I received an extremely interesting email this morning pertaining to the train-wreck that is Rush Limbaugh:


Rush Limbaugh’s radio show is a part of the Clear Channel lineup. Let’s send a message to them that no longer can they allow Rush Limbaugh the opportunity to spew hateful and sometimes derogatory comments. Sign the petition and help get this done.

That’s why I signed a petition to Communications / Media Relations: and Communications/Media Relations, which says:

“Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University who was advocating for health insurance plans to cover the cost of contraception, became the target of a series of attacks by Limbaugh. Besides calling her a “slut,” he also called her a “prostitute,” said that he wanted her to make sex tapes and post them online, and speculated that she only had a problem paying for contraception because she was having “so much sex.”

We who support Ms. Fluke, find that this is a serious offense enacted by Mr. Limbaugh and we ask that his radio show be terminated.”

Will you sign this petition? Click here:


Now, I wholeheartedly agree. Limbaugh is a waste of air space and an embodiment of the hateful rhetoric and dangerous unsubstantiated “facts” that divide the United States and vilify sub-sets of the population.

There is just one small problem here though:

Where is all of this outrage when Limbaugh relentlessly attacks Black America? Yes, Black America, as a monolith. When he throws out generic, racist stereotypes to define all Black people, who protested?  More importantly, how many advertisers jumped ship?

Not one.

Where was the outrage when he called first lady Michelle Obamauppity” and supported her being booed at a Nascar event? Where was the boycott when he suggested that she was overweight, unattractive and hypocritical for advocating for healthy living when “she obviously doesn’t follow her own dietary advice.”

Why weren’t sponsors and listeners and Republicans angry when he referred to the 44th President of the United States of America  as a “bi-racial oreo?” Where were the emails and petitions when he depicted him as a burglar breaking into the home of a wealthy white man?

Advertisers had no problem selling beds and flowers between monologues by recurring character, Bo Snerdley, who touts that he is certified to speak on Black issues because he has a “heavy dose of pure, unadulterated organic slave blood” before proceeding to speak with perfect diction then shifting to “ebonics” so the “hood” can understand him?

What about when Limbaugh told a Black woman caller to “take the bone out her nose and call him back?”

Or how about when he said that the NFL looked like a shoot-out between the Bloods and the Crips without guns?

Or when he said that Black people are only “12 percent of the population, [so] who the hell cares?”

The list goes on and on, but the recurring theme is that jokes and insults about Black Americans are perfectly acceptable, but when you start calling people “sluts” we have a problem.

Something is seriously wrong with that picture.

And no, it’s not the fact that a white savior more cliché than anything that could have been conceptualized in “Cadillac Records” or “The Help” didn’t swoop in and save Black America from big, bad Rush. The dual issues staring us in the face are immense and telling of the psychological damage we’ve experienced in this country:

1.)   We have allowed ourselves to become so apathetic and marginalized that no one takes us seriously in leading roles outside of villains, crackheads, gang-bangers and baby mamas. We’re always called in for the assist like the good ole’ Black supporting casts of yore.

2.)   We’re so used to being beaten and whipped from the plantation to the polls to the airwaves, that we just take the blows and keep going – because they bounce off the scars.

Statistics are thrown our way on affirmative action, on Black-on-Black crime, on Black children born out of wedlock, on incarceration, healthcare and education disparities, yet, when it gets down to the get down, there are no rallies planned on our behalf – unless it surrounds a government sanctioned murder (Troy Davis) in one the most backwards, racist states in the Union.

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    Truthfully, I believe everything he says is horrendous and outrageous and he should have long since been cancelled, and because of this I don’t listen to his show. As a result, I often don’t know what is/was said until it is reported on. This issue got reported on to the hilt. Maybe the question that needs to be asked is why THIS particular issue got so much airplay? Attention is what rallies and forces advertisers to pull out. If his other statements had gotten as much attention and WE pulled together we wouldn’t be ignored. We are complicit in this by not doing our own research and continuing to do business with those very same sponsors who did not pull their ads when he was attacking us.

  • Mocha

    Of course Rush’s comments about Black America was reason to fire Rush. The only thing that bothers me about this is the fact that it took a lilly white lady to get attacked by him in order for something to happen. He’s been talking reckless for years! They’re just using this incident with the young lady as a platform to really make a case. However, I wondered the SAME thing as this author wrote this morning. It took THIS for folks to realize Rush is just a bunch of Bull shiggy?! Wow…

  • chrisAllen

    Socially Maladjusted, you should take the Madame’s advice.

    For you to suggest that Jews slept-walked to the Holocaust, is just plain stupid! Since you admittedly state that you …”wasn’t a jew living in nazi germany so I can only rely on the accounts I’ve read by those who were, same as everyone else who wasn’t there,” then maybe you should start reading about those accounts from those who were Jews living there.

    History provides an undeniably great 20-20 hindsight view. Many do wonder could the Jewish people have seen this coming. Many would come to your conclusion, Socially Maladjusted. But for those who lived through it and those who have researched this, it isn’t near as clear as you state. You have a lot to learn.

    So keep reading and seek out those who have extensive knowledge of this, and I would suspect that when you do your conclusion would not be near as adamant as you proclaim today.

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