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'Today' Seeks to Stir 'Magic Negro' Controversy for Rush
Newsbusters.org ^ | May 21, 2007 | Gaggle

Posted on 05/21/2007 7:14:43 AM PDT by Jake The Goose

Trying to stir up trouble for Rush Limbaugh this morning over his "Magic Negro" parody about Barack Obama, "Today" relied on comments from a left-wing outfit without bothering to mention its highly-partisan orientation.

NBC's Michael Okwu narrated the segment, aired during the second half-hour of this morning's show. He began by harkening back to Don Imus's MSNBC career-ending comments about the Rutger's women's basketball team. Fretted Okwu: "which leads some to wonder: has Limbaugh been getting a free pass?"

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: halfrican; limbaughobama; today
Better be careful Today Show - you might lose this battle ugly. Rush is no shrinking violet.
1 posted on 05/21/2007 7:14:46 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Jake The Goose

NBC is a far left group.


2 posted on 05/21/2007 7:16:52 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Jake The Goose

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
Napoleon Bonaparte


3 posted on 05/21/2007 7:16:52 AM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: Jake The Goose

RUSh set the media up on this one and they will bite because of their stupidity.

I feel soryy for the LA Times - the actual birthplace of this “controversy”.


4 posted on 05/21/2007 7:17:26 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: RKV

Clever post.


5 posted on 05/21/2007 7:17:36 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: 1Old Pro
RUSh set the media up on this one and they will bite because of their stupidity.

Agreed. If there's one thing Rush knows, it's the MSM.

6 posted on 05/21/2007 7:18:18 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Jake The Goose
Oh dear! they are going to get Rush kicked off the air for saying negro. sarcoff
7 posted on 05/21/2007 7:18:51 AM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: 1Old Pro

Unlike others who might hide - Rush will jump in with both feet - he will play every quote from Today - he will shine the light on this as hard as he can.

Rush will take this to the next level.


8 posted on 05/21/2007 7:18:54 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: RKV

Rush gave them fair warning not to try to link the video to him or there would be Legal Action. Prepare to be destroyed.


9 posted on 05/21/2007 7:19:05 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
Enter:


10 posted on 05/21/2007 7:21:13 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Jake The Goose
"this is basically the radio equivalent of a blackface minstrel show. I mean going back to Amos 'n Andy..."

Holy Makcel, Andy!

11 posted on 05/21/2007 7:21:14 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Jake The Goose

Don’t watch the Today Show. Did they show the independent video that most MSM claim is a Rush video? Limbaugh basically threatened legal action if they tied him to this video.


12 posted on 05/21/2007 7:22:29 AM PDT by Republican Red (The word "courage" is not in the liberal vocabulary)
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To: Jake The Goose

Rush mentioned on Friday that Today was planning to use the video that the Sacremento radio station had used. He warned them not to use it, but wasn’t sure if they would listen. I think that Rush would just love to sue NBC.

Did you watch the show? Did they use the phoney video?


13 posted on 05/21/2007 7:22:41 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

Trying to find out.


14 posted on 05/21/2007 7:23:32 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Jake The Goose
"which leads some to wonder: has Limbaugh been getting a free pass?"

It was all about silencing Limbaugh. Imus was a sacrificial lamb.

15 posted on 05/21/2007 7:24:45 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo (Skip the Moon, go for Mars)
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To: Jake The Goose
Bottom-line, this was/is the looney-left trying to "Imus" Rush. It didn't work the first time? Well let's trot it out again in a slightly different venue/approach and see if anything sticks this time.

Remember, to the left, politics is a death sport. Enemies are always to be attacked, with absolute political, and if all possible, personal destruction being the final goal. And they've always got willing accomplisses in the MSM.

16 posted on 05/21/2007 7:24:55 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: Fitzcarraldo
It was all about silencing Limbaugh. Imus was a sacrificial lamb.

But - Rush ain't no Lamb - and he in certainly no IMUS. You won't see Rush grovel.

