Limbaugh: Obama is 'Little Black Man-Child'

Conservative talk-show host says Dems, media afraid to pick on 'victim' candidate
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2008 3:12 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh struck out yesterday at the national media, for pitying “little black man-child” Barack Obama beset by attack ads he termed “benign,” Media Matters reports. “Even the Britney Spears/Paris Hilton ad was funny,” said the conservative radio host, who’d previously excoriated “girl” candidate Hillary Clinton for playing “the victim.”

“It's—you know, it's just—,” Limbaugh said of attitudes toward treatment of Obama, “it's just we can't hit the girl. I don't care how far feminism's saying, you can't hit the girl, and you can't—you can't criticize the little black man-child. You just can't do it, 'cause it's just not right. It's not fair. He's such a victim.”