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The Airing of Grievances
Monday, December 13, 2004
 
ESPN Should Be Ashamed
For, among other reasons, having employed the ass clown that is Rush Limbaugh. From the The Rush Limbaugh Show (courtesy of Media Matters):

You just gotta be who you are, and I think it's time to get rid of this whole National Basketball Association. Call it the TBA, the Thug Basketball Association, and stop calling them teams. Call 'em gangs. You have the Laker Gang, you have the Heat Gang, you have a Timberwolf Gang, and let 'em strap up out there, and let 'em market their CDs. Instead of selling concessions, sell CDs out there at the concession stand.

All the players get involved in this, and if a fight breaks out, hey, it's what happens! It's what happens with gangs, and if a cop gets bloodied, you know, that's a bonus for the gang member that pulls that off, and let the fans, you know, go in knowingly. They're going in to watch the Crips and the Bloods out there wherever the neighborhood is where the arena happens to be, and be who you are.
Naturally, I find this quote to reek of the narrow-minded racism that only Limbaugh and those of his ilk are capabale of espousing. Last time I checked, no one in the NBA was going around killing anybody. Jackass.
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