Skip to comments.First paper to run Limbaugh "slavery" quote issues retraction (Too late, NFL being boycotted)
Posted on 10/17/2009 2:17:37 PM PDT by tobyhill
In the wake of the news that radio host Rush Limbaugh was hoping to buy a chunk of the St. Louis Rams, Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote a column containing the now-infamous quote, supposedly from Limbaugh, regarding the notion that slavery "had its merits."
We first became aware of the quote not from perusing the copy of the Post-Dispatch that arrives in our mailbox every morning in West Virginia, but because Limbaugh mentioned the issue during the Monday broadcast of his radio show. (Indeed, if Limbaugh had never talked about the quotes on his radio show, we and likely many others would have never even known about the issue.)
When posting on the matter on Monday, we made it clear that Limbaugh contends he never said the words. (The next day, he supplied a more forceful denial; the practical effect was that even more people became aware of the allegedly false quotes.)
But now the toothpaste is being squeezed back into the tube by the Post-Dispatch. In an Editor's Note published today, the newspaper says that the quote in question "cannot be verified, and its use did not meet the Post-Dispatch's standards for sourcing."
The Post-Dispatch also points out that the source of the quote was Jack Huberman's 2006 book, 101 People Who Are Really Screwing America. "The book provided no details about the origin of the quote," the Editor's Note explains. "When contacted by the Post-Dispatch, Huberman said that he had a source for the quote but declined to reveal it on advice of counsel. The book's publisher, Nation Books, did not return calls to the Post-Dispatch."
(Huberman's response suggests pretty strongly to us that he never actually heard Limbaugh say the words on the air, or in any other setting.)
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Stop watching football and start getting involved in Tea Parties. Your very life may depend on it.
Done. And a BTT as well.
Fascist Dums always throw out false statements. They figure by the time the truth catches up, the damage has been done. RUSH should be sueing the chit out of these people SLPD, and MSNBC, and if the NFL used this........SUE the B.
“Dumb” Rush just one upped the left with one hand tied behind his back. PC just got bitch slapped by libel and slander law. It’s PC’s Waterloo.
Post Dispatch Editor’s Note here: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/rams/story/5A84425ADE8A93E58625765200028050?OpenDocument
I am boycotting.
I say ENOUGH of bad behavior left wingers getting everything they want and mainstream Americans get shafted.
ENOUGH POP CULTURE, SAVE AMERICAN CULTURE.
According to this story, it’s all Rush’s fault. If he hadn’t tried to defend himself over this defamation, nothing bad would have happened.
Some apology, bring on the lawsuit!
Hometown teams apply. Racists stances by the parent will not be allowed. Boycott all of them.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! So he blames Rush for journalists reporting lies. Wow!
Oh, and....Goodell is a pussy. And Checketts is a coward.
Send an email to the team of your choice and tell them to pound sand. Back it up as well.
I agree. Turn off the NFL. Turn on the college games!