The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

15 November 2010

Lefties Struggle To Make Rush Racism Charges Stick


Frustrated Left Still Can't Take Down Limbaugh

On one point, they get it: Rush Limbaugh probably IS intentionally antagonizing his political foes. If that's clear, however, why do our "progressive" friends continue to accept his bait?

The answer is simple: lefties still believe Limbaugh can be taken down and if twisted in precisely the right way, each new flap presents an opportunity to win the Super Bowl of media censorship: The End Of Rush.

Does a secret bounty exist for the person who figures out how to make it happen?

Let's face it: Rush doesn't call Obama's administration "graffiti on the walls of history" without realizing it will enrage the left. But rather than ignore his taunts, they crank up the Outrage Machine (!!!!!!!) once again.

When that once again fails to inflict damage, outright frustration is the result. From last Friday's Al Sharpton Show, that annoyance comes through loud and clear:

AL SHARPTON (32:25): This is a man (Limbaugh) that I was criticized for saying should not be allowed to own a NFL team and should not be allowed to deal with things that we public has to pay for, which is things like NFL teams. I mean this is not even borderline, this is not sending a signal this is blatant. I’m gonna do msnbc on this today and I just want you to know all of the sponsors all of the people Jim Clyburn says "the way we can work it all out is he can get a new position, driving Miss Nancy."

SHARPTON (33:39): What do you think of Mr. Limbaugh?

SMOKEY FONTAINE [SHARPTON ENTOURAGE / GUEST]: You know what, unfortunately Reverend, it does not surprise me. What this should be hopefully and your efforts are going to be, take lead in this is we are exposing these folks who have incredible political power through the lens of entertainment. I mean the Rush Limbaugh show is an entertainment show far more than it’s a news show.

But the danger of it masquerading as that is that it is extremely influential and people believe him. They feel like he is a politician. They almost want him to be a politician and they trust him more, his audiences trust him more then they even trust their own elected officials. And this exposes a man who has consistently overtime has said some of the most egregious and prejudicial and racists things of anyone who has that kind of microphone. Now, our biggest story of 2010 on News One is a listing of the top ten Rush Limbaugh racist quotes.


FONTAINE: That’s our number one story and that’s a story we actually put up in 2009. People continue to refer to it. We continue to update it and the fact that this man continues to build his audience, not only still on the air, but builds his audience, should tell us where the kind of mind of many many folks in this country are and we have to hold him to not being allowed to do this and it goes down to economics., it goes down to money Rev Sharpton, you’ve done this so many times in your past so far. His sponsors should not feel okay to support his man anymore.

SHARPTON: No, the heat must be on the sponsors as well as those in the Congress, the Republican members of the Congress that host him at Republican events. You gotta remember he keynotes Republicans event. They ought to be called on this.

FONTAINE: He (Limbaugh) is the de facto leader in my mind of the Republican Party. I mean last Friday you know you had Michael Steele on this show during the hour that I was here. He (Steele) in no way guides the voice of the Party. He doesn’t reflect the identity or shape the identity of the Party. Folks like Rush Limbaugh does, right now to this day and has for many many years. And so he’s the leader. And so he’s a leader we have to pay attention to. His ratings have gone up. I saw some loyalty ratings and some metrics of his show recently and you know the amount of fervor his audience has for him, they do feel like he’s someone that whatever he ask them to do they will do.

This isn't REALLY about race at all, however, the real issue is POWER. Sharpton and other activists have enormous egos that require constant feeding and the idea that opponents exist who cannot be quickly brought down via a pressure campaign or march is simply unacceptable, hence the preoccupation with bringing about his demise.

Rush knows this and happily provides all the fodder he can generate for the express purpose of publicly demonstrating their inability to destroy his career.


  • sharpton is a race bating fool.
    that is all

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17 November, 2010 10:28  

  • The last two "quotes" on their list were debunked years ago. They were originally sourced to a Wiki article that was edited to include them and then quickly taken down by liberal leaning wiki as fraudulant editing by a nasty racist named Cobra. He (Cobra) then put out hundreds of "look at what Rush said" blog comments linking back to the wiki article that had already been corrected.
    But it was there long enough so that racist anti-Semites like Sharpton could call their accusations "sourced".

    No doubt Sharpton considers Birth of a Nation and Protocols to be sourced as well.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17 November, 2010 15:19  

  • All that needs to be said is "Tawana Brawley"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18 November, 2010 07:30  

  • What are your thoughts on WPHT dropping Beck & Hannity from their lineup? Although I live in Missouri, I often listen to "The Big Talker" in the mornings via iPad app. I would love to read your thoughts on this move.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18 November, 2010 14:38  

  • Creditability and truth will always be Rush' forte.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18 November, 2010 16:20  

  • Al Sharpton is looking foa a lake in a desert.

