“Now, I am not inspiring or inciting riots. I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming of riots in Denver,” he said mimicking the holiday tune. Mayor John Hickenlooper said, “”Anyone who would call for riots in an American city has clearly lost their bearings.” Jenni Engebretsen, a spokeswoman for the convention, declined to respond to Limbaugh. “I think we’ll pass on this one,” she said. Limbaugh is heard by more than 14 million listeners a week.
Limbaugh’s Denver affiliate, 850 KOA, issued a statement today, saying its marquee talker “was not advocating violence in Denver,” according to the statement listing program director Kris Olinger as the contact.
Who’s surprised by Limbaugh? No one, but these remarks were extra unbelievable. I guess that’s why they call it shock radio. Who are these people who listen to these right wing extremists? Do they have any moral consciousness?
Cooks and Liars has details
This jerk is asking for violence in the streets and the blood to flow. Responding to this lunacy today—Rush Limbaugh had to cut off the phone on caller Lisa after she slammed him over his racist and hateful comments that he made about hoping for “riots” in America.
During today’s show (4/23) Rush made the statement that he is dreaming/hoping for riots after the Dems convention if they choose Hillary over Obama. He even sang his statment to the “I’m Dreaming of a “WHITE” Christmas” tune.
It appears to me that he is hoping African-Americans will revolt if Obama doesn’t win and in his dreams we would riot and wipe each other out so that he can indeed have a “white” Christmas/country.
And he said this also: “Riots in Denver, the Democrat Convention would see to it that we don’t elect Democrats,” Limbaugh said during Wednesday’s radio broadcast. He then went on to say that’s the best thing that could happen to the country.
Here’s the audio of caller Lisa really pouncing on Mr. Viagra: (it’s a rough transcript)
Lisa: You were saying that you were hoping for a White Christmas if the Democrats choose Hillary over Obama and you even kind of sang your statement to the tune of White Christmas or did you mean a white country? What exactly did you mean by that statement yesterday?
Rush: Ho ho ho.
Lisa: Because I feel like all Americans, the American people want is what’s best for this country.
Rush: No, they don’t.
Lisa: Why does this have to be a hate-filled comment from you and other radio hosts?