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Saturday 23 January 2010

Intolerance Redux – Follow-Up

Many thanks to Sunny Hundal at Liberal Conspiracy, who has referenced my previous post on the behaviour of the consistently unpleasant Rush Limbaugh. As the title suggests, this story is continuing to run: as being Rush Limbaugh means never having to say you’re sorry, he’s come out fighting.

The Anti Defamation League (ADL), whose website displays the strapline “To stop the defamation of the Jewish people ... to secure justice and fair treatment for all”, has been unequivocal in its denunciation of Limbaugh stating “ ... guess who Obama's assaulting? He's assaulting bankers. He's assaulting money people. And a lot of those people on Wall Street are Jewish. So I wonder if there’s starting to be some buyer’s remorse there”.

ADL National Director Abraham Foxton has now found himself in the firing line, as Limbaugh has tried to justify his remarks by saying that he’s going after “Jew-haters”, who he predictably claims are “in the Obama administration or in his circle of friends”. His clinching argument is that one of his closest friends is Mark Levin.

In other words, Limbaugh justifies his behaviour by telling that some of his best friends are Jewish.

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