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Coming Soon: Tebow -- "Polarizing" Player
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 01/09/2012 12:07:00 PM PST by Kaslin

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RUSH: I have a theory about how news becomes news. Have you ever noticed -- and stick with me, here. This is a little roundabout way of getting where I want to go.

I have mentioned to you that there is no news anymore. You turn on "the news;" it's not what you're watching. You're not turning on the news to find out, "Okay, what happened today that I don't know about?" That's not what it is anymore, particularly now, at this time of year and at this time of the political cycle. The news today is all agenda oriented. It's all propaganda, oriented toward reelecting Obama, pure and simple -- except for most of Fox. But even on Fox there are those who have that as their agenda. More and more -- and I noticed this when the website Media Matters kicked up. When that website first went online, they put together a long list of "charges," allegations against me with examples of some of the most outrageous stuff I'd ever said.

I read it, and I said, "Thank you! These people are publicizing some of the most beautiful, wonderful, funny, right-on-the-money stuff I've ever said." I said, "This is fabulous. It's like I've hired my own PR firm," but then what started to happen was the mainstream media started picking this stuff up as though it had actually happened, as though they were actually listening. They weren't. The mainstream media starting citing Media Matters and other sites like that in a way as to make their readers and viewers think that they themselves, the reporters, had heard me say this stuff, which they hadn't. So a light went off in my head: "This is the new way that news is made. This is the new way that stuff ends up in the so-called mainstream media," and it happens each and every day now.

Media Matters listens to this program, will take something out of context, and later that night or the next day there's MSNBC with their version of it. It's just a pipeline, and it's the latest example of reporters not reporting, just being lazy. They just consult websites, blogs; and it doesn't matter how obscure the blog, doesn't matter how unheard of the blogger is. It doesn't matter the resume or the experience of the blog. Doesn't matter. As long as it's published somewhere, the printed word is all the weight that is needed. Doesn't matter who prints it, doesn't matter who writes it. As long as it's on a website that has a professional-sounding name to it or a logo or whatever, it becomes qualified. Well, the reason I'm mentioning this is because there is an obscure -- I don't even remember the name of it.

A friend of mine sent it to me today. There is an obscure sports blog or website out there with a story today. I'm gonna make a prediction to you. I never heard of this guy; you haven't, either. He's probably somebody who never gets out of his underwear sitting in his bedroom writing about this stuff, but because it's published and because it's on the Internet, it has instant credibility -- and his point is that Tim Tebow has become "the most polarizing figure in America," and particularly American sports. Now, what I want to see is how many days is it going to take before that shows up in USA Today's sports section, or Sports Illustrated, or ESPN's website, or someplace that people would think is a credible news outlet.

Now, let's look at this: Tim Tebow, the most polarizing figure in sports. It is manifestly untrue. There's nothing polarizing about Tebow. What is "polarizing," if anything, is the reporting on Tebow. What's "polarizing" is the media saying -- alleging, accusing, whatever -- various things about Tebow. "He can't play! He's too much oriented to God! His throwing motion is way too long! He can never be a pocket passer," all of these things. In fact, everything that they said he couldn't do he did yesterday -- and he did it against the league's number one defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Everything they said he couldn't do, he did. There's nothing polarizing. Everybody in Denver loves him. Except for some of the Broncos management.

Where's the polarizing? I've always said, you know, they refer to me as "Rush Limbaugh, the controversial..." What's controversial? Everybody in this audience loves me. Everybody in this audience agrees with me. Where's the polarizing? There's nothing polarizing about Tebow. I don't even think this little guy, this blogger (I don't know who he is) who wrote this knows what the word means. What's "polarizing" about Tebow? Tebow has the whole country pulling for him! He hasn't split the country down the middle. Tebow's not inspiring a bunch of hate other than in the media (and places in the Broncos front office, but that's another story). So let's just see: How many days does it take before the so-called mainstream sports media picks up this theme -- Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is the most polarizing figure in sports? And then we'll get a poll: "Is it Tebow or is it LeBron James or is it Derek Jeter" or throw a name out there, whoever.

We'll just see.

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1 posted on 01/09/2012 12:07:08 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Good on Rush!


2 posted on 01/09/2012 12:13:49 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: Kaslin

Unfortunately the media creates the polarization. There is nothing controversial about Tebow or Rush. The press just wants to make those that love them feel embarrassed and ashamed. It’s their way of creating guilt about your values and what you believe. They are searching for your weaknesses.


3 posted on 01/09/2012 12:15:28 PM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Kaslin

“The News” has been a joke for a long time. Anyone with a brain, (this would incorporate about 99% of FReepers) has known this for many, many years. Completely biased agenda driven crapola.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 12:16:22 PM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Kaslin

Jesus was certainly polarizing.


