Those of us with memories remember how savagely Rush Limbaugh was attacked by the liberal media for his comments about Donovan McNabb. He was called a racist, a bigot, an idiot and worse, and summarily fired from ESPN. Virtually nobody defended him. Well, I guess enough time has elapsed that at least one black man in the media can admit the truth.
Juan Williams, writing about the media’s fawning over The Messiah, and compared it to the way they treated McNabb back then:
….”There is a dangerous trap being set here [setting the bar so high]. The same media people invested in boosting a black man to the White House as a matter of history have set very high expectations for him. When he disappoints, as presidents and other human beings inevitably do, the backlash may be extreme.”
“Several seasons ago, when Philadelphia Eagle’s black quarterback Donovan McNabb was struggling, radio commentator Rush Limbaugh said the media wanted a black quarterback to do well and gave Mr. McNabb “a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn’t deserve.” Mr. Limbaugh’s sin was saying out loud what others had said privately….”
I don’t know if Mr. Williams stood up for Limbaugh back then, but what he says now is exactly the truth. And only a black man can say it without fear of being called a racist by liberal scum.