Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Matt Taibbi on Rush's "Massa" Moment

So El Rushbo used the term "Massa" when discussing NY Gov. David Patterson and whether he would appoint his replacement. Big surprise.

LIMBAUGH: Are you sure that Paterson appoints or is there a special election?

CALLER: I am reasonably sure that Paterson will be appointing the replacement, assuming that he, you know, doesn’t resign in the next 60 or 90 days.

LIMBAUGH: Let’s assume you’re right. So, David Paterson will become the massa…


LIMBAUGH: …who gets to appoint whoever gets to take Massa’s place. So, for the first time in his life, Paterson’s gonna be a massa. Interesting, interesting.

Taibbi speaks for many of us in his response, and I'm especially pleased by this particular passage:

It’s not so much that Rush made a racist joke. Nor does it even bother me that the whole premise of the discussion was incorrect — Paterson doesn’t get to appoint a replacement.  It’s more that Rush is such an intellectually lazy piece of shit who’s been on dumbly racist autopilot for so long that he literally can’t avoid making a dumb, unfunny black-baiting joke when the opportunity is shoved in front of his face. The minute the conversation switched to a discussion of the black governor Paterson and a guy named “Massa,” who among us didn’t think that Rush was going to go there?

Fuck you, Rush. Fuck your listeners, too.

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