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Limbaugh: good riddance

Posted on: October 14, 2009 4:30 pm
Edited on: October 14, 2009 6:52 pm
 
Hardcore race baiter and alleged pill popper Rush Limbaugh was kicked out by his own potential ownership group's bid to purchase the St. Louis Rams proving there is a (football) God.

Limbaugh was drop kicked by the head of the group, the respected Dave Checketts.

Rush has been Rushed.

This is a great day for those of us who see sports as a unifying force and not a dividing one.

Oh, go ahead, Limbaugh lickers, post your comments about how people have made up quotes or taken them out of context or call everyone a racist. Fire away, you brave anonymous message board flamers. That's what you do.

(This is said without malice and is my opinion: I believe almost any quote attributed to Limbaugh when it comes to race because he's said any number of ugly and hateful things. Just my opinion and belief.)

Limbaugh represents everything that's wrong with how people relate to one another today.

Now Limbaugh will manipulate the situation -- and manipulate his followers -- into believing that his lack of acceptance by the NFL is a conspiracy by the liberal media, feminists, blacks, ACORN, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, global warming believers, Oprah and Mexicans against him.

It's not about Limbaugh's politics, it's about Limbaugh himself. He's a bad person. That's it. End of story.

There are (and have been) current NFL owners who are horrible people but that doesn't mean the league has to let more in, especially more like Limbaugh.

Limbaugh's also a coward who sends his robotic fans to various media and message boards to do his dirty work for him.

You can't have it both ways, Rush-bo. You can't say numerous hateful things then try to back away from them or claim one or two things attributed to you aren't accurate. You don't get the benefit of the doubt on race.

So good riddance.

Hopefully the sports world will never hear from you again.





Category: NFL
Comments

Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:58 am
 

Limbaugh: good riddance

Since when has Freeman ever been concerned with facts or truths?

This is a man who lied on his resume about having a college degree so he could get a job with a newspaper.
It was quickly discerned that he lied and thus lost the job.
Facts and truth mean nothing to Freeman.

Virtually every article he writes brings race into the subject - even when there is nothing that makes any logical connection.

If I had posted what Freeman wrote in this blog, I would have been, warned, banned, etc and had the post removed.

Freeman is very clear - he doesn't care about facts or truths and will write whatever he wants.

He covers himself by saying 'that's my opinion'.
He vilifies Limbaugh for saying hateful things when he himself is guilty of that crime.

He predicts the future as to how Limbaugh will manipulate people.
This is a common tactic to minimize a persons response by denegrating the source of the response.
He basically says "I know who you are, I know what you do, so your ideas don't count'.

As for me hiding behind my cbs user id - well Mike, I would be more than happy to debate you anytime, anywhere, face-to-face.
PM me buddy and I'll give you my email address, phone number, whatever.


If there are racists anywhere in this situation that circle would include Mike Freeman.



Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:56 am
 

for your quote sourcing you get...a Pulitzer!

Freeman, You used bogus quotes as a source for your column from an anonymous person who happened to get in Wikipedia?  That's real journalism for you, just like when you falsely put your nonexistant college degree on your resume. It's telling that the minute Limbaugh exercises
his right to attempt a bid that he gets met with haters who want so badly to believe a false quote, intolerance to diverse opinions, legitimate hate speech, and others who want to deny his freedom to choose...something.  Of couse it's ok for Jay-Z to spew things that I dislike and disgaree with and still be a minority owner.  It's ok for Fergie to do whatever...but Limbaugh is to be excluded.  Thanks for illustrating the doublestandard that he regularly points out on his show.



Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:55 am
 

Limbaugh: good riddance

No Leland, I don't listen to Maddow, et al. (Have read Marx in college).  But I'm not planning on writing a hit piece trashing her and demanding that she lose some privilege.  If I was going to, I'd do my research.  If I got facts wrong in that piece, I'd apologize for it and not contend that, somehow, my point was still valid.  You know, a real apology.



Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:55 am
 

Limbaugh: good riddance

You idiots who are criticizing Freeman's Journalism standards need to read the heading that says "freestyle". For those of you that still don't get it, freestyle means he is writing based on opinion and not writing an unbiased news piece. I love how easy it is for republicans to get so riled up! LOL!



Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:49 am
 

Limbaugh: good riddance

Buyer:  Hello, i'd like to buy this car.
salesman: We would be happy to sell you a car.
      
