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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

About those Rush Limbaugh quotes

A youtube video has been made by BraveNewFilms that features some of the racist quotes by Rush Limbaugh. The only problem is that the most inflammatory quotes have been made up out of thin air.

Lee Doren has a video in response that addresses the outright dishonesty.

Rush has been targeted as racist for some time now. The sad fact of the matter is that the claims have been based on out of context quotes. Now we have liars making things up simply because they can.

While that is certainly evil, it is not much better to push the BraveNewFilms video and assume it must all be true because you don’t like Rush, Conservatives or Republicans. Unfortunately, being as stupid, willfully ignorant and biased as some myspacetards is not limited to that social website. Mainstream media outlets and others in the sports world have perpetuated the lies. Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson and Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton have also encouraged these lies but informed people are not surprised at their behavior. If anything, they are simply being consistent with their past racial demagoguery.

It has become quite clear that electing a black President, rather than healing the racial divide, has only encouraged some to call anyone they disagree with a racist. While it may be a convenient weapon, throwing the charge of racism around so often, carelessly and lying to do so, only destroys the power of the word.

We have come a long way but the fact is that we still have racism in this country. Those who seek to accuse everyone who disagrees with this or that policy as being racist only make it more difficult to confront real racists. They may win some battles on policy or who can purchase a sports team, but what they do to the country should concern everyone regardless of what side one falls in politics.


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