Anyone here still have any respect for Rush Limbaugh? This is kind of extreme even for him, mocking women who get raped. He is truly a sick person. Looking back on things now, I can’t believe I ever admired this guy. Man I was young and stupid.
Rush Limbaugh took material for his radio program from “satire” blog Diversity Chronicles, a website with strong undertones of white supremacy and misogyny which Rush described as “a website that does satire on how white men are blamed for everything.”
On the November 25 edition of his show, Limbaugh highlighted a story about a controversial professor who allegedly advised his white, male students to commit suicide. After returning from a commercial break, Rush clarified that the story was a satire piece from the website Diversity Chronicle, a satirical blog which, according to Limbaugh, is “actually pretty funny.” He then began to read from another Diversity Chronicle post mocking the notion of marital rape:
LIMBAUGH: That’s why this outfit called Diversity Chronicle — which is a satire website. They’re actually very funny — That’s why they created the satire about the guy. Because there’s a basis — you know all good comedy has truth in it. That’s what makes great comedy funny, is that there’re elements of truth in it.
For example, this Diversity Chronicle website right now is running a piece, ‘Brave Woman Comes Forward To Denounce Former Husband’s Repeated Rapes.’ ‘After several years of silence a brave and heroic thirty eight year old woman has come forward to denounce her former husband’s repeated rapes over the course of their marriage. Despite her numerous appeals, local law enforcement however refuses to treat her allegations seriously. These sexist, male-chauvinist, largely white male officers actually state that by her own account she was not ‘legally raped.’”
Update 11/26/13 9:00 PM
You know I just forgot, to say this, but I’m wondering if Rush actually doesn’t know that that’s a white supremacist site, or if he knows and just doesn’t care. Wouldn’t be surprised if it was the latter at this point.