RUSH: But ground was broken last night on ESPN. It was Monday Night Football, game two started at 10:15 eastern. It was the Chargers and the Denver Broncos, and for the first time they had a female play-by-play announcer named Beth Mowins, and they teamed her with Rex Ryan, who has the toe fetish, the former coach of the "New Jersey" Jets. And this is history. So I just... I was watching it. (interruption) You know me and my hearing. I had the captioning on and I heard the announcers and I'd forgotten that they were going to use a female play-by-play last night, and I kept saying the captioning said "Rex." I said, "Who's Rex?" I finally figured out it was Rex Ryan. Anyway, here's how it sounded. This is just the setup for what's coming... MOWINS: We welcome you to Monday Night Football! We're here in Denver. It's 47 straight years of sellouts, and another packed house expected tonight at the Mile High City for the Broncos and the Los Angeles Chargers, as they start out the new season on the road. And we welcome you to Denver. I'm Beth Mowins along with Rex Ryan. RUSH: All right, that's pretty cool. Female announcer, play-by-play, ESPN, NFL, groundbreaking. I'm all for it. Fine and dandy. She's pretty good by reputation. I never heard her do a game, but they say she's pretty good. But! But! They brought over a sideline reporter last night. (chuckles) I'm not laughing. His name is Sergio Dipp, and they imported him from ESPN Deportes, which is the Spanish language version, and they put him on as the sideline reporter. DIPP: It's a pleasure to be with you guys here on the field from up close just watching Coach Vance Joseph from here. You watch him now on the screen. This diversity in his background is helping him a lot tonight. Quarterback at Colorado, defensive back in the NFL, and here he is having the time of his life this night making his head coaching debut.
RUSH: Because he has a lot of diversity in his background. Okay, and then after the game the guy was... They panned it. People were making fun of the guy, "Who is this guy? This is embarrassing. This guy does not know how to do his job." So after the game, the guy was in tears talking about diversity and immigration. DIPP: It's been (sigh) a couple of hours now trying to digest -- RUSH: Wait a sec. Don't play it. We don't have time, folks. I've gotta take a break. I misread the clock here by one minute. But I promise to get to this. Don't go away. Hang on. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I just have one question both about Beth Mowins in the ESPN booth. If they wanted real diversity, they'd put me in there. But it'll never happen. How can any self-respecting caring woman stand by as these players risk concussion and brain injury for our enjoyment? Just beyond the pale anymore. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: That I want to do is go back and play these two sound bites back-to-back and explain to you what people... I mean, this has become the talk, as much of what ESPN has been doing lately in their effort to somehow reach a majority of Americans by going "diverse" has. Whatever they think it is that unites the country, it isn't. They're losing subscribers, they're losing audience, and they're losing money, and it's dragging down Disney, and it's all because they have an erroneous assumption of what it is that makes this country, what it is that constitutes the country and how our greatness is defined. And diversity is not skin color. That's surface! But that's how they look at it. It's quotas. "What's our number of African-Americans? What's our number of Hispanic females? What's our number...?" And if the numbers match and it fits some population chart, then fine and dandy. But when you start getting into diversity of thought, there isn't any at ESPN, and there isn't any in the Drive-By Media, and that's why they're floundering. So they talk diversity and they preach it, but there isn't any. In service of their definition of diversity, they are not finding the best. They're not finding the most talented, they're not finding the most professional -- and, as such, it's a disservice to the people they are charging a lot of money for to watch their network. They owe it to people to put the best they've got on, and their definition of "the best" does not include an assessment of talent. It includes their definition of diversity. They say diversity is what made America great. It is not. Diversity had nothing to do with America's greatness. America's greatness had everything to do with morality and values and people's commitment to excellence and their desire to overcome tyranny, particularly religious tyranny. It had nothing to do with the way they looked or what their hair was or any of that! But that's how people look at it. "What makes America great is our diversity," and it's silly, and it's insulting to people, to say that the only thing that matters about them is their skin color! The only thing that matters about them is their heritage? Those