It really does no good to complain about Liberal outrages anymore. I have a friend who gets Newsweek, and bristles at my contention that it's leftist agitprop. ("They cover both sides equally!").
So, in a very real sense the nation has two languages now, with one
group unable to communicate with the other. Belay that.
Conservatives cannot escape hearing, and reading, the left's version of
things, such is the death grip Liberals have on the media.
Still, the NFL's rejection of Limbaugh's bid to buy the Rams pisses
me off. You know what's coming don't you? That's
right. Another example of Liberal hypocrisy.
One day after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell noted the NFL's "high
standards" and expressed concern about "divisive" language hurting the
league, Rush Limbaugh was dropped from a group of investors looking to
buy the St. Louis Rams. Goodell's comments followed similar remarks
from DeMaurice Smith, new head of the NFL players association and a
lawyer who worked on the Obama transition.
Now that Goodell has asserted himself as the arbiter of acceptable
political speech for the NFL, perhaps he'll take another look at Stacy
"Fergie" Ferguson, singer for the Black Eyed Peas. As we noted
yesterday, one of the group's most popular songs is "Let's Get
Retarded." And one reader points out, in the lyrics to the song
"Where's the Love," the U.S. government includes "terrorists" just like
the ones we're trying to stop overseas, and the CIA is like a street
Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK
The NFL voted to allow Fergie to become part owner of the Miami
Dolphins earlier this week. So it's not really "divisive" speech that
troubles the NFL, apparently, but a certain kind of "divisive" speech.
As noted, there is a standard at work here, but it's not a high one.[Weekly Standard]