Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rusk speaks out in Wall Street Journal

Rush Limbaugh has the financial means to go after those who slander him and, in the case of the NFL and those who have accused him of racist statements he never made, I would hope Rush would sue them for all he can get. It's not a money issue ... it's a principle issue.

It is time for this type of intimidation to stop.

Rush speaks out in the Wall Street Journal, writing "The Race Card, Football, and Me":
The sports media elicited comments from a handful of players, none of whom I can recall ever meeting. Among other things, at least one said he would never play for a team I was involved in given my racial views. My racial views? You mean, my belief in a colorblind society where every individual is treated as a precious human being without regard to his race? Where football players should earn as much as they can and keep as much as they can, regardless of race? Those controversial racial views?

The NFL players union boss, DeMaurice Smith, jumped in. A Washington criminal defense lawyer, Democratic Party supporter and Barack Obama donor, he sent a much publicized email to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell saying that it was important for the league to reject discrimination and hatred.
The Wall Street Journal also opines about the issue:
It is no secret that this country's politics has become intense across the ideological spectrum. Rush Limbaugh lets his listeners blow off steam and then get on with the rest of their day. But if the people who claim to worry about such things want to see a truly angry right develop in this country, they should continue to remain silent while the left tries to drive Rush Limbaugh and others out of American political life. If that happens, the NFL by comparison will look like an afternoon tea.
Anyone who listens to Rush Limbaugh knows the claims that he is racist are false and slanderous. No one in this day and age would have remained on the radio airwaves as long as he has if he had carried those views. The politics of personal destruction have reached a new low.

1 comment:

Eddie Willers said...

Rush's comments were aimed at the mainstream sports media. The NFL now must open an investigation into any statements made by any owner to be certain they meet the ownership criterion set by the commissioner.