Limbaugh: His ‘Call for Segregation’ Was Made in Jest
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
Conservative radio behemoth Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves Friday to refute reports that he had called for racial segregation the previous day while commenting on a school bus brawl between black and white teenagers. Limbaugh argued that he had been joking and that liberals with “no sense of humor” had recast his sarcastic riff in a literal light. Hmmmm. —KA
RUSH: We’re back. It’s Rush Limbaugh, Open Line Friday. Friend of mine just went to Google and did a search for Limbaugh and segregation, and it turned back 79,800 English pages for “Limbaugh” and “segregation.” And they talk about the right-wing echo chamber and a radical noise machine, 79,800 pages on results for Limbaugh and segregation. The point of that school bus riff, do I have to play this again? I was saying the black kids were justified beating up the one white kid because he was obviously racist, they knew that he was sitting there thinking N-word; they knew that he was sitting there thinking all kinds of rotten things about them; they just know this because Newsweek magazine said the kid was born a racist so they were entitled to beat the kid up because they knew he was a racist because our society and Obama, it’s Obama’s America, white people are racists. I said jokingly segregate the busses to protect the black students so they wouldn’t be taunted. These guys literally have no sense of humor.