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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Self-Described Troublemaker Whines because People think he's a Troublemaker

What ever happened to personal accountability? After years of insisting that America would be better if people took responsibility for their actions, it turns out Rush Limbaugh won't do it himself. It's another case of Do as I Whine, Not As I Do:

It didn't take long before my name was selectively leaked to the media as part of the Checketts investment group. Shortly thereafter, the media elicited comments from the likes of Al Sharpton…

Next came writers in the sports world, like the Washington Post's Michael Wilbon. He wrote this gem earlier this week: "I'm not going to try and give specific examples of things Limbaugh has said over the years because I screwed up already doing that, repeating a quote attributed to Limbaugh (about slavery) which he has told me he simply did not say and does not reflect his feelings. I take him at his word. . . . "

Mr. Wilbon wasn't alone. Numerous sportswriters, CNN, MSNBC, among others, falsely attributed to me statements I had never made. Their sources, as best I can tell, were Wikipedia and each other. But the Wikipedia post was based on a fabrication printed in a book that also lacked any citation to an actual source.
While it's true that several Media outlets attributed made-up quotes to Limbaugh, they also attributed real quotes quite correctly to him; quotes that made him look like the racial pot-stirrer he is.

But strangely enough, it wasn't the Media that prevented Limbaugh from participating in the bid to buy the St. Louis Rams. Nor was it the NFL, nor even the NFL Players Union. It was Limbaugh's own partners, who decided that the fat guy was too controversial to be involved.

That's right. The man who made a multi-million dollar living being controversial now feigns self-righteous indignation because he's too controversial for the Free Market System. As Steve Benen points out:

Limbaugh then notes that several news outlets used a bogus quote to highlight his record of racism. "Numerous sportswriters, CNN, MSNBC, among others, falsely attributed to me statements I had never made," he wrote. That's true, but it overlooks the fact that news outlets used plenty of legitimate, verified quotes that also made the radio host look awful.

But putting all of that aside, here's the crux of the defense:

The sports media elicited comments from a handful of players, none of whom I can recall ever meeting. Among other things, at least one said he would never play for a team I was involved in given my racial views. My racial views? You mean, my belief in a colorblind society where every individual is treated as a precious human being without regard to his race? Where football players should earn as much as they can and keep as much as they can, regardless of race? Those controversial racial views?
No, Rush, these controversial racial views.

Limbaugh's record of racist commentary ... includes not only a habit of comparing black athletes to gang members but a general hostility toward black people. Limbaugh only recently suggested that having a black president encouraged black children to beat up white children -- he's also compared President Obama's agenda to 'slavery reparations,' used epithets to reference his biracial background, and compared Democrats responding to the concerns of black voters to rape."
Of course, taking full responsibility for how people react to his words and actions would completely destroy's Limbaugh's victimhood story. And as Steve says, "Yes, The Man is always trying to keep the white conservatives down. It's nice of this multi-millionaire who managed to avoid jail time after a series of drug felonies to explain this to us."
posted by skippy at 9:16 PM |

4 Comments:

I'll bet he doesn't keep archival transcripts or copies of his "program." Mind you, that would be very much like wading through a sewer--with the smell--but it would allow for accurate quotes and--

Ah. Yes. Gotcha. Thanks.
commented by Blogger D., 6:48 AM PDT  
It's to bad the "Magic Negro" wouldn't come to Rush's rescue! Probably because in Obama's America, he's too busy beating the crap out of some poor repressed white kid.
racist have right too!
commented by Anonymous crabby, 11:41 AM PDT  
Unfortunately for racists, many of the "rights" they think they have are only conferred after donning the white sheet, and only last until the police catch them in the sheet.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 4:44 AM PDT  

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