Rush Limbaugh was first catapulted to national fame and fortune by using a sinister, cynical but effective technique: race-baiting and demagoguery while simultaneously criticizing the likes or Rev. Jesse Jackson, Min. Louis Farrakhan and Rev. Al Sharpton for allegedly doing the same thing from the other end of the racial spectrum.
The pill-popping redneck, sexist and homophobe Limbaugh routinely excites his fan base through unscrupulously race peddling, which he quickly learned also elicited attention from Limbaugh’s opponents as well. Outraged, his opponents declare that he is racist, or sexist, or homophobic — charges that prompt conservatives to rally around him, insisting that their favorite radio host isn’t a bigot, just another victim of political correctness. Or they and Limbaugh will burp out the sorry excuse that he is just an entertainer.
He has flagrantly violated decades-old taboos that are clearly odious and injurious, and for a distinct reason. At his very worst, it is beside the point to adjudicate whether Limbaugh is guilty of prejudice, because he guilty of something much worse: exploiting the racial anxieties of Americans for profit. He deliberately provokes racial controversy and then walks away and watch the fallout from the scattered debris.
Limbaugh does it again when he uttered the N-word on national radio after he watched the infamous Trayvon Martin witness, Rachel Jeantel, well … said on CNN that it’s okay for anyone to use the slang usage of the N-word, “n*gga.”
Take a listen to his dastardly justification for uttering the racial epithet followed by another example of Limbaugh purposely ratcheting up racial animus for his own self gratification.