That’s Not Wanda Sykes; That’s Rush Limbaugh!

Adam Serwer at Tapped:

Wanda Sykes‘ comedy routine at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner was really offensive. In it, Sykes suggested that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is supported by Hamas, and that Islamists are “constantly issuing Limbaugh talking points.” She joked about terrorists supporting conservatives in general, suggesting that recent violent events in Iraq are attempts by terrorists to swing the upcoming midterm elections in favor of Republicans.

Then she got really personal. She joked that Limbaugh was a racist who doesn’t want black people to “escap[e] the underclass.” She accused him of being responsible for killing “a million babies a year,” and aired her friend’s theory that Limbaugh himself was a terrorist attack,” a followup to 9/11. She also, most disgustingly, said that if conservatives kept apologizing to Limbaugh, they’d eventually contract “anal poisoning.” She wondered when Republicans would finally stop “bending over and grabbing their ankles” for Limbaugh, and finally concluded that Limbaugh was just a “bad guy.”

Oh wait. Wanda Sykes didn’t say any of these things. These are things Rush Limbaugh has said about Obama or other Democrats in the past year, the kind of statements few reporters found offensive enough to write about, despite the fact that most of them were said with the utmost seriousness. And while Sykes is a mere comedian whose influence on the Democratic Party is negligible, Limbaugh’s influence in the party is so great that Republican leaders can’t even criticize him without having to issue apologies after the fact.

24 Responses to “That’s Not Wanda Sykes; That’s Rush Limbaugh!”

  1. Brian says:

    Wanda Sykes is despicable and should be censored from all upcoming comedy shows and appearances. If she had said those things about a private citizen and not a media celeb there would probabaly grounds for a defamation law suit . I really hope that this has serious repurcussions to her mediocre career and she finds herself at a soup kitchen waiting for her next meal.

  2. Wanda Sykes , said it herself. probably a Freudian slip, because the Democratic Party has hijacked the Country after robbing the banks and secding this Country into adebt oblivian. Wanda said using “approving torture is like robbing banks to pay the bills”. But that is what the left wing terrorist Democrats have done to this Country. They are enslaving the working man to pay the bills of all the people who are not working , dont want any work, just give them the money, by higher taxes.

  3. R U Serious? says:

    What about Kathy Griffin and Lisa Lampanelli? Both are very controversial comics who say what’s on their mind as well. Wanda is a talented comedienne not a reporter or a politician. She did what she’s been doing for the past 15 years…tell jokes and make people laugh. If the WHCA wanted serious commentary they would have chosen someone else. Overall I think this is being blown way out of proportion. It’s comedy!!!!!!!!!

  4. matttbastard says:

    “Mooooom!!1 Wanda’s bein’ MEAN TO RUSH!!11”

    FFS. Should we start handing out smelling salts, or fainting couch coupons?

  5. joan hagburg says:

    Rush Limbaugh has said the rudest, meanest things ever spoken by any human on earth. He says things like this daily and his fans take it as gospel. He is a swill spewing fatso who makes money with his daily rant. Condeming the 9/11 widows, making fun of Michael J. Fox , calling Obama a terrorist and an illegal immigrent. He should lose a kidney from all that oxicontin. The world would be a better place without his voice.

  6. Debra Wass says:

    Talk about a racist bigit she is about the bigest one ive seen since jesse jackson and rev al sharpton how sad this world really is to wish somone dead i will never watch this lady again NEVER she isn’t as funny as she thinks she is

  7. Caig Norman says:

    Mr Limbaugh has caused inconvenience to so many people in the name of being
    conservative. By whatever name, jokes or staight talk, he deserves some inconvenience.
    These “jokes” or “jibes” are essential at this time. Rush Limbaugh has been opening
    his big mouth and saying many nasty things recently. Rush Limbaugh has been as
    terrorist to all black people. Look at the list of ten of his nasty statements here.
    ( Wanda Sykes did
    not to say “die”. She says wishing your governmnent to fail makes you sound like an
    enemy from within. Rush Limbaugh has not known failure so wanda wants him to taste
    what failure feels like. I would say to Wanda “I wish Rush Limbaugh kidney fails,
    Wanda, as he wishes failure for other people. You said what we all wanted to say”. In
    the end, this is a caution or rebuke to Rush Limbaugh not to wish others failure. A
    man whose kidney fails is not dead. He can live on support system. Kidney failure is
    not deadness. It’s wrong medicine to say kidney failure is deadness. Those WHO SAY SO

  8. Kathy says:

    Bryan, look yourself up in the dictionary. You’ll find yourself listed under “hypocrite.”

