A formal retraction and apology (Rush Limbaugh)

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    Okay, I'm going to have to retract my comments regarding {Rush Limbaugh}, save for the ones about him generally being an arrogant ass (not in of itself a problem), pending confirmation of words attributed to him and/or listening for a bit again and giving Rush a second chance.

    I will post again if I am able to confirm the words attributed to mister Limbaugh or otherwise hear him say things to confirm the opinion I have held (which now appears to be unfairly held and possible influenced by media spin by his opponents).

    I apologize to mister Limbaugh for my earlier comments and and any unfair characterizations I might have forwarded.
     
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    Ok, so what are these words that are turning your world upside down?
     
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    :eusa_eh:

    oh, someone recently asked why I've always considered Limbaugh an arrogant, sexist, racist ass. When i went to find specific example of his word- I found that none of them are ever cited and noone seems to have audio or video of the alleged remarks (making the 'quotes' meaningless attributions until actually sourced). So, since supporting evidence appears lacking, I have no choice but retract my comments regarding Mr. Limbaugh and consider the possibility that I have been misled by spin and hype, pending reliable sources of commentary or remarks made by Mr Limbaugh to support the charges against his character.
     
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    Sounds reasonable to me.
     
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    If only everyone was able to take a long hard look in the mirror and reflect on their beliefs.

    I'm proud to know you and consider making this a class - call it self reflection, the dying fad of polarized America.
     
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    You can say that Limbaugh is fat and talks too much. There is a lot of proof of that.
     
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    Yeah, but to condemn him for being an overweight loudmouth with no sense of tact would be a tad hypocritical :doubt:

    Speaking of which, that dumbbell is still sitting on the floor next to me... I really should get around to that, since 'today' ends in half an hour :doubt:
     
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    Satire:

    1 : a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn

    2 : trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly
     
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    Good satire is hard to find, nowadays
     
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    Colbert and Dennis Miller are both around - they're not too bad.
     

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