FauxPolitik

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Rush to Judgment: Well, my disdain for Rush Limbaugh is well known, and some say it causes me to lose objective focus. Fine, we all have our weak moments. It was good to see Eno working through his twelve steps re: Kerry.

Anyway, ESPN, as Flyer first reported here, hired Limbaugh to interject counterpoints to the rambling "discourse" that occurs on the ESPN football show each Sunday morning. Let's face facts, he's paid to be brash and to stir things up. Fine with me. However, he really over-reached this Sunday with his comments on Philadelphia's Donovan McNabb. He starts out by saying he's overrated. Not exactly a beacon-type comment over the past two weeks - he obviously wasn't listening to our sports radio. However, he goes on to say that the "media" has been pining for black quarterbacks to be successful, and that McNabb's flaws were overlooked due to his race.

It's not so much the idiocy of that statement that is at issue. It's the code he uses to push his real point. Read here for a more professional take on that code and its implications.

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