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Report: Checketts leaving Limbaugh behind

Radio host Rush Limbaugh said earlier today that he has no intention to withdraw his bid to purchase controlling interest in the St. Louis Rams as part of a group that includes Dave Checketts, owner of the NFL’s St. Louis Blues.

Unfortunately for Limbaugh, Checketts feels differently.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Checketts realizes that Limbaugh’s presence as part of the proposed group will doom the bid to failure.  And so Limbaugh will be removed.

“I’m not even thinking of exiting,” Limbaugh said shortly after 12:00 p.m. ET.

Limbaugh did not address during Wednesday’s show recent comments from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that, while tactful and discreet, made clear that Limbaugh would never have a seat at the NFL ownership table.  (Colts owner Jim Irsay was more blunt regarding his disdain for the possibility of approving Limbaugh to become partial owner of the Rams.)  Instead, Limbaugh directed his remarks at the media for its role in a smear campaign based on past quotes attributed to him that he denies ever saying.

And so now we’ll wait to see what Limbaugh has to say about the situation tomorrow.

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77 Responses to “Report: Checketts leaving Limbaugh behind”
  1. Action Dan says: Oct 14, 2009 4:18 PM

    Dave Checketts, owner of the NFL’s St. Louis Blues.
    Nice typo. Though Checketts’s Blues probably could beat the Rams in a game of football.

  2. momar3000 says: Oct 14, 2009 4:18 PM

    Limbaugh Says:
    “Cha-Ching, thanks for the ratings boost!”

  3. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Oct 14, 2009 4:19 PM

    Ha ha! The Rams, Rush… NOT YOURS!

  4. BillsFan27 says: Oct 14, 2009 4:20 PM

    (yawn)
    Is that damn Leno show still on NBC tonight or did they finally toss it in the tank?

  5. MattMoore For 09 says: Oct 14, 2009 4:24 PM

    213 conflicting,angry, and shocking post for nothing. I bet we wont see half of those people post ever again.

  6. Jay Riemenschneider says: Oct 14, 2009 4:25 PM

    “I want to say that many people have e-mailed me, and they’re right about this, that this is not about me. Not just about me, this is not about the NFL, it’s not about the St. Louis Rams, it’s not about me. This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democrat Party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative. That’s what this is about.” — Rush Limbaugh, 10/14/09, from his Web site
    These are his words from his own outlet, and show how off target Limbaugh is. When a largely conservative organization seeks to distance itself from his proposed entry, it is ENTIRELY about him and his words, not politics and greater ideologies. Blaming the media and the left when a largely right-wing group wants no part of him shows his paranoia and detachment from rationality.

  7. Hauschild says: Oct 14, 2009 4:26 PM

    Wow – this country is in a moral free-fall.
    Too bad – had a good thing going there for a while.

  8. mustbechris says: Oct 14, 2009 4:26 PM

    chapnasty’s head just exploded
    wait until the cowboys miss the playoffs, this’ll be the worst year of his life…starting with obama getting elected and bush returning to texas and sarah palin returning to alaska, hopefully never to return

  9. dashoe says: Oct 14, 2009 4:28 PM

    Liberals-1
    Freedom -0
    ______________________________
    How’s this for hate speech….
    “On Tuesday’s Countdown show, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann spewed bile at conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, accusing her of possessing “fascistic hatred,” and comparing her to a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.”
    __________________________________
    Given Goodell’s new standard for the NFL, i’ll expect an Olbermann free FNIA this Sunday, and from then on.

  10. shinsnake says: Oct 14, 2009 4:29 PM

    Well, that sucks. I had Super Bowl dreams for my Bengals this year and now, I won’t ever get to see them materialize. Oh well, pitchers and catchers report in January, that’s not too far away. At least they want to include everyone in baseball.

  11. Roboto says: Oct 14, 2009 4:29 PM

    Ha! blubber butt is such a loser.
    Your right-wingers will never learn. You won’t get anywhere by driving segments of society away with your hate talk.

