I think it’s Dennis Prager who says, “Being on the left means never having to say you’re sorry.” And, the whole campaign against Rush Limbaugh by the “main stream media” in his efforts to become a minorty owner of an NFL football team, is just such an example of that little bit of wisdom.
Once it became known that Rush was in the mix to obtain an NFL team, the the race baiters like Al Sharpton began a full out assault on Rush’s character. Over and over lies were repeated about racist-filled quotes Limbaugh supposedely had made. CNN and MSNBC were the main offenders, but the print media and leftist bloggers pitched as well. If you’d like a run-down on the complete story, the Media Research Center has a great summary with all the details of the hatred spewed by the left about Rush.
During the melee, Limbaugh consistantly defended himself, repeatedly stating he had never made the comments being attributed to him. But the media steam-rolled on, as they always do when there’s a juicy story (remember Dan Rather and those fake documents about George W. Bush?).
You would think that given the THOUSANDS of hours Limbaugh has been on the radio, the media would be able to find something to back up their claims. But the quotes they continued to attribute to Limbaugh could never be verified.
Now, when the truth is coming out, it’s too late. Rush has been dropped by the group trying to acquire the Rams, and the damage to his reputation has been done.
Even though CNN has offered an apology for not checking their sources and verifying their information, MSNBC has not. Instead they’ve moved on to the wall-to-wall coverage of a family and their saucer-shaped silver balloon.
Rush, on the other hand, will be allowed to tell his side in the Wall Street Journal today. Brent Baker at Newsbusters has the salient information.
And now that the truth is known, are we going to get an apology by Al Sharpton? Don’t hold your breath. We still haven’t gotten an apology for his behavior in the Tawana Brawley matter and that happened back in 1987.