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Limbaugh's politics are in line with most NFL owners

Though the matter of Rush Limbaugh owning a large chunk of the St. Louis Rams could officially become moot as soon as Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. ET, if Limbaugh opts to publicly withdraw his bid to buy the team in the wake of Commissioner Roger Goodell’s barely-veiled “thanks but no thanks” comments from Tuesday, there are still some very intriguing aspects of the situation that need to be explored.

First, as Robert Schlesinger of U.S. News & World Report spells out in impressive detail, NFL owners over the past two decades typically lean heavily to the right, like Rush.

The majority of the league’s owners contribute heavily to Republican candidates over Democratic ones.  For the Chargers, the split is 98 percent to two percent.  The Texans’ political money goes to Republicans at a rate of 99 cents of every dollar given.  In Cincinnati, the same ratio applies.

The teams that have donated a greater percentage to Democratic candidates include the Raiders, Eagles, Steelers, Patriots, 49ers, Dolphins, Bills, Lions, Seahawks.

The most money for Democratic candidates has come from, of all teams, the Rams. 

But it’s not Limbaugh’s politics that will impede his bid to own a large portion of the Rams.  It’s his expression of them.

And regardless of the debate over whether Limbaugh did or didn’t say things that have been attributed to him but that, as Limbaugh claims, don’t show up in the Limbaugh-generated tapes and transcripts of his show (in this regard, most lawyers know of at least one judge who is very adept at ensuring the official record of in-court statements never includes potentially embarrassing or controversial comments from the man or woman in black), it’s not what he has said in the past that should scare the owners — it’s what he might say in the future.

That point has been raised quite persuasively by, of all people, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who is at times as controversial as Limbaugh but who is polarizing based not on politics but on personality.  

Says Cuban, “Given that we will never know what the ‘next big issue’ in this world that Rush will be discussing on his show is, it’s impossible for the NFL to even try to predict or gauge the impact on the NFL’s business if something controversial, or even worse yet, something nationally polarizing happens.”

So if Limbaugh gets a seat at the table, he’d probably have to give up his radio show. 

Even then, he’d continually be the target of microphones and cameras, and his views on controversial issues would be known and publicized even without a 15-hour-per-week platform.

So it’s just not something that is going to work.  And it’s just a matter of time before the bid is withdrawn or formally rejected. 

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116 Responses to “Limbaugh's politics are in line with most NFL owners”
  1. WATSON1101 says: Oct 14, 2009 10:24 AM

    1 st of all it’s Limbaugh. 2 nd it’s the “Rams” Who gives a @#$%.

  2. novanative says: Oct 14, 2009 10:27 AM

    His politics maybe, but his racism? Probably not. Then again, who knows. Most racism is kept behind closed doors these days, not brought daily to the microphone.

  3. Bob S. says: Oct 14, 2009 10:27 AM

    Limbaugh played everyone and especially those on the left, for fools. He had absolutely no intention of buying any NFL team, he just got himself tons of free publicity and now claims he’s been mistreated to endear him more with his fans. And everyone fell for it!

  4. Zaggs says: Oct 14, 2009 10:30 AM

    Floor-boy you are such a friggin hack. Its not that anyone trying to attribute racist comments to Limbaugh cant back up their claims in the slightest (no dates, no audio and one of the quotes originates not from Limbaugh but from a member of the communist party), its Limbaugh erasing the transcript and surely audio recordings. Because no one else would have the recordings, like the Syndication people? If he said these things, and people still have them written down, show the proof.

  5. chapnasty says: Oct 14, 2009 10:30 AM

    Florio, I’m not sure your source for thinking Limbaugh is going to back out, since you didn’t provide one which is becoming the norm for the left and your loons at MSNBC, but he isn’t going to. Rush will stick it to you and the rest of your company, that’s just how he does things. Much like you continuing to post these stories because you know the hits it generates.
    I will continue to do your job for you and do some journalism. It’s amazing that average schmucks like me can do a better job of journalism than the people paid to do so. Pathetic.
    ________________________________
    “St. Louis Rams. One of the funny things about this, it’s been reported in such a way that leads people to believe I am the primary guy in the group, that I am the major bidder in the group, and that’s not the case. You know, I’m from Missouri, a town called Cape Girardeau, a hundred miles south of St. Louis, and I remember when the St. Louis football Cardinals decamped and moved to Arizona. St. Louis is a great sports town. (interruption) What? Yes, it is. A great sports town, St. Louis really is. (interruption) It is. But don’t distract me. The opportunity was presented to me to become part of a group that was going to make a bid on the Rams. I’ve always had a dream of being involved in the National Football League. I love it. I love the people who play the game. I admire ‘em. I wish I could do what they do. I wish I could experience what they experience. Do you realize how few people are ever part of a championship team, winning a Super Bowl or a World Series, compared to the percentage of the population. I mean 300 million people and there are 53 players on a Super Bowl team, that’s really a rare thing.
    I’ve always admired the people who are the best at what they do and the people in the National Football League are the best at what they do. So I was given an opportunity to be a part of a group and to help, perhaps, keep the team in St. Louis so I eagerly accepted. And now it’s being portrayed that I’m the primary owner, primary bidder, which was not the case, I’m just in the group. I can’t say who else is in the group except Dave Checketts, it’s leaked out, but that’s what it is. It just boggles my mind. Now you’ve got the Justice Brothers, Reverends Jackson and Sharpton, I mean Reverend Jackson rode a bus in Chicago today to the school where the violence took place as though that’s going to do anything. I mean these guys are hustling race, I predicted this would happen with President Obama’s election. I mean there are people that profit from all this. Reverend Sharpton is one. You know, he wanted to get into radio. I didn’t try to stop him even though he’s got a checkered past. He was the author of the Tawana Brawley hoax. But I believe in freedom, and I don’t discriminate and if he wants to get into radio, fine and dandy.
    But look at these people running around trying to prevent people they don’t like, don’t even know, from engaging in an activity which might actually improve current circumstances. Jesse Jackson, who wanted to neuter President Obama at one point during the campaign, these guys could no more survive being held to the same standard they apply to everybody else, and especially when they get involved they start telling lies about people. So it’s a fascinating thing to go through. It’s a fascinating thing to watch otherwise professional journalists totally embarrass themselves by repeating fabricated, made-up quotes I have never said. And we found out where it all came from, and we’re going to do two things. To everybody who has repeated these lies we’re going to send a letter and say, “Back it up, source it, prove it, find out where I said it, I want to know.” If they can’t, which they won’t be able to, then we’re going to demand an apology and a retraction, and that is the least that some of these people can do. ” -Limbaugh from yesterday’s show.
    I’ll wait for no one to read this since no one cares to know facts. And I am sure someone will call me a racist for this even though there is no evidence….

  6. Drat says: Oct 14, 2009 10:32 AM

    Look, this is not about Limbaugh’s politics. Here’s the problem: he’s an addict, a liar, a cheat, a mean person, he makes a living off of denigrating others. Give me an old-fashioned conservative any day of the week, no problem. Rush is a problem.

  7. Coutre1 says: Oct 14, 2009 10:32 AM

    This would be complete NFL hypocrisy to deny him ownership. Maybe Rush should start a dog-fighting business to get him accepted.
    I wonder if he ever met Irsay at Narcotics Anonymous?