5 posted on 01/09/2012 12:21:26 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Kaslin

Tebow doesn’t polarize me! Mrs. Thorne and I were whooping it up bigtime yesterday when he shut up all the critics on the first play from scrimmage in OT. Still smiling over that one.


6 posted on 01/09/2012 12:24:07 PM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: ZX12R

The left wing media got so bad that I quit watching about 20 years ago.


7 posted on 01/09/2012 12:24:33 PM PST by MtnClimber (Tim Tebow will never be successful in the NFL - Leftist journalists who have sold their souls)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t understand the big deal about what Tebow is doing. Didn’t black players use to acknowledge God or Jesus after a touch down? Why is it all of a sudden a big deal with liberal sports writers?


8 posted on 01/09/2012 12:41:51 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Kaslin
The simple fact is if Tim Tebow was black the media wouldn't care how Christian he was.

Oh dear! Was that racist? Do your own research if you disagree. There are lots of black athletes who give praise and nobody in the media bats an eye. Now why do you suppose that is?

My theory? I believe it's because in "The Progressive Book of Rules" Black trumps Christian. The media can't criticize a black for being overtly Christian because that would be racist. It might not even occur to them to do so; that's just how black people are, what with comin' from slavery, don't you know? But they don't have to put up with all that "Jesus" stuff from some big dopey white guy. "Hey, we don't want to hear all that junk, buddy! Save for church, or camp, or wherever it is you people go."

9 posted on 01/09/2012 12:46:36 PM PST by servo1969
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To: dragonblustar

I think it’s obvious this is a personal thing with Tebow. My best guess is that they are doing it because, in his acceptance speech for the Heisman trophy, he thanked his mom for not having aborted him. That’s what’s driving the left nuts!


10 posted on 01/09/2012 12:51:48 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: dragonblustar
I don’t understand the big deal about what Tebow is doing.

The big deal is Tebow is winning when the so called "experts" don't expect him to. Rush summed it up nicely when he stated

"There's nothing polarizing about Tebow. What is "polarizing," if anything, is the reporting on Tebow"

11 posted on 01/09/2012 12:53:57 PM PST by pegleg (Lies will seek you out, but the truth must be sought.)
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To: servo1969
Someone on a sports thread here awhile back said something fairly brilliant. If Tebow was Muslim, threw out the prayer rug, faced East and put his butt in the air, nothing would be said about his religion.

Various sports writers and commentators have no problem mocking Tebow, just note last night on network TV. What that makes them are cowards because they know that a bunch of militant Christians are not coming after them. So, mock away there boys and girls, but remember what a bunch of lilly-livered twits you really are.

12 posted on 01/09/2012 12:56:38 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: Kaslin
Actually, Tebow is polarizing, literally. He is the diametrical opposite of the corrupt, hedonistic, spoiled, juvenile, decadent, amoral, relativistic culture which has been popularized by Hollyweird and the MSM.

Some people think Tebow should go into politics. Such people should quit looking for a political leader to save this nation. The country will not be turned around until millions of people follow the path that Tebow is showing by example. We have rotten leadership because our mass culture is rotten and trivial.

13 posted on 01/09/2012 12:58:35 PM PST by hellbender
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To: Former Fetus
he thanked his mom for not having aborted him. That’s what’s driving the left nuts!

Liberals are so freaking evil.

14 posted on 01/09/2012 12:59:17 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Kaslin

“I have mentioned to you that there is no news anymore.”

Ninety percent of humanity just wants your money. The other ten percent wants your vote-so they can take your money. We are, in the age of the information super highway, as hungry for news as our ancestors were in the far west in the 1870’s. We are so deluged with crap that sorting out what’s real has become nearly impossible.


15 posted on 01/09/2012 1:01:35 PM PST by Spok (Who is Sam Zemurray?)
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To: Kaslin

I’m rooting for Tebow simply because he’s annoying all the right people!!


16 posted on 01/09/2012 1:02:51 PM PST by Spok (Who is Sam Zemurray?)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t even like football, but I may have to start watching if there are players like Tebow.


17 posted on 01/09/2012 1:12:59 PM PST by Califreak ("Burnt By The Sun")
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To: Spok
People aren't just hungry for news, they are hungry for truth and heroism. Other than our voluntary military, we are tragically short of heroes. Tim Tebow is a modern hero. He makes the best of his talents and situation in life. He knows his gifts are not of his own creation, so he uses them for a higher cause. He is pleasant, positive, and upbeat. His teammates admire him.

Tebow knocked off the goonish QB from Pittsburgh. Next target is the playboy from New England.

18 posted on 01/09/2012 1:14:29 PM PST by hellbender
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To: Former Fetus
I think it’s obvious this is a personal thing with Tebow. My best guess is that they are doing it because, in his acceptance speech for the Heisman trophy, he thanked his mom for not having aborted him. That’s what’s driving the left nuts!