are identifiable characteristics but they have nothing to do with the kind of person someone is. Unless people are talked into letting those things speak for them rather than who they are, and that's one of the inherent dangers of all of this. So in service to this definition of diversity, they went out and they've gotten people who they think will impress the audience. "Look at ESPN! Look at the diversity! Look at how ESPN cares! Look! ESPN's really got their finger on the pulse." What they're not doing is finding the best, and that's what this is really all about. I mean, this poor guy Sergio Dipp? I mean, they're laughing at this guy today, but he had no business being put on the sideline last night. It wasn't his fault for taking the gig. It's what he wants to do. But he wasn't ready for it, and that's what people are commenting on. He ended up in tears after the program because people in social media were making so much fun of him. Whereas I guarantee you, he went in thinking he was gonna be a hero on social media because of the very "diversity" and things that they use on the left to define greatness. So here is his first report when they first went to him to introduce him to the audience, and he's doing his first sideline report. They brought him in from ESPN Deportes. DIPP: It's a pleasure to be with you guys here on the field from up close just watching Coach Vance Joseph from here. You watch him now on the screen. This diversity in his background is helping him a lot tonight. Quarterback at Colorado, defensive back in the NFL, and here he is having the time of his life this night making his head coaching debut. RUSH: Right. But the diversity poor Sergio Dipp is talking about here is irrelevant to the guy getting a head coaching job. He got a head coaching job because somebody thinks that he can win football games and inspire players to win football games, not his "diversity" and stuff. But this is the way this guy's been trained. This is how it manifests itself. So the minute this happened, social media erupted and they start laughing and making fun of this guy. I didn't know this had happened 'cause, of course, I watch with the sound down and I can't hear it. So I read about it first this morning in the New York Post. I said, "Okay, what's this?" So I looked and I got the audio sound bite. After the game, poor Sergio Dipp was in tears continuing to talk about "diversity" and immigration when his job was football. DIPP: It's been (sigh) a couple of hours now trying to digest what just happened to a 29-year-old Mexican guy like me. (haltingly) Born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. But growing up in the American environment as a minority -- a minority like head coaches Vance Joseph and Anthony Lynn. So all I wanted to do was to show some respect. Making my debut as a minority on American national TV, the biggest stage out there, on the most heartfelt day in this great country made up by immigrants -- and on some people's perspective, it all went wrong. RUSH: Well, now, what could have gone wrong? What does the guy think his job was? You can't blame this poor guy. Folks, this is how he's been educated. This is what's happening to your kids in school. This is what they grow up thinking is important. It's what they're being taught. This guy thought he was hitting a home run last night, I guarantee you, with his... I'm sure he rehearsed it. I'm sure he looked in the mirror and watched himself talking about the diversity of Vance Joseph, who happens to be African-American. "Bingo! Minority! Diversity! All I gotta do is relate to this guy." Then he's taken to the woodshed for his performance, and how about this postgame? (impression) "Well, it's been a couple hours now try and digest what happened to a 29-year-old Mexico guy like me, born in Mexicali, Baja, growing up in the American environment a minority, a minority..." He used the "minority" word throughout this thing. Sergio, it's not why people are tuned in to watch the football game last night. I guarantee you a lot of people wanted to see if Rex Ryan was gonna put his foot in his mouth, is why a lot of people were watching. But, anyway, this is a manifestation of how all of this irrelevancy is being taught as important and defining. Vance Joseph is not even a person to this guy. He's a symbol. He's an example. And just because of that, not because of his work, he's inspirational to this guy. I feel for these kids that have been educated this way. They're missing out on so much, and they're going through life totally confused. I guarantee you, poor Sergio hasn't the slightest idea what happened to him. I guarantee you he thought it was a home run. I'm sure he thought he was gonna be a social media hero -- "How many likes? How many thumbs up? How many people following?" however these people on social media define it -- and his world turned upside down last night after what he thought I'm sure was the greatest sideline report by an immigrant from Mexico ever.