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Who Was the Source of the Rush Limbaugh Quotes?

Filed under: Obama,Politics,Sports — DRJ @ 8:36 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Intrepid bloggers and journalists want to know:

“Thanks to an intrepid blogger with the tag Trapdoc posting a letter to Mark Steyn, the search for the Wikipedia Libelist responsible for damaging posts to the Rush Limbaugh account apparently has been narrowed to the IP address of a New York City law firm.”

Read the whole thing, especially the updates.

H/T scrapiron.


UPDATE — Limbaugh speaks:

“These intimidation tactics are working and spreading, and they are a cancer on our society.”

36 Responses to “Who Was the Source of the Rush Limbaugh Quotes?”

  1. I updated the post with a link to a WSJ op-ed by Rush Limbaugh.

    DRJ (7fbae6)

  2. They’re gonna be hard to trace, as they’ve been floating around longer than many realize.

    If you want to help, Patterico,I believe I personally first heard them linked by some troll on this very sight. Can’t remember when, but it was earlier this year at least 3 months ago. Look for posts in which you criticised some racial comment from a lib/leftie/”progressive”.

    Sean P (50f5d9)

  3. This kind of crap is eventually going to make me start believing in conspiracy theories. Fake quotes get airplay for longer than real racist/idiotic statements by the VEEP get. The Republicans are believing that conservatives are radioactive because they believe the crap on the news. If the Republicans DON’T embrace the conservatives, how exactly do they differentiate themselves from the Democrats? I just can’t figure it out.

    I will tell you this, though. I’m proud to be a conservative, and I’m tired of the false stereotypes being spread about conservatives.

    SomeOtherSteve (238ed0)

  4. Fun fact. Richard Parson’s wife is named Laura Bush. That’s funny cause George W. Bush’s wife was also named Laura Bush. Except Richard cheated on his Laura Bush to where he made a baby with a hoochie half his age. He’s kind of a slut.

    oh. that’s one of those pages where you have to skip an ad to see it I think.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    happyfeet (f62c43)

  5. “…and I never said, ‘MMMmmm, you dirty rat!” — James Cagney, conservative, source,- AFI, 1974

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  6. DCSCA with yet another non sequitur…

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  7. Wikapedia is used by people to damage their enemies. I have heard that defense attorneys also plant erroneous stuff in Wikapedia and use it in cross-examination against experts called by the prosecution.

    Alta Bob (e8af2b)

  8. “Yet another”? Has he ever uttered anything else?

    Oh yeah; ad hominem attacks.

    Icy Texan (6fdd44)

  9. This is, of course, not surprising. Years ago the left starting talking about how President Bush had “led us into the war” without ever proving that he lied. They just make stuff up all of the time.

    tyree (bf0ee2)

  10. That a law firm with such close ties to Barcky appears to be involved is not the least bit surprising. The only surprise is that they left such obvious footprints.

    JD (85cf0b)

  11. Wikipedia is unreliable on a number of topics, foremost being global warming where an editor deletes anything that doesn’t follow the party line. This sort of manipulation is why it may eventually lose any credibility. There are people who want to try to prevent this but the left is very good at manipulating public sites like this. Google searches have been manipulated so I don’t use Google for political topics.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  12. Heavensent, I am far more worried about Turkey than Iraq.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  13. Mike,

    Read that too with my morning joe.

    Funny, but for every hysterical over reaction by the Press during the GWB times, you get equally mute response now.

    I consider myself a cynical dude but what I have seen in the last year leaves me as angry as ever.

    The Press is willfully lying and covering up for the Party they love while bending like pretzels to condemn the one they don’t. Concern for the truth has evaporated.

    Turkey doing military exercises with Syria and no worries about how Obama’s FP is turning everything on its head nor the unintended consequences.

    Another funny issue is how little concern our Left Media has over the blantantly racist concerns Europeans have had over letting Turkey into the EU.

    Mind, I add you, I could care less if the EU decides to keep Turkey out b/c they don’t want more Muslims free to wander in Western and Central Europe, but our Press seems to glorify those decisions on the grounds of economic concerns while raping Conservatives over illegal immigration.

    All these Media and Liberal Arts Elites (The Mediocre Elite) really need to start taking some critical thinking classes and some of those “ethics” course they made me take in grad school. …… you know us MBA guys need to take these credits b/c we are such animals while the Lawyers and English majors are sweet dolls who inherently are honest and reflective thinkers.

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  14. There’s a certain circularity, BP is Anglo Persian
    Oil, from the first find in 1905 at Bandar Abbas. Rumaila was that disputed field on the Kuwaiti border, which some say triggered the invasion of Kuwait.

    bishop (996c34)

  15. Considering the law firm represents some sports interests, I’d wonder what stake they or their clients would have in the ownership of the Rams.

    Doesn’t Rush say enough provocative stuff without anyone having to make up quotes?

    KateC (4d7c94)

  16. I saw a Newsbusters article this morning re: co-owners of the Miami Dolphins and their racist comments/songs, etc. But I guess it’s ok to be racist if you are a minority. Hmmmm

    Happyfeet … You find all the good, juicy gossip.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  17. The Press is willfully lying and covering up for the Party they love while bending like pretzels to condemn the one they don’t. Concern for the truth has evaporated.

