Limbaugh: 'NFL Seen Now as Giant Propaganda Opportunity for the Left'

February 25, 2014 - 1:04 PM

On Monday's broadcast of his show, Limbaugh said he once thought liberals wanted to eliminate football--but, today he thinks that the "NFL is seen now as a giant propaganda opportunity for the Left."

"We're not talking about football. We're talking about policing speech and dictating behavior. I, at one time... I'm gonna modify a prediction. I, at one time, thought that all this was aimed at eliminating football, taking out the NFL. I don't think that anymore. I think what has happened is the left sees a gigantic propaganda vehicle here."

He made these comments during a discussion of a proposal in the National Football League to penalize players for saying the n-word during a game.

"It's the most popular sport in this country that has beaucoup dollars, lots of commerce going on. It is the most watched television event whenever it is in prime time. As such, it is seen now as a giant propaganda opportunity for the left to advance their agenda. That's what the focus on the meanness is and the injuries and the, uh, unfairness and the inequality and all the pink stuff, Breast Cancer Awareness Month (while prostate cancer goes ignored) and now this," he said.

Limbaugh may be onto something here, considering that the White House itself was trying to get NFL players to send out pro-Obamacare tweets from their official Twitter accounts on Super Bowl Sunday earlier this month.