Skip to comments.Vanity - Need Help Defending Rush ("racist" comments)
Posted on 02/11/2009 11:28:35 AM PST by mills044
Sorry for the vanity - I need some Freeper help. I was defending Rush Limbaugh in a forum today, and the person I was debating presented a series of Rush quotes which was supposed to prove his "racism."
I'm a huge Rush fan, and clearly the man is not racist. The mainstream media misquotes him on a daily basis, and I assume these are misquotes or taken out of context.... Does anyone have any "debunk" information/links, that I can use to address the following quotes?
"I mean, let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back; I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark."
"You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed."
"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?"
"Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it."
"The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies."
"Take that bone out of your nose and call me back(to an African American female caller)"
Thanks in advance!!!
Those don’t sound like any comments that Rush has ever made.
This is a classic trick question. Kind of like “Have you stopped beating your wife?” The better way to handle this is to have the person making the claim that Rush said this, prove it. Have him provide actual source material.
Are those actual quotes, or lib talking points (made up)?
First thing I’d do is ask them to provide the dates when he allegedly made these statements, as well as documentation. For all youknow, these folks just made ‘em up when they started typing. They claim he said these things, they have to provide some proof.
I call complete BS. If you can show links to these quotes, fine, otherwise — see ya, troll!
I have to agree, I’m not a 15 year Rush listener, but those don’t sound like things he would have said. Maybe one of them.
Isn’t it easier to just say “OK, so he’s a racist. So what?”. Then link them to:
Agreed. Have them provide the EXACT source of the quotes.........and not in the length of a ‘sound byte’, either. Those can be taken completely out of context.
Snopes.com has a piece on the bone and Jesse Jackson quotes. They acknowledge all evidence is anecdotal, but state that it has been widely reported and Rush hasn’t denied it and in fact acknowledged feeling badly about the “bone” quote, so they “mark it” as true (for whatever that is worth). Probably should note that those comments were made in the 1970s on a show Rush Limbaugh was hosting as a disc jockey, not a commentator.
Take any of those remarks IN context, and no debunking is necessary.
One you did miss:
I like “Barrack the Magic Negro” - except Rush didn't make it up - a liberal columnist at the LA Times did.
Mr. “Snerdly” is black and hasn’t talked to TMZ or one of those rags about how Rush does drugs or whatever. He seems very loyal and that has to come from some where...
how do we know this thread is not a fake in order to spread the urban legend?
this should be deleted as a “no thanks”
These quotes, and make him prove they are actual quotes, are not by Rush, and if they are they are taken out of context. Rush doesn’t say things like that. Make this turkey send you a transcript of the program, either audio or written and then confront him. He won’t be able to send you one. This is a typical lib trick, ascribe dialogue to people that is untrue and make you go on the defensive. Turn it around on him and make him prove Rush actually said these things and in what context.
Yes, i made that exact point on re: the Magic Negro song - that it was a satire proving the racial-obsession by mainstream outlets like the LA Times. Pointing to and lampooning racism is not a racist act.
When i googled these quotes, i got a list of websitesa from the left’s fever-swamp... Disgusting.
I agree. Defending conservative values to liberals is a waste of time. Living and working in a blue city, I have experience.
BUT I have made headways with some of my co-workers. Libs are hypocrites and they hate it when I’m right.
You cannot argue about racism in a one sided argument. The person you wre arguing with is convinced and nothing you can say or do will convince him/her. Dont waste your time you will only get in deeper.
I agree with the former poster who said get this person to show you proof Rush said those things. I personally dont believe he did.
You’re probably right. Somedays they can get to me more than others, i guess. I’m just tired of dealing with ignorance on such a grand scale.
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