Rush Limbaugh Mocks Chinese Language, Leland Yee Demands Apology

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Up until now, the nation was focused on Sarah Palin's thick-headedness, but it appears Rush Limbaugh is shifting the focus, hitting a new low as he mocked the Chinese during his radio show today.

Local politicos are cringing at Limbaugh's crudeness, pointing out that it's another clear case of bigotry. State Sen. Leland Yee, a Chinese American himself, fired off a statement, demanding that the conservative political commentator apologize for "his classless act."

During his radio show, Limbaugh said that Chinese President Hu Jintao's speech wasn't translated. "He was speaking and they weren't translating, normally they have someone translating every couple of words," he said.  Limbaugh then broke into an imitation of the president's speech, using a fake dialect and making up what he thought sounded like Chinese language. His unintelligible diatribe lasted 35 seconds.


"It's an insult to over 3,000 years of cultural history and a slap in the face to the millions of Chinese Americans who have struggled in this country," said Yee, a San Francisco Democrat. "His comments belittle the contributions of the Chinese community. Mr. Limbaugh owes the Chinese community an apology for this pointless and ugly offense."

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neiska4alliance
neiska4alliance

Well, I guess this proves Liberals listen to Rush. Or they forgot how to turn off the radio. Get over it, people. There is always something to be offended about, if we just try. This is clearly an attack by the liberal whackos upset because they screwed up with their presidential choice. Who, btw, insults his own race (both of them) with his lame ebonics. How long would it take for Hawaii to be broke if Limbaugh conservatives boycotted the islands? Face it, Hawaii, you need us.

J Hill
J Hill

Then round up The Saturday Light Llive crew too, and half the stand up comics in america, they mock such things all the time, Every group gets mocked. You would think this was like Walter Cronkite faking the mandarin dialect on the CBS Eevening News. Get a life.

Any half wit knows Rush blends COMEDY with Commentary, and has done so for years.

Lee is clearly a publicity hound looking to create a mountain out of a molehill for political reasons,, and thanks to a compliant and fawning left wing major media - his wish will be granted.

fedupwithrighties
fedupwithrighties

Hmmmmm. Paper? Gunpowder? The compass? Iron? Steel? That's from a couple of Google answers. 30 seconds it took me. Don't even worry about going to school, just use the internet for 30 seconds.

Nuzcom
Nuzcom

http://www.nuzcom.com/shame-yo... One has to watch the video to understand why I am outraged not because I am Chinese and Chinese speaking, but because you just embarrassed your own great country, the country that my biracial children and I call home. Had my children heard your speech, they would have called you a bully. You sounded just like the type of bullies that emotionally abuse others that are simply different. ...Shame on you, Rush Limbaugh. Do not apologize to the Chinese people. Apologize to your listeners and your fellow Americans! You just insulted their intelligence, their culture and their grace! Read more: http://www.nuzcom.com/shame-yo...

randyfleming
randyfleming

The Chinese were building lacquered cabinets and inventing the civil service examwhile 'Rush' was running around a dark German forrest wearing animal skins and trying to make fire.

dalailamar
dalailamar

Another reason I don't watch Fox News or listen to conservative talk show hosts (crude, crass entertainers raking in dollars for nasty, racist, right-wing reactionary gibberish).

R_hotchkiss
R_hotchkiss

Typical progressive thinking on this site.... Facts don't matter as long as you get to trash a conservative. You people need to get out of the basement once in awhile or better yet look in the mirror once in the while. It's ok to poke fun at each other but you fine folks are ten times worse than those you accuse. Just like senator Cohen from tennesse comparing conservatives to nazis. I am ashamed to work in his district... Better yet I am tired of his bs and moving my business and jobs out. It's us the hard working tea party are going to put an end to this progressive bs. By the way steve Cohen, the nazis stole their play book from progressives like you and Woodrow Wilson and you wonder why business keeps moving out of your district. It's because your crap only enslaves people. Modern day slavery.. Right out of the progressive play book

dalailamar
dalailamar

Yeah, right! When phony conservatives insult others, it's "just a joke, my man", "calm down", blah, blah, blah. Like they say, "It's better to give than to receive." Right?

