Tuesday, October 13, 2009

He's got no room to talk

The "Reverend" Al Sharpton's labeling of Rush Limbaugh as "divisive" (while trying to derail the radio host's attempt to become a minority owner of the St. Louis Rams NFL franchise) makes about as much sense as Keith Richards discussing opening a health and wellness spa.

Oddly enough, no one ever seems to talk about the fact that after Rush made his comment about Donovan McNabb in 2003 (that McNabb wasn't as good a quarterback as the liberal media made him out to be, a discrepancy that may have been because the journalists were biased in favor of wanting McNabb to do well with the Philadelphia Eagles because he happens to be black), Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin, a fellow panelist on the ESPN pregame show where Limbaugh's comment was made (and who also happens to be black), agreed with Limbaugh, saying that "Rush has a point". Doesn't that make Irvin "divisive" and a racist in Sharpton's eyes as well?

UPDATE: Email out to sports columnist Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a major news outlet of the sort that seems to regularly look down their collective noses at the amateurish scribblings of bloggers such as ourselves, regarding his column of October 7:

Mr. Burwell,

I am an independent journalist who is unable to attribute the following quote to Rush Limbaugh:

"I mean, let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: Slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back. I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark."

Would you please provide the citation you found that proves that Limbaugh did in fact make that comment?

Thank you very much for your help.


Douglas Hester
(contact info)

We'll let everyone know if Mr Burwell has the evidence to back up his assertion.

: Edited for clarity and links added.

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