  12. Hong Kong Phooey says: Oct 14, 2009 4:30 PM

    “Instead, Limbaugh directed his remarks at the media for its role in a smear campaign based on past quotes attributed to him that he denies ever saying.”
    speaking of that, did anyone find proof that he said those things??? proof would seem to be a pretty important thing to have in both the legal and journalism professions.

  13. mili3095 says: Oct 14, 2009 4:31 PM

    I think you mean he owns the “NHL”‘s St.Louis Blues

  14. ColonelFatheart says: Oct 14, 2009 4:33 PM

    Oh well. Cue the sad trombone.

  15. Seeryer says: Oct 14, 2009 4:34 PM

    It was fun while it lasted Limpdrug!! Evil liberal NFL owners ganged up on the poor boy.

  16. sodaknick says: Oct 14, 2009 4:35 PM

    Politically, I usually agree with Rush and I don’t think he’s a racist. A pompous windbag, yes, but not a racist. What people need to understand (including Rush) is that this is the price you pay for getting extremely rich by being a polarizing figure. Were he not who he is, he wouldn’t have this problem, but he also wouldn’t have the gobs of cash at his disposal.
    While I disagree with keeping him out of ownership, any “Ditto Head” that doesn’t understand it needs to shut off the radio and have tall drink of reality.

  17. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Oct 14, 2009 4:35 PM

    And yet Jim Brown has no problems at all, and vick, well, he’s get a second chance.
    But not for Rush.
    Incredible, but not surprising. Goddell is a limo liberal, like Keith and his boyfriend Florio.
    Goodell has no problem with the human meat grinder he promotes and whores while destroying people’s lives, but Rush Limbaugh owning a team, well, that’s too much.

  18. Angry Dragon says: Oct 14, 2009 4:37 PM

    I’m curious where all the morals of the NFL owners and Goodell came from. Apparently to them, political opinions and words are more damaging to the “shield” than the employment of murderers, rapists, drug addicts, drug dealers, wife beaters, girlfriend beaters, animal beaters/killers etc….
    Oh well, at least at the end of the day they can say the have only the finest individuals representing their league at all levels….sigh….

  19. jamaltimore says: Oct 14, 2009 4:37 PM

    This is great news that the NFL would seem to be forcing someone from ownership based on their political beliefs. Given this moment and the fact that it’s Hispanic NFL week, I think it’s a great time for NFL to create a new rule to limit this type of blatant racist thinking!
    No longer can the league be ruled by the skill position players and the lack of diversity at those positions. It’s time for the Largent-Chung-Gonzales rule to ensure that there is at least one causasion, asian and hispanic represented on each 53 man roster at wide receiver, running back and cornerback. No longer can we just rely on 40 times, vertical leap, shuttle times and college production to suggest who teams draft, play and most importantly PAY! By leading in this initiative the results would trickle down to colleges and university who would actively recruit the type of diversity needed in the NFL! I’m sure Drunk, team stealing, IRsay along with Jessie or Reverend Al would step in to ensure this program succeeds and people of ALL color and race get a chance to realize their dreams of running or catching a pass in the Superbowl!

  20. Phokus says: Oct 14, 2009 4:40 PM

    MmmmmmmMmmmmmmmmmMmmmm Republican tears get sweeter and sweeter by the hour

  21. Tyrone Biggums says: Oct 14, 2009 4:41 PM

    Did your head explode from listening to Limbaugh for that period of time, Florio?
    Your “journalistic integrity” is already pretty much shot, so why not just go all the way and say how dirty you felt in your short exposure to his show?

  22. king of chico says: Oct 14, 2009 4:43 PM

    haha good bye fat, racist, sexist, pill popping rush!!! welcome to obama’s black america!!!!!

  23. Abe Froeman says: Oct 14, 2009 4:43 PM

    Uh oh, I suspect some people are about to get very angry.
    Not in their America!

  24. crodseth says: Oct 14, 2009 4:51 PM

    I hate to see Limbaugh excluded from NFL ownership just because he’s a racist pill-popping arrogant, SOB.
    Oh wait….no I don’t.