    They are willing to use forged documents .

    Michael Ejercito (6a1582)

  18. I hope Rush sues them. But hey, the media will still ignore the law firm’s misdeeds–they’re on the same side.

    Patricia (c95a48)

  19. These are scary times indeed to be a “famous” conservative.

    As Miss California learned when she dared to respond to a request for her opinion by actually giving it, the media won’t simply disagree with you – they will attempt to destroy you.

    Quite obviously, the media’s treatment of Limbaugh, Miss California, and anybody else who publicly expresses a “conservative” thought is proof positive that their goal is to completely silence the opposition.

    And to think that the libs were always complaining about the various and sundry “rights” they had lost under President Bush.

    Bubba Maximus (456175)

  20. RL is a big boy with a big mouth and a big audience. He has the liberal media’s number, and has again exposed them.
    This whole thing is a win already.

    Andrew (92ffbe)

  21. It is always nice when andrews are not idiots. And Steves.

    JD (e58a23)

  22. Distressing in the extreme. The likely source is not some idiot kos kiddie, but a corrupt attorney with ties to the administration and/or parties with a stake in the team business. It’s lower than low. An unbearable, disgusting example of the putrefaction of virtue in Obama’s America.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  23. I sincerely hope that Rush sues just so he may open up through the discovery process this cess-pool that needs to be cleaned.
    One would hope that the one or two attorney’s in NYC that possess what passes for actual ethics would be making inquiries at the BAR about what is going on at this “law firm”.

    AD - RtR/OS! (bb3066)

  24. Can’t remember where I saw it but Rahm Emanuel was drunk as a dog and said that of all the characters he’s seen, Obama most resembled Pinocchio, only that it was Obama’s ears that got bigger every time he lied. They call him President Dumbo behind his back. Emanuel also said it was clear, Ronald Reagan was the greatest President the USA ever had because he defeated the USSR, was honest, and a real American patriot. Not like some Nobel Prize winning pretenders, if you get my drift.

    Emanuel went on to admit FDR was a useful idiot who’s Shady Deal didn’t have a Constitutional leg to stand on, that Jessie Jackson hates Jews, and that Jessie Jr got caught like a rat in a trap trying to bribe Blogo, which is about as tough as getting wet in a swimming pool.

    He then opined that Barney Frank was so old and ugly that even Larry Craig wouldn’t respond to his toilet-seat tap-dance, ACORN stuffs ballot boxes, the New Black Panthers are racist goons who specialize in attacking white senior citizens, and that you could no more find justice at the DOJ than you could find a journalist at the NY Times.

    Emanuel cut the interview short, he needed to sober up because he was going to apply for a home loan from Crappywide Mortgage. Chris Dodd told him he could get a sweetheart deal if he mentioned he knew where Vince Foster’s files were kept.

    You know, I’m not entirely sure I actually saw the interview or if someone just told me about it. It’s also possible I dreamed it, or my father dreamed it, or I made it up.

    ropelight (d9d0b1)

  25. You’re quoting Wiki, right?

    AD - RtR/OS! (bb3066)

  26. Limbaugh: “The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons”
    Documented with a screen capture of the transcript
    Limbaugh: “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back!”
    He’s admitted that one.

    The most extreme quotes aren’t sourced, the merely racist one are.

    bored again (d80b5a)

  27. bored again, why are either of those two comments offensive, and how to do you know that Rush actually admitted saying them. Both snopes and mediamatters have an axe to grind, as you know.

    Personally, I think NFL games often do look like a bunch of thugs. It’s sad how low the NFL sets the moral bar, unless of course it’s trying to protect Obama from critics.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  28. Ya know, Bloods and Crips are not entirely black. But don’t let that fact stop you from being an idiot.

    Ya know, “barbarians” with bones in their noses are not always black people. But don’t let that fact stop you from being an idiot.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  29. Dustin, Rush actually did say those things. But, of course, there is a missing context. As usual.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  30. And, like I said before, “media matters” and “Bill Clinton is relevant” are equally truthful. Since neither are truthful at all, both are equally truthful.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  31. Bored, were you born an idiot or did someone drop you on your head ? The bloods and crips comment referred to thuggish behavior in a game.

    MIke K (2cf494)

  32. I think Bored might be that baby that a friend of mine remembered dropping as he delivered it at Charity Hospital back in the 50s. He said, “Oops. There goes another Democrat !”

    Bored, were you born at Charity ? I could come up with an estimated date, if that would help.

    MIke K (2cf494)

  33. Heh, way back when, in the 60s, my father slipped on some ice and accidentally threw my infant brother head-first into a snow drift. Wonder if that made a difference.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  34. On behalf of thugs everywhere, I protest strongly the equating of the NFL to thugs. Thugs have more class, and more excuse for the things they do, than the spoilt, semi-civilized creatures that go to make up the NFL.

    technomad (eefe5a)

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