I came across this story on Limbaugh quitting ESPN over a remark he made about quarterback Donovan McNabb – that he was over-rated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed. (Check out the story here:)
Now, I’m probably one of Limbaugh’s biggest haters for marginalizing the Liberal agenda, cloking the Conservatives in the mainstream image of “rugged invididualism”, and trivializing environmental issues.
Nevertheless, I’ve gotta ask, is this racism? The worst that could be construed of Limbaugh’s remark is that McNabb is getting preferential treatment due to his race. It seems more of an attack on “the liberal media” than a racial slur. While I agree that his remark was in poor taste, it doesn’t seem to merit the “quit or be fired” ultimatum the story suggests Limbaugh was given. That seems a bit totalitarian to me.