  25. WetHog says: Oct 14, 2009 4:56 PM

    So female singer who has put her foot in her mouth on a number of occasions, and has pissed herself while on stage just as much, is ok to own a piece of the Dolphins but Rush is unworthy?
    PRICELESS!!!
    @king of chico
    BHO is also half white but don’t let facts get in the way of your stupid statement.

  26. manginiwithcheese says: Oct 14, 2009 4:58 PM

    Haha, I like how every commenter starts attacking Roger Goodell and other executives by calling them liberals. Get a clue. Pure business decision. It’s not about politics, but Rush’s polarizing opinions. The NFL is America’s most successful sports league for a big reason. They make sound decisions and dividing fanbases or allowing the second coming of Mark Cuban X1000 isn’t one of them.

  27. DuluthFan says: Oct 14, 2009 5:03 PM

    First off, I think Rush represents what’s wrong with our country today.
    That said (and this may be difficult to hear), to not allow him the right to ownership of a public franchise like the Rams goes against what this country was built form to begin with.
    Now I am not suggesting, nor am I ignorant enough to believe, and Rush only has football interests in mind. He is doing it as a publicity stunt…of that I have no doubt. And as much as I hate to admit it, he is being very clever in his use of equal rights to push his agenda. Unfortuantely for me (and many of you, as it sounds), his agenda is to disrupt and damage, not to create better ideas.
    My first post on PFT…

  28. Ocelot138 says: Oct 14, 2009 5:05 PM

    Olbermann’s not buying a team, Republican jerkbags. He’s a broadcaster.
    Now, if he says something like “Reggie Bush is overrated because he’s black”, I would expect him to get thrown off SNF. But he won’t, because he’s not racist. Rush is.

  29. Arizona Buckeye says: Oct 14, 2009 5:06 PM

    I find it hysterically funny that Rush sounds identical to Sarah Palin when it comes to blaming the left and the media for doing them wrong, mis-qouting, mis-respresenting them and painting them in a negative light. It has absolutely nothing to do with the hate and stupidity that they spew but everything to do with the media and its left slant. Well don’t ya know, its the media that made these two twins rich and famous as well… however, I don’t ever remember hearing them belly-aching about that.
    Pop another vicodin, shoot another moose, and STFU about the media.

  30. matthoover says: Oct 14, 2009 5:07 PM

    Fergie (a former heroin addict) can buy stake in the Dolphins.
    Dolphins’ majority owner says it’s because it’s “not a white man’s club”.
    Keith Olbermann can spew straight hate every night of the week and still call a football game for the NFL on the weekend.
    Rush hasn’t done anything worse than any of these personalities. He was addicted to painkillers because of a medical condition, not because he was a street-drug junkie.
    This may have been a business decision, but it was probably a bad one. This sets an awful precedent. It’s blatant discrimination against someone for their political beliefs and the NFL should be ashamed of themselves. If this was a minority, they would be heralded – ESPECIALLY with a past worse than Rush’s!
    So, liberals, I know your M.O. is to simply insult the person you disagree with, because you can’t actually disagree with someone intellectually and justify it, but Rush is no longer addicted to painkillers and he is no longer overweight. So, quite honestly, you look like big idiots when you call him names.
    Be adults and just say you don’t want him to own a team because you don’t like his beliefs. It’s as simple as that. And that’s the civilized way of communicating and acting.

  31. Sow Crates says: Oct 14, 2009 5:09 PM

    Many people on here are using Vick & other NFL players with less-than stellar personal backgrounds as evidence of the NFL being hypocritical concerning Limbaugh.
    Fact: Michael Vick is RECEIVING a pay check, not writing one. And it’s fractions of what he used to earn. The NFL will slowly relearn that Vick can’t complete a pass to save his life (1 for 3 last week, plus 4 rushes for 10 yards. SOLID).
    Ask Matt Jones how well his 2nd chance in the NFL is going. Pacman Jones…well, he’s Pacman Jones.
    Yes, these guys got 2nd, 3rd or more chances to redeem themselves as NFL players.
    Limbaugh has multiple opportunities every week to scale back his racial prejudice that he frequently displays. If he switched focus, if he became very concentrated on NFL ownership as *his* thing, I probably wouldn’t have a problem with it. That’s not gonna happen, so he’s not gonna be good for the NFL.

