• November 5, 2009 4:57 pm

    The Right Plays the Race Card

    …police had acted “stupidly” (a comment for which he quickly apologized), Rush Limbaugh declared that Obama was “fanning the flames of race” as “a black president trying to destroy a…

  • June 10, 2010 5:33 pm

    Previewing the Right Wing Playbook on the Kagan Confirmation Hearings

    …Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” or the distribution of the “Federalist Papers.” Others, including Rush Limbaugh, have repeated the same false claims. These false attacks ignore basic facts: The issue in…

  • June 18, 2009 5:10 pm

    Free Speech, Irresponsible Speech, and the Climate of Intolerance in 2009

    …“Where’s the Birth Certificate.” Rush Limbaugh recently joined those falsely claiming that Obama does not have a birth certificate. President Obama as anti-American Sen. James Inhofe recently called President Obama’s…

  • July 28, 2009 5:25 pm

    Themes from the Right — Nomination Day

    …Wright called this statement “her announced bias for certain people.” Focus on the Family said that she “disregards the notion of judicial impartiality.” Rush Limbaugh said she is a “racist”…

  • July 3, 2009 5:18 pm

    Themes from the Right — Day 2

    …should do something quite different. He has said judges should decide cases based on their personal values, or what is in their hearts.” David Limbaugh, (mis)paraphrasing President Obama: “I want…

  • February 1, 2016 9:31 am

    The Anti-Immigrant Lobby: The White Nationalist Roots of the Organizations Fighting Immigration

    …to immigrants.” This assertion was repeated over and over again in the right-wing media, including on Rush Limbaugh’s radio program. Sen. Jeff Sessions, a leading anti-immigration voice in Congress, cited…

  • February 2, 2014 2:33 pm

    Globalizing Homophobia: How the American Right Supports and Defends Russia’s Anti-Gay Crackdown

    …“one of the proudest achievements of my career.” Radio host Rush Limbaugh praised Putin for “putting [his] foot down” against gay peoples’ “full-frontal assault on what has always been considered…

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