By now, you are all somewhat aware of the brouhaha involving Rush Limbaugh’s attempt to buy a piece of the St. Louis Rams.
In short, after some fabricated “quotes” attributed, falsly, to Limbaugh, the group attempting to buy the Rams dropped Limbaugh like a hot potato.
Then, Mr. Limbaugh did an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (HERE) in which he has a few dyspeptic comments about Al Sharpton.
It didn’t take long before my name was selectively leaked to the media as part of the Checketts investment group. Shortly thereafter, the media elicited comments from the likes of Al Sharpton. In 1998 Mr. Sharpton was found guilty of defamation and ordered to pay $65,000 for falsely accusing a New York prosecutor of rape in the 1987 Tawana Brawley case. He also played a leading role in the 1991 Crown Heights riot (he called neighborhood Jews “diamond merchants”) and 1995 Freddie’s Fashion Mart riot.
Now, Al Sharpton has threatened to sue Mr. Limbaugh. (HERE)
The Rev. Al Sharpton is threatening to sue Rush Limbaugh for writing that the civil rights leader played a role in two New York race riots.
Limbaugh wrote that Sharpton played “a leading role in the 1991 Crown Heights riot” and the “1995 Freddie’s Fashion Mart riot” in a Wall Street Journal column published Saturday. Sharpton called both allegations false.
This is from a guy who has repeatedly indulged in the worst sort of “race-baiting”.
Mr. Limbaugh’s other point, later in the column, had to do with the fabricated “quotes” attributed to him by CNN, MSNBC, and various sports writers. Those alleged “quotes” have been shown to be false.
The silence from CNN, MSNBC, and other sections of the media is deafening.
And the media wonders why MSA (Main Street America) doesn’t trust them.