Skip to comments.Palin's campaign against the "R-word" hits snag with Limbaugh
Posted on 02/05/2010 1:59:38 PM PST by presidio9
Sarah Palin's campaign against the derogatory usage of the word "retard" collided with her campaign to maintain her popularity with conservatives today, with confusing results.
A Palin spokeswoman seemed to back away from earlier criticism of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday, when asked for comment on Limbaugh's use of the "r" word in a recent broadcast, Palin spokeswoman told Greg Sargent of the Washington Post, "Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name-calling at the expense of others is disrespectful." Today, Stapleton claims the statement was meant generally and she was not specifically referring to Limbaugh. Still, she declined to say that Palin believes Limbaugh's statements were acceptable. Sargent reprinted the email he sent Stapleton in which he specifically asked about Limbaugh's statement.
Palin's non-rebuke rebuke of Limbaugh comes after she called on President Obama, earlier in the week, to fire his chief of staff after using the word. According to the Wall Street Journal, Rahm Emanuel called liberal activists who wanted to run ads against conservative Democrats "f------ retarded" in a closed-door meeting at the White House. On her Facebook page, Palin likened Emanuel's "slur on all God's children with cognitive and developmental disabilities" to using the "N-word," something she deemed "unacceptable" and "heartbreaking." Emanuel later issued an apology to Special Olympics chairman and CEO Tim Shriver.
However, Palin's conservative cohort Rush Limbaugh took offense to people, presumably including Palin, protesting Emanuel's remark. On his radio show, Limbaugh lamented that "our political correct society is acting like some giant insult's taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards." That comment caused Greg Sargent to request a reaction from Palin's spokeswoman. It also caused confusion over whether Palin believes Limbaugh's public statements -
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Its amazing isn’t it? These people call themselves journalists and do nothing but spread lies.
I don't know whether to laugh at em or feel sorry for em.
This whole thing is retarded.
Limbaugh was using Rahm’s words to bash the left because the media would never do it. Imagine the media reaction if a GOP Presidents Chief of Staff had done it.
Where’s the “barf alert”?
Needs BARF ALERT?
anti-aircraft barf alert
This is too funny. Rush mocked Rahm and knew this was going to happen. I hope the Palin camps isnt so stupid as to fall for this. You would think one of them was listening when Rush was saying retard.
Yahoo, the One’s internet mouthpiece for the masses....
We shouldn’t call them retarded. We should refer to them as the accelerated.
What a bunch of liars. The more the press outright lies and spreads misinformation that more credibility they lose. How long do they think they can get away with this type of reporting?
“Still, she declined to say that Palin believes Limbaugh’s statements were acceptable”
Wow. What a contorsion. It’s nothing but leftist propaganda now. There’s not an ounce of news left.
I loved Rush’s observation that Rahm calls democrats retarded and then has to apologize to retarded people.
Because they gave up on reporting long ago, and now try to sell opinion as fact.
I disagree with Palin as well on this issue. So she would disagree with me.
But guess what? This isn’t about whether one person says it or another, it’s about hypocrisy.
Did Rush Limbaugh ever tell someone that they can’t use a word because it is offensive?
Or is it liberals who constantly cry over not using words because they are offensive?
You can have it both ways and not be a hypocrite.
Tell someone they can’t use the word “terrorist” because it sends the wrong message, then you are going to get trashed when you use the word “retarded”.
“How long do they think they can get away with this type of reporting?”
As long as we don’t hold them responsible.
Wow! The State-run media has a single storyline from which they can attack BOTH Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin at once.
Probably having severe shortages of kleenex and moist towelettes down in the old news rooms about now.