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Why Was First Lady Booed? She's 'Uppity': Limbaugh

'We don't like to be told what to eat,' Rush snipes at 'Moochelle'

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh once again has chosen his words for ultimate explosive effect, explaining that NASCAR fans booed Michelle Obama —whom he referred to as "Moochelle"—because they're sick of her "uppityism." We "don’t like paying millions of dollars for Mrs. Obama’s... More »

When Did the Right Discover Racism?

They cry racism, but they still don't know what it is: Michelle Goldberg

(Newser) - When did the right discover racism? Apparently, earlier this week, when Herman Cain was attacked for sex harassment accusations against him , notes Michelle Goldberg in the Daily Beast . Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh , and Donald Trump are all singing the same different tune now that, as Coulter calls Cain, one of... More »

Limbaugh: ‘Melanin Is Thicker Than Water’

Rush doesn't believe 'ideal Republican' will turn his back on Obama

(Newser) - Colin Powell said this weekend that he wasn't all that sure about voting for President Obama this election, but Rush Limbaugh says that's a load of hooey, reports ThinkProgress . When it comes down to it, the "titular head of the Republican party, the ideal model Republican" will... More »

Limbaugh Takes Racial Swipe at Obama, Oprah

If president were white he'd be 'a tour guide in Honolulu'

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh has taken on his most powerful opponent yet. No, not the president: Oprah. Limbaugh went on a reverse-racism rant on his Tuesday show, declaring that both Oprah and President Obama were only successful because they were black. “Somebody asked me over the weekend, why does somebody earn... More »

Latest Limbaugh Racist Quip: Paterson as New 'Massa'

He uses slave term about black governor, Massa controversy

(Newser) - The resignation of New York congressman Eric Massa has given Rush Limbaugh fodder for a new racist comment: Yesterday, he said David Paterson will be playing "massa" if he appoints Massa's replacement—a reference to slavemasters and the governor's African-American heritage. "So, David Paterson will become the massa... More »

Rush Limbaugh Steps Into 'Negro' Fray

Says, 'It was negroes that brought Ted Kennedy his booze'

(Newser) - The word negro hasn't seen this much action in years, but Rush Limbaugh last night joined Harry Reid in resuscitating the term—with a little speaking ill of the dead thrown in for good measure. Discussing the 2008 presidential campaign on his radio show last night, Limbaugh jumped into the... More »

Limbaugh: Tiger's Babes Hurt 'Black Frame of Mind'

Rush concerned over Woods' choice of bedmates

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh is at it again, with—who else?—Tiger Woods at the center of his latest racially charged comment. After a short diatribe on his radio show yesterday about “black unemployment” (it’s up) and the “black frame of mind” (it’s down), he jumped to his... More »

Rush: Gallup Counting Too Many Blacks for Obama

That's why the president's approval ratings are above 50%, he says

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh has a novel explanation for why President Obama's approval ratings remain above 50% in Gallup polls: The agency is purposely boosting the number of black respondents. "Gallup has him just teetering on the little teeter-totter at 50% and they're doing everything they can—they're upping the... More »

Rush: I'm Another Victim of Left-Wing Bias

Liberals in the media want to keep conservatives down

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh is the victim of a vast left-wing conspiracy. Or so he argues in a Wall Street Journal essay in the wake of his NFL adventures. Lefties in the news business, "including the sportswriter community," have nothing but "contempt" and "blind hatred" for conservatives, he... More »

Limbaugh Blames 'Race Hustlers' for Failed Bid

Accuses NFL players' union of dirty politics

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh blamed the NFL players' union, pressure from "race hustlers" such as Al Sharpton, and unfair media coverage for his failed bid at NFL ownership, reports Bloomberg. He also said Dave Checketts—the man who organized the bid—cleared Limbaugh's name with "people at the highest level"... More »

Rush Got Bum Rap on Racist Slurs

Face it, liberal media: Claims he said that stuff look pretty bogus

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh is getting such a raw deal in the media that even Nate Silver—who got his start on the Daily Kos—has come to his defense. Lately CNN and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have repeated racist statements that appear to be "completely made up," Silver writes.... More »

'Race Hammers' Crushed Rush Deal: O'Reilly

Limbaugh 'should sue' NBC, CNN for '1984 attack'

(Newser) - "Thought police" in the media who have unfairly skewered Rush Limbaugh as a racist spoiled his bid to become an owner of the Rams, charged right-wing media maven Bill O'Reilly. Now that he's been dumped from the buyers' group after the controversy over his participation, Limbaugh should sue media... More »

Columnist Backtracks, Slightly, on Limbaugh Quote

Rush still has no business trying to own the Rams

(Newser) - Columnist Bryan Burwell acknowledges that he is among those who ran with an old quote attributed to Rush Limbaugh on the "merits" of slavery without verifying it. Limbaugh insists he never said it, and Burwell is fine taking him at his word on that. It doesn't change his view... More »

Gangs, Race, and More Limbaugh NFL Slams

Talk show host has repeatedly bashed players and culture of football league

(Newser) - Al Sharpton has urged the NFL to block Rush Limbaugh's purchase of the St. Louis Rams, calling him “anti-NFL.” Sharpton was particularly disturbed, Politico reports, by a “recent statement that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the... More »

Rush: I'm Not a Right-Wing Monster

Limbaugh says he's mostly kidding, screwing with media

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh insists he’s not controversial. “I say nothing that’s shocking or surprising,” he said during a three-hour interview with MSNBC. That's a caricature by detractors who want to portray him as far-right fringe. What he is, he added, is entertaining: "I turn people on.... More »

Maybe Obama's 'Half-White Side' Is Racist: Limbaugh

Also, president's media 'lust' is Castroesque

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh yesterday capped off a free-wheeling show on the scourge of racism in America by suggesting that Obama’s white half is racist because he hasn’t thrown a bone to his Kenyan relatives, Media Matters reports. “I'm just going on Newsweek, that we're all born racists, and... More »

Limbaugh Defends 'Magic Negro' Song

Obama dismisses controversy over derogatory ditty

(Newser) - A song on Rush Limbaugh's radio show that derides Barack Obama is sparking controversy—but not with Obama. In perhaps the most devastating response a blowhard shock jock can provoke, the senator says he hasn't heard the song. Limbaugh has been playing "Barack the Magic Negro" (sung to the... More »

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