Fox News Spoken-Word Artist Hasselbeck Opines: Oprah’s Calling out Republican Racists Could ‘Undermine Racism’

And certainly throwing around racist accusations, calling someone a racist certainly for disagreeing when they are indeed not, would undermine racism when it does occur.

– Fox News word-salad speaker Elisabeth Hasselbeck, reacting to Oprah Winfrey’s criticism of Republican racists in a recent BBC interview.

That’s right.

– Hasselbeck’s co-host Steve Doocy concurs.

On British Television, Oprah Assesses the State of Racism in America’s Republican Party

Republicans do not like Oprah’s assertion that racism won’t end until the current older generation of white bigots, the vast, vast majority of whom are Republicans, dies off. But you’ll notice that the push back from Limbaugh and the rest are mostly personal attacks and criticisms of Oprah and the president, and thin on arguments against the substance of what she said. They can’t refute it, because she is right:


Limbaugh Vents Racism at Oprah – Attributes Her Success Solely to White Guilt

See minute 04:00 for Limbaugh’s quote on Oprah

ESPN Fired Limbaugh in 2003 Because of Similar Racist Comments

Nastiness spews out of Rush Limbaugh like oil gushing out of the hole in the bottom of the Gulf:

[Rush] Limbaugh suggested Tuesday that Winfrey and other African-Americans owe their success to their skin color.

“If Obama weren’t black, he’d be a tour guide in Honolulu or he’d be teaching Saul Alinsky Constitutional law or lecturing on it in Chicago,” Limbaugh announced.

“He wouldn’t have been voted president if he weren’t black. Somebody asked me over the — oh, I need to remember. Somebody asked me over the weekend, why does somebody earn a lot of money, have a lot of money. I said it`s because he’s black,” he continued.

Limbaugh then went on to attack Winfrey. “It was Oprah. No, it can’t be. Yes, it is. There’s a lot of guilt out there. To show we’re not racist, we’ll make this person wealthy and big and famous and so forth,” said Limbaugh.

The paradox here is that, by every metric imaginable, Oprah Winfrey is more talented and successful than Rush Limbaugh will ever be.

Unlike Oprah, who earned her success by having a broad appeal and the substance to back it up, Limbaugh has a very limited appeal. As was noted here last year, “the average age of right-wing radio listeners is 67. It’s also truly not shocking that this demographic is also predominantly male. According to a Pew study in February, 72 percent of Limbaugh’s elderly listeners are men…”