  32. blueridge624 says: Oct 14, 2009 5:10 PM

    So, I guess Florio must be patting himself on the back for a job well done in his persistence in stoking the flames against Limbaugh’s plans to be a minority-interest NFL owner. Congratulations, little man!

  33. Seeryer says: Oct 14, 2009 5:11 PM

    @ dashoe:
    Olbermann does not work for the NFL, he works for GE. Also, attacks on Michelle Malkin are attacks on one person. Limbaugh attacks liberals, which is an attack on millions of people. Even republicans have distanced themself from Limbaugh. He is not a traditional conservative, he practices his own brand of conservatism, a brand most republicans do not embrace. Why did McCain win the Republican nomination when Rush warned it would ruin the Republican Party? Because Rush only holds sway over the cookiest of right wing cooks. People like yourself.

  34. Irishpdx says: Oct 14, 2009 5:12 PM

    Hong Kong Phooey
    Here’s a You Tube of Ruch and some his racist comments;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV4eMNpW0oc
    To Quote the buffoonster
    “All to often the NFL looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips”
    There is nothing political about this, this is about a clown that is flat out racist trying to buy a team in a league where the teams are 70% black.
    Can you imagine working to put money in the pockets of someone who hated you? That’s crazy.
    Good Bye Rush

  35. Seeryer says: Oct 14, 2009 5:15 PM

    @ sodaknick:
    Exactly:”What people need to understand (including Rush) is that this is the price you pay for getting extremely rich by being a polarizing figure. Were he not who he is, he wouldn’t have this problem, but he also wouldn’t have the gobs of cash at his disposal.”
    As Rush might say, “you can’t have it both ways you lilly livered, pansy liberal”

  36. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Oct 14, 2009 5:16 PM

    Mike, you voted for the Grand Kleagle of the KKK and your best friend Keith just called a woman a bag of meat with lipstick.
    I assume he still has a job at NBC.
    When did you stop beating your wife Mike?

  37. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Oct 14, 2009 5:19 PM

    If I hear one of you liberal diaper boys whine about McCarthyism I’ll throw my 11 dollar at Ford Field Bud Light Golden Wheat in your face.

  38. bearsrule says: Oct 14, 2009 5:19 PM

    Goodell’s wife is an employee of FOX News. Yeah, the one with ultra-liberal Sean Hannity. Chances are, Goodell is a conservative. I’ll bet Jim Irsay is too. Rush is getting shunned from the NFL by a bunch of other right wing conservatives, the owners. It’s just easier to distort the truth.

  39. slipkid says: Oct 14, 2009 5:20 PM

    not purely business. political.
    bidnessmen caved into loudmouth libs who werent going to be able to enforce their threats.
    more conservatives buying nfl stuff, rams-related among others, would have made up for whatever duskies stopped buying merch.
    in michigan unemployment is over 15%. 18% IN DETROIT.
    now who is stopping all the buying anyway?

  40. Twiz says: Oct 14, 2009 5:22 PM

    As myself and others have said all along, Rush is now playing the victim in all this. Watch for it to do nothing but get worse in the coming days/weeks!

  41. Joe_Texas says: Oct 14, 2009 5:24 PM

    I had no idea that the Blues were now a part of the NFL. I guess hockey has really gone down the toilet. (FYI, the St. Louis Blues are a part of the NHL, not the NFL.)
    In actuality, Mike Florio needs to check his work. NBC Sports, if you need a writer who can check his own work, give me a ring.

