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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rush Limbaugh: Stupid and unqualified

Right-wing radio windbag Rush Limbaugh, who wouldn't know fairness if it sat on his lap, is complaining that a new Spanish-language TV ad being run by Barack Obama's campaign takes a Limbaugh quote out of context.

In the ad, being aired in Hispanic-heavy Florida and New Mexico, Limbaugh is quoted, in printed words on the screen, as saying "Mexicans are stupid and unqualified."

Limbaugh, seeking to prove that his meaning had been manipulated, responded on Wednesday by releasing what he said was the full transcript of the comment from which the quote was taken.

He said the entire comment - which he made on his call-in show in 1993, during a discussion of the North American Free Trade Agreement - was this:

"If we are going to start rewarding no-skills and stupid people - I'm serious, let the unskilled jobs, let the kinds of jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do, let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work."

Thanks for clearing that up, Rush.



Blogger Mark said...

As we all know, The Kingston Freeman is a liberal rag.
They have never been bipartisan.

September 20, 2008 at 1:29 PM 

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