If you haven’t seen Rush Limbaugh’s article in the WSJ, you really should give it a read. Not being a football fan, I basically ignored all the stuff about Rush being a potential purchaser of a football team — you know, I really could care less. But, finally, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to see what he had to say.
The final couple of paragraphs are where he gets to the meat of things. He writes: “There is a contempt in the news business, including the sportswriter community, for conservatives that reflects the blind hatred espoused by Messrs. Sharpton and Jackson. “Racism” is too often their sledgehammer. And it is being used to try to keep citizens who don’t share the left’s agenda from participating in the full array of opportunities this nation otherwise affords each of us. It was on display many years ago in an effort to smear Clarence Thomas with racist stereotypes and keep him off the Supreme Court. More recently, it was employed against patriotic citizens who attended town-hall meetings and tea-party protests. These intimidation tactics are working and spreading, and they are a cancer on our society.” (emphasis mine)