17 posted on 05/21/2007 7:26:33 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Jake The Goose

Please, bring it on. If you strike down Rush he will come back more powerful then NBC can ever imagine. Rush is going to have a good time with this one. Water off a ducks back!


18 posted on 05/21/2007 7:29:50 AM PDT by betsyross1776 (i)
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To: betsyross1776

Right - Rush enjoys this stuff.


19 posted on 05/21/2007 7:32:26 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Jake The Goose

Shouldn’t your attribution be to Mark Finkelstein?


20 posted on 05/21/2007 7:48:04 AM PDT by pgyanke (Duncan Hunter 08--You want to elect a conservative? Then support a conservative!)
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To: Republican Red

I’m not fammiliar wit this video.
What does it depict?


21 posted on 05/21/2007 7:53:07 AM PDT by NY Cajun
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To: NY Cajun

Let me try this again. I promise, I’m not from Rio Linda.

I’m not familiar with this video.
What does it depict?


22 posted on 05/21/2007 7:54:59 AM PDT by NY Cajun
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To: Jake The Goose

Just saw it. NBC interviewed Ehrenstein and he said “ I was only trying to start a conversation (with the phrase ‘magic negro’, where a black man appears out of nowhere to the rescue of a white man. [Breaks to a clip of Will Smith and Matt Damon from some movie])


23 posted on 05/21/2007 7:59:11 AM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: NY Cajun

From my understanding, the video was made up by someone totally un-connected with Rush and posted on YouTube. It used the audio from the satirical Shanklin “Magic Negro” parody along with unflattering images of blacks, trying to suggest that Rush was the author, and being racist.
Rush did indeed make not so veiled threats to NBC on his Friday show about how they planned on framing this “controversy” in general, and the video in particular.
I look forward to Rush’s show today.
I believe Michael Medved was going to appear on the Today show in Rush’s defense. Rush’s show should be interesting today, as should Medved’s. I hope they both “nail” NBC.


24 posted on 05/21/2007 8:04:42 AM PDT by rickomatic
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To: NY Cajun
Some one put together a video about “Barack the Magic Negro” on YouTube using the music and lyrics and many in the MSM continue to attribute it to Limbaugh. Rush sent a demand letter to a tv station in Sacramento that posted the video to immediately take it down. I think they used copyright infringement reasoning.

Some “”journalist” in Houston Friday was still writing about the Magic Negro video.

Rush does RADIO. Video doesn't play to well on radio.

25 posted on 05/21/2007 8:06:11 AM PDT by Republican Red (The word "courage" is not in the liberal vocabulary)
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To: rickomatic

Thanks Rick and Red,

I would love to see Rush burn NBC over this. I haven’t watched main stream media in several years and have no idea who the players are these days but it’s evident their agenda, which is not news, never changes. Their next agenda-driven project will probably be resurrecting the Fairness Doctrine.


26 posted on 05/21/2007 8:23:45 AM PDT by NY Cajun
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To: Jake The Goose

I thought Rush said that YouTube had to “cease and desist”, but they still have “Rush Limbaugh’s Barack the Magic Negro” on their site for viewing.


27 posted on 05/21/2007 8:28:26 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: Sans-Culotte

I did not know that - Rush will have a lot to say today.


28 posted on 05/21/2007 8:33:46 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Jake The Goose

today does not have enough viewers to stir a cup of commie-bucks coffee!

LLS


29 posted on 05/21/2007 8:54:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: All; governsleastgovernsbest

Ladies and Gentlemen of FR

I am sorry - I posted this thread without realizing that our homey (governsleastgovernsbest) would immediately do it himself.

Sorry everyone - I got excited.

In the future I will know that governsleastgovernsbest is always on the job with his own threads

Thanks everyone - I hope this was not an inconvenience.

Jake-The-Goose


30 posted on 05/21/2007 9:23:39 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Jake The Goose
Today has been sponsoring racist murder and rape of innocent whites by lying about it for the last several decades.
31 posted on 05/21/2007 9:14:37 PM PDT by jordan8
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