Flashback Friday: The ethnic slur that started Rush Limbaugh’s career

Radio host Rush Limbaugh
Radio host Rush Limbaugh
Originally posted on RawStory

As unbelievable as it sounds, Rush Limbaugh got his major break after someone ELSE lost his job for saying something offensive. That someone else was Morton Downey Jr. and the term he used pales in comparison to the racist, sexist and hateful vitriol Limbaugh spews today.

In 1984  NewsTalk 1530 KFBK host Morton Downey Jr. told a racist, unoriginal and unfunny joke on air that involved the word “Chinaman” and a hilarious punchline based on how the inversion of “R” and “L” can turn “surprise” into “supplies.” When City Councilman Tom Chinn called into the show to register his concern with the use of the term Chinaman, Downey Jr. refused to apologize. The next day, however, he held a press conference, apologized and announced he was resigning.

The man who would replace Downey Jr. was Rush Limbaugh, who, of course, has far surpassed Downey’s hatefulness. I’m not sure if Chinaman is in Limbaugh’s repertoire but he more than makes up for it, if it’s not. Limbaugh did mock the speech  of Chinese president Hu Jintao, which he paraphrased as, “Ching cha. Ching chang cho chow. Cha Chow. Ching Cho. Chi ba ba ba. Kwo kwa kwa kee. Cha ga ga. Ching chee chay. Ching zha bo ba. Chang cha. Chang cho chi che. Cha dee. Ooooh chee bada ba. Jee jee cho ba.”  He called Georgetown student and birth control advocate (I can’t believe we need these in the 21st century) Sandra Fluke a slut, though the attack was much more embarrassing for him than for Fluke. Limbaugh’s claim that Fluke was having “so much sex” that she couldn’t “afford her birth control” revealed that Rush didn’t understand how birth control worked and clearly thinks that women use the pill the way he uses his Viagra pill. And, of course, he’s fond of calling the U.S. President Barack Obama the “magic negro.

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Animated Valentine’s Day cards from your favorite Republican misogynists

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Here are some GIFs from your favorite misogynists. Make sure to send them to your Republican female friends!

1. Newt Gingrich: “I’d leave my third wife for you!” The former Speaker of the House, who defends s0-called family values, attacked Bill Clinton over his infidelity, and condemns homosexuality and abortion, had no problem bringing his wife, who was recovering from cancer treatment in the hospital, divorce papers, so he could get married for the third time.

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Leaked Rush Limbaugh Video: The Shocking Truth behind Rush’s Apology to Sandra Fluke

Rush Limbaugh Admits Apology to Sandra Fluke was Fake & Calls himself a Slut! Rush explains he just apologized because the advertisers were pulling out of his show. He’s not really sorry. And he acknowledges that he and the GOP hate women.