  8. KP says: Oct 14, 2009 10:33 AM

    This isn’t about his political views. The guy is a racist and there is no room for that in the NFL. We all know he is a Republican, which is fine. It’s that he has on numerous occasions made racist comments and you just can’t have a guy like that tied to your league.

  9. bake says: Oct 14, 2009 10:34 AM

    The truth is, he got in all this mess not talking about McNabb, but the Media’s treatment of McNabb.
    Anyway, look at the big corporations the owners are connected to. Many of them have long standing connections to one or the other political party.
    Rooney is the stereotypical Irish Democrat, Georgia Frontiere was the stereotypical Women voter Democrat. And Likewise many owners, such as Dean Spanos, are strongly conservative and have traditionally supported Republicans.
    All are influential (RICH) business people, so the politicians ALL want to have their support. All politicians want the money no matter what…………

  10. Florios'Lawyer says: Oct 14, 2009 10:36 AM

    Had it been Louis Farrakhan announcing his intention to buy into an NFL team instead of Rush Limbaugh, the dittoheads would all have gone ballistic.
    Hypocrites.

  11. Quagmire says: Oct 14, 2009 10:36 AM

    I agree that most NFL owners lean to the right, but this guy is damn near horizontal.

  12. cowboys1 says: Oct 14, 2009 10:37 AM

    I’m with bob s. Its just a huge free publicity stunt

  13. JRC007 says: Oct 14, 2009 10:37 AM

    You really are a complete buffoon who doesn’t know enough to quit. The quotes you cited are clearly fabricated. He has denied them and there is zero evidence they were ever made. There are left-leaning organizations that listen to and transcirbe his show every day for the express purpose of finding offensive remarks yet there is zero evidence. Not a date, not an audio soundbite, nothing. The James Earl Ray quote is so obviously false is doesn’t pass the laugh test. This is a guy with 20 million listeners everyday and is hated by a large part of the media. Do you really believe he could have said these things and had it escape everyone’s attention until now? If so, you’re unbelievably gullible. So your new standard is not what he (didn’t) say in the past, but rather what he might say in the future that should prevent him from being an owner? That’s a hell of a standard. Who gets to decide what someone might say in the future and how would that work exactly? Crystal balls? Magic eight-balls? Or just democrats? It’s okay for Fergie and J-Lo to be owners, but not Rush?

  14. Michael James Keane says: Oct 14, 2009 10:39 AM

    Simply, Limbaugh is a liar whose main ambition now is to ruin the current presidential administration through race-baiting and willful misrepresentations of the truth. He lies to the American people every day, and most of his listeners believe it.
    He’ll fit right in with Dan Snyder, Al Davis, and Jerry Jones. Limbaugh is worse for the country than he could ever be for the NFL. Who cares?

  15. Chris Fiorentino says: Oct 14, 2009 10:41 AM

    All you idiots who have a hard-on for Rush Limbaugh will continue to get blue-balled when he doesn’t do what you think he will do. He is not going to drop this. He is not going to withdraw his MINORITY stake application. The Rooneys are worthless Democrats who suck from the socialist tit every chance they get, and parlayed that into their owner getting an ambassadorship to freaking ireland for Christs sake. Why wasn’t his overly liberal and socialist politics a problem? They own freaking gambling establishments, yet they continue to own a team. Why? And Goodell has the balls to say he doesn’t want a great american like Rush Limbaugh to own a team? F U Goodell. F. U.

  16. Seeryer says: Oct 14, 2009 10:43 AM

    If it comes down to either being an NFL owner or keeping his talk show, there is no way he gives up the radio show. It has made him what he is. An owner of an NFL team wishes he had the following Limbaugh has around the country. At least in numbers if not in intellect. Also, he can dispute one comment about slavery and one comment about James Earl Ray but he can’t dispute year of fanning the flames of racial animosity whites have towards blacks.

  17. Twiz says: Oct 14, 2009 10:43 AM

    I don’t think anyone ever said he shouldn’t buy the team cause of his politics.
    He shouldn’t be allowed to buy the team cause he is a stupid felonious fat ass racist pig who doesn’t deserve the privilege of ownership. He has broadcast in the past that if you don’t agree with *his* opinion, you are wrong. I call BS!
    Kudo’s to Goodell for looking out for the best interests of the NFL and more importantly their fans in this particular case. Maybe, just maybe Rush will be smart enough to realize its not going to happen and withdraw his potential bid.
    Watch for Limbaugh to play victim cause of all this!

  18. VoxVeritas says: Oct 14, 2009 10:44 AM

    “(in this regard, most lawyers know of at least one judges who is very adept at ensuring the official record of in-court statements never includes potentially embarrasing or controversial commens from the man or woman in black)”
    Yeah, forget the hundreds, perhaps thousands of watchnerds that record his show and comb over his comments every day. Rush has little racist gnomes on the payroll that edit their recordings!

  19. downsouth49er says: Oct 14, 2009 10:44 AM

    AHHHHH i’m so happy to be a Democrat and 49er

  20. Barcid says: Oct 14, 2009 10:45 AM

    There’s a reason why he’s called “The Father of Modern Stupidity.”

  21. chapnasty says: Oct 14, 2009 10:46 AM

    @ Drat
    Clearly you are ignorant to Limbaugh…
    #1. He is not an addict: he had a problem like millions of Americans only he was responsible, went to rehab and hasn’t touched the stuff since. (Maybe you can go to rehab for ignorance)
    #2. The only thing he cheats is the liberally controlled media, thank god
    #3. I am not sure who he “denigrates”, again ignorance
    #4. I wasn’t aware that you were on a personal level with they guy. I mean you must be since you claim he is “mean”
    Nothing personal but if you are looking for a job as a journalist at MSNBC you fit all the qualifications!
    Lastly… Isn’t it discriminatory to deny Rush the right to buy a team because of his political stance? If we told an African American he couldnt buy one for the same reason not only would it be wrong but it would be called racist. Just a thought. And I welcome all well articulated responses to any of my posts at any time… still waiting for one.

  22. HATERADE says: Oct 14, 2009 10:46 AM

    nfl has enough issues and circus acts.
    can’t win with him = “i want winners”
    limbaugh is a joke and his tactics to get attention is like looking through a window. give him his pills and let him be on his pathetic way…..

  23. Peoria Viking says: Oct 14, 2009 10:48 AM

    So the record is clear on the McNabb comment. Limbaugh argued that he was overrated by addressing the people that do the rating, i.e. “the media”. What he said was “the media was desirous of a black quarterback succeeding”. If anyone doubts this is true, then just apply simple logic. If Rush’s statement was false, then logic dictates that the opposite statement is true, i.e. that the “media was desirous that a back quarterback fail”. No one believes that, so Rush must have been correct in his analysis of the media. It’s Roger Goodell that needs to look into what was actually said. So because Roger Goodell strongly disagrees with “Rush’s comments about McNabb”, Roger Goodell must therefore, logically, believe that the media was desirous of a black quarterback failing.

