Thursday, March 5, 2009


1. In 2003, Rush Limbaugh resigned from his commentator position at ESPN, after he said this about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Donovan McNabb:
"Sorry to say this, I don't think he's been that good from the get-go. I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve."

2. In 2006, Limbuagh imitated actor Michael Fox’s Parkinson’s Disease symptoms in an exaggerated fashion, and then said, “Fox is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He’s moving all around and shaking and it’s purely an act…This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn’t take his medication or he’s acting."

3. In 2007, Limbaugh played on air the controversial song, “Barack the Magic Negro,” after referring to candidate Obama as “Halfrican-American.”

4. Limbaugh, on feminism: "Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.”

5. Limbaugh, on Abu Ghraib prison torture and prisoner abuse: "This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation... And we're going to ruin people's lives over it and we're going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day. I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release?”

6. In the 1990s, on his radio show, when Limbaugh reported stories on people with AIDS, he would introduce the report by playing Dionne Warwick’s song, “I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again.”

7. Limbaugh, on slavery: “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.”

8. Limbaugh on the Obama presidency: "I don't care what the Drive-By story is. I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: "Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails." Somebody's gotta say it."

9. Limbaugh, on Dr. Martin Luther King: “You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Dr. King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed.”

10. Limbaugh admitted in 2003 that he was addicted the painkiller oxycodone. That same year he was arrested on a charge of “doctor shopping.” Three years later, shortly after cutting a very sweet deal on the above charge, Limbaugh was detained in the Palm Beach airport after a prescription bottle of Viagra was found in his bags. The prescription was not in his name.

Yes, yes, I know…you’ve heard much or all of this before, but in light of Limbaugh’s recent high-volume notoriety, it seems important to remind you who he really is. The 58-year-old, thrice-divorced college dropout’s radio talk show is currently carried by approximately 600 broadcast stations nationwide. His salary is a reported $33- $38 million per year. His current contract with Clear Channel Radio runs through 2016 and is reportedly worth upwards of $400 million.

Is it just me, or what’s wrong with this picture?


Anonymous said...

Whats wrong with this picture is that youre way too gullible. Number 7 and 9 are phony. He never said either quote. And as for number 2, he was proven correct on that. Fox later admitted that he didnt take his medication.

Paul A. Greenberg said...

Let's start with Michael J. Fox, bmovies. Even if he did not take his meds, do you believe it was necessary or productive in any way for Limbaugh to mock him? I don't think so. As for #7 and #9, let's compare sources. What are your sources?