It seems that the potential purchase of the Rams by an investment group which includes Rush Limbaugh has driven the libs in both regular media and sports media crazy. The usual suspects in the usual places are focusing on two alleged quotes attributed to Rush.
I'll take them from a recent column by Jason Whitlock, who just lost the last shred of respect I once had for him:
Here are two quotes attributed to Limbaugh in a 2006 book, "101 People Who Are Really Screwing America," by Jack Huberman.
"You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray (Dr. King's assassin). We miss you, James. Godspeed."
"Let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: Slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back. I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark."
I received an e-mail from Limbaugh or one of his employees Tuesday morning somewhat disputing the authenticity of the quotes.
The e-mail reads: "We've sourced the quote," then cites a wikiquotes entry: "These quotations are currently being disputed because the author of the book did not provide air dates for the original source material quoted."
Limbaugh claimed on his radio show Monday that his staff could not find any proof that he ever joked about slavery. I'm sorry. Limbaugh doesn't get the benefit of the doubt on racial matters.
In an earlier version of this column Whitlock doesn't give a source for these quotes. The column was updated to give legal cover to his slanderous hide.
Let me tell you how a rational person can conclude that these words have never come out of Limbaugh's mouth.
Rush has 20 million listeners each week. At any given time during the show, 4 million people are listening. One of those 4 million is a poor intern from an organization called Media Matters. This tortured soul's task is to listen to the show every day in hopes of catching Rush making the career-ending blunder.
A Media Matters intern ratted out Don Imus in 2007. Later that same year the poor intern thought he scored against Rush with the "phony soldiers" story.
The point is this: Here are two quotes allegedly made before 2006 which would have put Rush out of business and they are only coming out now? The Dems didn't use these quotes during the 2006 campaign? In 2008? I find that hard to believe.
But in Jason Whitlock's world some of us don't get the benefit of the doubt.
And these people wonder why there are more 25-54 year olds watching Fox News at 3am than CNN at 8pm