CNN Apologizes to Rush Limbaugh

Saturday, October 17, 2009

What magical power does the 400lbs. junkie and pedophile named Rush Limbaugh has over people that makes them drop trowel and lineup to apologize to him? Everyone, from US Senators to, Congressmen and, members of the mainstream media, knock each other to the ground to offer their mea culpas to this rightwing gasbag. It’s almost, dare I say, supernatural.

CNN’s peripatetic Rick Sanchez is the lastest to come under Rush spell and offer up an apology for attributing this quote to Limbaugh: “Slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back. I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.”

The quote was lifted from Wikipedia, which got it from a book that also got it from Wikipedia.

Watch it:

Whether or not the quote Sanchez begged Limbaugh’s forgiveness for is true or not, Limbaugh certainly has made a number of highly inappropriate and racist comments about African Americans and other ethnic minorities over the years. Here are a few:

“Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”
“Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”
“Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”

These quotes have been verified by the always Republican-friendly website snopes.com. As for CNN’s Rick Sanchez, maybe next he will issue a real and meaningful apology for announcing the balloon boy had fallen to his death over Colorado and my all-time favorite CNN screw-up, announcing Washington DC was under a terrorist attack from the Potomac River?

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15 Responses to CNN Apologizes to Rush Limbaugh

  1. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Rick Sanchez is a dope.

    I bet he’s worried Ted Turner may really buy CNN back and fire all the lousy reporters like he said he wanted to do. I don’t think any of the current CNN team deserves to be on the air.

  2. feminazi says:

    I haven’t watched CNN in ages. I used to like them a million years ago but once Turner sold the network to Time-Warner and they began to compete with FOX News, I thought they went downhill. I mostly watch MSNBC, BBC America and sometime PBS’ Nightly News. Wasn’t Rick Sanchez on MSNBC a few years ago? He looks familiar.

  3. Scott Dancer says:

    I saw the quote from Ted Turner where he said he made a mistake selling CNN, too. I hope he’s serious and buys the network back from Time Warner and cleans house.

    If he does, here’s a few suggestions:

    1. stop all the news magazine format
    2. increase international news coverage
    3. fire the following personalities:
    – Wolf Blitzer
    – Candy Crowley
    – Jack Cafferty
    – Don Lemon
    – Kyra Phillips
    – Dr. Sanjay Gupta
    – Rick Sanchez
    4. stop the panel discussions
    5. stop the silly space-age graphics
    6. reduce the commercial interruptions
    7. give more to Christiane Amanpoor to do

    And the most important of all:
    8. stop competing with FOX

  4. Harry says:

    Scott- Excellent list of suggestions. How far CNN has fallen down the gutter.

  5. Brigadoon says:

    Apologize to Rush? OK, fuck you, Rush baby. I’m just sorry I didn’t say it sooner. Oh and about the NFL telling to take a hike, karma is a bitch. Hope you learned a lesson.

  6. VicoDANIEL says:

    Someone said show me one instance of a Republican Congressperson who dared to take Limbaugh on and who didn’t crawl before Jabba to say “I’m sorry” within 24 hours?

    I’m not surprised Rick Sanchez followed down the same pathway. It’s just more proof that Limbaugh is the GOP’s braintrust. He’s the de facto leader of what’s left of the Republican party.

    Disgusting but true.

    vicodaniel1987@yahoo.com

  7. Pechanga says:

    I would be the last person to defend the perfectly awful CNN and their anchors but I watched this video twice and I think Rick Sanchez looked very uncomfortable.

    Almost like someone had a gun to his head forcing him to read a prepared script.

  8. bradfrmphnx says:

    It is easily explained why the fat ass gas bag holds sway over these people…he is the anti-Christ. Somebody should poke him with a pin, then light a match. It would look like a space shuttle launch.

  9. Rachel says:

    It is more than a little curious that the highway to Rush’s massive belly is paved with morons begging his forgiveness. I wouldn’t apologize to him if I was offered $1 million dollars. Rush is a filthy drug addict who leads a suspicious personal life that calls into question his character.

  10. libhomo says:

    Wow, getting rid of cable a week or two ago is looking like a better decision every day.

  11. Rock says:

    Pechanga, that “gun” was probably a threatened lawsuit from Jabba and his lawyers.

  12. Phil says:

    It’s amazing what money can do. I can’t believe this man still has air time, after his racist remarks, suggesting we should have segregated school buses for children.

  13. Montana says:

    For so many years he has spent his time on the radio mis-labeling others. Finally he had his judgment day.

  14. Tengrain says:

    Sweet Jeebus!

    Even if he did not say it, the fact that it could make it to Wiki and not immediately be corrected, let alone be published in a (allegedly fact-checked book) without any sort of law suit tells you a lot!

    Regards,

    Tengrain

  15. majii says:

    Count me in on that , too, Rachel. It would be a cold day in hades before I apologized to Rush.

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