After fifty-four minutes of On the Record, I was pretty excited to see what scoop Greta van Susteren had dug up on the ill treatment of Rush Limbaugh. No less than four times throughout the show, Van Susteren hinted at a "new story" that might make us "wonder if Rush Limbaugh was railroaded" with teases like the following:
VAN SUSTEREN: Remember when Rush Limbaugh was blocked from buying an NFL team? Well we have a new story that will make you say, "Are you kidding?"
She described "a report Rush Limbaugh will be very, very interested in" and promised an "On the Record hypocrisy alert."
Leaving aside that Limbaugh was not, as she put it, "railroaded" or "body-blocked from buying an NFL team," but rather dropped by the ownership group of which he sought to be an investor because of the controversy surrounding his racially charged comments, I was still pretty sure that Van Susteren had something juicy to share about Limbaugh's failed bid to buy the St. Louis Rams. At the very least, I expected her story to be related to Rush Limbaugh. Instead, this is what Van Susteren had to say:
VAN SUSTEREN: Finally, with seven children by six different mothers in five different states, it's no surprise that New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie has some expenses. Well, listen to this. According to the New York Post, the Jets advanced Cromartie 500,000 of his 1.7 million dollar 2010 salary. Why? Multi-million dollar player Cromartie has run out on his children's support. Classy, yep. Remember, critics said Rush Limbaugh was too controversial to own an NFL team. Double standard or fair? We report, you decide.
I'm not sure how Limbaugh trying to buy the Rams is comparable to the Jets advancing their cornerback his salary for child support. That's some defense. It's as though Van Susteren threw a hail mary pass to the goalkeeper who struck out at the plate. Or something.