Limbaugh slams Sirota

Rush responded to Sirota's piece called “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American"

By Jillian Rayfield
Published April 17, 2013 7:22PM (EDT)

On his radio show Tuesday, Rush Limbaugh responded to David Sirota's Salon piece, called “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American."

"In a nutshell, the author claims that if the bomber or bombers turn out to be anything but white Americans, it will set back the cause of liberalism," Limbaugh said. "That is, it will set back amnesty. It will set back gun control -- about which I should note there's a vote on the gun control bill at four o'clock this afternoon."

Limbaugh continued:

And, by the way, what is really... It is. It's hilarious. Here's this guy; he's a liberal. He's wringing his hands. He's all worried about increased surveillance. He's all worried about the erosion of civil liberties, and who is it that's out there demanding more cameras today? Who is it that's saying cities need more cameras to be able to spy on more people and their activities? It's Mayor Doomberg, is it not?

I'm sure every other liberal Democrat politician agrees, and yet these liberal writers at these websites are convinced that it's still George W. Bush that wants to encroach on their civil liberties and spy on 'em. So stop and think. By the way, this guy, Sirota? He's not a lone wolf. I guarantee you that his piece here represents the thinking of about 110% of the American left. "Oh, my God, if it's anything but a white guy, oh, are we in trouble!"

Read the full transcript here.


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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