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Rush Limbaugh: I Wasn't Mocking Japan's Refugees

He says he was ridiculing Diane Sawyer's news report

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh says he's no Gilbert Gottfried and that his critics are off base in accusing him of laughing at victims of Japan's earthquake . On today's show, he says he was ridiculing a Diane Sawyer news report about the refugees—not the refugees themselves—because of its focus on how... More »

Why You Should Have Sympathy for Gilbert Gottfried

He reacted as a comic would, but with awful timing: Mary Elizabeth Williams

(Newser) - If you were shocked by Gilbert Gottfried's Japan tweets, dust off that memory book: This isn't the first time the comic's attempts at humor have been met with cries of "Too soon!" After all, Mary Elizabeth Williams reminds us on Salon , Gottfried was the one who quipped that... More »

Gilbert Gottfried Fired for Tsunami Jokes

Aflac ditches comedian after tasteless tweets

(Newser) - Gilbert Gottfried has quacked his last for Aflac. The comedian, who has provided the grating voice for the insurance company's trademark duck, was fired for tweeting more than a dozen jokes making fun of earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, Failure Magazine reports. Sample: "Japan is very advanced. They... More »

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