(POLITICO) — Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh attacked liberals who he said are targeting the National Football League, suggesting it wouldn’t be long before a Justice Department investigation is announced.
“Would you be surprised if Eric Holder and the Department of Justice decided to do an investigation of the NFL? Well, they did a civil rights violation investigation of Ferguson, Missouri,” the radio host said Wednesday, according to a transcript of the program.
Limbaugh said that while surveillance video released after the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown last month was faced with backlash toward local authorities, the most recent video of Ray Rice knocking his wife unconscious has been used by many to criticize the NFL and the game of football.
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“But with the Ray Rice video, the media, folks, the media that depends on this game for its living is participating in this assault on the game,” Limbaugh said.