Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What Do Rush Limbaugh & Plantations Have In Common? Answer: MSNBC (HotAir & Gateway Pundit h/ts)

(HotAir Import)

Another iteration of the talking point du jour. Narratives, like flowers, don’t spring up overnight; they have to be carefully nurtured until they bloom. Consider this another little sprinkle from the water can. And please do note that the James Earl Ray nonsense she attributes to Limbaugh — which also happens to be a favorite of my moral superiors in the blogosphere — now makes two specious unsourced quotes he’s been tagged with on MSNBC in hopes of blocking his NFL bid. I say again: He should sue. They’re simply not going to fact-check this stuff unless and until he threatens them into doing so.

Exit question: Which rabid Republican said this of Rush’s bid for the Rams? “There’re now gonna be character tests for sports owners? There’ll only be three of them left. Unless they beat the Vikings Sunday as of next Thursday it will have been a full year since the Rams won a game. My God, if Limbaugh wants to buy them far be it for me to tell him he’s flushing his money down a rat hole.” Hmmmm. Click the image to watch.

Gateway Pundit has the most on this topic in one place, so I import their latest blog and their links here:

Liberals continue to attack and smear conservative Rush Limbaugh.

Dem leader Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who confirms that she is "a firm believer in the First Amendment," wants Limbaugh banned from NFL.

It's just not right that smeared conservatives can buy things.

Here's the video, via NewsBusters:

The Hill reported:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Tuesday urged the National Football League (NFL) not to let conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh buy the St. Louis Rams.

Limbaugh, a former employee of Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals, has said he is interested in buying the winless team. But Jackson Lee, citing Limbaugh's controversial remarks about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb in 2003, said the right-leaning radio host is "divisive."

Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), said she agrees with the NFL Players Association, which has expressed major concerns about Limbaugh's bid.

While stressing that she is a firm believer in the First Amendment and acknowledging the matter is not a government issue, Jackson Lee said in a floor speech, "I know he is not the kind of owner the NFL needs." She called on the NFL to "do the right thing" and "have some integrity" by rebuffing Limbaugh.
More... Ace of Spades has more on the origin of the bogus racist Limbaugh quotes.