Limbaugh's Snipe Targets Obama

I wanted to make sure you saw this story from Saturday’s Chicago Tribune regarding nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh’s continued airing of the racist parody song, “Barack the Magic Negro.”  Media Matters first posted an item about the song and Limbaugh’s use of the term on March 20. If you have any questions or need further information please feel free to contact me at your convenience.  Here are some links to our previous work on Limbaugh followed by the story from Saturday’s ChicagoTribune:

Latching onto L.A. Times op-ed,Limbaugh sings "Barack, The Magic Negro"
http://mediamatters.org/items/200703200012

Limbaugh:"[M]inorities never do anything for which they have to apologize"
http://mediamatters.org/items/200704130014

Limbaugh:"Could we not say that if Obama wins ... he will own Al Sharpton?"
http://mediamatters.org/items/200703050002

Limbaugh:"The government's been taking care of [young blacks] their whole lives"
http://mediamatters.org/items/200702060001

Limbaughon Obama: "Halfrican American"
http://mediamatters.org/items/200701240010

Limbaugh called "Barack Hussein Obama" a "half-minority"
http://mediamatters.org/items/200701170010

Limbaugh claimed "[t]here can only be one reason" http://mediamatters.org/items/200609300001

Limbaugh invented "racial component" to Hackett's decision to withdraw from Ohio primary race
http://mediamatters.org/items/200602160001

Criticizing Sen. Obama, Limbaugh called him "Obama Osama"
http://mediamatters.org/items/200507120008

Media Matters for America

"Obama parody draws fire" by Christi Parsons of The Chicago Tribune