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Maddow Slimes Limbaugh With Phony Quote
Newsbusters ^ | 6/4/09 | DS Hube

Posted on 06/04/2009 3:53:01 PM PDT by pissant

I'm sure the talk show host can defend himself just fine; however, the following shows just how low MSNBC will go to trash Republicans and conservatives any chance they get. On last night's Rachel Maddow Show, the host used a long-known ersatz quote supposedly uttered by Rush Limbaugh to, well, y'know, get some cheap digs in:

(BEGIN AUDIO CLIP)

RUSH LIMBAUGH, CONSERVATIVE RADIO TALK SHOW HOST (discussing Newt Gingrich's views on Judge Sotomayor): I didn‘t know why he retracted it and I still don't. I'm not retracting it. Nobody's refuted it. She would bring a form of racism and bigotry to the court.

(END AUDIO CLIP)

MADDOW: When you get called racist by the guy who says the assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. should get the Medal of Honor, consider yourself honored. Also, nauseated.

For what's behind this "quote," we have to turn to the blogs as usual. Smash Mouth Politics has the definitive lowdown on this supposed Limbaugh utterance. First, its only source appears to be from Wikipedia, which, as everyone should know by now (especially hosts of major cable news shows!), is far from a verified, trustworthy bastion of information. Second, the quote has been excised and added back several times.

The earliest mention of the alleged quote was on September 9th, 2005 by zedlappy who wrote this about what Rush allegedly said: “You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray. We miss you, James. Godspeed." [4/23/98] ”zedlappy” cited to a Wikipedia article as his source. For those newbys, Wikipedia is a cite that anybody can make shit up and it gets quoted as authority by idiots. Hereafter, every time I reference the Wikipedia article I am talking about this one. Unfortunately, it apparently has been edited many times since 2005, so we can’t know exactly what it said then. But now it attributes the quote to Rush Limbaugh, but lists it as “DISPUTED” because the article currently lists the source of the quote to a book “101 Persons who are really SCREWING up America“ by (2006) by Jack Huberman. Hereinafter I’ll call the book “101 Persons.” But note, the book came out in 2006 so it could not possibly be the source of the original Wikipedia article! ALSO NOTE: The Huberman book does not list a source!

My guess is that someone edited a phony Limbaugh quote into Limbaugh’s entry and then Wikiquote removed it when they realized that it was a phony. No media source links. No transcript links.

My emphasis. There's much, much more at Smash Mouth, the conclusion of which is that absolutely no one has any definitive source on this supposed statement from Limbaugh.

I mean, really -- Rush supposedly made this highly offensive statement in 1998, yet it took seven years for someone to make a note of it on the web? Are you serious??


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: dyke; liberalmedia; maddow; medialies; rush; smearcampaign; talkradio
Maddow is about as ignorant as they come.
1 posted on 06/04/2009 3:53:02 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
why ever post something from this moron? She has no more credibility than olderboy to a conservative. The lefties may love her, let them post her rants.
2 posted on 06/04/2009 3:55:26 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: pissant
Rush might end up owning their slutty network.
3 posted on 06/04/2009 3:57:04 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Have you punished an 0bama supporter today?)
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To: pissant

Maddow truly should apologize for this cheap shot, but I won’t hold my breath.


4 posted on 06/04/2009 3:58:38 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: pissant
What an absurdity.
Rush would never say anything like this. Its not funny, and it doesn't support any of his political positions.
Dr. King was publicly against quotas and affirmative action. He was for equal rights.
Slander is unbecoming of a decent human being - and Maddow has slandered Mr. Limbaugh.
5 posted on 06/04/2009 4:00:58 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Cheerio

Are you suggesting we don’t post Newsbusters here anymore? They watch the moonbats so we don’t have to.


6 posted on 06/04/2009 4:01:35 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: El Cid

He should sue their sorry asses.


7 posted on 06/04/2009 4:02:06 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Its time we get that bitch fired how hell if i know


8 posted on 06/04/2009 4:02:18 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: pissant
Still, didn't she steal $50 billion from charities for widows and orphans?

That's what I heard ~ and it was on ABC or something.

9 posted on 06/04/2009 4:06:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: pissant
He should sue their sorry asses.

Seriously. This is important. He should sue them.

10 posted on 06/04/2009 4:06:51 PM PDT by marron
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To: pissant

She is so lying. I doubt seriously that Rush Limbaugh would ever say anything like that.


11 posted on 06/04/2009 4:07:53 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: muawiyah

I heard she was fisting Chrissy Matthews in the green room. read it on Wikipedia.


12 posted on 06/04/2009 4:09:05 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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OK, I’ll stand up and say it: If anyone deserves a medal of honor, it’s Mary Jo Kopechne. If not for her, Ted Kennedy would have been President in 1976.


13 posted on 06/04/2009 4:15:06 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: El Cid

Anyone who believes that Rush ever said or thought anything like that, clearly does not know anything about Rush. It is totally out of character.


14 posted on 06/04/2009 4:17:14 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: pissant

Thanks. You realize that more people are now aware of this as a result of your post than were aware of this from her show.


15 posted on 06/04/2009 4:17:28 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: pissant

Rush needs to sue Maddow and MSNBC for 100 million bucks. Can you imagine what Savage would do in a situation like this. He would go after them with the best lawyers in town. Rush should not take this lying down. At the very least, Maddow should be forced to make a public apology to Rush.


16 posted on 06/04/2009 4:25:28 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: pissant

She is a strange, ugly sodomite with NO ratings.

Her opinions are WRONG and she is WORTHLESS.

Did I mention she SUCKS?


17 posted on 06/04/2009 4:29:03 PM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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To: Bobkk47

“Rush needs to sue Maddow and MSNBC for 100 million bucks.”

Abso-FReepin’-lutely!! He needs to expose the lies of his supposed racism and ruin this harpy. He has the money muscle to make ‘em pay, that’s for sure.


18 posted on 06/04/2009 5:16:03 PM PDT by FreeLuna
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To: pissant
Notice the Left uses race as its big gun to take someone out. It is a template strategy from their playbook of identity politics. We know this same mechanism gave Zer0 the White House.

It is a successful strategy that has had years of work to make it the template tactic it is today. This is why the Left will twist the facts with lies so that it can work a situation into its entanglement. Once worked into the racist mold, ones destruction is certain and complete. We have seen it work from the OJ trial to the firing of sportscaster Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder. We all know about Don Imus. And Howard Cosell almost lost his job with ABC for calling former Washington Redskins receiver Alvin Garrett, an African-American, a “monkey.” This is the new McCarthyism: The new witch hunt.

When will people wake up and see this tactic for what it is? For now, we can expose this attack against Rush Limbaugh as a shallow knee-jerk conclusion based upon lies.

19 posted on 06/04/2009 5:24:14 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Not ONLY a Medal of Honor...

Ms. Kopechne deserves her own NAMED National Holiday!!

AS for Rachel MADCow... barf


20 posted on 06/04/2009 7:42:51 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: pissant
NO, no. Not suggesting anything like that. Sorry......
21 posted on 06/04/2009 9:04:05 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: pissant

More quality investigative journalism from The Linebacker!


22 posted on 06/04/2009 9:12:01 PM PDT by cookcounty (He who controls the Language controls the Debate.)
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