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Author Can't Verify Anti-Limbaugh Quotes, So Huffington Post Pulls Them Down

In 2006, Huffington Post writer Jack Huberman disseminated quotes allegedly from Rush Limbaugh declaring sympathy for slavery and Martin Luther King's assassin. The quotes were widely cited as ...

Matthews Mocks Rush as 'Master of Righteous Indignation'

In an intro dripping with sarcasm, Chris Matthews, on Thursday's Hardball, opened his show by declaring Rush Limbaugh's "racially inflammatory words," have "knocked him out as a potential NFL ...

NBC and CBS Morning Shows Ignore False Limbaugh Quotes and Failure of NFL Bid

NBC and CBS's morning shows on Thursday completely skipped any reference to the false quotes that forced Rush Limbaugh to be dropped from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams. Only Good ...

Flashback: MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Touted False Limbaugh Quote in June

On the June 3, 2009 Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, host Rachel Maddow cited a false quote attributed to Rush Limbaugh in which the radio host supposedly said he wanted to award Martin Luther King ...

Olbermann: Without 'Fascistic Hatred,' Malkin Is Just a 'Mashed-Up Bag of Meat with Lipstick'

On Tuesday's Countdown show, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann spewed bile at conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, accusing her of possessing "fascistic hatred," and comparing her to a "mashed-up bag ...

Sports Writer Says He's Right Even if Limbaugh Smear Quote Is Wrong

Back on October 7, St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports writer Bryan Burwell was the first to impugn Rush Limbaugh with a quote claiming the radio host saw "merits" in slavery. In his latest column, ...

MSNBC Contributor: Rush Limbaugh Would 'Love to Say He Owns a Plantation Full of Black Men'

MSNBC contributor Touré on Wednesday continued the network's vitriolic, slanderous attacks on Rush Limbaugh. Discussing the radio host's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams, the cable commentator ...

Gibson Reaches Back to Teddy Roosevelt to Tout 'Universal Health' as Closer Than Ever

"In 1912, almost a hundred years ago," ABC's Charles Gibson trumpeted, "Teddy Roosevelt called for universal health care. It now may be closer than at any time since then." Katie Couric championed ...

Matthews Howls: Rush Limbaugh is 'Phone Sex' for Salesmen

Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's Hardball, went all blue when discussing Rush Limbaugh's interview with his NBC News colleague Jamie Gangel. After showing a clip of Limbaugh playing word association, ...

CNN Anchor Fails to Retract His False Smear of Rush Limbaugh as Slavery-Admiring Racist

On Monday, CNN's Rick Sanchez claimed radio host Rush Limbaugh once said of slavery: "It had its merits," but offered no documentation. On Tuesday, Sanchez relayed Limbaugh's strong denial, but ...
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