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Friday, January 15, 2010

Beneath the Bottom Feeders

A Letter to Rush Limbaugh

/ / / January 14, 2010


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To: Rush Limbaugh
From: Roger Ebert


You should be horse-whipped for the insult you have paid to the highest office of our nation.

Having followed President Obama's suggestion and donated money to the Red Cross for relief in Haiti, I was offended to hear you suggest the President might be a thief capable of stealing money intended for the earthquake victims.
Here is a transcript from your program on Thursday:
Justin of Raleigh, North Carolina: "Why does Obama say if you want to donate some money, you could go to whitehouse.gov to direct you how to do so? If I wanted to donate to the Red Cross, why do I have to go to the White House page to donate?"

Limbaugh: "Exactly. Would you trust the money's gonna go to Haiti?"

Justin: "No."

Rush: "But would you trust that your name's gonna end up on a mailing list for the Obama people to start asking you for campaign donations for him and other causes?"

Justin: "Absolutely!"

Limbaugh: "Absolutely!"

 That's what was said.

Unlike you and Justin of Raleigh, I went to Obama's web site, and discovered the link there leads directly to the Red Cross. I can think of a reason why anyone might want to go via the White House. That way they can be absolutely sure they're clicking on the Red Cross and not a fake site set up to exploit the tragedy.

But let me be sure I have this right. You and Justin agree that Obama might steal money intended for the Red Cross to help the wretched of Haiti.

This conversation came 48 hours after many of us had seen pitiful sights from Port au Prince. Tens of thousands are believed still alive beneath the rubble. You twisted their suffering into an opportunity to demean the character of the President of the United States.

You have a sizable listening audience. You apparently know how to please them. Anybody given a $400 million contract must know what he is doing.

That's what offends me. You know exactly what you're doing.

from:  www.rogerebert.suntimes.com

11 comments:

bearmancartoons said...

Great last line.

BTW...does this mean Tootsie is back??

yorksnbeans said...

Who knows!

Big Pissy said...

I agree: great last line!

I LOATHE Rush Limbaugh.

LOOOOOOOOATHE!

lisleman said...

thanks for posting this. I had seen a clip of Rush redballs on the Daily show. The guy is pathetic and so it the Pat Robertson idiot who said the earthquake was the result of deal with Satan by the Haitians. total morons.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Rush Limbaugh is a PIG. Shame on him.

xo

Indy609 said...

It's a shame that rabid worshipers of Limbaugh (a.k.a. "Dittoheads") and Pat Robertson (a.k.a. "Dildoheads") can't open their eyes and see a self-serving pile of crap where one exists.

morethananelectrician said...

I cannot/will not defend Rush...but there is a diference between what the quote from Rush is...

"But would you trust that your name's gonna end up on a mailing list for the Obama people to start asking you for campaign donations for him and other causes?"

And what the letter suggests he says...

"I was offended to hear you suggest the President might be a thief capable of stealing money intended for the earthquake victims."

Rush says enough bad things without someone having to misquote him to get ammo.

yorksnbeans said...

MTE....I believe the quote he was referencing was:

Limbaugh: "Exactly. Would you trust the money's gonna go to Haiti?"

nonnie9999 said...

if rushbo had a brain in his fat fucking head, he would donate a million or 2 to the victims of the earthquake. however, he's too stupid and selfish for that. he can go to hell. he can hitch a ride with pat robertson.

delicate flower said...

I only hope that people in these recent weeks, hearing Limbaugh and Robertson are so offended that they finally see these people for who/what they are!

Jeff Hickmott said...

Yay Roger!