Rush Limbaugh seemed to be enjoying himself in light of his triumphant article in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, reveling in his detractors admitting to using unattributed quotes to paint him as a racist. Was he rightfully vindicated? Not so fast.
In Limbaugh's WSJ piece, entitled "The Race Card, Football and Me" he writes: "My racial views? You mean, my belief in a colorblind society where every individual is treated as a precious human being without regard to his race? Where football players should earn as much as they can and keep as much as they can, regardless of race? Those controversial racial views?"
What are his racial views exactly? Media Matters documented 28 separate occasions where Limbaugh used racially charged language. They didn't go the Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Michael Wilbon route, picking quotes out of thin air, they did the research and the results are pretty damning.
In this clip Rush calls Obama an "angry black guy"
Here he says "[I]n Obama's America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering"
There are 26 other clips that don't exactly portray Rush as someone who does not see race. Quite the contrary. Rush seems obsessed with race. Turns out his critics weren't exactly off the mark, they just choose the wrong quotes.