• Open Letter To Limbaugh: What’d You Say About Slavery?

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    By Casey Gane-McCalla October 14, 2009 7:14 pm

    Dear Rush Limbaugh,

    One year ago, I made a post called Top 10 Racist Limbaugh Quotes, after you decided to say that Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama was all about race. I thoroughly researched your background and history as a Top 40 shock jock and right wing mouthpiece to find some of your other comments about race.

    I guess your racism has finally came back to haunt you. Too bad, you won’t be an NFL owner. Why would you want to buy a team full of Black men who look like the Bloods and the Crips anyways?

    I realize you probably thought that your comments would never come back to hurt you. Given that Blacks are only 12% on the population, “who cares?”

    I’ve read on your site that you’re distancing yourselves from the racist comment about slavery that I attributed to you in my Top 10 Racist Limbaugh Quotes. Here’s what you said:

    Dawn said to me during the break here, “You didn’t deny what they’re saying you said about slavery!” I’m not going to dignify it by denying it. Deny it? (The old trick of not dignifying an allegation because you know its true. Just deny it if you didn’t say it)

    And, you know, you say a lot of things in the course of 15 hours a week, over the course of 21 years. We’ve gone back, we have looked at everything we have. There is not even an inkling that any words in this quote are accurate. It’s outrageous, but it’s totally predictable.

    Maybe if you went back further to your career as shock jock, Jeff Christie, 30 years ago, you might have better luck finding the quote.

    If you are certain you never made those comments, I suggest you sue Jack Huberman and his publisher, Nation Books for libel, as you are quoted in his book, 101 People Who Are Really Screwing America, saying:

    I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.

    Given libel laws, if you did not say this, you should file a lawsuit and clear your name, as it was printed in a book as well as a popular website. If you successfully sue for libel, I will promptly remove the quote from my Top 10 Racist Limbaugh Quotes and replace it with one of your many other racist comments.

    I don’t buy your humor excuse for your racist comments. A racist joke is still racist. Consistently, Black people are the butts of your jokes. The points of your jokes are not that racism is funny or wrong. The points of your jokes are that Black people are inferior to white people.

    If you were an actor playing a fat racist, right wing bigot, like Cobert or Sasha Baron Cohen playing Stephen Colbert or Borat, you’d be one of my favorite comedians. But you aren’t, and the millions of people who listen to you and follow your racist Republican views believe you’re the real deal, and take on your racist views as their own.

    Anyways, here’s my Top 10 Racist Limbaugh Quotes, complete with their sources. If you have any problem with any of the quotes, I suggest you contact the sources.

    If the slavery quote attributed to you is false, I humbly apologize, Hopefully you will apologize for the other nine racist quotes that are fully verified, which you have not denied, as well as the many other racist comments you have made in your career.

    For the sake of the millions of people who blindly follow you, I hope you didn’t make that comment about slavery. Still it falls in line with your tradition of racist rhetoric, so I am hardly surprised that you would’ve said it.

    Sincerely

    Casey Gane-McCalla

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