  24. ballhawk1 says: Oct 14, 2009 10:49 AM

    DRAT: Sounds like you have described almost every person on the planet…BECAUSE everyone has done at least 1 of those things you described. AHHHH The CONSPIRACY THEORIST! Was waiting for that to come…he erased the evidence!!! For a second you dont think that inflammatory things if they were said werent recorded by the govt?? Of course they were. Have you ever heard of the Patriot Act or Pushion (CHECK SPELING) centers….Lets talk football because this country is soooooootruly blind to government it is amazing…Funny thing in George Washington’s farewell address he warned us that political parties would do this to the country!!!

  25. Coutre1 says: Oct 14, 2009 10:50 AM

    Hey Drat. Irsay is an addict. Most owners are liars. The Krafts and Johnsons cheat. Snyder is just as mean as anyone else. Rush is incindiary. That’s all

  26. smiley says: Oct 14, 2009 10:51 AM

    The guy is a subversive racist. Can someone just punch him in the head already?!! STFU

  27. Ben Roetlisbunger says: Oct 14, 2009 10:51 AM

    Florio, if you can’t open your eyes and see that Limbaugh didn’t say those things then you’re willfully ignorant, and I have lost all respect for you.
    Limbaugh is an a-hole and probably a racist, but if he had said those inflammatory things then we would all have heard about it and it would be a cited remark. I can’t find any reference to those comments before the uncited references on newsone.

  28. abucsfan says: Oct 14, 2009 10:52 AM

    Limbaugh is an addict, a mean person, a liar and a cheat and we sure don’t want that kind of person involved with the NFL. There currently are no bad people involved with the NFL – NOT. Get real people. Limbaugh is an entertainer (and an idiot) but no worse than the people who Florio keeps a counter on the home page for the number of days since their last arrest. Racism is one sided and political racism is the worst kind.

  29. Mick730 says: Oct 14, 2009 10:55 AM

    A liar, a cheat, a mean person? Oh, no! A “mean” person? I must have missed the part where one has to be Mother Theresa to get approval to own an NFL franchise.
    The racist charge is a bunch of huey. If any person doesn’t tote the liberal eternal victimhood line, they’re charged with being “racists”. The label no longer has any meaning since it’s been so overused; by the left.
    No surprising that most businessmen who own NFL franchises are conservatives. Dealing with reality tends to do that to a guy. Except of course for Irsay. Like a lot of rich lefties, he got his, not the old fashinioned way, but rather by inheritance.

  30. novanative says: Oct 14, 2009 10:58 AM

    No matter how many paragraphs you ill informed voters, aka teabaggers, aka Fox News watchers, post, no one cares.

  31. DcNinerFan says: Oct 14, 2009 10:58 AM

    Seriously, Florio, how long do you have to beat a dead horse. We don’t care about your hate mongering and attempts at refusing the rights of an individuals free speech and the pursuit of happiness under our wonderful capitalistic system. Deal with it. Crazy liberals with your double standards. Hate mongering is what it is. “Everyone is racist except us!”

  32. tian says: Oct 14, 2009 11:00 AM

    Yep. Let’s keep giving this racist free publicity, LOL!
    Perhaps now he’ll decide to leave the Everglades Club… the ones that has never allowed blacks to join. Or the ones that escorted Sammy Davis Jr. to the door. Or the ones that didn’t even allow Jews to enter back in the day.
    But I guess that that’s the kind of club that is his escape from “Obama’s America…. mmm, mmm, mmm!”

  33. SpartaChris says: Oct 14, 2009 11:02 AM

    So it’s just not something that we want to work. And it’s just a matter of time before the bid is withdrawn or formally rejected.
    There, fixed that for ya.
    I don’t see why it couldn’t or wouldn’t work. Couldn’t Rush simply sign an NDA stating forbidding him from discussing internal league business on his radio show?

  34. Superbelt says: Oct 14, 2009 11:03 AM

    If it got him and his verbal diarrhea off the radio and general political commentary, permanently. I’ll welcome him as an owner with a glad heart.

  35. dunkingonuts says: Oct 14, 2009 11:05 AM

    I really don’t see the problem, if Rush wants to by the Rams then all the power to him. The last time I checked (Pre Obama) this was a free country and anybody can buy whatever they want as long as it is for sale and they have the funds. If you don’t like it go live in Cuba….!

  36. Tundrastruck says: Oct 14, 2009 11:05 AM

    If Rush Limbaugh is racist, then Jimmy Carter is anti-semitic, but the bloody leftist media would never say something like that, except maybe Fox News.

  37. MarkTroy says: Oct 14, 2009 11:06 AM

    Huh?
    So what is it that is impeding his becoming an owner?
    Is it his politics (expression thereof)?
    or his supposed racial views?
    Are you implying that the majority of owners (and by extension, conservatives) are racists?
    lib-tards can be funny.

  38. Felcus says: Oct 14, 2009 11:11 AM

    Limbaugh is the sh!t. He speaks his mind, and the thoughts many of us are too afraid to say. You want a righty to complain about? Try Michael Savage. He makes Limbaugh look like a saint.
    Liberalism is going to break this country financially and dig us into a deeper hole. $800+ million for health care reform? Give me a break. Lets see how many of us that actually helps. A Nobel for saying words? BS. Obama is a joke, as are his policy’s. He’ll be done after 4 years, or possibly sooner for spending all of our money. Sharpton and Jackons need to sew their mouths shut and disappear for good.
    You think current owners don’t have skeletons in their closets? If Rush’s group is successful, at least he won’t have anything to hide. I can only imagine what other billionaire owners discuss behind closed doors.
    At least his story is generating clicks.

  39. red13 says: Oct 14, 2009 11:11 AM

    Once again, Rush’s prospective piece of the Rams is reported to be about 10%. Dave Checketts, who owns the Blues, will be running the team. I’m not a fan of Rush, but I welcome any opportunity to keep my team in St. Louis.
    To Drat: how do you know that half of the owners in the NFL are not addicts, cheats, and mean people? Do you know them personally? They might be just as bad as Rush, but because they stay out of the limelight, for the most part, any character flaws they may have are not publicized. Rush is so polarizing because he’s so vocal, but that’s his intention.
    This controversy will soon die down, and I think you’re wrong Florio, Rush won’t remove his name from contention. And if he’s not the controlling owner, how can they reject the bid based on his statements on the radio? I’ll bet we can go back and find something controversial that Fergie or Gloria Estefan said in the past. How about Serena’s recent meltdown and profanity-laden rant on the tennis court? Should that preclude her from owning a piece of the Dolphins? No one is perfect, definitely not Rush. But, practically speaking, how far will this ownership standard go?
    I just want the Rams to stay in St. Louis, and if Rush can help that happen, good!

  40. mustbechris says: Oct 14, 2009 11:14 AM

    “I’ll wait for no one to read this since no one cares to know facts. And I am sure someone will call me a racist for this even though there is no evidence….”
    No, I won’t read it because you’re a fool for listening to his drivel. I won’t read it because he will certainly back out. He just wants attention.

