RUSH: I’ll tell, folks, the Drive-Bys are beside themselves. I, frankly, am not surprised by, this, but the Drive-Bys are. Nearly 90% of Americans say they don’t care about all of this going on in the NFL. “Nearly 90% of Americans say the recent outcry about domestic violence in the NFL hasn’t changed how much professional football they watch,” or their enjoyment of it, “and less than a third of the nation believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign.”
Now, you have to understand. The Drive-Bys will look at this and they will chalk this up as total failure. The people that write the daily media narrative, that write the daily media soap opera measure their success by learning how much of the general population’s thinking on a subject they’re able to move or manipulate. And this is the second in a row that they’ve bombed out.
They tried to take what happened to the gentle giant in Ferguson, Missouri, and they tried to turn that into a national scandal of Republican Party proportions, and that bombed out on ’em. That didn’t work. They really thought that they were on the verge here of getting this commissioner forced to resign or be fired. They thought they were on the verge of getting the Redskins name changed.
They thought they were on the verge of major upheaval in the NFL. Much of journalism — and don’t doubt me on this. Much of journalism’s success is determined by how much upheaval they can cause in citadels of power. Now, it used to be that anybody who held power was a target of the Drive-By Media. That’s no longer the case when avowed politicians of the liberal Democrat stripe are in power.