Skip to comments.'Today' Seeks to Stir 'Magic Negro' Controversy for Rush
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?"
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
NBC is a far left group.
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
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”.
Agreed. If there's one thing Rush knows, it's the MSM.
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.
Rush gave them fair warning not to try to link the video to him or there would be Legal Action. Prepare to be destroyed.
Holy Makcel, Andy!
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.
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?
Trying to find out.
It was all about silencing Limbaugh. Imus was a sacrificial lamb.
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.
But - Rush ain't no Lamb - and he in certainly no IMUS. You won't see Rush grovel.
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!
Right - Rush enjoys this stuff.
Shouldn’t your attribution be to Mark Finkelstein?
I’m not fammiliar wit this video.
What does it depict?
Let me try this again. I promise, I’m not from Rio Linda.
I’m not familiar with this video.
What does it depict?
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])
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.
Some “”journalist” in Houston Friday was still writing about the Magic Negro video.
Rush does RADIO. Video doesn't play to well on radio.
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.
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.
I did not know that - Rush will have a lot to say today.
today does not have enough viewers to stir a cup of commie-bucks coffee!
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.