Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rush Limbaugh's Sarcastic Comments About Steinbrenner & Blacks Uncalled For

I occasionally monitor the Rush Limbaugh show and I get his sarcasm. He likes twisting the screw driver upon LIBERALS in that he knows that he is going to get a response. In as much as the most outspoken Black media personalities are liberal he goes after them knowing that he is going to be called a racist. I get it.

At times when he injects race into an issues in an unsolicited manner his shtick becomes tiring. I know of no person that brought up race and Steinbrenner over the past few years or upon his death to trigger these sarcastic comments. Therefore the are merely gratuitous comments made to start something.


NEW YORK — Rush Limbaugh had his own view of George Steinbrenner.

"That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires," the radio commentator said Tuesday on his show after the New York Yankees owner died at age 80. "He fired a bunch of white guys as managers left and right."

Rev. Al Sharpton called Limbaugh's statements "repugnant and offensive whether they were intended to be facetious or tongue and cheek."

"For the last 20-years I have known George Steinbrenner and we have quarreled over diversity and community programs but I always found him fair, direct, and genuinely prone to do what he felt was right," Sharpton said in a statement. "He generated a lot of money for a lot of players as well as for baseball as a whole. ... Mr. Limbaugh and his broadcasters owe his family an apology."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Race is always the elephant in some people's rooms. Some are absolutely obsessed with it and it comes out every pore of their body. It is hard not to be obsessed with it, given the current climate of our country. We are being programmed to be obsessed with it.

This doesn't seem any worse to me than anything else that comes out of countless others' mouths, although I have never listened to Rush, I only know that Steinbrenner is baseball linked and died recently, and don't really have a feeling of the level of disrespect it was to the family, which seemed to be Mr. Sharpton's concern. Would it have made a difference if Rush had waited a couple of weeks to pop off that statement? Who knows, who cares, really.

Olive