Columnist Backtracks, Slightly, on Limbaugh Quote

Rush still has no business trying to own the Rams
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2009 12:08 PM CDT
Rush Limbaugh in his Palm Beach, Fla. radio studio.   (AP Photo/Photo courtesy of Rush Limbaugh)
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(Newser) – Columnist Bryan Burwell acknowledges that he is among those who ran with an old quote attributed to Rush Limbaugh on the "merits" of slavery without verifying it. Limbaugh insists he never said it, and Burwell is fine taking him at his word on that. It doesn't change his view that Limbaugh has no business trying to buy the St. Louis Rams. "I think we just threw a deck chair off the Titanic," Burwell writes in the city's Post-Dispatch.

"There is still a huge pile of polarizing, bigoted debris stacked up on the deck of the good ship Limbaugh that he can't deny or even remotely distance himself from." If a deal does goes through, however, Burwell thinks it would be a "hoot" watch Limbaugh embrace "the NFL's 'share the wealth' concepts that offend him and Joe the Plumber in his political life."