On Friday, writer and comedian John Fugelsang went on an epic Twitter tirade in which he posted quote after racist quote from conservative entertainer and AM talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh.
Earlier in the day, Fugelsang joked about Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation by predicting Limbaugh's reaction to the news.
Eric Holder resigns; or as Rush Limbaugh puts it, 'black guy doesn't want to work.'— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1411740255.0
This put Limbaugh fans up in arms.
Twitchy.com users said -- of course -- that Rush Limbaugh isn't racist. It's liberals like Fugelsang who are the real racists.
John Fugelsang's secret to getting away with racism? Project onto Rush Limbaugh! http://t.co/AKsBuO8xSw— Twitchy Team (@Twitchy Team) 1411754386.0
Other conservatives on Twitter responded in kind.
This is @JohnFugelsang's way of saying something racist: pretending a conservative with an audience said it. https://t.co/sPRmXlyoaO— Area Man (@Area Man) 1411740557.0
So Fugelsang spent the afternoon tweeting out a series of Limbaugh quotes that amount to a kind of "greatest hits" of the multimillionaire radio personality's most outrageously racist statements.
I told a joke abt Limbaugh; was subsequently accused of lying & fabricating a Rush quote. So I shared some actual Rush quotes.— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1411750671.0
"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?" - Rush Limbaugh— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1411745469.0
"The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.” - Rush Limbaugh— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1411745493.0
“The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.”- Rush Limbaugh— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1411745517.0
“They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?” - Rush Limbaugh— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1411745536.0
[To an African American female caller]: “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.” - Rush Limbaugh— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1411745559.0
Limbaugh's scorn isn't just reserved for black Americans. In his long and extensive career attacking traditionally Democratic constituencies, Limbaugh has lashed out at Latinos and other nonwhites.
“Let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do — let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work.” -Rush Limbaugh— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1411746420.0
"Holocaust?" Ninety million Indians? Only four million left? They all have casinos -- what's to complain about?" - Rush Limbaugh— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1411756233.0
At press time, Fugelsang was still finding more quotes from the biggest name in conservative radio and posting them on Twitter.