Pop Star's NFL Bid Underscores Media's Hypocrisy
NFL's Ownership Litmus Test May Hinge On Political Views
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After nearly two weeks of fabricated anti-Rush Limbaugh smears from the news media, what kind of scrutiny can be expected now that trashy pop tramp Fergie has also indicated an interest in bidding for a NFL team?
No, we're not making this up.
At least from the league, we already have an answer: while Limbaugh is judged and potentially blocked based on fabricated, phantom "quotes" from his program, the outspoken left-wing Black Eyed Peas performer instantly passed with flying colors.
According to the AP late Tuesday evening, Fergie (real name: Stacy Ann Ferguson) has been pre-approved at a meeting of team owners before even placing a bid:
MIAMI — Fergie may soon be on the Miami Dolphins [team stats]’ bandwagon as a limited partner.
NFL owners meeting in Boston this week approved the Black Eyed Peas singer as a part owner, but the team has yet to complete an agreement with her, Dolphins chief executive officer Mike Dee said in an e-mail Tuesday.
Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas already have a marketing partnership with the Dolphins. She wears a pink Dolphins jersey in a campaign this month for breast cancer awareness.
Fergie, whose real name is Stacy Ann Ferguson, is a Grammy-winning singer and also an actress. Ross has said his celebrity partnerships stir excitement and reflect the vibrancy of South Florida, and he envisions the Dolphins as a glamour team.
Hey, why shouldn't Fergie pass the NFL's political litmus test? As an outspoken Obama supporter who appeared at his nomination acceptance speech in Denver last year, she's got the credentials they're looking for (even if parents are horrified). She also visited with the man whose oratory skills she finds "amazing" at the White House earlier this year.
Never mind the fact that she sings about "her humps" or chats about wild sex and drug sprees in her past, it's about the integrity of the game, right? Of course, it's Fergalicious!
At the same time, Rush's bid continues to run into trouble, thanks to a dishonest smear campaign. One team owner has vowed to vote against Limbaugh's acceptance, while players continue to be manipulated:
NFL union chief urges players to speak out about Rush Limbaugh
By Jim Thomas
ST. LOUIS — Not only has NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith complained to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the potential sale of the Rams to an ownership group that includes conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, he has urged NFL players to speak out on the issue as well.
"I have asked our players to embrace their roles not only in the game of football but also as players and partners in the business of the NFL," Smith said in a statement. "They risk everything to play this game. They understand that risk and they live with that risk and its consequences for the rest of their life. We also know that there is an ugly part of history and we will not risk going backwards, giving up, giving in, or lying down to it.
"Our men are strong and proud sons, fathers, spouses, and I am proud when they stand up, understand this is their profession and speak with candor and blunt honesty about how they feel."
Here, watch as the Reverend Al Sharpton misrepresents, distorts and fabricates material (he has the McNabb story completely wrong, for starters) to build his "case" against Rush:
How can the NFL overlook the a sleazy pop diva's questionable background while holding Limbaugh accountable for comments he's never made?
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