Another Limbaugh Mis-Quote…

With all the hoopla about what happened with Rush Limbaugh this week on cable news over a quote he didn’t make, another incident surfaced. Or should I say re-surfaced, since it occurred last June. I was unaware of its existence until references to it started popping up in the comments in in regards this week’s mis-quote. NewsBusters’ D. S. Hube writes about Rachel Maddow referencing the bogus quote on her MSNBC program…

I’m sure the talk show host can defend himself just fine; however, the following shows just how low MSNBC will go to trash Republicans and conservatives any chance they get. On last night’s Rachel Maddow Show, the host used a long-known ersatz quote supposedly uttered by Rush Limbaugh to, well, y’know, get some cheap digs in:

(BEGIN AUDIO CLIP)

RUSH LIMBAUGH, CONSERVATIVE RADIO TALK SHOW HOST (discussing Newt Gingrich’s views on Judge Sotomayor): I didn‘t know why he retracted it and I still don’t. I’m not retracting it. Nobody’s refuted it. She would bring a form of racism and bigotry to the court.

(END AUDIO CLIP)

MADDOW: When you get called racist by the guy who says the assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. should get the Medal of Honor, consider yourself honored. Also, nauseated.

When I heard about this I emailed MSNBC asking if Maddow had addressed this issue since I did not know one way or the other whether she had. That was yesterday morning. It’s been nearly 36 hours since then I have still not received a response.

However Limbaugh himself referenced this bogus statement today in an Op Ed in the Wall Street Journal…

I never said I supported slavery and I never praised James Earl Ray. How sick would that be? Just as sick as those who would use such outrageous slanders against me or anyone else who never even thought such things.

That’s a pretty strong denial. ICN believes Maddow should address this issue, if she has not previously, as soon as possible.

6 Responses to “Another Limbaugh Mis-Quote…”

  1. Don’t hold your breath waiting for that apology.

  2. zonedaiatlas Says:

    Here’s some late night “Breaking News”. The Racist/Race Baiting Al Sharpton is preparing to file a lawsuit against Rush Limbaugh about his comments his op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal…

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/10/17/2009-10-17_rev_al_sharpton_threatens_to_sue_rush_limbaugh_over_wall_street_journal_oped.html

    Rush Limbaugh Op-ed
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704322004574477021697942920.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

  3. libertyandjustice Says:

    My view is that the liberals like Oberman, Maddow, Mathews, some of the sports writers and many of the NYT columnists are constantly projecting their own obvious bigotry and hatred on to conservatives. As a libertarian conservative and one that listens and reads allot of mainstream conservative thought pieces their sentiments are abhorrent to our belief in a color blind equal opportunity free enterprise society.
    This projecting of hatred is a disservice, an anathema to achieving the universal ideal of non-discrimination. Shame on them!!!!

  4. missy5537 Says:

    What about Janine Garafolo? None of us are allowed to dare question the chosen One on any of his policies, lest we be accused of racism.

    Conservatives (and most of the country) HATED Hillarycare, and public outcry forced it to go away. But now that the same plan (or worse) is being proposed by a partial black guy, dissent is no longer allowed.

    These libs are the worst!

  5. chipsohio Says:

    LibertyandJustice…well said & welcome back.

  6. bushleaguer Says:

    Missy – who cares what Janine Garafolo says or thinks.
    I agree that those who are quick to play the racist card are idiots and they should be ignored/marginalized in the debate. We’ve seen it used by both sides of the aisle as a hammer and it needs to stop.

    As for Maddow, I would expect that she would correct the record – she has a good track record of doing so. If she doesn’t I would be surprised and disappointed (she shouldn’t aspire to become another Olbermann).
    What stinks about all of this for Limbaugh is that all of these corrections are coming after his bid was officially rejected.

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