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.