Rush Limbaugh: I’m a Victim
For some reason, he thinks a good way to defend himself is to attack Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Jackson and Sharpton are demagogues, to be sure, who have both made their own controversial statements, but it’s no excuse at all to say, “They did it too.”
Limbaugh denies making two of the comments attributed to him, but blithely leaps past the many comments he has indisputably made. It’s a classic defense lawyers’ technique — get people to focus on one or two problematic points, and hope they don’t notice the mountain of evidence that is documented and proven.
Limbaugh concludes his op-ed by painting himself as a victim, if you can believe it.
There is a contempt in the news business, including the sportswriter community, for conservatives that reflects the blind hatred espoused by Messrs. Sharpton and Jackson. “Racism” is too often their sledgehammer. And it is being used to try to keep citizens who don’t share the left’s agenda from participating in the full array of opportunities this nation otherwise affords each of us.
The team of investors dropped Rush Limbaugh for one reason and one reason only: his history of race-baiting comments had turned him from a rich asset to a rich liability. It was a business decision, nothing more, and for Limbaugh to play the victimhood card is pathetic. He made this bed for himself with years of ugly comments (anyone remember his vile smears of Michael J. Fox?) and now he has to lie in it — fleas and all.