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Fox and Friends “Heart” Rush

Reported by Guest Blogger - October 18, 2009 -

Guest blogged by Notveryhow

I learned 2 things this week. It is inadvisable to bake cookies while watching Fox & Friends (may the gods of Snickerdoodle forgive me), and the couch loves them some Rush. For several mornings, they have been mounting a wedge defense to carry Limbaugh towards the goal.

We’ve all heard of the controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh’s now-failed bid to participate in an investor group’s purchase of the St Louis Rams. But we learned from Fox & Friends last week (10/15/09) just who is behind this nefarious plot to stifle sports-lover Rush’s bid to participate.

Now one might think that the NFL players union and the 7 NFL players who stated unequivocally that they will not play on a team owned by Limbaugh were angered by his remarks about Donavan McNabb. “I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn’t deserve.”

You’d think that might be enough for the players to mount a full court press. But did you know, according to Fox, that the NFL players union Executive Director DeMaurice Smith donated $3300 to the Obama campaign? (This talking point was deemed so important that Fox Nation made it a top headline on their website.)

Now you’d think that the NFL owners' sensitivity to their players' concern, and their threatened refusal to play for a particular owner would be enough for the league to give Limbaugh a “red card.” But you’d be wrong, at least according to Fox & Friends (and elsewhere on Fox News). The real culprits are a couple of black boogeymen who seem to have conned and cajoled the NFL players into speaking out. Who are these powerful specters?

According to Brian Kilmeade, “Then we learn about the backlash. People like Jesse Jackson, the Rev Al Sharpton coming out and saying this can’t happen, because of some comments that they deem to be racially insensitive.”

Comments from Limbaugh like this perhaps: "We are being told that we have to hope [Obama] succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles ... because his father was black."

But wait, according to Steve Doocy, there are “a lot of these quotes on other networks that Rush never said.” And he’s right, by gum. And I heard Rick Sanchez make a retraction and apology. So when Doocy went on to say about the other networks, concerning apologies, “Nothing from them,” he was wrong.

And Doocy, referencing Limbaugh, said this is all “a smear campaign against him to discredit conservatism.” Bad news for you, Doocy. As long as conservatives “lie down with dogs...” and continue to treat Limbaugh as an icon, they will continue to be discredited. And Republicans, as long as they kowtow to “Talent on loan from God” Limbaugh, they too will “...get up with fleas.”

Of course, Limbaugh rose to his own defense in a Wall Street Journal editorial, saying: “I never said I supported slavery and I never praised James Earl Ray. How sick would that be?”

So that only leaves the multitude of well-sourced slurs such as:

"[I]n Obama's America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering."

"Look it, let me put it to you this way. The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There I said it."

"a majority of young blacks feel alienated from today's government. Why would that be? The government's been taking care of them their whole lives."

Of course, who can forget his “Halfrican” and “Barack the Magic Negro” remarks?

Looks to me like Limbaugh swung a strike on that full count a long time ago, and has been called out.

Now Gretchen Carlson had to get her fingers in the pie, too. “A lot of these (NFL) players have gotten in trouble," she warbled. And then she read an E-Mail about Charlie Rangel. That clinched it. Nothing dispels accusations of white racism like a black guy accused of stealing money.