By Toby Harnden, UK Daily Telegraph
Which public figure can be quoted as having said something bigoted and disgusting and it doesn’t matter whether he did or not because he might have? Who can Big Media brand a racist without checking the facts? Who has to prove he did not say something racist, rather than the accuser proving he did?
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A pat on the back for anyone who guessed the answer: Rush Limbaugh…From CNN to MSNBC to ABC, it’s been put about that Limbaugh said this:
“I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark. “
It’s also been spread around that he said this, about the death of the man who assassinated Martin Luther King: “You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honour? James Earl Ray. We miss you, James. Godspeed.”