Limbaugh's sexism backfires spectacularly

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Rush Limbaugh's storied history of sexism took a strange turn on his radio show today. Rush, who regularly refers to feminists as "feminazis" and female news anchors as "infobabes," tore into "stupid babe" Sasha Abramsky of Salon.com for penning an article about President Obama that Rush did not like.

One problem. As is clear from Abramsky's personal website, Abramsky is a man:

This calls to mind the time that Limbaugh invented a "racial component" in the Ohio Senate race in 2006. Limbaugh tried to explain Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett's decision to drop out of the Democratic primary that year by telling his listeners, "And don't forget, Sherrod Brown is black. There's a racial component here, too. And now, the newspaper that I'm reading all this from is The New York Times, and they, of course, don't mention that."

Sherrod Brown is white. Rush eventually got around to noting his mistake about Brown later in the broadcast.

Posted In
Diversity & Discrimination, Gender
Network/Outlet
Premiere Radio Networks
Person
Rush Limbaugh
Show/Publication
The Rush Limbaugh Show
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