Rush Limbaugh is one of the Left's favorite piñatas.
Commentators like Limbaugh expect to be criticized, but there are limits, such as when the mainstream media, journalists, repeat fabricated quotes, attacking him as a racist.
One fabricated quote attributed to Limbaugh:
You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed.
On his radio program today, Limbaugh addressed the lies.
RUSH LIMBAUGH: When race is brought into it, that you can't let stand. I mean, if you, if people are trying to destroy your reputation and your credibility, your life, and your career by attacking you as a racist, then you have to stand up and, like that.
Now we are in the process behind the scenes working to get apologies and retractions, with the force of legal action, against every journalist who has published these entirely fabricated quotes about me, slavery, and James Earl Ray.
I never said them. We have tracked them. We know where they came from. We don't know the identity, but we know where they came from -- a single blogger who posted the stuff on my Wikipedia page and Wikiquotes, unsourced.
Wikipedia says, 'Well, this is in dispute.'
It's not in dispute. They were never uttered. I never said them. And I've even told reporters I never said them.
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