Friday, October 16, 2009

Rush Limbaugh And The NFL -The Truth Must Be Told

There are forces at work behind the scenes on the left in the race war that is taking place in America today. Currently at the center of this discrimination is radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

In the following video, Bill O'Reilly discusses the situation involving Limbaugh and the National Football League. Rush was invited by Dave Checketts, the owner of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, to be an investor in the St. Louis Rams. The two guests, Juan Williams and Warren Ballentine, took very opposite sides of the discussion. Williams presented the more rational side of the discussion, explaining that there were statements being attributed to Limbaugh that were not true, yet because of the power of the media were seeming to be true. Meanwhile Ballentine very much sided with the politically correct agenda, saying essentially that guilt by association was in play in this case, and that just because Limbaugh didn't say those specific things does not mean he is not a racist.

During the entirety of debate, as well as the specific discussion in the video, one extremely important figure has been the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith. Smith has been extremely vocal in his opposition to Limbaugh, saying "[...] I understand that this ownership consideration is in the early stages. But sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred."

Now the truth has come out that DeMaurice Smith was a member of the Barack Obama transition team, and that in the past he has worked as Counsel to then-Deputy Attorney General (now U.S. Attorney General) Eric Holder.

Notice additionally, at approximately the 9:00 mark of the following video, during the discussion of the "Barack The Magic Negro" parody done by Paul Shanklin and played on Limbaugh's show, how Warren Ballentine tells Juan Williams "It's okay, you can go back to the porch, Juan," which in the Black community is reference to being a "House Negro."

On a personal note, last Sunday (October 11, 2009) I was watching ESPN after witnessing my beloved Broncos take an overtime victory against the New England Patriots. The Limbaugh topic came up, and Chris Mortenson made a comment, to the effect of not understanding "Why someone would be caught hanging out with the likes of Limbaugh." Unfortunately I can not find video to authenticate what I witnessed, but I did immediately write a letter to ESPN, which read as follows:

"I was watching Sportscenter and trying to enjoy the highlights when the football commentary crew began commenting on the Rams ownership situation, and the fact that Rush Libmaugh is part of a potential group of buyers. Somebody (I think it was Mortensen) made some snide remark about why someone would be caught hanging out with the likes of Limbaugh. ESPN is a sports network, if I want to hear that leftist political crap I'll turn on MSNBC. Tell the crew to discuss the facts only please."

I will credit ESPN in that they did offer a reply, which read:

"Thank you for contacting us and sharing your perspective.
A number of our programs are designed to offer opinions of our commentators on sports news and issues of the day. There are some individuals who have expressed concerns about Rush Limbaugh being the owner of an NFL team. We understand that viewers sometimes can disagree with the opinions of our commentators. Nevertheless, we feel it is important to represent a range of perspectives regarding key issues of this nature.
We appreciate having the opportunity to respond to your concerns."

However, let the record show that tonight in my post, I linked to an article written by the same Chris Mortensen, which was 'updated' on October 12 at 11:15AM. This article makes mention of many of the popular accusations against Limbaugh, yet at no point mentions the relationship between DeMaurice Smith and the Obama administration.

I was able to find these connections very easily by doing simple Google searches, and all of my results were found within the top five hits. Mortensen is a paid Journalist for ESPN, owned by the ABC Network and Disney Corporation. I am an average American citizen.

I will be replying to ESPN, including a link to my blog post with the facts as they are known.


Opus #6 said...

Facts? What facts! We don't need no stinkin' facts!

Soloman said...

Ain't that the truth, Opus? As long as the leftist media says it, that's all that matters..

Tom Degan said...

In a healthy country populated with an intelligent, enlightened citizenry, Rush Limbaugh would today be standing on the bread line - right behind (or perhaps in front of) Sean Hannity, Michael "Savage" Wiener and Ann Coulter. He probably would have ended up as a used car salesman or a clerk in a liquor store. His opinion would not have been taken seriously by anyone except maybe a sympathetic bartender. Some bartenders are pretty good psychologists not to mention being fairly adept at feigning interest in the most boring of topics.

There is a gentleman named Bill Vaughan who used to tend bar at the old Orange Inn Tap Room here in Goshen, New York. Heaven knows how many hours the poor guy spent listening to me waxing inebriate on all matter of subjects from the deplorable state of American politics to the age-old question as to who was the funniest of the two: Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy? I would imagine that in a perfect society, no one other than a patient, world-weary and kindly mixologist would ever have bothered paying any attention to the opinions expressed by the likes of Rush Limbaugh.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

Soloman said...

Welcome, Tom Degan.

You certainly prove yourself to be a liberal right out of the gate, as all you seem to offer is mockery.

In a country of free-thinking people, able to withstand attempted brainwashing by unionized liberal teachers and a media that has been whitewashed with liberalism due to the same liberal education system, a man like Rush Limbaugh is exactly where he is today - filthy rich and deserving every penny of it, because he understands the greatness of America and knows how to take advantage of Capitalism.

Rush is the epitome of Capitalism, and the embodiment of the American dream. He has a product that people desire, and he sells that product at a premium. You may not like his message, but I understand that your lack of respect for Rush Limbaugh is because his message is America, through and through.

Can you fault Rush for the fact that 20 million people tune in to his radio show on a daily basis? No.

Can you fault radio broadcasting companies for realizing that they have a valuable commodity in Limbaugh's show, therefore charging a premium rate for advertising space during said broadcast? You might like to, but you honestly can not.

Can you fault Limbaugh for recognizing the financial gain to be had by negotiating for a high-priced contract? Again, your desire will never meet what is real, and Limbaugh is in the right.

I'm sorry you hate America so much, Tom Degan. You're welcome to move to Venezuela or Cuba, where the population is certainly more 'enlightened' to your liking.

Thanks for stopping by!

Pedaling said...

so glad i came to the comments...

the fun is always in the comments.

Soloman said...

Pedaling, you showed up just in time!

I visited Tom's blog, and offered some logical insight about healthcare reform. Check it out
if you want to.

You know me - always one for a spirited discussion based in fact and logic... :)

tammy said...

Oh fun. I'm glad I decided to check out the comments too.

tammy said...

Love what you posted in your comment to Tom's Daily Rant.

Soloman said...

Tammy - you should go back and read the continuation... very interesting, to say the least!

Like I said to Pedaling before - always up for a good discussion... facts and logic will trump emotion every time :)

tammy said...

Okay, I went back. Love the debate that's going on and what you have to say. And the fact that no one there is calling names (yet). I had to stop reading that Sue's blog I sent you to because as soon as you disagreed you were labled an idiot or a racist. I'll keep checking it to see how it plays out. Keep up the good work!

Montana said...

Williams can think what he wants. For so many years Limbaugh has spent his time on the radio mis-labeling or mis-characterizing others . Finally he had his judgment day.

Soloman said...


I can't thank you enough. Your comment so very much validates a couple of items.

First, Look to the first comment in this thread, left by Opus #6, who said "Facts? What facts! We don't need no stinkin' facts!"

See, you obviously are not concerned with facts, because everything Williams presented was a fact, just as everything I presented in my post is a fact.

This leads to the second thing you validate - the fact that the left deals in the realm of emotion over reality and fact. Your comment is all about how Rush Limbaugh affects you emotionally, and has nothing to do with the fact that he is being wronged in this instance.

Furthermore, this is not "Judgment Day" for Rush Limbaugh. If anything, this is simply another weapon in his arsenal of showing the incredible hypocrisy that exists in the world of politics, specifically when it comes to dealing with those in the Democratic party.

Thank you so very much for commenting!