Hmmmm...ok, I decided to start a thread about this whole thing with the Big Fat Idiot in the media, because it manages to cover both sides of reporting we see in America today. Let's call them 'Good' and 'Bad' for convenience. Good: Rush outed himself as a racist to the public, and the media is reporting on it, which is positive. Of course, he has always been open about his hostility to any successful non-white person who isn't also a 'conservative' like him, but that was among his zombie-like radio show following. He must have forgotten that he wasn't on AM radio when he made his offensive comments about Donovan McNabb. Not only was it insensitive, it was in the completely wrong context; like the Repugnicans are so fond of complaining about, people watch football to see football, not to hear about politics. If the Dixie Chicks should shut up, so should Rush when he isn't on his lying propaganda machine/radio show. Frankly, this is something that should be reported, although it goes into the 'Bad' column if the coverage lasts past Sunday. Bad: Apparently, Rush is also involved in some sort of unspecified drug 'thing', that I keep hearing about. Apparently, he was addicted to OxyContin, Lorcet and hydrocodone, and was obtaining them illegally. First off, at this point the matter is a he said/she said, which means it deserves little attention to begin with. Secondly, drug addiction is a serious illness, and a private one, that isn't going to be helped by media pressure. (Personal note...IMO Rush deserves to be dragged through the coals over this, as payback for the way he spread lies and insults about Democratic politicians and their families for so many years...except to do so would make everyone else as bad as he is.) This sort of rush(no pun intended) to report the most horrible rumors about someone as though they were true is a hallmark of the sickness in America's free press. Even though I can't stand Rush, or anything he stands for, I don't believe anyone should be roasted on a spit by the media before teh facts are out, especially over such a serious personal and medical issue.