Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Idiocy of Limbaugh

I guess we're all entitled to faux pas. Of course, I admit when I'm wrong (Ragnar Mentaire)...Rush Limbaugh never does and is usually defended with...he's just an entertainer. How about this foot in mouth gem from Media Matters for America (not Jessica McBucher's site)...

During the February 14 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh invented a racial component to explain Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett's departure from the Ohio Democratic Senate primary race. While reporting on Hackett's decision to withdraw from the Democratic primary race against Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for the seat currently held by Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH), Limbaugh asserted: "And don't forget, Sherrod Brown is black. There's a racial component here, too," adding that "the newspaper that I'm reading all this from is The New York Times, and they, of course, don't mention that." In fact, Brown is Caucasian -- a point on which Limbaugh was corrected later in the program.

2 Swings of the bat:

James Wigderson said...

Okay, I'm confused. Ruch Limbaugh never corrects himself but, "a point on which Limbaugh was corrected later in the program." And how does this make him an idiot, or whatever name you want to call him? And if the candidate had been black, wouldn't he have been correct that the DNC would've been sensitive to the race issue, and the promoting minorities in these types of races could be a priority of the DNC?

Other Side said...

The problem being that it wasn't Limbaugh correcting himself, someone else did. He has done this type of thing (lie ot apply foot to mouth) countless me, it's idiotic for him to keep repeating the same mistake.

And secondly, that's a strawman argument you're using...the candidate was not black so you have no clue what the DNC was thinking. Consequently, his attempt to insert race into this argument was...racist.