  42. ajax0723 says: Oct 14, 2009 5:31 PM

    And here’s the clip with from ESPN with Rush’s name spelled correctly for Hong Kong Phooey, et. al.(no offense, there, Irishpdx. Much love and respect).
    Perhaps you’re interested in actual footage of the man saying the words, not just everybody’s rhetoric :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iueJLjF-WtM
    Here’s my rhetoric. You can hate. It’s your right to believe whatever you want. Rush has that right too, I suppose
    But let’s not stand on the quicksand argument that someone’s freedom is being restricted by a private club refusing to let a specific person join based on that person’s own words and actions. Freedom is not a “do whatever the hell you want,”card, and many private organizations have choose their members selectively.
    It sucks to be excluded, no? To be on the outside? You could see where that might be irritating and feel unfair, right?
    You could try thinking about that idea when you discriminate and exclude against others. You know, the way, say, Jesus of Nazareth would want you to.
    Love one another, people. Damn.
    Peace,
    Ajax0723

  43. dam says: Oct 14, 2009 5:33 PM

    Bye, Bye Fat Man. You didn’t deserve to be part of such an American pass time. Learn to be a true American and not an extreme right wing bitch.

  44. Arizona Buckeye says: Oct 14, 2009 5:33 PM

    She is a bag of meat with lipstick… I fail to see how this is at all relevant to Vicodin Rush getting the snub from the NFL.

  45. nresq says: Oct 14, 2009 5:38 PM

    Wow! Rush really has these alleged think-for-themselves conservatives trained to parrot his stupidity!
    Why is it that whenever a so-called “Conservative” runs into trouble, it’s always the fascist liberals and the liberal media that’s to blame?
    In this situation, you pretty much can’t get any more conservative than the NFL owners club. Yeah, they have a couple of McCain-type conservatives that the rest of them call liberals, but the vast majority of them are rock-ribbed Republican conservatives and it only takes a 75% vote to get new ownership approved. Yet, these conservative owners for the most part don’t want Rush in any proposed ownership group.
    So Rush has been rejected by his fellow conservatives. Only 1 thing to do: Blame the liberals! And you guys buy it!
    Unbelievable. And you wonder why us ‘elitists’ think you’re ignorant.

  46. king of chico says: Oct 14, 2009 5:43 PM

    @ WetHog
    you dumbass!! rush said after those black kids beat up that white kid that this was how things were going to be in obama’s black america! anyone who likes rush and hannity and feel they should not pay taxes should not be allowed to use any public services like police and fire.

  47. Occam says: Oct 14, 2009 5:45 PM

    “Olbermann’s not buying a team, Republican jerkbags. He’s a broadcaster.”
    So, you *can’t* be an opinionated, divisive, partisan windbag and own a piece of a team, but you *can* be an opinionated, devisive, partisan windbag and do the highlights?
    Got it.

  48. WashingtonRedstorms says: Oct 14, 2009 5:56 PM

    Once again, you all have been out smarted by Rush.
    All the venom and the hate has brought more listeners and support to Rush’s show.
    He has made more money because of this talk.
    The Left Wing is making Rush even bigger and richer.
    Nice job feeding the troll.

  49. stabkoff says: Oct 14, 2009 6:02 PM

    http://www.thegrio.com/2009/10/homecoming-queen.php

  50. MontrealKim says: Oct 14, 2009 6:09 PM

    It is their loss. RUSH would have been good to/for them! So sad that there are so many moron’s out there

  51. fusseltier says: Oct 14, 2009 6:15 PM

    wethog, those are not public services anymore, some places you gave to pay a fee if police or fire department are called out, and some places are charging residents a fee now for the street lighting that was always payed by our taxes.
    they are slowly removing public services from what your taxes pay.

  52. deancc says: Oct 14, 2009 6:22 PM

    I now, love Limbaugh! Anyone who can tick off these useless people, who have no ethical or moral value is much appreciated. Disagree with someones’ comments? Call him a raciest? I have never listened to the gentleman (Limbaugh), however, now I’m going to listen to a man who is being attacked by useless, silly people.

  53. Peety says: Oct 14, 2009 6:25 PM

    Thank Goodness!!! The NFL has some sort of common sense!!!

