Joan Walsh: Limbaugh called me a ‘magic honky’

By David Edwards
Thursday, July 30, 2009 15:13 EDT
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Joan Walsh told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that conservative pundits like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh were projecting when they called President Barack Obama a racist. Apparently upset by Walsh’s remarks, Rush Limbaugh called Walsh a “magic honky” Thursday.

WALSH: I mean, I wrote about this today, Chris, and I see it with both Glenn Beck and with Rush Limbaugh. There‘s a clear case of projection here, where these guys with really suspect racial feelings and perceptions are projecting their own hate and their own divisiveness onto a president who, as you said, had a white mother, was raised by white grandparents, and there‘s absolutely no evidence at all that he anything but loves white people.

“What we see is people occasionally will — Michael Steele again, will stand up to Limbaugh and he smacks them down and then they run cowering into the corner crying like little puppies,” Walsh told MSNBC’s Tamron Hall and Donny Deutsch.

This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast July 30, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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