And double standards are twice as good

Let’s see if I have this straight. Rush Limbaugh can’t be permitted to own a sliver of an NFL team because he said something uncomplimentary about Donovan McNabb, but Donald Sterling, who owns a whole NBA team, can keep on losing actual racial-discrimination suits and hardly a word is heard.

Oh, and no points for “Hey, it’s just the Clippers”; it’s not like the Rams are so hot these days.

Update, 9 November: Ed Driscoll takes note.

Update, 10 November: So does the Thunder’s Etan Thomas.


  1. jen »

    6 November 2009 · 4:40 pm

    see, this is why i love your blog. you’re so good at pointing out the hypocrisy without sounding bitter.

  2. Cindy »

    6 November 2009 · 4:48 pm

    The key is to buy *first* and get caught doing despicable things *second*. Rush just failed to get the order right.

  3. Meghan »

    6 November 2009 · 4:48 pm

    Sort of reminds me of Al Gore telling us all to conserve while he pollutes the air with his jet. Seriously loose the beef Al . Unfortunately hypocrisy is rampant everywhere.

  4. Dan B »

    6 November 2009 · 7:17 pm

    Cindy is right, you have to buy into the clique first and do stupid shit second.

    Case in point: Marge Schott. She didn’t do her stupidity until years after she bought the Reds.

    Rush should have known that. The Oxycontin must have impaired his judgment … if he ever had any.

  5. McGehee »

    6 November 2009 · 7:35 pm

    In re Limbaugh and McNabb, the big guy was being far more critical of the sports media than of McNabb.

    Which is of course why the sports media spun it as him saying nasty things about McNabb. I suppose daring to call out the stupidity of the sports media in the sports media’s own house can be called “stupid,” but I think not by people who are not, themselves, stupid.

  6. fillyjonk »

    7 November 2009 · 7:46 am

    Isn’t that guy also the guy who essentially implied it was OK to hit a woman if you used an open palm rather than a fist? Or am I thinking of another class-impaired sports-franchise owner?

  7. CGHill »

    7 November 2009 · 10:21 am

    Not an owner, but a coach: Tom Cable, of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, assuming those stories pan out, which they may or may not.

    On a related matter: I happened to walk into the break room at work at the moment ESPN was covering a Tom Cable news conference. Someone asked if Cable had “anger-management issues.”

    “Who said that? I’ll kill ’em,” I said in as Cable-esque a voice as I could muster on short notice.

  8. Kay Dennison »

    8 November 2009 · 12:01 am

    Just another reason I’m glad to support Cleveland’s pro sports — they, at least, are always good for a laugh. Although I’m still hoping the Cavs with Shaq and LeBron will bring home the bacon this year. That’s another reason to love Cleveland — we who are true fans never give up hope.

  9. Fishersville Mike »

    8 November 2009 · 11:10 am

    Fishersville Mike Joyous as Right Advances…

    Dustbury is keeping up with news on an NBA owner….

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