Their NFL sources say:
Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues and the point man in the Limbaugh group attempting to buy the Rams, realizes he must remove the controversial conservative radio host from his potential role as a minority member in the group in order to get approval from other NFL owners, the sources said.
Apparently not unexpected:
You could see this story coming like a boulder rolling down a very large hill… It was Tuesday when [N.F.L. Commissioner Roger] Goodell realized his ski lodge was in jeopardy, that not only was the Limbaugh boulder not going away, it was picking up steam as players and the head of the union started howling about Limbaugh’s potential bid to buy the Rams. Did anyone think Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson wouldn’t join that chorus? The sun still rises in the East, right?
So Goodell finally spoke up and Jim Irsay, the owner of the Colts, helped him throw a very large tree in front of Limbaugh, Goodell saying Limbaugh’s divisiveness is not what the league needs and Irsay going public with his refusal to vote Limbaugh into the club.
My 2¢ on Rush’s quest… live by the sword, die by the sword.
He does his show every day with an off-mike black sidekick yakking in his ear (Mr. Snerdley) and he has a black guest-host (the great Walter Williams). More to the point, when I began guest-hosting for Rush, I was amazed to discover that George Soros pays a team of stenographers, many of them called Zachary, to work their tippy-tappy fingers to the bone for three hours transcribing everything Rush or his fill-ins say in the hope that their efforts will one day be rewarded and he will deliver the big career-detonating soundbite. Among the afficionados of this service are, as I discovered recently, America’s “newspaper of record,” which faithfully follows the George Soros typing pool and dutifully plasters any potentially damaging bon mot on page one.
And, aside from all that, 20 million people are out there listening.
So where are these racist soundbites? Where’s the audio? Where’s the transcript? Name the year.
Allahpundit, “Needless to say, the next vocal liberal who tries to buy a sports franchise is going to have a hell of a time.”
Here, Rush’s takedown of Jesse Jackson: