Philadelphia Inquirer NFL columnist Ashley Fox, today, expressed approval of commentator Rush Limbaugh being removed from consideration from owning a part of the St. Louis Rams.
She wrote that he was not qualified to own an NFL team because he was too controversial and that he insulted Donovan McNabb in 2003 when he said he was not a good a quarterback as the consensus opinion and that the media was protecting him because he was black.
What isn’t fine is that an act of extraordinary evil occurred and she refused to express outrage much less even recognize it.
It quite reasonable and defensible to think McNabb is overrated — there were those who thought John Elway was overrated — or was protected because he was black.
It is not, however, defensible to believe that the murderer of Martin Luther King Jr., a decent and heroic man, deserves a medal. It is not defensible to think that slavery was beneficial. One who says those things is despicable.
Rush was reported as saying those things by major media outlets and national political figures. It was that reporting that likely lost him his bid. He never said them. There are those who still believe he did.
Ms. Fox in her column chose not address this wrong — and actually perpetuated a distortion of his statement regarding “Bloods and Crips” She used her space to write a banal column accepting evil and injustice.
What she did was a disgrace.
She should hang her head in shame.