Interview turns bizarre as Rush Limbaugh asks trans woman how to ‘trick’ men into sex

By David Edwards
Thursday, May 29, 2014 15:51 EDT
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Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh covers his face as an ex-Marine calls him a "Nazi" during a radio segment in 2009. Screenshot via YouTube.
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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh found himself being schooled by a transgender woman on the air on Thursday after he used the term “tranny” to describe her.

In an audio clip obtained by Media Matters, a woman named Tina confronted Limbaugh for linking same-sex marriage rights to the expansion of transgender rights earlier in the show.

But Limbaugh explained that Tina had misunderstood him because he had “been for trannies for a long time.”

“I did hear you using that term,” Tina said. “And a lot of us do find that to be rather offensive because of the way that its been historically used.”

“Oh, I didn’t know that,” Limbaugh replied innocently. “Tranny is offensive?”

The conservative host defended himself by saying that liberal actor Alex Baldwin had once used the term.

“He has made a lot of homophobic comments, and he wrote this big apologia,” Limbaugh explained. “And he used the term tranny as though it were hip, and an inside baseball term that made him cool with the transgender [community].”

Soon after that, the conversation shifted as Limbaugh became curious about how a transgender woman might “trick” a man into having sex.

“Sometimes people have oral sex or anal sex in the dark,” the caller finally pointed out.

“Oh, that’s right!” Limbaugh exclaimed. “I didn’t even think of that! Oh, you’re right. Because everybody — yeah. Aw, gee.”

Listen to the audio below from The Rush Limbaugh Program, May 29, 2014.

David Edwards
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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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