Just Be a Man About It: Rush Limbaugh Blames Rappers for His Ignorance

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March 7, 2012 ‐ By

Source: radiosurvivor.com

 

To say you’re surprised by anything ignorant that comes out of the mouth of talk show host and conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is pretty crazy at this point. It’s like sitting in front of your window expecting the sun to come up–why pay attention when you know it’s going to happen? He was born to be a scoundrel–he is the chosen one. From calling President Obama “Barack the Magic Negro” to making claims that actor Michael J. Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease, was exaggerating the severity of his illness in an ad for stem cell research to gain sympathy, it’s clear that Limbaugh is the big, immature and insensitive kid who just wasn’t given that talk about common sense, and you know…home training.

But I guess he crossed a whole new line with people after he called law student Sandra Fluke a “S**t,” “prostitute” and “feminazi”  because she went in front of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to get support for health coverage for contraceptives. BAD move. Doesn’t he know who runs the world? (Girls!) Since making those remarks last week, his sponsors have been running like Usain Bolt away from his show and everything that represents Limbaugh. Although he has tried to offer multiple phony and lame apologies, ones that came out of pressure but not true remorse, folks still aren’t having it. So instead of backing away from his comments, Limbaugh has decided to do what too many white men with a microphone and a huge audience like to do when they have their back against a wall with sponsors and the public in general–blame rap music.

While defending his comments (and no longer running from them), Limbaugh had the following to say according to MTV: “Talk about a double standard,’’ Limbaugh said. “Rappers can say anything they want about women. It’s called art. And they win awards.’’

…*Bursts into laughter* Really Rush? Really? Is that all you could think of?

I mean, let’s be real about it, this is a subject we’ve talked about numerous times. Do many rappers consistently degrade women and call them things much worse than “sluts” and “prostitutes” in their lyrics? Yes, often. After watching a video of rapper Game and his crew push a woman off the stage after groping her when she refused to pull down her shirt, it’s clear some men getting paid for their “talents” and rhymes need to rethink their behavior and their lyrics. However, when are grown a** radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Don Imus going to stop blaming rappers they don’t listen to and know not a darn thing about for their disrespectful, hateful and simple-minded comments? It’s so played out to go after the group of people that mainstream America loves to dance to one day, and then bash the next.

What’s really up with this 61-year-old man blaming Gucci, Lil Wayne, Kanye (hell, even Nicki) and a slew of other rappers for the fact that he can’t stand to see a strong woman fight for a cause that he doesn’t agree with? And to see Don Imus’ archaic behind having the nerve to to call Limbaugh an insincere pig for his attack on Fluke almost made me want to throw up my Cap’N Crunch this morning. So it’s not okay for him to call this young, educated and strong white woman a “s**t,” but you had all the reason in the world to call a probably equally educated and strong group of black female basketball players nappy headed hoes and then deflect the focus to Jay-Z? Yeah, both of these men have the game all wrong.

It’s pretty clear we live in  a world where many men don’t have much respect for women at all: rappers, political pundits, men on the street in general. I could sit around and cry a river over it, but I’m fairly sure that this was something we all knew already. Hearing enough conversations and excuses as to why men shouldn’t give up their seats on trains and open doors and Facebook essays on why a woman’s outfit could be asking for sexual assault proves that. And that’s the root of Limbaugh’s comments, his huge lack of respect for women and other people in general who don’t agree with his views and tirades.

In my mind, when something that vile comes out of your mouth, chances are, you truly mean it. So Rush, either stand up like a man and apologize if you feel bad, or don’t and stand by your words, but at 61 years of age, you and all these other loose-lipped old white men with power and influence need to stop blaming others for your racist and sexist actions. While Yeezy, Wacka, and especially Game might have a long way to go with showing respect for women in their lyrics, they didn’t advise you to call her a “s**t,” so stop running from the real problem and using black men as your scapegoat. Because seriously, if I asked him to name 10 of his favorite rappers, he’d probably draw a blank after one. Come on Rush, suck it up and finally, FINALLY take the consequences of your actions–or make that words–like a man.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55OSAEU7E47DQ4ZRIVFD4UUEH4 R D

    Rush, by far is probably the most  vile, racist, human piece of  garbage that has the audacity to be given a  radio show and spew nothing but hatred and ignorance day in a day out.

    Most people who listen to this bigot are nothing but bigots themselves, but yet they will call themselves christian and that is the most ironic part.

    Rush has never in 30 years said anything constructive or meaning that has helped anyone to better their lives or their situation in life—–   he has only spread bigotry, hatred, and evil. 

    Only when Corporate America began to see the evilness in this man will they see his type of  hate and bigotry is not  something for a corporate company to  be associated with  will this man be silence.

  • Floggingmelvin

    Really all it is is Rush selling his stuff to his core audience- angry middle aged white guys who think like he does. Just like these new Gangstas are selling theirs to their core audience- angry young white guys who want to be hard. Business, no more and less.

  • Malike86

    OMG…my sentiments exactly….personally he lacks morals. I was always taught to treat others how you want to be treated.

  • Knox

    rush needs go sit down take responsibility for his actions!!!

  • Terrence

    I like Rush

  • Love_Sexy

    Sure there is a double standard and Rush Limbaugh is an idiot…..The fact is he was wrong…..He need to worry about what comes out of his mouth and not others …It was totally wrong to call the woman derogatory names because she was speaking on birth control….If that had of been a man I do not believe he would have made the same comment……But what I find interesting is the fact that as soon as a derogatory comment is made against a WW all h*ll break loose…..Yet as the MN editor pointed out we have rappers (and other aspects of our society) which disrespect women and it really never reach attention of this magnitude.

