The dependably satirical Red State has an impassioned defense of the civil rights of the most persecuted man in America, Rush Limbaugh. It bears reading, if only for the hilarious scope of it. Apparently, dropping Rush from an NFL ownership position is the equivalent of the Holocaust.
The post suggests that "Tonight Rush became the metaphor for all of us… every man woman and child in this great nation of ours." Really? So a cabal of rich white guys (most of whom probably agree with Rush on just about anything) decided that another rich white guy was too much of a bad PR move (because of his own actions and words – see McNabb, Donovan) and that makes him a victim?
The NFL is notoriously paranoid about it's image. This is a league that fines grown men for wearing too short socks. Was there ever any doubt that they would want to stay from Rush?
No, Rush is not a victim here. He is not a persecuted minority. He's just a rich white guy.
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