led up to the inauguration. We’re being told that we have to hope he succeeds. That we have to bend over, grab the ankles, bend over forward, backward, whichever, because his father’s black, because this is the first black president.”. . .
Oh, and don’t forget the NFL. As of this week, it is “an outpost of racism and liberalism.” (Strange that a league that is supposedly racist against white owner candidates has so many white owners.). . .