Roger Ebert Wants to 'Horsewhip' Limbaugh

Rush's Haiti rant gets under critic's skin
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2010 10:00 AM CST
Roger Ebert Wants to 'Horsewhip' Limbaugh
Rush knows exactly what he's doing.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Roger Ebert gives Rush Limbaugh a pretty enthusiastic thumbs down over his comments on Haiti yesterday. The Chicago Sun-Times critic wrote an open letter to Limbaugh today, opining that he “should be horsewhipped for the insult you have paid to the highest office of our nation.” Ebert was incensed that Rush had suggested that President Obama “might be a thief capable of stealing money intended for the earthquake victims.”

Yesterday, Limbaugh criticized Obama for directing would-be donors to, saying he doubted Haiti would see the money. This rant came with tens of thousands still buried alive in Haiti. “You twisted their suffering into an opportunity to demean the character of the President of the United States,” Ebert writes. In reality, of course, the link points straight to the Red Cross, and it’s a good way to avoid scam sites. (Read more Roger Ebert stories.)

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