  54. get a grip says: Oct 14, 2009 6:33 PM

    Wow! From what I have read it only appears that racism is only happening when a white person says something about, or disagrees with an African-American. Olbermann is disgusting and should not be on SNF. Oh I forgot NBC/MSNBC and of course this site run by NBC will allow anything they feel is okay. Olbermann not only trashed Malkin, he trashed every person that attended the Tea Party protests.
    How come everyone isn’t screaming about the current owners of the NFL? Have they all passed the biggot test? Has every CEO in the country passed the scrutiny that Limbaugh is going through? No they haven’t. Besides for those who hate Limbaugh can’t move on until the liberal media gives them another target. Everyone needs to grow up!

  55. gkg020 says: Oct 14, 2009 6:35 PM

    @matthoover:
    A drug addict is a drug addict. It doesn’t matter if you get it off the streets or spend your days visiting every doctor you can find to feed the monkey. He even had his maid doing it for him. He should have gone to jail…

  56. Tornadoes28 says: Oct 14, 2009 6:39 PM

    My dream is that a group will by the Rams and move them back to their rightful home in Los Angeles.

  57. Hal Fyre says: Oct 14, 2009 6:40 PM

    Two lessons here.
    1. Freedom of speech is a double-edged sword. Rush is free to spew his race baiting rhetoric, amusing himself and his listeners. Roger Goodell (a McCain contributor), NFL owners, and NFL players are free to express their distain for Rush’s offensive comments.
    2. Extreme, strident, far right-wing ideology embraced by Rush and fanatics like him is not as mainstream as they would lead us to believe. The opposition to Limbaugh isn’t a liberal, left-wing conspiracy. It’s from the NFL commissioner and owners, a group of fairly conservative white guys, who believe Limbaugh’s divisive and inflammatory politics jeopardize their business.

  58. george says: Oct 14, 2009 6:59 PM

    This is the law of karma at its best. For you repugs and rednecks that don’t understand that word, it means “what comes around, goes around” or “you reap what you sow”. Better yet, “Truth and justice triumphs over all”!!
    The “Drugster” revels in his free speech rights to spew hateful diatribes about anyone with whom he disagrees. Anybody with a brain doesn’t waste their time listening to him. He is a cowardly thug that would pis his pants if he had to face the victims of his attacks while he spun his despicable allegations.
    He should enjoy his $$ while he can, because there are dozens if not hundreds or thousands of his fans getting smarter every day. That means that their B.S. meters are also improving by not tuning in.
    Hopefully, his arrogant attempt to buy into a legitimate business that respects and treats each every one as a fellow American football fan.
    He is a pariah in our society that deserves to be shunned not only by the NFL but also by football fans of all religions and nationalities for his serial fear and hate mongering.

  59. Cecil says: Oct 14, 2009 7:05 PM

    “If I hear one of you liberal diaper boys whine about McCarthyism I’ll throw my 11 dollar at Ford Field Bud Light Golden Wheat in your face.”
    Oh no! Internet tough guy! Everybody, quick, act scared! He might reach through your computer screen and show you who’s boss!

  60. MrBigDog2U says: Oct 14, 2009 7:05 PM

    @matthoover:
    >It’s blatant discrimination against someone for their political beliefs.
    No, it has nothing to do with his beliefs and everything to do with his actions. It’s not because he has racist beliefs, it’s because he spews his divisive and hateful views across the public airwaves.
    No one will do jack to you for having certain beliefs. It’s when you act based on those beliefs that you become subject to the ramifications of those actions. Every action has consequences – some obvious, others less so. Rush is now being subject to a consequence of his actions – that some people just don’t want to be associated with him.
    The thing that’s just so unbelievable is that he rails against exactly this type of behavior (i.e. whining about some perceived injustice) when it’s the other side doing it. Yet he’s not above doing the exact same thing when the tables are turned. For the record, when you condemn someone for doing something and then you turn around and do the same thing, that’s called “hypocrisy”.

  61. KaiserSoze says: Oct 14, 2009 7:09 PM

    Hal Fyre says: October 14, 2009 6:40 PM
    “Two lessons here. ..[snip]”
    That’s probably the most sensible comment on this subject the entire week.