    There "aint none"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18 November, 2010 17:05  

  • Take Rush down? Look, I listen to a lot of liberal talk radio and read a lot of liberal blog commentary. I can't remember ANYONE ever talking about a campaign to put Rush out of business. His blatant hate mongering, race baiting, and reality twisting do, however, cry out for as much exposure as broadly as possible. Informed listeners and advertisers can make their own decisions about the wisdom of associating with such a person.

    By Anonymous Chemurgic, at 19 November, 2010 15:38  

  • Al Sharpton is a racist - pure and simple. From Tawana Brawley to Don Imus, the guy has demonstrated his hatred of white people at every turn. Rush Limbaugh has probably done more to help minority childen in this country than any liberal Democrat, and he is no racist.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 19 November, 2010 17:51  

  • Fascinating that Rush's forte is "creditability"! Sorry, Stupid Person, but you misspelled "credibility"! What else from a backward, ignorant folk such as yourself? Who else thinks Rush has a brain or ever tells the truth??? Ridiculous!!! Will say Rushie has "credit" (ah, loads of cash) and takes credit (for being a decent human being, which he's not)! He's uneducated, a racist, a druggie--nuff said! What a petty, fat, ugly little man!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 19 November, 2010 18:38  

  • WHAT IS A LAKE IN A DESERT? Answer is an OASIS! And, yes, they do exist, dear commenter!!! Not smart are ya?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 19 November, 2010 18:43  

  • And that is "for" a lake in a desert" -- not "foa"

    But it's called an OASIS!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 19 November, 2010 18:47  

  • can someone tell me when thatbloviatingbuffoon AL sharpton racial pimp punk pos isgonna ggo and leave thescene

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 19 November, 2010 22:06  

  • The Rev Al. What a ridiculous phony. And yet his black followers think he's the cats meow. Face it Rev Al, the worst thing ever to happen to Africa was the white man being driven out. How is Rhodesia doing these days, or South Africa, or Kenya, or any of them. They all survive on the handouts from the man. Go away with your drivel, and take your pres. with you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 20 November, 2010 01:41  

  • hey chemurgic i don't know what liberal koolaid you have been drinking but the marxist commy left socialist light whatever you want to call them have been on a mission from themselves to take down rush. the liberal religion is small yet very powerfull and you must take notice that a group of people as small as they are and act almost like screwball jihadi's need to be made irrelevent in the annals of historical political failures.This country was founded on a few very good priciples that are being diminished. if a minority of liberals want to rule go find another country. there is plenty of empty space all over the world.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 20 November, 2010 09:37  

  • People that don't listen to Rush and understand his tactics, how he has never brainwashed his audience and how his racial jabs are actually good for or society are just closed minded lemmings.

    That is why he will never be taken many people support him and connect with his views.

    What is funny about all you hater libs is that true conservatism is about LESS. You won't be happy until we are all yielding to the boot of our masters in the government?

    I am not religious and could care less about most Repub social issues, I just want LESS government and programs.

    That is what T party and Rush types are advocating...shrink this thing before we all get crushed under the weight of it.

    People better wake up because our days of freedom and social mobility are coming to an end!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 20 November, 2010 10:41  

  • Trying to have that "gotcha" moment seems to be the main objective of the racially sensitive. Why not try to be color-blind instead of allowing yourselves to be offended at every turn?

    Any intelligent, regular listener of Rush-Bo knows that he is anything but a racist. He loves tweaking the lib-tards every chance he gets, true, and they step in the bag of excrement every time! It's absolutely hilarious.

    I don't recall there being any self-righteous PC outcry from the left when Clarence Thomas was defamed and besmirched during his confirmations hearings. Oh, but he is a conservative, so the double standard is in effect.

    The main point I got from Rush's "graffiti" comment (and the well-executed Rushmore graphic) is that the current occupant of the White House has spent the past two years (and then some) defacing the greatness of this country every chance he gets, just like a juvenile delinquent with cans of spray paint tagging public and private property.

    In broader terms, the Obama regime is like a gang of hoodlums whose ultimate goal appears to be to bring down the United States of America by bankrupting us into oblivion with more socialist programs we don't need, destroying the private sector with ever more burdensome regulations and taxes, and establishing a permanent thug-ocracy that wants to control every single aspect of our lives.

    Serfdom is not what this country is about, and we citizens who are about individual liberty are not going to allow a community-organizing gangster to rule over us with the aid of all his sycophants in the media and the myriad public sector employees and shadowy czars who crank out policies and legislation which no one even reads beforehand.

    By Anonymous Heikki, at 21 November, 2010 15:15  

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