Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh Suspended for Vitriolic Comments
Posted on 12/21/2013 8:00:48 AM PST by RightFighter
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was suspended after making headlines this week with some controversial comments that have set off a firestorm. During his afternoon broadcast on Tuesday, Mr. Limbaugh, responding to a caller's question, opined about the color of the sky.
"Look, the daytime sky is blue. Countless books and poems have been written with references to the blue sky, and until recently, there wasn't much debate about this. Sure, there are people today who want to convince you that the sky is yellow, but all you have to do is walk outside on a sunny day, and you will see that the sky is, in fact, blue. I mean, it's obvious. Anyone telling you otherwise is lying to you."
Opposition groups were quick to respond. "These comments are hurtful and obviously untrue," said Pat Lohfers, chairperson of People United to Say the Sky is Yellow, an advocacy group working to gain widespread support for the yellow-sky concept. "Mr. Limbaugh should be ashamed, and we have urged radio stations nationwide to drop his program until he renounces those comments. We don't understand where this hate comes from, but it shouldn't be polluting our airways."
In response, Clear Channel's Premier Networks, which syndicates Limbaugh's weekday program, placed Mr. Limbaugh on leave pending an investigation into the comments, vowing to work with Limbaugh's critics to achieve a mutually agreeable resolution
Angela Nussex, who leads the Atlanta-based Georgians Advocating for Yellow Sky, suggested that Limbaugh should publicly apologize. "He clearly spoke on a topic about which he knows nothing," Nussex said, "and offering an apology on the air should be a minimal first step before he is allowed back. We'd really like to see him admit that the sky is, in fact, yellow, as we've known all along."
It is unclear what qualifications Mr. Limbaugh has to opine on this subject, and he could not be reached for comment.
I need to change my screen name. He has gone over the top this time!
It's a satirical vanity.
Is this an Onion story...?
To be fair, the sky is whatever color you think it is. Who are we to judge ?
So was post #2.
I object! EVERYONE KNOWS that the sky is pink and red. Mr. Limbaugh didn’t even recognize that we exist. We demand that he be re-suspended for offending us because he did not mention us and thus inadvertently offended us.
Yeah, wait ‘till the “Moon is cheese” group gets a hold of him.
Got to be satire, right? CIA as accomplished their goal; when you can’t tell the differencefrom fact or fiction.
Really? Thanks for pointing that out. (I didn’t belabor the obvious with a /sarc tag this time either)
LOL. You never know anymore.
I am doing better, I realized very quickly that this was satire but I had become convinced that it was no longer possible to tell satire from truth. With people such as we have in all the top spots in government, with fruitcakes spouting opinion and trying to pass it as news coverage etc. it is very hard now to separate satire from fact.
Georgians Advocating for Yellow Skies
*snicker*....I see what you did there
Who is to say there really is a “sky?” Does anyone have the right to push their belief in a amorphous span above the world on the rest of us?
I was wondering why he won’t be on the air next week. Maybe, he has gone to teach Obama how to golf.
nah not clever enough for that
you can’t tell it is satire because it is not well written
Black ice can be hazardous while driving. Just saying.
If you ever lived upstate NY, you know the sky is gray after Sept and returns to blue around May.