  62. jvalen13 says: Oct 14, 2009 7:10 PM

    fusseltier says:
    wethog, those are not public services anymore, some places you gave to pay a fee if police or fire department are called out, and some places are charging residents a fee now for the street lighting that was always payed by our taxes.
    they are slowly removing public services from what your taxes pay.
    Were is this happening? I live in the land of taxes NY and we don’t pay fees for police and fireman. This sounds like more rightwing BS. The fact is Rush is a racist, if you don’t think he is, you too are probably a racist. Some people think as long as they don’t use the “N” word their not rasict.

  63. Ocelot138 says: Oct 14, 2009 7:17 PM

    # Occam says: October 14, 2009 5:45 PM
    “Olbermann’s not buying a team, Republican jerkbags. He’s a broadcaster.”
    So, you *can’t* be an opinionated, divisive, partisan windbag and own a piece of a team, but you *can* be an opinionated, devisive, partisan windbag and do the highlights?
    Got it.
    ——————
    Exactly, moron. If you can’t see the difference, just wait until someone on AM radio tells you how to think about it.

  64. Ocelot138 says: Oct 14, 2009 7:20 PM

    “All the venom and the hate has brought more listeners and support to Rush’s show.”
    Uh, no it hasn’t.
    Rush’s audience is static. He’s not attracting any more or less of an audience than he already has.
    But keep on the meme of “Rush wins!” since everyone knows this is a defeat. Rush loves the NFL and I’m sure he’d love to own a team. He lost. If you think Rush losing = you losing, then congrats. You lost, too.

  65. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Oct 14, 2009 7:23 PM

    “Oh no! Internet tough guy! Everybody, quick, act scared! He might reach through your computer screen and show you who’s boss!”
    Wow, that’s a good one man, you are awesome!
    I’ve never ever seen that response before on the internet. You rule!
    Awesome, that a liberal wants to fight!
    Google “Steve Kangas” sometime.

  66. AutumnWind999 says: Oct 14, 2009 7:25 PM

    Oh geez, the “liberal mainstream media” is beating up on poor old Rush again. Somebody cue the “leave Britney alone” guy.
    I used to get angry at Rush because I thought he was some sort of journalist or newsman or news commentator or whatever you want to call it.
    Now I realize he’s not any of that and I don’t think he’s even trying to be any of that. He’s an entertainer. He’s more like Vince McMahon than he is like any real journalist like a David Gregory or others.
    The problem is his audience listens and thinks he’s a credible source making serious points based in reality and not the equivalent of a professional wrestling personality — which he is.

  67. Occam says: Oct 14, 2009 7:41 PM

    “The problem is his audience listens and thinks he’s a credible source making serious points based in reality and not the equivalent of a professional wrestling personality — which he is.”
    I doubt that is much true. Certainly, some think that he is right on the mark with his opinions, though I’d guess that even they are in a vast minority.
    Rush is, without a doubt, one thing: He is a very good on-air personality. Dude simply has a gift for it. I don’t listen to him much, but will listen occasionally and enjoy his show even when I don’t agree with one thing he says. Most of the people I know who listen to him with any regularity are similar to some degree. It’s the same way I used to listen to Howard Stern and enjoy him while not often agreeing with him.

  68. tj.52 says: Oct 14, 2009 7:43 PM

    It’s a good thing that thug ethics and mob rule control the free market of our country now.
    Goodell=worthless pile of crap
    Oberman=the pile under Goodell
    This certainly isn’t the forum for it, but the comments on here are very telling of where we are today as a society: Objective rationalization on one side and bigoted ignorant bullying hate on the other. (and I’m sure everyone who reads this feels that they belong on the objective rationalization side)

  69. Ocelot138 says: Oct 14, 2009 8:07 PM

    Right, AutumnWind999.
    His listeners probably think that Wrestling is real, and they believe that NASCAR is a real sport.
    When you can get excited watching four-wheeled advertisements for laundry detergent spin around a circle for hours, I guess everything that comes out of AM radio is hard-hitting journalism.

  70. Occam says: Oct 14, 2009 8:20 PM

    “Exactly, moron. If you can’t see the difference, just wait until someone on AM radio tells you how to think about it.”
    It’s a good thing we have you here to tell us how to think about things. That way, we don’t have to scour the dreaded AM dial.
    You rule, Ocelot138.

