Update: Rush Limbaugh Dropped From Rams Bid!

@anniepa (27279)
United States
October 14, 2009 5:29pm CST
"Sources tell ESPN that Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL's St. Louis Blues and the point man in the Limbaugh group attempting to buy the Rams, is planning to remove the controversial radio host as a minority member in the group in order to get approval from other NFL owners." Read more here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/33315866 I guess money doesn't talk as loudly as we thought! Sorry to offend anyone who doesn't think this belongs in the politics interest or that it's an important story. Annie
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@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 09
Would it be considered a digression if I happened to mention that I once marched with my college band in the color guard at a Rams game?
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
14 Oct 09
you go girl!
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@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 09
lol I'm just covering for the blue wabbit...
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Were you the baton twirler?
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@spalladino (17921)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I don't know why folks are whining that this is a political hatchet job...it's a BUSINESS venture and, unfortunately, Rush is a liability. This is a group of investors who want to invest in a football team so that hopefully they can make some money. ANY member of the group who proves himself to be a liability, who could cause the deal to fall through, is going to get the boot. It's business. This happens to be due to political opinions but the same thing would have happened to any partner who was controversial for any reason.
• United States
15 Oct 09
I can't believe that I agree with you, but I do 1000%. I have yet to find one person who can find one positive in Rush being part of any NFL team. He is a total liability. I know that he loves the NFL, but we can only imagine what would happen when his team loses because of a close call, or a bad call.
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@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Oct 09
It didn't have to do with political opinions, it had to do with charges of racism caused by the widespread reporting of quotes attributed to Limbaugh. The only problem is that none of the statements attributed to Rush were ever said by him. The racist quotes that were reported were all manufactured and posted on the internet by one particular person who appears to be the source of all of them. The MSM, doing its usual fine job, reported what they read in Wikiquotes without fact-checking. It's not a business decision, it was a hatchet job.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Whattadoyoumean you can't believe you're agreeing with me greatdebator? I think I've agreed with you a time or two. Now I'm going to start keeping score so you'd better agree with me more if you want me to keep agreeing with you.
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@irishidid (8716)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Guess you're right. Unfortunately lies do speak loudly. I'm no rush fan but there are some outright lies about him going around. He's scummy enough on his own without made up nonsense. And for all those yelling and screaming about rush buying a football team, where was your outrage for vick being allowed back in?
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
14 Oct 09
Lost somewhere in their hypocrisy and double standard.
@JodiLynn (1417)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Hide your beagle, Vicks and Eagle!
• United States
15 Oct 09
I haven't heard any lies, and you provide links Irish?
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• United States
15 Oct 09
It belongs Only bercause of Rush's views. It is his mouth that got him in this trouble. I believe there are owners who in private agree with Rush but they are smart enough to keep their views private . They are forced to act against what they Really believe in because if they tryed to be a honest , yes honest ,. as Rush , they a would be out too. No black playeris going to play for a self professed bigot!I hope the rest of the group aren't tainted Unles they feel the same as Rush.
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• United States
15 Oct 09
I was figuring it would be the other way around. Checketts bid violated the NFL policy on not allowing an owner to have two teams in the same media market. This shouldn't surprise anyone at all, many people saw this coming a mile away.
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
15 Oct 09
The word is he is going to sue and now because of this has grounds to actually win his case. This may not be the good thing that you thought it was.
• United States
15 Oct 09
I think it would be interesting to see him sue. I am sure that there would be alot of Rush listeners that wouldn't like the outcome of this lawsuite. It could change the acceptance policies at country clubs around the country!
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• United States
15 Oct 09
Don't forget it works both ways. I just wonder how much many MSNBC can shell out in this lawsuit before it goes bankrupt.
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@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Oct 09
MSNBC is clearly guilty of slander and libel. They reported lies as facts without checking any of the statements they claim Rush made. It's time someone called the media on something like this.
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
14 Oct 09
Yup, the leadership of the NFL will accept any animal torturing, gang banger thug or braindead moron, as long as they can play the game... but they draw the line at a Conservative Talk Show Host. The National Felons League has the right to decide who they want to associate with, and their choices speak volumes.
@JodiLynn (1417)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I am so with you on that one, National Felons League. So explain why these guys & teams are so loved and so well rewarded? I just don't get it.And by the way, Limbaugh IS a felon. Plead guilty to felony. He'd fit right in the NFL, wouldn't he?
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
15 Oct 09
Oh really? To what charge?
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
15 Oct 09
Right, after over a year of investigating Rush, they found no evidence of any felonies at all. That didn't stop the fishing expidition to slap Limbaugh with a $30,000 bill to defray the cost of "investigating" him though. Basically they thought they had him, but all that happened was a bunch of tyrants in the "justice" department showed their disgust with the Constitution.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
15 Oct 09
the ONLY reason this is even a story is because people chose to look at Rush's political affiliation and somehow commect it to his attempted purchase of an NFL franchise. This is got to be one of the top 10 non-story stories of the year, why is this even in the political section to begin with? Why is it not in the sports section? Sorry, rediculous and inconsiquential. Can someone argue or debate this based soley on it's football/sports merrits? Can someone debate it based on it's business or accounting merrits? Probably, but it wouldn't be as exiting as introducing a faux political aspect to it, would it now?
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
16 Oct 09
If it were a thread about the legal implications of all the lies spread by MSNBC and CNN it might be more of a political issue. I say that because the legal section of mylot is pretty boring so I bring more legal stories here than there. Either way, now that he's been dropped, he has solid grounds to sue the appropriate networks and newspapers for libel and slander.
@anniepa (27279)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Do you guys want to know what I do when I consider a discussion unimportant or without merit? I IGNORE it...lol! It's IN the political interest because RUSH is political. It has nothing at all to do with his affiliation because a racist is a scumbag no matter what his ideology is. Whoever wrote that book and said he said things that he allegedly didn't say was wrong, IF it was all lies. What I'VE heard him say with my own ears is every bit as bad as those things that couldn't be verified. Annie
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Very weird. Why would he go through all of this just to pull out? Just wanted some more publicity?
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
15 Oct 09
He didn't pull out. Basically he was part of a group that was considering a bid for the Rams. He would only be a minority partner, not the sole owner of the team. The group hasn't placed a bid yet, they were shopping the idea to see what the reaction would be. Basically they determined Limbaugh, despite his added money, was a liability since the NFL didn't even want him to be a part owner of a team.
@solared (1209)
• United States
15 Oct 09
He would have ended up as the Marge Schott of football...
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Dude, nobody could be that awful. She's the one owner that could turn people against their own team.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
15 Oct 09
It is rumored that Rush is going to sue and he has a very good chance of winning. Who will he sue? Anyone who repeated the comments and said he made them. He can also go after the newspapers, networks and cable stations (such as ESPN, CNN) to defend themselves all they have to do is produce the tape with Rush saying the quotes. I hope Rush wins, not that he needs the money but maybe it will force reporters to check a story before reporting it as the truth. Maybe we will be able to turn on the TV and watch the news (other than Fox) and get the news and not what the think of the news.
@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Oct 09
What a great day for America - the media reported and spread lies that caused a frenzy and prevented a business deal for a conservative talk show host. Wonderful stuff. So glad to know that the machinery is in place to destroy people with lies and spurious accusations. I hope he does sue, it may be the only way to bring the dirty dealings of the MSM to the attention of Americans.