  41. dashoe says: Oct 14, 2009 11:15 AM

    LOL! Florio, it’s ONLY about Rush Limbaugh’s politics.
    Funny how Rush’s interview with Dungy gets overlooked……….
    In regards to Irsay “consulting” Dungy, Caldwell, and Freeney about Rush owning a team…..It appears Irsay is unaware Dungy appeared on Limbaugh’s show this year.
    RUSH: I have been looking forward to the next few minutes ever since this interview with Coach Tony Dungy was put together. Recently retired from the Indianapolis Colts, coming off the million copies of his first book Quiet Strength. This book is Uncommon, is the title, Finding Your Path to Significance, the subtitle. Coach Dungy, welcome here. I can’t tell you how thrilled and honored I am to be able to speak to you, sir.
    COACH DUNGY: Well, thank you, Rush. I feel the same. It’s great being on with you and thank you for having me.
    Rush’s politics don’t jibe with the NBC crowd. Thats what this is all about. If Olbermann were buying a team NONE of the liberal media outlets or race baiters would have a problem with it.

  42. bugslayer says: Oct 14, 2009 11:15 AM

    Drat …you are completely correct. But you missed the REAL problem, all the things you listed are little problems. The big problem is that there are far too many people who let Rush do thier thinking for them.
    Anytime I get in a conversation with someone and they say Rush said or Oberman said I tune them out. Think for yourselves people, do your own research. If you are listening to ANY of these political commentators you are wasting your time. These commentators create an audience of people who assume they know the answer, but these people don’t even get the question!
    They breed ignorant opinionated followers who regurgitate thier ignorant concepts…..look at chapnasty, perfect example. I have read many of his posts, know the answer? nope….doesn’t understand the question most of the time. I’m sure he still proudly displays his Bush/Cheney sticker on his truck.

  43. Colinito says: Oct 14, 2009 11:16 AM

    Just because owners are conservatives doesn’t mean they are crazy ass lunatics like Limbaugh. My friend showed me a copy of one of his books once, 10 years ago, I couldn’t even get through a page before I was like, “This is crazy talk.” One of the assertions on the first page was that there are more acres of forestland in America now than when Columbus first discovered America. Take THAT environmentalists!!!
    Also, you didn’t mention my man Wilf as a democratic supporter. He was prObama

  44. chapnasty says: Oct 14, 2009 11:17 AM

    @ novanative
    Actaully you, like sooo many others, just proved your ignorance. A recent PEW poll has proven that Fox has the most balanced news stories while MSNBC is the most biased. You may not like Glenn Beck, O’Reiley or Hannity, truh be told, I dont either, but They don’t represent the news, they host OPINION shows and they are paid to give their OPINION. In defense to Olbermann that is what he is paid to do as well. The news they show is fair, and balanced and research (obviously something you know nothing about) proves it. See thats how us intelligent people come to decisions, we reasearch! AMAZING!

  45. Drat says: Oct 14, 2009 11:21 AM

    Thank you, chapnasty,
    Thanks for quoting the “man” directly. How has this buffoon made a living being drunk all the time? His quotes sound like things my guys at the local bar say late at night. Booze, pain pills, I don’t know. It is very clear that this man has serious behavioral problems. The conservatism is just not an issue to me.

  46. PhillyHouse says: Oct 14, 2009 11:21 AM

    No one should have a problem with Limbaugh being a Republican. George Bush owned the Texas Rangers and I don’t remember any outcry against that. In fact, I thought that was a feather in his cap to be quite honest.
    I don’t want Limbaugh in the NFL because he’s made racist statements. “Barack the Magic Negro” was one of his skits. That’s FACT. He claimed Obama wanted young black kids to “hate” America. I heard this with my own ears. His McNabb statements were stupid. Everyone heard that.
    The NFL has had a harsh history in its treatment of blacks. To allow this guy in the fold would be a slap to in the face to racial justice.

  47. VicksPuppies says: Oct 14, 2009 11:26 AM

    I love how the only “racist” comment Rush can be attributed to is the remarks about McNabb. The guy is on the radio for 3 hours a day; if he is some sort of blatant racist, there should be hours of quotes. There isn’t. It’s sad that people would just assume he is a racist based on the fact that he a conservative. I guess stereotyping is acceptable in some situations, depending on when liberals are cool with it.

  48. Drat says: Oct 14, 2009 11:29 AM

    I’m amazed by the support for this man. Please separate politics from personality. Limpbaugh is a jerk, an airhole, an embarrassment. He makes a living by slicing people. He has no real conservative ideas. He just blabs blabs blabs hate all the time. Anyone who is truly conservative understand this. The Republicans must distance themselves from this hate monger. But i understand, that a lot of you love the hate.

  49. Bwa Ha Ha says: Oct 14, 2009 11:33 AM

    NFL is a business with 32 franchises. It is up to them how they want their franchises to be presented. If they want Rush Limbaugh to be a voice of one of their franchises, that is up to them. If they don’t want any part of what he brings, that is also their choice.

  50. VoxVeritas says: Oct 14, 2009 11:38 AM

    “AHHHHH i’m so happy to be a Democrat and 49er”
    Some retards like to play with poop. You have my condolences.

  51. extreme469 says: Oct 14, 2009 11:44 AM

    Who cares who buys an NFL team? They let Lerner ruin the Browns.

  52. Mean D says: Oct 14, 2009 11:48 AM

    Same old liberal crapola. Agree with our political agenda or you’re a racist. Can’t find a real racist quote he made? No problem. Fabricate one. Most of the liberal sheep will believe it.
    Okay, looks like the racist angle has no backup. Let’s push the fact that he was once addicted to pain killers. But for God’s sake hide the fact that Irsay was a drug addict to because he is a liberal and therefore these standards need not apply to him.

  53. LexMullah says: Oct 14, 2009 11:50 AM

    Free speech must be limited to “correct” speech these days. Lesson learned for all of us. Good move by the commish to step in and block the bid… it’s his role until a National Sports Czar position is created.
    I’m looking forward to the commish next addressing the NBC issue. By his (now public) “correct “speech standard, the NFL will certainly be demanding that Mr Olbermann be removed from NBC’s prime time Sunday coverage.

  54. SpartaChris says: Oct 14, 2009 11:51 AM

    Drat says:
    October 14, 2009 10:32 AM
    Look, this is not about Limbaugh’s politics. Here’s the problem: he’s an addict, a liar, a cheat, a mean person, he makes a living off of denigrating others. Give me an old-fashioned conservative any day of the week, no problem. Rush is a problem.

    You just described Michael Vick.

  55. chapnasty says: Oct 14, 2009 11:55 AM

    @ Drat
    Yes sir, that is what Journalism is. If someone is accused of saying something you go to that person and you ask. It is the first part of the investigation. You and others are making claims based of things he “SAYS”. So I, being slightly more intelligent and reasoning than you provide what he actually says. And of course you cant read the entire thing, see Al Sharpton’s name in there and immediately say its racist and wrong.
    Also in this quote I see no hints of drunkeness. You are starting a whole new accusation of being drunk while on the job when you have less proof for that than the people have for Limbaugh being racist. Do you read over what you post before you post it? Do you realize how dumb you sound? I already told you the man had an addiction to pain pills, he went to rehab and got over his addiction. How much more clear can that be? What will it take to get you to realize truth when facts are put in your face? At some point you have to accept fact for fact and realize your opinion is proven wrong! I can tell you the sky is yellow but when you show me it is blue I am forced to admit I am wrong. You on the other hand, are too damn stubborn to admit when you are wrong. Even though I have proven it!
    Lastly from now on if you are going to debate someone who is more educated on the topic, has taken more time to find out the truth and quite honestly is 100 times more brilliant than you, PLEASE save face and back it up!!!!!
    Disclaimer: I apologize ahead of time for any typos. I don’t really care at this point.

