Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Looks Like There’s No Source for Racist Limbaugh Quotes...

According to snopes, there is no sourcing for the now infamous “fake Limbaugh quotes,” “I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing...” and “You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor, James Earl Ray. We miss you James. Godspeed.”


In fact, the ONLY place those quotes have ever been cited was in the Jack Huberman’s “instant classic” 101 People Who Are Really Screwing Up America and there is no source for those quotes in the book and Snopes has found NONE that Jack Huberman ever came forward with.

The Media Research Center has said, “CNN and MSNBC must immediately and publicly source when Limbaugh uttered this phrase (the former phrase above, relating to slavery). He has unequivocally denied it. Now it is up to the same news media that reported it as fact to prove that it was, indeed, stated.

“The MRC has overnighted letters to senior executives at both cable networks demanding that they take this sourcing seriously and report back to the public. We await their word.”

Either Rush Limbaugh is lying or these networks – willfully or not – are participants in the worst form of character assassination imaginable. They can prove their innocence by documenting this accusation. If they can’t, then they are 100% guilty of character assassination.”

Today (Wednesday, October 14, 2009) MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:

“The CNN and MSNBC ‘news’ networks are guilty of promoting outright falsehoods and purposely using fabricated disinformation created by left-wing radicals to destroy a conservative leader. There is no grey area here. CNN and MSNBC were given ample opportunity to come clean, but both are continuing to masquerade malicious lies as credible...

“...We are tabulating exactly who has engaged in this smear campaign and will reveal a complete list of willful participants at a press conference next week. Everyone now knows that these statements attributed to Rush are lies. Those who have repeated them have 24 hours to retract and publicly apologize – or you will be named among those intentionally engaged in character assassination.

“I understand Mr. Limbaugh has threatened legal action. I hope you all have good lawyers.”


Well, at this point, it certainly doesn’t look good for the Limbaugh defamers.

Not ONE has been able to come up with a single source for their...a-hem...”quotes.”


Roadhouse said...

It's always amazed me how the left loves to tell everyone how evil Rush Limbaugh is, but they can never seem to find or present evidence to support it. And when they try, it's always a comment taken out of context, or like now...a total fabrication.

It's not like you need a secret code to listen to his show, or special "Ditto-head only" devices to record it.

I think it shows how desparate they are, and how afraid they are to take him on in a debate arena.

JMK said...

Well, these two quotes SEEM to have been made up....they appear to be "fake quotes," which shows a high degree of malice.

While it DOES smack of "desperation," it will embolden those with similar proclivities from the Right....which (no pun intended) is only right.

JMK said...

ALSO, if the "quotes" can't be substantiated, then Limbaugh should be able to sue for defamation....this would be an excellent case for that.

namaste said...

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Anonymous said...

This is bigger than just Rush Limbaugh. This is the media's big chance to brand ALL conservatives as racist. They're just setting the template, making it stick in people's minds. This is about freedom of expression. Can't you see that?
All you people see it Rush a person you dislike getting the shaft and that's great with you. As it was with Imus and as it will be with anyone that you don't like.
The hell with their rights.

JMK said...

Hi Maria,

I know a LOT of false quotes have been attributed to (USUALLY) Conservatives (USUALLY) by Liberals (Al Franken and this guy Huberman are two of the worst offenders) and they've been bolstered by the fact that public personas have always had a rougher time proving libel or defamation, let alone specific damages.

In this case, however, it should be a slam dunk. The damages are easily measurable and the libelous nature of such false quotes is beyond any reasonable doubt.

This incident begs for litigation.

JMK said...

"This is bigger than just Rush Limbaugh." (R%AA)
Here's where you're wrong on that; this ISSUE is far bigger than Limbaugh or any given personality, but this INCIDENT is actually all about Limbaugh.

The overall issue is a freedom of expression ISSUE, but the INCIDENT itself is purely one of defamation and libel against a notable individual.
"All you people see it Rush a person you dislike getting the shaft and that's great with you. As it was with Imus and as it will be with anyone that you don't like.

"The hell with their rights." (R&AA)
Where did I intimate that I didn't like Limbaugh...and didn't support his or anyone's right to say things some may find disagreeable or offensive?

OK, my radio tastes do tend toward Mike Francesa and O'Reilly over Limbaugh but Limbaugh is fine as a commentator, although I've often said, "The best Rush Limbaugh shows are the ones that Walter E Williams filled in."

Now, I don't particularly like Don Imus all that much, but I defended his right to express himself, even in ways that are often blatantly, even deliberately and overtly offensive, although employers also have the right to decide which voices and opinions they want representing their brands.

I'm glad to see that Don Imus and Bob Grant bounced back. I DO believe they both like riling people up (good for ratings) and so they both traffic, to some extent in ethnic insensitivity and offensive speech...which IS Constitutionally protected. In fact, the ONLY kind of speech the NEEDS protecting IS offensive, insenitive and inflamatory speech, so I don't get where you came to your conclusion.

Perhaps you skimmed through and just assumed I didn't like like Limbaugh?

WomanHonorThyself said...

Looks Like There’s No Source for Racist Limbaugh Quotes...of corse not! how predictable my friend!

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