Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Slandered With False "Racist Quotes"

Rush Limbaugh wants to become part owner of the St. Louis Rams and is bidding for that right.  Needless to say, extremely hypocritical people like Al Sharpton, a real racist, is trying to talk the NFL into blocking Limbaugh as an owner.  Liberal "news" agencies are running articles with titles like "Would black NFL players play for Rush Limbaugh's Rams?"  The false premise that such a question posits is that Rush Limbaugh is anti-black or a "raaaaacist" whom black people might reasonably reject as "offensive."

What's worse is that leftist and liberal blogs and websites are broadcasting a fake list of "racist" statements ostensibly uttered by Rush.  One of the most despicable is that Rush said of James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King:
You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray. We miss you, James. Godspeed.
The quote is a complete fabrication.  Another fake quote claims that Rush praised the accomplishments of slavery in the old South.  Ridiculous.  There are several other fake quotes but I won't repeat them here.

This is typical liberalism in action:  smear, smear, slime, libel, undermine, insult, but never deal with any real issues.  The libs are not going after Limbaugh because blacks oppose him:  they are going after him because they want to punish him for being an effective conservative spokesman.

Ace of Spades points out that the Left's new pull-string puppet, Charles Johnson, is repeating all of the false charges against Limbaugh.  When someone pointed out that the James Earl Ray quote was a fake, Johnson took the very same Dan Rather stance that he once ridiculed:  no one has proven the quote to be fake.  As Stacy McCain has pointed out, how do you prove a negative?  You don't have to -- it is up to the accusers to prove their premises; the accused has no duty to disprove them.

Nevertheless, the smear merchants have planted the seeds of doubt in the minds of many.  There will always be those who, having heard the smears, will believe them without proof or at least give the smear merchants the benefit of the doubt.  This is why the smear is so injust, unfair and damaging to those targeted.

Via:  Ace of Spades
Via:  Memeorandum

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