You nailed it.
19 posted on 01/09/2012 1:19:02 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: servo1969

It’s not black trumps Christian, it’s politics trumps religion. They know blacks even if they are Christian they will still vote for the Democrat.

White Christians are hated because they tend to vote conservative.

Black conservative Christians are hated just as much as white conservative Christians.


20 posted on 01/09/2012 1:21:01 PM PST by Truthsearcher
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To: Dr. Thorne

Just ordered my Tebow shirt today for the next game!!

I am a Dolphin fan no less.


21 posted on 01/09/2012 1:23:05 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: beethovenfan

I know when I put on my polarized sunglasses I see things much more clearly.


22 posted on 01/09/2012 1:24:51 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Califreak
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23 posted on 01/09/2012 1:25:06 PM PST by Haddit (Heartless)
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To: servo1969

If Tebow were black, he’d be Darrell Greene and the media would avoid him.


24 posted on 01/09/2012 1:29:49 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Kaslin

Rush has been too busy to notice but the media has called Tebow “polarizing” for about two months now.

It used to be that if the media disliked someone but were afraid to say it, they would call him “controversial”. Often they would say the word with arched brow.

But I presume the word “polarizing” now polls better than “controversial” so the media uses it to let you know they hate Tebow but don’t dare admit it publicly.

Think of it similar to the way the media used “gravitas” when discussing Dick Cheney. “Polarizing” Tim Tebow will be the buzzword everywhere before long.


25 posted on 01/09/2012 1:37:08 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Kaslin
"Polarizing" is not the word to describe a person who simply is. And the fact that Tebow, with all his talent and abilities exists is offensive to the population who see his potential appeal and popularity as a potential threat to their own agenda.

They make him a "polarizing" point, not because of what he does or does not do, but because he represents the millions who may have been and may yet be deprived of the opportunity to star as athletes, artists, musicians, scientists, world leaders, and on and on.

His existence reminds them of the unintended consequences of their most-cherished policy.

26 posted on 01/09/2012 1:37:57 PM PST by loveliberty2
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27 posted on 01/09/2012 1:59:51 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: formosa

Exactly
It is the media who gets bent out of shape about his kneeling after a TD

So he kneels and points skyward while the rest do some kind of weird dance etc

SO WHAT


28 posted on 01/09/2012 2:00:05 PM PST by uncbob
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To: dragonblustar

Before Tebow, there was Kurt Warner.


29 posted on 01/09/2012 2:04:02 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Actually it’s not much different than what happened a few years ago when the Cardinals, with Kurt Warner, made the Super Bowl. Suddenly the Cardinals, the lowly Cardinals, the most irrelevant team in the NFL, overnight became ‘America’s Team’ because of Kurt Warner, only the Steeler Nation wanted Pittsburgh to win that Super Bowl.


30 posted on 01/09/2012 2:06:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Did Tebow ever publicly respond to Warner's public advice to "Put down the boldness in regards to the words"?
31 posted on 01/09/2012 3:02:25 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Dr. Thorne
Still smiling over that one.

Me too!

32 posted on 01/09/2012 3:11:42 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist - VRW Conspirator)
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To: formosa
The whorehouse media made Mother Theresa "controversial" once they discovered she wanted to save babies instead of kill them.
33 posted on 01/09/2012 4:01:53 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Haddit
Excellent. There's that old "deist" Washington who didn't really believe in a god who answered prayers.(not)
34 posted on 01/09/2012 4:07:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Thanks, it was much easier to merge the drawings and post them than I thought it would be.

I’ve always been impressed by what Freepers can do.


35 posted on 01/09/2012 5:52:36 PM PST by Haddit (Heartless)
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To: OrangeHoof
Rush has been too busy to notice but the media has called Tebow “polarizing” for about two months now.

For me, it got old and lame after he scored the winning touchdown against the Jets. Pundit called him "the most polarizing athlete I've ever seen".

Please.

More than Ali? More than Favre? More than Barry Bonds? More than Deion Sanders? More than [plug in the name of your favorite whiny diva "poison in the locker room" wide receiver]?

He's "polarizing" because it gives the mediots something to talk about. It's good for their pocketbooks.

36 posted on 01/09/2012 6:20:20 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: FlyVet

As someone put it about a month ago. “To the media, if you kill dogs or text your junk to single women, that’s okay but if you bow down and quote scripture, they consider you “polarizing”.


37 posted on 01/09/2012 7:05:14 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Deo volente; Former Fetus; AppyPappy
[Appy Pappy] If Tebow were black, he’d be Darrell Greene and the media would avoid him.

[FF] ....he thanked his mom for not having aborted him. That’s what’s driving the left nuts!

[Deo volente] You nailed it.

Concurring bump. WINNAH! All too true.

38 posted on 01/10/2012 1:31:15 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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