    By the way, count your blessings. At least Wanda Sykes did not say that George W. Bush simultaneously cut taxes and invaded two countries because he secretly wanted to destroy the economy. Also, she didn’t say that she’d rather have Colin Powell as the face of the Republican Party than Rush Limbaugh. That would have been an unforgivable insult. Only think how much more upset you would have been if she had said that.

  9. Brian says:

    Oh brother… revealed your true self when you spouted that bile about president Bush setting out to destroy the american economy. And please spell my name right…. Look up yourself in webster’s under sycophant. Your wonderful Obama has spent more taxpayer money in the first 3 months than any other Pres EVER and what have we gained….stimulus going not where it’s really needed….to banks that still refuse to lend…auto makers that are going bankrupt anyway after 80 billion dollars and ready and willing to move more production out of the US thus sending the unemployment rate even higher…a spending bill that has over 9000 earmarks. Obama is doing more harm to the economy than Bush ever thought of doing…the really sad thing is that if he isn’t checked then it’s not us that will really suffer but our children and grandchildren.
    And to Caig Norman…you are dead wrong..kidney failure can and does kill people every year so get your facts straight.

  10. Kathy says:

    …you revealed your true self when you spouted that bile about president Bush setting out to destroy the american economy.

    No, Brian, you’re mixed up. Nobody said Pres. Bush set out to destroy the American economy. Rush Limbaugh said that about Obama. Obama has a secret plot to destroy the economy. He is intentionally, deliberately involved in a conspiracy to destroy the U.S. economy. This is the President of the United States we’re talking about. He is charging the president with treason. But that’s fine, because he’s Rush Limbaugh.

    I will repeat: Limbaugh did NOT say Obama was doing harm to the economy. That would have been acceptable disagreement, even if untrue. Limbaugh said that Obama was plotting to destroy the economy. But that’s no problem, because, unlike Wanda Sykes, Limbaugh did not say what he said jokingly. He was dead serious. It would have been much worse if he had been doing a comedy routine. But he only meant every word he said, so that’s okay.

  11. tas says:

    I shied away from comments for a few days to see if the rampant troll idiocy would simmer down. Unfortunately, my plan failed.

    How come all of our trolls lately have names that start with “B”? Is it because they are brainless, boring, or just plain boobs?

  12. Kathy says:

    Or maybe to remind us of Bush?

  13. Brian says:

    Tas you just revealed yourself as a Class A troll by even commenting..and making that asinine statement …. nuff said. But like everything else a liberal does…you can troll and it’s not really trolling but if a conservative makes a statement it is trolling and wrong…LOL bu bye now..

  14. Booogie-Mann says:

    Per usual you guys misquote Limbaugh. Make him out to be something he’s not. Limbaugh is far more intelligent and insightful than Liberal Commentators, hence 20+ years and a 20 million person audience,

    Per usual you ignore Sykes …. rather than honestly evaluate what she said … try to draw comparisons to Bush and Limbaugh.

    After watching the WHCD, I have to admit there were some funny parts (Obama referring to Boehner’s tan) … but there were plenty of bombs too. Both Obama and Sykes dropped some low, offensive bombs, the Audience reaction was obvious, the same as mine.

    Overall these Dinners are a big kiss-ass with the media. Probably doesn’t serve the Presidency nor the public any good as a whole anymore.

  15. Booogie-Mann says:

    Nice misquotes by Adam Sewer …. I agree with all that Limbaugh said, Sewer boy didn’t include any context and tries to diminish Sykes offensiveness by misquoting Limbaugh. I doubt Sewer listens to Limbaugh’s show, he just copied and pasted these misquotes from some Lefty Hate site like this one.

    Clean up your side (Sykes) ……… !!

  16. tas says:

    Tas you just revealed yourself as a Class A troll by even commenting..and making that asinine statement …. nuff said.

    You know, it’s incredibly tough to “troll” a blog that you write for. But keep being stupid, it’s not my brain that hurts.

  17. tas says:

    Clean up your side (Sykes) ……… !!

    Oh, and Rush Limbaugh is such an angel. Let’s us count the ways…

    “Limbaugh imitated on the “DittoCam” (the webcam for website subscribers to see him on the air) the physical symptoms of actor Michael J. Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease.”

