The Washington Times - October 14, 2009, 08:11AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: An MSNBC guest equates Rush Limbaugh having a stake in an NFL team to be being a plantation owner, the dirty secret of grade inflation at prestigious colleges, and more attacks on Rush Limbaugh from cable anchors.

  • Hot Air  Allahpundit on: MSNBC guest: For Limbaugh, owning an NFL team would be like owning a plantation

Another iteration of the talking point du jour. Narratives, like flowers, don’t spring up overnight; they have to be carefully nurtured until they bloom.

  • Townhall  Walter Williams on: A Minority View: Academic Dishonesty

The article reported that a record 91 percent of Harvard University students were awarded honors during the spring graduation. The newspaper called Harvard’s grading practices “the laughing stock of the Ivy League.” 

  • RedState Erick Erickson on: Rick Sanchez of CNN Ran Over a Man Then Fled the Scene. Two Hours Later, Sanchez Was Still Drunk.
Sanchez has refused to apologize for using the quote in a hit job on Limbaugh designed to destroy Limbaugh’s bid for the St. Louis Rams.