Woman Forced to Listen to Rush Limbaugh Sues

In suing the Houston Police Department, Bridgett Nickerson Boyd complains that, during the ride to jail, she was forced to listen to increasingly unpopular radio host Rush Limbaugh make "derogatory comments about black people." By forced, she means "privileged," right?

According to Limbaugh, being forced to listen to him speak on the radio is not, in fact, worse than being attacked by piranhas or submerged in extremely hot green tea, but is actually "a great opportunity." So we're not really sure how to feel about Boyd and her lawsuit, in which she claims defamation, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, assault and battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Boyd's suit stems from an October 2010 encounter with a Houston cop who wrote her up for driving on the shoulder—even though her car was actually broken down and parked on the side of the highway—and then "decided to arrest her" (here we'll tell you that Boyd is African-American, so you can draw your own conclusions about why the friendly police officer did this). During the arrest she started having medical issues and had to go to the hospital; after being treated, the cops took her to jail, where she had her "great opportunity" to hear the Word of Rush and another "great opportunity" to experience incarceration for a while. The charges against her were eventually dropped.

Whatever she heard on the radio that day was not derogatory toward any particular race, says Rush:

Derogatory comments about black people? We don't make derogatory comments about black people. We make derogatory comments about liberals.

Racism isn't Limbaugh's style. It just so happens that everyone who is not a white male is a liberal.

[Houston Chronicle. Image via AP]