  56. mattitude says: Oct 14, 2009 11:55 AM

    JRC007 says:
    October 14, 2009 10:37 AM
    There are left-leaning organizations that listen to and transcirbe his show every day for the express purpose of finding offensive remarks yet there is zero evidence.
    ————————————————-
    Can YOU back THAT up with tangible, factual evidence? I’ll wait….

  57. VoxVeritas says: Oct 14, 2009 11:56 AM

    “Perhaps now he’ll decide to leave the Everglades Club… the ones that has never allowed blacks to join.”
    Can you name one black person that was not allowed to join the Everglades Club? That’s like saying that black people aren’t allowed to own NFL teams.

  58. FrankfordYellowJackets says: Oct 14, 2009 11:57 AM

    Here’s a question. Would letting the draft dodging ass boil own the Rams cut down on his supply of little Dominican boys?

  59. VoxVeritas says: Oct 14, 2009 11:57 AM

    “No matter how many paragraphs you ill informed voters, aka teabaggers, aka Fox News watchers, post, no one cares.”
    You cared enough to construct a three line post about them. You must be from Virginia because that’s Virginia stupid.

  60. bluestree says: Oct 14, 2009 11:58 AM

    Peoria Viking says if the statement that the media wants a black quarterback to suceed is not true, then they must want him to fail. Logic. Yeah, right. How about they want him to play football. By using the term “black quarterback” you are injecting race into the discussion. That is what Rush did. That’s why he got canned. He was supposed to talk football, but he wanted to talk race. This is all a publicity stunt. Also, can’t help but notice if you don’t like Rush you’re a “liberal”. Just to set the record straight, you ditto heads are wing nuts. You are right wing extremists. You’re not conservatives, you are destroying conservatism, along with the Republican party. You are the New John Birch Society. Many of us don’t like Rush because he is a name caller, he is pompous, he is a phony self promoter, and a braggart.

  61. Deacon Blues says: Oct 14, 2009 12:07 PM

    Look, this is not about Favre’s politics. Here’s the problem: he’s an addict, a liar, a cheat, a mean person, he makes a living off of denigrating others. Give me an old-fashioned quarterback any day of the week, no problem. Brett is a problem.
    – signed Javon Walker

  62. J says: Oct 14, 2009 12:09 PM

    First of all this is all hearsay. I have yet to see any audio or video of his “alleged comments” However I have seen hundreds of audio/video takes of him saying he is not racist. Besides who cares if he is or isnt? What does a persons personal beliefs have to do with football? This is buisness. Listen I have worked for racist boss’ before. At work its all buisness and we work together to acomplish the same goal which in the end braught us closer together. We never shared the same beliefs personaly but your personal life and buisness life should be seperate anyway. And as far as the NFL trying to push the black QB well its true. i.e. Micheal Vick. This man was/is the worse passer in NFL History and yet the League tried to hype him up to be the next Dan Marino. Lol. Look the QB position is a predomanantly a white mans position. Its a fact. Just like basketball is predomantly a black mans game. Its a fact. Just like water is wet. That too is a fact. Pull your heads outta your ass’ people! There will always be ignorant/racist people among us however isn’t it discrimination not to allow this man to buy the Rams when the owner wants to sell the team to him and he has $?

  63. VicksPuppies says: Oct 14, 2009 12:09 PM

    @PHILLY – Barack the Magic Negro was NOT Limbaugh’s invention. He simply played someone else’s work on air. BTW, the term itself originated from a lefty journalist at the lefty LA Times who, (contain your shock here folks) received NO criticism at the time he coined the term. Only later when it reappeared on Limbaugh’s show was it some sort of racial attack.

  64. VoxVeritas says: Oct 14, 2009 12:11 PM

    “He is not an addict: he had a problem like millions of Americans only he was responsible, went to rehab and hasn’t touched the stuff since. (Maybe you can go to rehab for ignorance)”
    Oh yeah, Rush is an addict all right. It’s gonna affect him for the rest of his life. Just like BertFarve. But so what? Jared Allen is an addict. So is Robert Irsay. Jerry Jones is an attention addict. All of the above including Limbaugh but not including Jerry Jones are recovering addicts just like millions of hard-working, productive Americans that function at a very high level, day after day and year after year. To hold a person back because he’s had substance abuse issues in the past but is currently in recovery is just about as anti-American as you can get. It’s particularly hypocritical for liberals. It would be incredibly hypocritical for the NFL to do it, considering some of the guys that are currently associated with the NFL. Killers, rapists, addicts, all sorts of violent criminals… there’s even a narcotics smuggler. And not all of them are players.

  65. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Oct 14, 2009 12:12 PM

    Wow Mike, you say that because of his political views, rush isn’t allowed to do something.
    Pretty fascistic, as your boyfriend Keith would say, but it’s ok because it comes from your liberal worldview.
    Say Mike, did you ever vote for Robert Byrd? he has a colorful past, doesn’t he? If you voted for him, I think you shouldn’t be employed by NBC, after all, he is a stone racist.
    Limbaugh’s views are held by most players too, doncha think? I am pretty sure most of them aren’t down with being screwed over by the NFL and Uncle Sam.

  66. nyJag says: Oct 14, 2009 12:13 PM

    In case you missed it
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USKg_MP3hNs

  67. tian says: Oct 14, 2009 12:14 PM

    Uh, the “Only Racist Comment was about McNabb???
    Uh, what about the school bus fight where Limbaugh said that in “Obama’s America- black kids are beating up white kids, while the other black kids are in the back saying “Right on, right on, right on.”
    That’s clear racism.
    And what about the thing about the only reason why Gen. Colin Powell would vote for Obama is because he was black? Like a black Republican couldn’t vote for Obama based upon the issues, but they are so fickle that they would only vote based upon skin color.
    Oh, and what about the comment that Obama probably couldn’t get out of Harvard without affirmative action? He said that in March. You think that’s not racist?
    Before you answer, you know that there are entire websites dedicated to Limbaugh’s racist comments. And some of them have the audio (which were the ones that I’ve included… along with telling a black caller to “take the bone out of your nose and call me back.)

  68. LexMullah says: Oct 14, 2009 12:20 PM

    Until Rush sexes up, dumbs it down, and shakes his ass to the liberal groove there’s no place for him in the politically correct NFL world.
    Here’s the approved “correct” speech for future NFL owners:

    “Whatcha gonna do with all that junk
    All that junk inside that trunk..
    I’ma get get get get you drunk
    Get you love drunk off my hump
    Whatcha gonna do with all that ass
    All that ass inside them jeans
    I’ma make make make make you scream
    Make you scream make you scream
    Cause of my humps my hump my hump my hump
    My hump my hump my hump my lovely lady lumps”

  69. Hauschild says: Oct 14, 2009 12:22 PM

    The media so wants there to be racism in this country because racism sells. Who cares about accuracy and validity and fact-checking? Crazy bell ringer was right – there’s money to be made in a town like this.
    Duke LaCrosse players anyone???
    Be caresful what type of “world” all you liberals are in the process of creating.

