After NFL commissioner Roger Goodell raised doubt about whether Rush Limbaugh should be permitted to become a partial owner of the St. Louis Rams, Rush was dropped from the consortium seeking to purchase the Rams:
“I’ve said many times before we’re all held to a high standard here, and I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about,” Goodell said at a league owners meeting. “I would not want to see those comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL, absolutely not.”
Meanwhile, it turns out that the radical leftist George Soros, the mult-billionaire financier of the Shadow Demcratic Party, has caused no similar objections in his reported bid to become an NFL team owner. Yet, as discussed last night on Sean Hannity’s America, Soros admitted to being a Nazi collaborator in his youth and, as an adult, does not look back with any guilt about what he did.
From a December 20, 1998 “60 Minutes” interview Soros did with CBS News’ Steve Kroft:
KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that’s–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.
KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
Mr. SOROS: No.
Soros’ crimes have turned from Nazi collaboration as a youth to the financial world as an adult. He is a felon, having being convicted of insider trading in France in 2002.
Soros’ left-wing views are far more extreme than anything that Rush Limbaugh has espoused on the right. But that is not the issue. Neither Soros nor Limbaugh should be denied the economic opportunity to use their money to purchase an NFL team or to use their money for any other lawful purpose. However, Soros is apparently being given a free pass by the NFL owners’ cartel regarding his Nazi collaborationist past for which he still feels no guilt, as well as for his felony conviction. Rush, on the other hand, has been blackballed for nothing more than what he said on the radio – and even for things he never said but for which he was falsely accused.
It is time to investigate the NFL cartel and remove its antitrust exemption under The Sports Broadcasting Act, which has allowed the NFL to continue to negotiate collectively for TV rights. They have abused their exemption in blackballing an American-born citizen for simply expressing his controversial views on the air.