The usually liberal Slate has a pretty convincing defense of the Maha Rushie: statistically, McNugget is much worse than Tampa’s Brad Johnson, and he ain’t exactly hawking soup. OTOH, I’m still not convinced it’s a pure race play: the media more or less leave Daunte Culpepper alone despite his NFL-leading QB rating. Perhaps it’s his proximity to the man sportswriters consider Satan Himself, Randy Moss?

Moreover, Bill Maher not only defends Rush, but he’s pretty funny doing so! (both via White Glenn)