  71. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Oct 14, 2009 8:37 PM

    It’s not like Keith Olbermann, a purveyor of nasty, nasty hate against half the US population, is allowed to opine on the biggest football show in America or anything.
    That’s cool, it’s good.

  72. stanjam says: Oct 14, 2009 9:28 PM

    Wait…The “Liberals” have denied Rush a chance at the American dream? The man has more money than any of us will likely ever see. The liberals don’t open Rush’s mouth and make him a controversial figure. The liberals don’t make racist statements flow from Rush. He did that himself. I don’t care what political side he is on; when you make your living saying highly controversial things to get a rise out of people, you are not likely to be able to buy a team. The NFL doesn’t want any part of that.
    Oh, and nice crack about health care being ruined like the Post Office. Email and technology is what is killing the post office. The Post Office is an incredibly long lived, and incredibly successful venture. Oh, and you know which are the two highest rated health care systems in the country are? Medicare and the VA. Yep. Capitalism is good, but not for everything. Some things should be more about the people, and not profit. That is why we have police forces and not private police. Fire departments and not private fire services. Public libraries, and social security. You see, we already have socialist programs in this country. Oh, and most of the new life saving and advanced medicines? Yeah, they come from the US government from Bethesda and Walter Reed, and are GIVEN free to drug companies to profit from. Changes in medical techniques and practices? Yep, the US government again. Add to that, unfortunately, that NO ONE is trying to take away your corrupt, profit hungry private health insurance. At most they want to have a public option so people have a place to turn to when their private insurers drop them because they dared to get sick, and to try to give care for the hundreds of thousands of people that die from not having insurance. Gee, I guess that is just wrong? Personally, I think we should have a one payer system, and get rid of the profit only private health care insurance companies once and for all. We don’t need them, and they do nothing for our country but take our money.

  73. Ocelot138 says: Oct 14, 2009 10:27 PM

    # Occam says: October 14, 2009 8:20 PM
    “Exactly, moron. If you can’t see the difference, just wait until someone on AM radio tells you how to think about it.”
    It’s a good thing we have you here to tell us how to think about things. That way, we don’t have to scour the dreaded AM dial.
    You rule, Ocelot138.
    —————-
    I’m not telling anyone what to think. You’d have to be capable of thought in order to be instructed how to think. I have my doubts that you – and most dittoheads – even have that.
    But when you don’t have anything else to argue, Occam, go with sarcasm. The last bastion of the defeated man.
    You lost the argument. Buh-bye.

  74. Ocelot138 says: Oct 14, 2009 10:29 PM

    Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: October 14, 2009 8:37 PM
    It’s not like Keith Olbermann, a purveyor of nasty, nasty hate against half the US population, is allowed to opine on the biggest football show in America or anything.
    That’s cool, it’s good.
    ———————
    Let’s see…. broadcaster hired by NBC, NFL owner sanctioned by the league?
    I can see where this matches up.
    Typical conservative whining/excuse making.

  75. ajax0723 says: Oct 14, 2009 10:47 PM

    TJ,
    Our country is not a free market. There’s a lot more to it than that,remember? We’re not a business. We’re a nation, a diverse one. We just are.
    Our economy is capitalist, not our government. This isn’t a corporacracy. Not yet, anyway.
    We’re a democratic republic. “Send us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses, yearning to be free…” remember?
    I’ll respect my far right friends again when their idea of morality has to do with more than enhancing their own wealth and pushing their own, endlessly predictable, endlessly self-serving agaenda.
    Peace

  76. aquaman says: Oct 14, 2009 11:17 PM

    Would someone list the rest of the members of this group? Are there any Liberals we should know about or Democrats? What happened to free enterprise? maybe there is an Independent we should look into? Ron Paul got any extra cash?

  77. Ocelot138 says: Oct 15, 2009 1:56 AM

    Now the Republican credo is:
    “Send us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses, yearning to be free… unless they’re Brown, then send them the hell back and build a wall so they can never get over here again!”

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