    “Limbaugh then later played a song by Paul Shanklin, “Barack the Magic Negro,” sung to the tune of “Puff the Magic Dragon”. (Think Sykes might have been offended by that one?)

    “For a time, Dionne Warwick’s song “I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again” preceded reports about people with AIDS.”

    “For two weeks in 1989, on his Sacramento radio show, Limbaugh performed “caller abortions” where he would end a call suddenly to the sounds of a vacuum cleaner and a scream.”

    Oh, let’s not forget the fact that he’s a fucking drug addict.

    When you ensure that Rush Limbaugh — possibly the most popular AM talk show host of all time with millions of listeners — is not a leader of the Republican party, then we’ll discuss whether or not a failed sitcom actor tells jokes that are offensive enough to prompt the fake sanctimonious BS that comes from your side anytime we dare as much as breathe.

    Until then, go fuck yourself.

  18. Brian says:

    Ooooo…resort to profanity…indicative of a small mind.

  19. Brian says:

    You’re actually a contributor to this blog? Sure does lend credibility…NOT..or rather shows the real worth of this blog…ZERO.

  20. tas says:

    Hey Brian, if you don’t appreciate us then make sure to not swing by here anymore. Nobody will miss you, jackass.

  21. Brian says:

    Don’t worry..this is the last. You libs can live in your delusional pot induced fantasy that you are somehow relevent to society. LOL LOL LOL LOL

  22. tas says:

    Because we all know being a moronic blog troll is the most important undertaking anyone can endure for the betterment of society.

    Adios, fuckface.

  23. Matt Thomas says:

    Wanda Sykes…
    Apparently I have deprived myself of such witty people like Sykes for I never heard of her until this imbroglio over her Limbaugh comments at the White House Corresponents Dinner.
    Two thoughts:
    (1) Both herself and Rush Limbaugh are offensive, disgusting and mean-spirited shits who are best ignored by all decent people.
    (2) This self-serving exclusive club of White House correspondents is (with very few exceptions) a pack of snobbish third-rate no talent so-called journalists who are out of touch with anyone not in possession of their PC handbook.
    As reporters, they are not only generally inept, but much too lazy to pursue serious investigative journalism. Thus, most of them have long served as no more than lapdogs for D.C. politicians…always eager to accept self-serving PR hand-outs in lue of any geniune news gathering.
    When Thomas Jefferson made his comment about a free press being of more vital importance than the government itself, he sure as hell did not have such bums as these in mind.

  24. Tim says:

    Hello all…

    I have read all your comments….some mature and intelligent…others not, but it was actually a link offered by one of you that shocked me the most and prompted this post.

    It was yours Mr. Caig Norman.

    Although I frequently listen to Rush (but prefer Glenn Beck), I gave you the benefit of the doubt (proven by my visiting this site…I consider everyones opinions) and actually looked at your link to the “Top 10 Racist Limbaugh Quotes” made by Rush. It was not the comments he supposedly made, nor the fact that most were saracsm, abridged and taken out of context that truly horrified me. What absolutely floored me is the websites existence itself!

    “NewsOne…for Black America – a part of”! Are you kidding me? How can you even give credibility to a site such as that? How about one called “NewsOne…for White Americans”? Can you imagine the backlash and outrage? BET : Black Entertainment Television. Can you imagine WET : White Entertainment Television? I am white and many of my best friends are black. Why am I incessantly villified by many black organizations? Why are many calling for reparations for something that happened before I was even born and for which I am in no way responsible? Of course slavery happened, but it is not something blacks get to hold over future generations to justify special treatment or conditions. Websites and organizations such as this are not condusive to us growing strong as a nation….they are divisive!

    It is time for the separatism, division and racism by individuals and organizations in this country to end. I don’t care if you are black, white, purple, grey or yellow……we all bleed red and I evaluate others by their actions, not their race, size, color, theology or political affiliation! We are all Americans…period. Remember “ONE nation, under God..”? We are all EQUAL in the eyes of God and our Founding Fathers knew this and incorporated it into our foundation.

    I don’t call myself a “Scotch American” because I am Scotch. Titles such as Italian American, African American, Cuban American, German American etc. etc. do NOTHING but further divide us and separate us socially and ideologically. As for me and mine….we are Americans….period.
    Be unique……not separate! God Bless you all and God Bless America!
    Tim Mullins

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