As I monitored part of his show I now understand the sarcastic point that he was making.
In my original comments I noted that there was no racial controversy that Mr Steinbrenner had been involved in to justify Limbaughs comments.
Today I learned that his comments were not about Steinbrenner. He was using the "cracker" statements made by the New Black Panther Party to make a point.
Those who content themselves with clips from Media Matters will never get the proper context of the words that this organization finds offensive.
Limbaugh made the case that:
- Blacks can call themselves "Niggers" in the media, commercial music and in public discourse but White folks are not allowed to call each other "Crackers".
- He asked why is it that it is permissible to allow Blacks to use this hateful word but not Whites.
- He asked that the PC police work to enforce such a standard on Blacks that they regularly do upon Whites
- He then called Steinbrenner a "cracker" in order to twist the screws on the "Liberals who are Black" - just as he usually does