'That Cracker Made a Lot of African-American Millionaires'

Radio hosts eulogizes George Steinbrenner, sort of
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2010 6:23 PM CDT
A 1990 file photo of George Steinbrenner.   (AP Photo/ David Cantor)
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(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh no doubt knew this would get a rise out of the media: On his show today, he eulogized George Steinbrenner with this line: "That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires," he said. "And at the same time he fired a bunch of white guys." He lauded the Yankees boss as the "classic capitalist" because he made everyone around him wealthy. Listen to the audio on MediaMatters, which views the comments as "race-baiting."

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