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Rush misquoted to satisfy right’s agenda

A recent letter to The Union questioned the accuracy of Rush Limbaugh’s admonishment not to “kill all the liberals.” If the writer did not hear this on Limbaugh’s radio show (whose ratings, incidentally, peaked years ago and have been plunging ever since), it may be because Limbaugh made the statement during a personal interview with reporter Margaret Carlson, who printed it in her Jan. 23, 1995, column in Time magazine. And Limbaugh, that great conservative “patriot” did not suggest he would allow a “minimum” of two liberals per campus – that would imply that he would accept more than two. No, Limbaugh very clearly states exactly “two.”

And, equally importantly, since when did it become “entertainment” for conservatives to get a laugh out of the idea of killing so many of their fellow citizens? After Columbine and the World Trade Center tragedies, a lot of us are getting real tired of this kind of conservative “entertainment.”

James M. Smith

Nevada City

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