    • Jessevandell

      Agreed.

  • Love_Sexy

    Delete!

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.codner Barbara Codner

    Is it me or have men (of all races) become more misogynistic in the past few decades?  Where is this coming from? 

  • IllyPhilly

    The attention feeds these people. If people go back to grade school on their a$$es and ignore them, This sh*t would die out so fast. No, you wanna put it all over the net for your personal gain. 

  • JN31

    He, like all of these other ‘shock jocks’ make their money off of being adult bullies. The problem is we keep reporting on it, and commenting on it, furthering their notoriety. It’s time people be real about things; if you are a sexist and a racist them be the very best one you can be. Don’t say things and then scour for a pseudo apology.

    But, my real issue with all of this hoopla is as stated, he’s called our (every American, not just black people) a derogatory name. Has made countless insensitive statements towards people of color and those with disabilities, but he offends a white woman and guess what? The entire world stops and says ‘hey, that’s not ok’. I find that to be the real tragedy of it all. But if he wants to to hide behind rappers then so be it. But who can he blame for his addiction to prescription meds? I guess he can blame Eminem for that while he’s at it. 

    • Love_Sexy

      Co-sign.

  • JN31

    He, like all of these other ‘shock jocks’ make their money off of being adult bullies. The problem is we keep reporting on it, and commenting on it, furthering their notoriety. It’s time people be real about things; if you are a sexist and a racist them be the very best one you can be. Don’t say things and then scour for a pseudo apology.

    But, my real issue with all of this hoopla is as stated, he’s called our (every American, not just black people) a derogatory name. Has made countless insensitive statements towards people of color and those with disabilities, but he offends a white woman and guess what? The entire world stops and says ‘hey, that’s not ok’. I find that to be the real tragedy of it all. But if he wants to to hide behind rappers then so be it. But who can he blame for his addiction to prescription meds? I guess he can blame Eminem for that while he’s at it. 

  • Jessevandell

    I think rush was trying to point out some type of double standard, in which case he is right. I agree there is definitely a double standard regarding who can say what, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was still wrong. This whole thing is the typical “two wrongs don’t make a right” scenario.

  • Jessevandell

    I think rush was trying to point out some type of double standard, in which case he is right. I agree there is definitely a double standard regarding who can say what, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was still wrong. This whole thing is the typical “two wrongs don’t make a right” scenario.

    • FromUR2UB

      PLEEEEEEEEEAAAASE!  There is no reasonable explanation for the things Rush Limbaugh says.  Don’t try to intellectualize his intent because even he isn’t trying to articulate any profound thought.  He’s just a small-minded angry man who likes to incite trouble.  

      • Jessevandell

        That maybe true, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a point. I said what he said was wrong but, he’s right in implying there is a double standard because there is. Rappers call women every name under the sun with minimum backlash from women’s groups or the black community, that’s where his point starts and that’s where it should end. He can’t use it to justify his comments because either way he was wrong for saying them. But denying there is a double standard just because you don’t like the man is lazy.

        • FromUR2UB

          Your argument is flawed.  You can’t claim there is a double standard when the standards are applied by entirely different sets of people.  The criticism toward him is not coming from the people who excuse/give a pass to/or advocate rappers who do this. 

          • Jessevandell

            Yes they are, the people who are complaining are liberals, women, and apparently minorities judging by a lot of the comments by blacks. Many of these groups aren’t nearly as harsh on rappers as they are with this guy ,not that it’s undeserved, but still if you’re gonna be pissed about Rush’s comments you should be just as pissed at rappers for always referring to women in the most derogatory ways. That is these groups reputation right….To stand up for women and minorities? you shouldn’t pick and choose who has the right to be offensive and who doesn’t. If these groups say those types of things are wrong to say it should be wrong to say for everyone across the board regardless of who’s saying it. Rush tried to use that point to add credit to his argument but he can’t because it in no way justifies his statement’s. I don’t see how my argument is flawed by pointing out the obvious.

            • Love_Sexy

              Co-sign.

            • FromUR2UB

              First of all, you’re making an assumption that I don’t mind rappers referring to women in derogatory ways.  Where does that come from?  Certainly, not from anything I’ve written. Secondly, I am not an audience to rap.  Thirdly, if this particular article were about rappers, then the comments on the post would be about rappers.  Instead, they’re about Rush Limbaugh, because he is the person who chose to call a woman he knew nothing about, a s**t and prostitute.  If he’d made his comments in the privacy of his own home, or on his personal telephone, I would defend his right to do that.  But, he chose to announce them over the airwaves to the world.  If the woman were to sue him for slander and defamation of character, she would probably have a case, because he took a pretty big leap in concluding that her request for contraception makes her a w***e, and then smearing her reputation. That’s why the comments and criticisms are deservedly directed at him.  If you know of specific liberals, women and minority people who’ve demonstrated a different standard by condoning, or even applauding rappers’ use of derogatory names toward women, then you should address those people.  But, rappers have been broadly criticized for their depictions of women, when applicable to them.  A weak defense always starts with, “But, THEY’RE doing it!”.  

              Rush Limbaugh kept pushing until he pushed too far.  He finally stepped on the toes of the wrong people, because that’s what people do when they suffer no consequence for the outrageous things they say and do.  So, go ahead and defend his comments now, because eventually, he’ll be emboldened enough to say something that steps on your toes too. I promise you, he’ll get there.

  • L-Boogie

    Why are people shocked?  Rush Limbaugh has made millions of being a prick.  

  • L-Boogie

    Why are people shocked?  Rush Limbaugh has made millions of being a prick.