  70. DJ Proteus says: Oct 14, 2009 12:24 PM

    A guy named “smiley” says “Can someone just punch him in the head already?”. Sounds a bit conflicted to me.

  71. Big Vinny says: Oct 14, 2009 12:25 PM

    Just sell the team to Sharpton so we can get on with the rest of our lives.

  72. chapnasty says: Oct 14, 2009 12:26 PM

    @ mattitude
    I think we made peace on the hate front so I’m not going to be rude here. The fact that shows like Olbermann’s only point to things that can be taken out of context and show to be racist or something else terrible, proves that someone listens and thats what they point out. You are right there wouldnt be any proof without an employee from that show or company come out and admit it.

  73. slipkid says: Oct 14, 2009 12:26 PM

    yo kp and tian, take the bones out of yer noses and learn to think.
    black kids were beating up a white kid. it happens all the time, ya damn liars.
    racism is okay for blacks, apparently!
    but, enjoy weimar america while u can. and remember, there was hardly any black violence when there were lynchings, which maxed out at like 5 per year. and the streets were safe at night then too.
    if calypso louie wanted to buy into an nfl franchise, who has an issue with that? of couse if it was obama-bucks, people would be right to holler foul.
    in addiiton to the left simply not wanting to allow freedom of speech, which used to be in the constitution (AND YOU CANT TAKE THAT RIGHT AWAY YOU BLOOMIN JACKASS BONE-NOSERS), where is the florio analysis as to what happens next – where will the benighted rams be in the future – and who will be on the LA rams ownership team?
    and who will pay the freight to get the team to LA?

  74. VicksPuppies says: Oct 14, 2009 12:27 PM

    @tian – No, no it isn’t racist. Learn what the term is please. I am so sick of people throwing it out like candy.

  75. whywerule says: Oct 14, 2009 12:28 PM

    Most NFL owners are racist demagogues?

  76. Purple Jesus says: Oct 14, 2009 12:28 PM

    NFL owners as a group are conservative and for that reason will not let Limbaugh into the club. A polarizing figure would be bad for business.
    Limbaugh is a master at manipulating the so called mainstream media. He leaked his involvement with the investment group and he is getting the desired results.

  77. ForrestGump says: Oct 14, 2009 12:29 PM

    Just a sampling of the posts here:
    “..liberally controlled media”
    “..tote the liberal eternal victimhood line”
    “..Crazy liberals”
    “..lib-tards can be funny”
    “..liberal media outlets”
    “..liberal sheep”
    See a pattern here? See, that’s the main part of the rather large problem right there. Conservatives think there’s only two kinds of people in the world, conservatives and “liberals”.
    IOW, if you’re not a card-carrying conservative, then you must be a commie-pinko tree-hugging queer-hippie socialist.
    The truth is, there ARE two kinds of people, conservatives and everyone else, or more accurately, people who can think for themselves without having their opinions spoon fed to them. Just because you live in a constant state of fear of anything and anyone different than yourselves, doesn’t mean we all have to.
    Grow a brain dittoheads.

  78. callmecougar says: Oct 14, 2009 12:32 PM

    KILL Y-T!!!!!!

  79. Scott22 says: Oct 14, 2009 12:33 PM

    -But it’s not Limbaugh’s politics that will impede his bid to own a large portion of the Rams. It’s his expression of them.-
    You mean that he has the nerve to express his opions? How nice it would be if freedom of speech meant only the speech you agree with, huh?

  80. Ed561 says: Oct 14, 2009 12:33 PM

    If one or more Owners deny Rush the opportunity to purchase part of a franchise, what would be the anti-trust violation considerations, if any?

  81. TrueFan says: Oct 14, 2009 12:35 PM

    Hey “tian”
    PLEASE supply a LINK/URL to the sites you CLAIM contain audio of his racist comments. I noticed you didn’t supply one. I have listed to him for years and NEVER heard such drivel. This is all being talked about as if it were TRUE, when we know how much anyone who leans left hates him.
    Send me a link to ONE URL that has a site that TRULY has a REAL audio of one SINGLE racist comment and I will shut up.
    BTW, I don’t consider the comment he made that the “Media wanted Donovan McNabb (a black quarterback) to succeed to be “racist”. It may have been wrong, and I don’t agree with his assessment that DM was “over-rated” but the comment was NOT racist. People just WANTED it to be because they hate him.

  82. chapnasty says: Oct 14, 2009 12:38 PM

    @ Forestgump
    “Stupid is as stupid does”
    I would rather use any of those terms than “racists”
    There are several more people than just Conservatives and everyone else. There are Conservatives, Republicans, Moderates, Democrats, and Liberals etc. So when we attack Liberals we are attacking Liberals. If you want to know the difference let me know. I have put on a clinic today anyways I could try to teach you a little something.

  83. VoxVeritas says: Oct 14, 2009 12:44 PM

    “The truth is, there ARE two kinds of people, conservatives and everyone else, or more accurately, people who can think for themselves without having their opinions spoon fed to them.”
    Way to prove that you’re no different from those that you seem to despise. I bet you were the smartest kid on your short bus.

  84. Jim in NC says: Oct 14, 2009 12:47 PM

    I’m amazed that all of the folks here who are so anti-Rush have clearly never spent 5 mintues listening to his show. He’s no more racist than Barrack Obama! He’s in favor of people living in freedom without a overarching government telling them what insurance to buy, and what food to eat. He’s agains’t race hustlers like Sharpton and Jackson making a fortune off of keeping block folks in poverty. He doesn’t understand why black folks keep voting for Democrats in huge numbers when the Dems have never delivered anything to them but bad schools, continued poverty and terrible inner cities.
    The idea that RL is part of a group bidding to buy the Rams as a publicity stunt… He has an audience of 20 MILLION listeners! He has 15 hours a week on more radio stations than any one has ever had! He just signed a new contract for $400 MILLION! What the hell does he need publicity for?
    Mark Cuban is worried about what RL might say next… I’m way more worried about what idiotic anti-American movie Cuban will finance next.
    And Florio… I know you are not a journalist, but you are using neither lawyer’s logic nor common sense. Apparently the uber-libs at NBC and MSNBC have dictated the tone and content of the RL coverage here. After multiple years of checking in here daily for the latest news… I’m gone. If this is your standard of quality for coverage, I wonder if anything in here is ever accurate. I’m wondering if the arrest clock is rigged to only count arrests of conservatives. Maybe you should stick to listing who was put on IR today. That might be within your skills and abilities.

  85. SpartaChris says: Oct 14, 2009 12:47 PM

    @ForrestGump-
    Yet you fail to acknowledge how many times the term “Redneck” and “Racist” is thrown at people with conservative ideals. Because, in the liberal world, being a conservative automatically makes me both a redneck and a racist.
    And spare me over the idea that conservatives are the only people who’s ideas are spoon fed to them. The left has just as many useless automatons who regurgitate hate and vitriol as the right does. The fact is, most people are so blinded by what they want to see and believe, they refuse to acknowledge any other viewpoint. And the left is just as guilty.

