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Rush Limbaugh: ’12 Years A Slave’ only won an Oscar because slave is a ‘magic word’

By David Edwards
Monday, March 3, 2014 15:34 EDT
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Rush Limbaugh in 2010 (AFP)
 
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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday said that the reason that the film “12 Years A Slave” won best picture was because “it had the magic word in the title: slave.”

On his Monday radio show following Sunday night’s 86th Academy Awards, Limbaugh said that the entire night had been “entirely” political.

“It always is, everything to the left is political,” the host opined. “There was no demonstrable political preaching from anybody.”

He noted that Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres had joked that “you’re all racists” if “12 Years A Slave” did not win best picture.

“All good comedy must be rooted in truth,” Limbaugh quipped. “There’s no way that movie was not going to win! If it was the only thing that movie won, it was going to win best picture. There was no way. It didn’t matter if it was good or bad — I haven’t seen it — it was going to win.”

“It had the magic word in the title: slave.”

Listen to the audio below from the Rush Limbaugh Program, broadcast March 3, 2014.

(h/t: Media Matters)

[Photo credit: AFP]

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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