The other day I was listening to St. Louis 590 AM sports talk. The topic for the show was Rush Limbaugh and the possibility of him buying my beloved Rams.
The show's host, Jeff Gordon, who also writes for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, doesn't like Rush too much. After a few minutes of Rush bashing he goes on to say that Limbaugh "Incites Violence Against The Administration." "On a Daily Basis."
I heard that and thought, can a professional broadcaster say things like that with no proof or even an argument to back it up? "Incites Violence" is a specific charge.
Was Rush once involved in a riot that burned down Freddie's Fashion Mart? That was inciting violence....Wait that was Al Sharpton.
I know! It was Rush who told his supporters "go out and get in people's faces" and "argue with them". It was RUSH who told his people to "Punch Back Twice As Hard" and then Kenneth Gladney was assaulted a day later. THAT WAS INCITING VIOLENCE!!.......Wait that was President Obama.
I couldn't think of one time that I had heard of Rush "inciting violence". But I also knew that Mr. Gordon, being a responsible broadcaster, would never accuse someone of a crime on the radio for an entire city to hear with out proof. Right?
I HATE media bias and in this case I had an opportunity to confront it again as they were broadcasting from near where I was. So I went over there and here is what happened.
I'm all for having an opinion. That's what this site is and that's what Mr. Gordon's job is. That being said, have some facts to back up your argument.
UPDATE: I confronted These Two Again. They Refused To Apologize And Went On To Hint That The Slavery Quote May Be Real.
The point of this post is NOT the slavery quote. I did a ton of research and it seems to be made up by someone on Wikipedia...imagine that. I can find no audio or video or an original transcript. If someone has it, send it I'll post it in the interest of fairness.
For the record I think Rush Limbaugh would be a great owner. The guy wants to win at everything he does. I would love that mindset in the Rams front office.