  86. nresq says: Oct 14, 2009 12:49 PM

    One thing that I can’t stop laughing at is all the right wing folks’ whining about statements the Drug Addict from Palm Beach supposedly didn’t make, and how everyone should be fact checking and sourcing these things, when the Rush Limbaugh/Matt Drudge’s of this world have made a living these last 8 years attributing false statements to their political ‘enemies’ such as Al Gore, John Kerry, et al, and getting the (dreaded) Main Stream Media to repeat them until the false statements are ultimately accepted as truth. Boy, what goes around really does come around.
    Keep up the whining ’cause I can’t stop laughing!

  87. samh says: Oct 14, 2009 12:53 PM

    The problem isn’t Limbaugh’s politics or his opinions. It’s his insistence in degrading anybody who doesn’t agree with him and in the perception that he doesn’t value people who have other opinions. He certainly comes across as racist on occasion.

  88. JaredAllen69 says: Oct 14, 2009 12:56 PM

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who is at times as controversial as Limbaugh but who is polarizing based not on politics but on personality.
    *******************************************
    I have to correct you here Florio. Mark Cuban is polarizing on politics. He is a huge liberal and an Obama supporter. Not everyone agrees with him about that. I certainly don’t.

  89. ForrestGump says: Oct 14, 2009 1:02 PM

    chapnasty says: October 14, 2009 12:38 PM
    I have put on a clinic today anyways I could try to teach you a little something…”
    I have no need to learn cross-burning, but thanks anyway.

  90. msnyder275 says: Oct 14, 2009 1:02 PM

    The Bill of Rights gives Rush the ability to say whatever he pleases. Everybody understands that.
    However, it doesn’t give him the right to avoid repercussion or responsibility for what he says.
    It would seem that multi-million dollar contracts, having his ample rear smooched by the dregs of the Republican party and an avid pack of apologists helps him to avoid this little fact of life.
    Well, at least until he tries to step into the mainstream.

  91. dlmcc0909 says: Oct 14, 2009 1:05 PM

    Come on Florio you cant compare Limbaugh to the NFL owners just because 99% of the owners are probably Republicans and donate to Republican candidates. Republicans are for the wealthy as shown by their usual tax benefits and pro business legislation. Its not because they all share the same right wing views as someone like Limbaugh does.

  92. Deacon Blues says: Oct 14, 2009 1:05 PM

    By using the term “black quarterback” you are injecting race into the discussion. That is what Rush did.
    OK, was it Rush that invented the term ???
    I don’t think so……
    Who was it that asked Doug williams how long he had been a black QB ?

  93. VicksPuppies says: Oct 14, 2009 1:10 PM

    @NR – Name one instance of that. ONE.

  94. chapnasty says: Oct 14, 2009 1:18 PM

    @ ForestGump
    “Stupid is as stupid does”
    I challenge you to back up your claim. Find one line from me, and there have been hundreds at this point, that supports your claim. I challenge you my friend.

  95. chapnasty says: Oct 14, 2009 1:20 PM

    @ JaredAllen
    when Mr. Florio becamse a part of NBC those types of journalistic skills were diminished. He is better than that but unfortunately he forgot how to be.

  96. nresq says: Oct 14, 2009 1:22 PM

    # VicksPuppies says: October 14, 2009 1:10 PM
    @NR – Name one instance of that. ONE.
    OK, here’s ONE: “Al Gore says he invented the internet”.
    Never said it, not true.
    There; that’s one. I could provide many more, but you know this stuff better than I do.

  97. Annuvin says: Oct 14, 2009 1:33 PM

    To all those making a big deal about Limbaugh being an addict, did Fergie not just buy a piece of the Fins? You do realize that she is not only a snowblower from way back, but that she admitted to having a stint on the ready-rock as well? IMO, being addicted to coke and crack is just as, if not more destructive than being hooked on perscription meds.
    I’m no fan of Rush Limbaugh (IMO, he is the right-wing equivalent of douchebag propogandist Michael Moore), but unless you are going to protest that dope fiend Fergie owning part of a team, you’re simply going to look like a hypocritical dumbass protesting Limbaugh on the same grounds.

  98. novanative says: Oct 14, 2009 1:40 PM

    Hahaha, you righties are hilarious. Expecting to hear his blatantly racist comments on right wing radio. Blind you are, so blind. If it doesn’t benefit the GOP, right wing radio or television isn’t gonna let you hear it.
    “Slavery had its positives, the streets were safer, it built the South.” — Rush Limbaugh

  99. ForrestGump says: Oct 14, 2009 1:43 PM

    “…# chapnasty says: October 14, 2009 1:18 PM
    I challenge you to back up your claim. Find one line from me, and there have been hundreds at this point, that supports your claim. I challenge you my friend…”
    Your constant, non-stop knob polishing of Rush Limbaugh speaks for itself.

  100. shinsnake says: Oct 14, 2009 1:45 PM

    So basically, keep your mouth shut little conservative, get to the back of the bus, and we’ll at least let you along for the ride?

  101. rockermaximus says: Oct 14, 2009 1:47 PM

    ChapNasty… I called you an idiot the other day and I’m calling you one now.
    Yes the NFL can keep Rush from buying a stake in a NFL Team for whatever reason they choose.
    Rush may not be a racist, but he definately fans the flames of racism. Acorn and segregated busing just being the latest examples.
    Ronnie tripled the National Debt and oversaw a banking collapse (government bailout) and 2 recessions. GW doubled the the National Debt and oversaw a banking collapse not seen since the great depression and left it for Obama to clean up. Not to mention he was forewarned prior to 9/11 (see Osama Bin Laden To Attack U.S. with airplanes MEMO) and did absolutely nothing to protect the American People.
    Under both Ronnie and GW the standard of living dropped in this country. And this is the greatest indictment against their Presidencies.
    Only and deaf, dumb and blind person could call any of the recent REPUBLICAN Presidencies a success. You can start blaming poor black people now, just like Rush has implied on his radio show numerous times.

  102. mattitude says: Oct 14, 2009 1:47 PM

    chapnasty says:
    October 14, 2009 1:18 PM
    @ ForestGump
    “Stupid is as stupid does”
    I challenge you to back up your claim. Find one line from me, and there have been hundreds at this point, that supports your claim. I challenge you my friend.
    ————————————————-
    (Raises hand) How about when you improperly used the word “sarcastic” yesterday? That was pretty stupid.

  103. PhillyHouse says: Oct 14, 2009 1:48 PM

    @ VicksPuppies: Do you believe that Barack Obama wants young black people to “hate” America? I’ve heard Limbaugh state this. This is not “hearsay.” I HEARD him say it.
    The “Barack the Magic Negro” skit IS offensive. I don’t care if he coined the phrase or not.

  104. novanative says: Oct 14, 2009 1:53 PM

    @ VoxVeritas
    Yeah, NORTHERN Virginia, not southern Virginia, where you redneck righties run wild.

