Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy St. Louis Rams gets a resounding no from Colts owner
AP Sports Writer
October 14, 2009 | 12:46 a.m.
BOSTON (AP) — Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams ran into opposition within the NFL on Tuesday, when Colts owner Jim Irsay vowed to vote against him and commissioner Roger Goodell said the conservative commentator's "divisive" comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider.
"I, myself, couldn't even consider voting for him," Irsay said at an owners meetings. "When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive ... our words do damage, and it's something that we don't need."
What words, you ask? I dunno. Maybe words like these.
Welcome to Capitalism, Rush!
You make millions of dollars a year pandering to the lowest common denominator of America by feeding their fears, reinforcing their bigotry, and making divisive, incendiary statements.
Don't be so surprised when free market, capitalist investors, who don't give a shit about your ratings and just want to make some money decide that your toxic reputation and long, documented history of inflammatory comments are queering the deal and jeopardizing their investment!
Don't be so surprised when they dump your pompous ass in favor of their own profits.
Live by the dollar, die by the dollar. What about this do you not understand?
This isn't discrimination, this isn't censorship, this isn't an attempt to muzzle Limbaugh, this isn't Liberal politics, this isn't Mainstream Media bias, this isn't hypocrisy, this isn't a double standard.
This is a group of investors trying to make money. Limbaugh is a liability to their ROI. So buh bye Limbaugh. GFY.
He shouldn't be whining and crying and throwing fits. He should be lauding this for what it is. Unfettered capitalism and free market principles at work.
Isn't this exactly what Rush and his ilk keep reminding us is responsible for making this The Greatest Country on Earth?
Take your fucking lumps and like it Rush. Ain't America great?