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Limbaugh's "color commentary"


Oct 02 2003
02:36 pm

Does anyone think that Rush is right anymore?

How much damage do you think his ESPN comments will do for race relations in our country and the Republican party?


Oct 03 2003
06:23 am

here are rush’s comments from sunday on espn in case you haven’t heard them yet:

“I don’t think he’s been that good from the get-go. I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL. I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn’t deserve. The defense carried this team.”


Oct 03 2003
08:34 am

Someone said something stupid on ESPN. The Madden disease must be spreading.

I don’t think Rush’s comments, however harsh they might be, will hurt the Republican Party simply because he’s not an elected official. He’s a radio personality who specializes in controversial comments. The only damage control individual Republicans might do is say they don’t agree with Rush. End of story.

Now, I’d like to know what races make up the defense. It’s entirely plausible that the media picked a golden boy and was too sympathetic because of it. Like media bias hasn’t happened before. Whether that bias is/was because McNabb is black, who knows. That’s Rush’s speculation as to why the media latched on to McNabb. I’d wager that the defense is racially diverse. If so, why aren’t we pointing out that Rush was actually making sure credit was given to the right players, who also happen to be black?

Note to Rush-haters: I’m not defending Rush Limbaugh. I’m just asking the question.


Dec 01 2003
08:59 am

Looking at this now (in early Dec.) I wonder…

What if we all heard Rev. Jesse Jackson say the same thing?

Would that quote (which could almost word for word be a claim for discrimination against black quarterbacks) have raised the same stir? (No.)

Or would we all be discussing the real possibility that, among the true & undisputed plethora of brilliant black athletes,
…surely more black men (high school on up) should be given the ball & a chance to run with it?

(Today, it’s not what you say (good/bad/logical/illogical) but…
who you are perceived to be. Rush, being conservative, must of course be racist. The eleventh commandment. Carved in stone.)

Has anyone analyzed the shortage of black quarterbacks?

Maybe there is some racism t here, in coaching practices starting at high school level where kids have to be developed, since we know there’s no lack of talent amongst black athletes.

(PS watch my biracial little guy kick some sports backsides at his sporting events!!!)

(PS . I am from the Chicago area. What of the lack of brillian twhite basketball players? Yet a whol nother issue. But if I were black, would I be racist for saying so???_