  105. JRC007 says: Oct 14, 2009 2:01 PM

    mattitude says:
    October 14, 2009 11:55 AM
    JRC007 says:
    October 14, 2009 10:37 AM
    There are left-leaning organizations that listen to and transcirbe his show every day for the express purpose of finding offensive remarks yet there is zero evidence.
    ————————————————-
    Can YOU back THAT up with tangible, factual evidence? I’ll wait….
    You can stop waiting genius:
    http://mediamatters.org/p/about_us/
    Media Matters is a left-wing George Soros sponsored organization that is there, by its own admission, to “systematically monitor[s] a cross section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation — news or commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda — every day, in real time.”
    Do you think Limbaugh’s show might fall into the category of having a “conservative agenda?” If so, they monitor it “every day, in real time.” See how easy it is to back-up facts? I know the five seconds it took me to find this is too much to ask for an NBC sports website.

  106. tian says: Oct 14, 2009 2:04 PM

    Vickspuppies: Obviously, you do not know what racism is.
    This is the definition of racism:
    rac⋅ism  /ˈreɪsɪzəm/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [rey-siz-uhm] Show IPA
    –noun 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
    2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
    3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
    And what Rush Limbaugh has said in my earlier post, as well as other well-documented comments, is racist. What you really need to do is see is statements for what it is and stop looking at it in certain cultural tints. Limbaugh is a racist and a bigot. I mean, why else would he say the things he’s said and do the things he does? And can you explain his Everglades Club membership?

  107. FrankfordYellowJackets says: Oct 14, 2009 2:10 PM

    Limbaugh, Sharpton, Jesse Jackson – they’re all the same -they all cause trouble. Here’s the Goebbels himself stoking the fire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyrXQ38dT9g

  108. shinsnake says: Oct 14, 2009 2:13 PM

    tian
    That definition of racism sounds more like the media that Rush was criticizing than Rush himself. I mean, they actually believed that McNabb couldn’t handle the criticism because he’s black. What kind of racist crap is that? Hell, I can’t find a single thing that people have told me Rush has done that falls into category 1, 2 or even 3. Unless you have the ability to see into Rush’s inner thoughts?

  109. mattitude says: Oct 14, 2009 2:43 PM

    JRC007 says:
    October 14, 2009 2:01 PM
    You can stop waiting genius:
    http://mediamatters.org/p/about_us/
    Media Matters is a left-wing George Soros sponsored organization that is there, by its own admission, to “systematically monitor[s] a cross section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation — news or commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda — every day, in real time.”
    Do you think Limbaugh’s show might fall into the category of having a “conservative agenda?” If so, they monitor it “every day, in real time.” See how easy it is to back-up facts? I know the five seconds it took me to find this is too much to ask for an NBC sports website.
    ———————————————–
    Congrats on finding a watchdog site. However, you stated that it is a “left-wing George Soros sponsored organization,” when there is no clear evidence that Soros funds the group. A quick search of “Soros and Media Matters” results in a number of he-said she-said articles. So, in effect, you have taken part in the same speculative finger pointing that you have denounced. I believe the German word for your behavior is “uber-stupid.”

  110. rockotica says: Oct 14, 2009 2:57 PM

    i think florio is beating this story to death; wait till there is actual new information. i am sick of politics i cant even watch tv anymore it makes me nauseous i come here for sports stop w/ the 5 rush updates every day.
    what i want to know is how does this apply to the rams possibly moving back to LA? does new ownership mean they stay in StL, or just a step towards relocation? is there any stadium talk involved in this?

  111. MH says: Oct 14, 2009 3:02 PM

    Please shut up with the Limbaugh crap!

  112. cbrianwatkins says: Oct 14, 2009 3:26 PM

    a few thoughts on ALL of your comments
    #1 – most need some serious help with spelling and grammar in general
    #2 – politics on a SPORTS site? seriously?
    #3 – who gives a rats a$$
    and for the guy who said, “who is the NFL to turn away potential owners?” well the NFL is a business, and just like any bar, store or anything else, they have the RIGHT to turn you away

  113. JRC007 says: Oct 14, 2009 3:31 PM

    mattitude:
    However, you stated that it is a “left-wing George Soros sponsored organization,” when there is no clear evidence that Soros funds the group. A quick search of “Soros and Media Matters” results in a number of he-said she-said articles. So, in effect, you have taken part in the same speculative finger pointing that you have denounced. I believe the German word for your behavior is “uber-stupid.”
    _____________________
    No, I was relying on an article published in 2004 rather than speculation. I haven’t denounced speculative finger-pointing; I’ve denounced relying upon and citing to alleged quotes from a radio show listened to by millions that, if anyone with an ounce of intelligence who thought about it for a few seconds would realize, could not have been said without attracting major media attention. The guy’s a lightning rod and his opponents can’t wait to use his own words against him. Fine. But make sure they are his own words. If he said these things, someone would have caught it and there would be an audio soundbite, because people are monitoring his show for inflammatory material. Keep trying though, at least now your actually looking things up:
    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MjhjNGU4MThjOWEwMDczMjVhZmU4ZjRlMWY1ZTk0NTg=
    “Besides Buell and Hindery, donors to Media Matters include Peter Lewis, chairman of Progressive Corp., who has contributed more than $7 million to the 527s in partnership with his friend, the financier George Soros.”

  114. chapnasty says: Oct 14, 2009 4:02 PM

    @ forestgump
    “stupid is as stupid does”
    Supporting an individual who has been blasted by the left for something that he NEVER said (which has been proven) does not at all support your claim that I am a cross buring racist. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IF YOU ARE GOING TO SAY SOMETHING SO OUTRAGEOUS BACK IT UP.
    @ rockermaximus
    Check your history books my friend, nothing you said is fact either. Since you proved your irrelevance in life and any intelectual discussion, move on.
    @ mattitude
    I dont know but for some reason you don’t seem to bother me much. I don’t know what to say as I admitted the error. It certainly wouldnt imply I am stupid. I mean I use facts to back make people’s claims false. I am not the one throwing “racist” around without any proof.
    “I understand that all human beings have obstacles. We all have to overcome them. There’s no better place to overcome those obstacles than the United States of America. The freest country and the freest people on earth, and what really saddens me and disappoints me to this day is that there are people who are not inspired and taught about how great they can be because they are Americans.” – Rush Limbaugh

  115. SpartaChris says: Oct 14, 2009 4:14 PM

    nresq says:
    October 14, 2009 12:49 PM
    One thing that I can’t stop laughing at is all the right wing folks’ whining about statements the Drug Addict from Palm Beach supposedly didn’t make, and how everyone should be fact checking and sourcing these things, when the Rush Limbaugh/Matt Drudge’s of this world have made a living these last 8 years attributing false statements to their political ‘enemies’ such as Al Gore, John Kerry, et al, and getting the (dreaded) Main Stream Media to repeat them until the false statements are ultimately accepted as truth. Boy, what goes around really does come around.
    Keep up the whining ’cause I can’t stop laughing!

    You instantly lose credibility when you use John “Flip Floppin, Lied about my military service” Kerry and Al “I Invented Global Warming and am a Hypocrite” Gore to justify any argument you make.
    Sorry pal. Nice try though.

  116. Winston Wolfe says: Oct 14, 2009 4:15 PM

    Have you picked up the phone Florio and shown one once of integrity and called Rush Limbaigh and asked him if any of the comments you’re printing are true? Or are you STILL crawling out from underneath that slimy rock and continuing to print slanderous lies?

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