;     &nbs
p;    But first, did you vote for Obama?
Buyer: Not that's it's any of you business but no I
      
;    did not vote for him.
Salesman: Well why not?
Buyer:   He's too liberal for Me.
Salesman: I'm sorry sir, we cannot sell you a car.
Buyer:  Well ,why the hell not?
Salesman: Because your obviously a racist and that
      
;     &nbs
p;    would reflect poorly on our dealership.



Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:49 am
 

Freeman: bad journalism

The story here is not about Rush at all.  It is that many journalists have taken quotes that were fabricated, have no paper trail beyond a Wikipedia page, a book without citations, and internet lists, and printed them as fact.  Would these have been that hard to fact check?

What concerns me the most is how Mr. Freeman claims that anyone supporting Rush in this is a flamer; as if reasonable people cannot be offended by misquotes and poor journalism, regardless of the politics of the person being misquoted.

As for Limbaugh being a bad man, I can't say.  What makes a man bad, as opposed to merely a person who sometimes does bad things?  I can say for certain though, mistakingly attributing false quotes toward a person and then being too small to admit your own error and lack of journalistic competance, in fact, REITERATING your original point instead of doing so, is a bad thing to do.

Rush is a loud and bombastic presence; however, he is not the one who leaves this issue looking bad.




Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:49 am
 

Limbaugh: good riddance

LMBO at all of these Rush supporters who find it in vogue to say that those who don't support Rush should do their research and 'listen to Rush's shows.' Right. First off, you assume that those who don't support Rush have not listen to his show and figures out that they just do not like the bigot. Secondly, you must be the person that practices what you preach right. You have listened to Sharpton's show(s). You watch Rachel Maddow with curious abandon. You have actually sat through an Obama speech, in its entirety. You have read a book on marxist theory or communism. Otherwise you wouldn't presume to be so above it all when you post your garbage about Rush. So thanks for the laughs.



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:47 am
 

Limbaugh: good riddance

Who exactly are you referring to as a race baiter?  Sharpton, Jessie and Louis are the down fall of the black man.  They turn basic value issues into hate and contempt issues everyday to fuel race relations so they can keep their make believe jobs.   Step up, don't be a fool.  



Since: Sep 13, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:44 am
 

Limbaugh: good riddance

Again, professor lotus, you can spout off till you're blue in the face with all the big words and the self grandizing. The only mistake made by taylor using the word hypocrites is that he made it plural when it should have been singular. Ever heard the saying "too smart by half" ? That is exactly what you are. Noone has questioned you intelligence or lack there of. The point here is simple. Freeman said "This is a great day for those of us who see sports as a unifying force and not a dividing one" He also said "Limbaugh represents everything that's wrong with how people relate to one another today".  Taylor simply pointed that Freeman has never asked for Olberman to be disassociated from sports and is therefore a hypocrite. If one divisive person is no good, they all are no good. Simple. End of story. Please feel free to take another half hour typing, proof reading and googling any and all of the biggest, most intelligent sounding words you can think of again before responding. Freeman is a hypocrite, you know it and I know it. Only one of us, however, is having trouble admiting it without making his prior posts sound rediculous.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:43 am
 

Limbaugh: good riddance

Why are people so quick to assume racism?  I was accused twice last year of being racist. Why? Because I did not want to vote for Obama. 

Let's focus on Rush's McNabb quote only.  He was accused of racism because of that.  People need to understand the difference between a racial observation and a hateful comment.  What if someone asked me how my vacation was, and I said: "A lot of fun, and the weather was perfect. Also, I could not believe how many Asian people go on cruises!  Like half the people on the ship were Asian-American!"  Would that be racist? I say no, but many would say yes.
Well put. In the case of the McNabb comment, much of the controversy stemmed from the implications of Rush's statements, rather than the words themselves. Examining his words, you get an echo of his oft-repeated opposition to affirmative action, which - giving him the benefit of the doubt - can merely be a political belief, not a racial one. Of course, the implication is then that AA quarterbacks (in particular, Donovan McNabb) are promoted beyond their talent and skill level in hopes that they will succeed, simply because they are AA. But Rush did not state the implication, he stated the words he used. His detractors will say that Rush uses "code phrasing" to get around blatantly racist remarks, and his supporters will say the detractors are mining for gold in an iron vein. In this case, the merit of the "racist" charge is debatable at best.

In your hypothetical Asian-cruise example, such a charge would be utterly groundless. Not even the charge of generalizing would stick. An innocuous observation.

I should point out, however, that Limbaugh has made statements that are far less difficult to apply the charge of "racist". The McNabb example isn't one of them. Good distinction.

 



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