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This story is already a few days old, and I'd been thinking of doing a post about it. But not until I read this take on it did I decide I had to. As you all probably know, Rush Limbaugh was taken to task for past racist utterances, and was effectively barred from buying interest in an NFL team. Several of those quotes were unattributable, though not necessarily bogus. And the righties had a field day, accusing the media of slandering Limbaugh. As though such a thing is possible.
Well, El Rushbo ran with a totally false story about President Obama recently, with origins from a political parody. And after the ruse was exposed, nobody on the right said "boo" about Rush slandering the President. Small wonder. Anyway, this is a great piece on the story.
When wingnuts get punk'd
Hey, remember all that brewhaha last week about some quotes right-wingers claim Rush Limbaugh didn't say?
Well, nobody really came forward with any proof that he did or didn't say a couple racist quotes attributed to him. Evidently, in in 1998, in the days before internet media watchdogs, someone didn't think of recording Boss Hogg's radio show for future prosperity. And because of just a few 'alleged' quotes, the tighty righties got all wound up, cranking the mockrage machine to 11. Never mind that they conveniently 'ignored' the really nasty quotes Limbaugh's critics did have recorded evidence for. Why let the truth get in the way of good spin? . . .
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