Friday, September 12, 2014

Rush May Have Something Here

Back when I was in junior high school I took band class and the school scheduled us for a concert.
They sent out fliers and the gym was packed with families waiting to hear their little darlings play their instruments and take pictures.
But, before we were allowed to play the PTA decided to have a meeting before and elect new officers...which would have been alright except the fliers sent out said nothing about a PTA meeting before hand.
If they wanted community input they got plenty of it and it wasn't good.
They believed they could hold those families as a captive audience and they would endure an hour or so of dry PTA business.
They were wrong.
Rush Limbaugh's observation reminded me of incident.

On his Friday show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh reacted to the previous evening’s monologue from CBS announcer James Brown during the pregame show of the Pittsburgh Steelers-Baltimore Ravens football game.
In that monologue, Brown offered a number of suggestions for his viewing audience that would somehow stymy the spread of domestic violence. However, Limbaugh decried Brown using his CBS platform for such monologue, arguing that wasn’t the time nor the place for such a lecture.
Then he went on to say that combined with other hot-button issues surrounding the NFL, including the 2012 murder-suicide of Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, the name of the Washington Redskins and the entry of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team would be the end of the NFL.
“Sorry, this is not why I watch football,” Limbaugh said. “This is going to be the death of this sport. It is no longer an escape. It is no longer about great athletes. It is no longer about amazing athletic achievement and drama. It’s now become about guns and gays and domestic violence.~snip~
He's got a point I mean maybe I missed it but I don't recall hearing or reading about anyone saying that they hope Bob Costas gives us what for on gun violence or raving about ESPN and their coverage of Micheal Sam.
I've been a fan of the NFL long before the pregame and half time portions of the game became another outlet of progressive/leftist propaganda. It's not like there isn't tons of other venues out there ready to expose the leagues short comings or how all football fans are racist,violent,gun toting homophobes.
But to become a captive audience to being slurred just because I want to watch a game on TV to entertain myself for a few hours is a bit much.
We can either push back against it or turn it off and at this point I don't think it makes much difference to me either way.

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