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The Trouble with Facts


Washington Post sports columnist Michael Wilbon:

I don’t listen to his show because his comments about people of color anger and offend me, and I’m not easily offended. I’m not going to try and give specific examples of things he has said over the years; I screwed up already doing that, repeating a quote attributed to Limbaugh (about slavery) that he has told me he simply did not say and does not reflect his feelings. I take him at his word.

So, since the only example that Wilbon could come up with to justify his accusation that Limbaugh is a racist turned out to be false, he decided just to give up on the idea of backing up the accusation at all.

But wait! Wilbon still tries to come up with examples even though he told us he wouldn’t. Wilbon’s column continues:

But Limbaugh has [a] long history of the same insults and race baiting, to the point of declaring he hoped the president of the United States, a black man, fails. I never understood why someone with Limbaugh’s gift for communication was so nasty and, in my opinion, gave cover to bigots everywhere under the guise of conservatism. Clearly, I’m not alone.

Wilbon believes that Limbaugh is rooting against Obama because he’s black. But Wilbon doesn’t take offense easily. Just ask him.