Did Rush Limbaugh go Donovan McNabb on Michelle Wie?
Did Rush Limbaugh go Donovan McNabb on Michelle Wie? In an interview with TravelGolf.com no less?
It’s apparent that Limbaugh thinks that Time magazine tried to make it seem that way. After Time published a Wie Q&A that asked her what she thought of a comment taken from our interview with Limbaugh, the radio king sprang into action. He not only talked about it on air Monday, in a hilarious diatribe (listen here), he posted the transcript on the front page of his Web site under the blaring headline “I have nothing against Michelle Wie!”
Yes, Rush Limbaugh is unafraid of the vast liberal media machine. But those Wie Warriors, that’s … that’s another matter. Those fan crazies are fearsome. “I just wanted to mention it, because there’s a lot of Michelle Wie fans,” Limbaugh said on air. “I have nothing against her.”
When I look at our interview and Time magazine’s question, I can see where Limbaugh would be a little taken aback. Time did only latch onto the first sentence of his answer, “It’s a triumph of marketing” and use that for their Wie question.
Plus, Limbaugh seemed genuinely shocked that Time would pick up something from TravelGolf.com. Apparently, he didn’t hear about Donald Trump calling us to discuss why one of his courses wasn’t Top 10 ranked. Maybe Limbaugh just thought golf would be a controversy-free zone.
When I read over Limbaugh’s comments to me on Wie again, they don’t jump out at me as overly incendiary.
“It’s a triumph of marketing,” Limbaugh said. “If she really wants to play with the men, it’s fine. Let her try for a tour card. But now it’s a marketing tool they’re using to build her up to a level much greater than her actual accomplishments. At some point, she has to get some wins.”
Of course, I’m the guy who’s long said that Paula Creamer is better than Michelle Wie now, will always be better than Wie. Some Wie Warriors would probably argue I’m not the best judge.
Limbaugh might not have helped his own cause with this funny on-air I love Michelle Monday discourse. “I’m going to start answering these questions like politicians do,” Limbaugh said. ” ‘What do you think of Michelle Wie?’ ‘Oooooh. What a future. Oh, man, have you seen all these tournaments that she’s won? I don’t think anybody can keep up with her.’”
All those tournaments she’s won? No sarcasm there.
Then again, that’s what Limbaugh does. He gave an equally cutting riff on seeing that the interview had been posted on our BadGolfer.com site. “It figures that I would end up doing an interview with somebody who runs a website called BadGolfer.com", Limbaugh said on air.
See, he makes fun of his own golf game more than anyone. Limbaugh’s reverence for golf and all its history seems genuine when you talk to him. I believe him when he says now, “If anything I’m jealous of (Wie).”
What about you? What do you think? Did Rush Limbaugh go Donovan McNabb on Michelle Wie?
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Every word you write screams: "I WANT TO BE A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL! (but I can't, so I'll just obsess and rant over a famous one)"
Maybe Michelle's Wie's 15 minutes will be that she tried to play with the men but never won a mayor.
Michelle Wie has an awful lot of talent, and deserves at least a spot in the Sony Open in Hawaii, where she is by far the best golfer. Yeah, she should go on the LPGA and win tournaments there before attempting to compete with the men. But that's not because of "political-correctness", it's because she's a headstrong 16-year-old.
To all Chris Haters:
Maybe Michelle's Wie's 15 minutes will be that she tried to play with the men but never won a mayor."
She never ran for Mayor of Honolulu. But if she did she would be elected.
Oh I forgot, he's mad at you for taking his comments out of context...oh well...
Only his hairdresser knows for sure...
That's what you get for jumping out of a thicket to ambush Limbaugh for an interview. Then baiting the guy with a question that fits your agenda. Nice.
Chris Baldwin has spent quite a bit of time in the last while insulting Wie over her sparkly watch, and how she reacted when she was asked about it.
Well Chris Baldwin's own favour golfer, Paula Creamer did practically the same thing when asked about her Blackberry (personal organiser thing). She said "it's shiny" as she showed it, and the P on the back of it for Paula, and giggled. Just like Wie. She was just being a normal girl, just like Wie.
To add further insult to injury for Chris, Paula was asked about her rivalry with Annika. Paula stated that they were in 2 tournaments together this year and Annika beat her in Mexico, but Paula BEAT Annika when they played in Arizona. Yes, Paula actually said that she BEAT Annika in Arizona.
This claim by Paula backs up, us Wie Warriers, who have been rightly saying that when you place higher in a tournament than another player you have beaten them.
I am glad that Paula Creamer agrees with us Wie Warriers.
By the way, here is the web address for the Paula interview, because unlike Chris, I like to show the source of the claims:
Just click "Select Interviews Here" and scroll down to Wedneday and Paula Creamer's interview.
here is another point he brought up to me.
why, like now, when Ms. Wie is going well you have nothing to say. when she does not do well you have all the answers. why is that mr. baldwin?
Great. Another "liberal media" media mention. The media is as liberal as it is conservative... which is to say that it's not much of both. What really matters in the end is money. And so rightwing mouthpieces like Limbaugh and left counterparts Al Franken are just niche markets.
Anyway, I actually agree with Limbaugh this time, inspite of his douche baggish rep.
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