Jewish World Review Oct. 14, 2003 / 18 Tishrei, 5764
The bums' Rush and mine
http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | Rush Limbaugh, hired by ESPN to help ratings and spice up its Sunday Morning NFL Show, was, for all practical purposes, fired for stating the facts. He dared to say what others whispered: The reason Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was not getting scrutinized for bad play as much as he deserved, was because the NFL has a policy of wanting Black coaches and quarterbacks to be successful at all and any cost.
What Limbaugh did was to expose yet another form of Affirmative Action this time, in sports!
The truth, sad as it might be, is it's a League policy that when a coaching position opens, a team must interview a Black candidate. If they don't, they will be made to suffer.
Now, if that's not Affirmative Action, I don't know what is. If these examples do not prove Limbaugh's point, I don't know what does.
There were no "racial overtones" in what Rush said on-air. He was just reporting the facts as troubling as they may be.
And how convenient for Limbaugh's critics to forget his saying that he hopes Black quarterbacks do well.
Here are a couple more stories that those attacking Rush would like you not to know about the role of racial politics and double standards in professional sports.
Like the odor of a dead skunk, Affirmative Action has floated its way into the NFL. The Left has a double standard. When someone on the Left says something about race, they're standing up for "the people."
But if someone on the Right dares to opine about race, he's a racist.
Of course Rush's comments had nothing to do with race and everything to do with the NFL's obscene policy. And what happened to the Right of Free Speech? Rush isn't entitled to it? But of course, the libs are. They've called Rush everything from a racist, an idiot, an imbecile, and vile. And don't forget the book titled, "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot." Imagine if someone wrote a book titled, "Al Roker is a Big Fat Idiot."
Rush Limbaugh surprised his radio audience on Friday by announcing he was checking himself into a drug rehab facility. Rush has to be taken to task for a certain amount of hypocrisy because if he were Howard Stern or Al Franken, he would've been all over them. That, however, is but a single demerit in an otherwise stellar career.
I've got one thing to say: Long Live El Rush-Bo!
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