Mike H
Mike H

You are either completely uninformed as to to Republican tactics or being willfully ignorant when you say that Dems are the ones who are throwing the N word around. Glenn Beck gets away with this all the time, and yet when a Dem does it, it's news, even when the senator's point on repetition of misinformation is totally valid. It's always been a characteristic of the tea party that it is being duped by conservatives into working against it's interests, and judging from your incoherent rant, it's easy to see why it's been so easy for them.

Spamproof
Spamproof

I agree with R_hotchkiss. I'm so tired of the progressives comparing conservatives to nazis. I also agree that progressives are like nazis.

dalailamar
dalailamar

I'm a conservative liberal. So don't compare me to your definition of 'progressive'. I'm more conservative than some so-called self-styled 'conservatives'.

Judisommer
Judisommer

Rush, you are not Ricky Gervais. If you were my student, you would have been thrown out of the classroom and in Canada charged with verbal assault. God help the GOP if you are their moal compass. No wonder much of the world thinks Americans are yobs and red-necks- a reputation you seem to relish. You are nothing but a bully who one day may find he is punched in the snoot by someone uqually mouthy but much bigger!

couplewords
couplewords

Bet you he won't do that when his chinese american doctor checks his prostate -- he'll be speaking Greek!

Heart
Heart

Limbaugh represents the downside of this country. A man gaining riches as an ahole supported by a huge number of aholes. Windbag, no military history, no college history, drugs, on and on. Without critical thinking. His Dittoheads, he claims are against the ACA and that makes repeal obligatory because of polls and election turnover. Yet, Obama was elected by a huge margin and Limbaugh does not recognize the majority in this case. Hypocricy as is the case with most Republicans.

neiska4alliance
neiska4alliance

Obama was elected by large numbers of black Americans, many who were totally clueless as to the issues, and even who his running mate was. Fact. All they cared about was his skin color.

dalailamar
dalailamar

You forgot. He has been married three or four times. A 'family man', right? What a big phony conservative! Where is his family?

Dman01
Dman01

Help me out here. Obama elected by a huge margin?! By that you mean the electoral college obviously because with the popular vote it was hardly a wide margin. In fact it could almost be classified a squeaker.

He's a one termer like Carter.

dalailamar
dalailamar

A "one-termer"? Dream on. We shall find out in 2012 and I know who I'm going to vote for just as you do.

Kavehmoini
Kavehmoini

Sorry i meant China, i did not now my grammer was being graded.

joose lee
joose lee

Typical white trash downplaying other racist whites. F off.

shivabeach
shivabeach

One would not expect any type of class from Rush. If he can prove himself an idiot he will do it

neiska4alliance
neiska4alliance

What Rush does best is bring the idiots out in his radio show...

Kavehmoini
Kavehmoini

3000 years of history that had no impact (influance)on any cultures outside of china what a great culture chong chong chong.

Richardracs
Richardracs

First off speak english right. And 2nd...try half the knowledge we have in this world. and try 3000+ years. China has influenced this world greatly.

Kavehmoini
Kavehmoini

Yes they gave us the shark fin soup that is supposed to prevent cancer when it dosent. Name me the other half of world knowldedge that came from china other than paper .

dalailamar
dalailamar

Kavehmoini, whoever you are. Your English grammar 'sucks', sir. It should be:

'I did it i trying to be an asshole and I guess it's "Mission Accomplished." Got it, sir?

(Pardon me, sir. I think you never had English grammar in school.)

dalailamar
dalailamar

Please spell 'China' with an upper case 'C' just as you spell your 'name'. Or else, you'd be like Rush, 'no respect for nobody' ;-)

Kavehmoini
Kavehmoini

Elron i was just playing around i have never commented on news articles and decided the first time i do it i try to be an asshole i guess mission accomplished.

ElronHUbburd
ElronHUbburd

please...go to school...don't vote...and don't have kids. for the good of the world.

Rrt
Rrt

yeah...speak english "right"...duh..and type it correctly and use capital letters when called for and ..oh never mind - it's hopeless.

SarahPalin
SarahPalin

LOL...funny how white men continue to mock Chinese people but they get turned on by the Chinese women.

neiska4alliance
neiska4alliance

White, black, yellow, red, brown men get turned on by a stiff wind. That is a totally racist comment. I know white men who can't stand Asian girls.

Jchilders79
Jchilders79

I'm by no means a dittohead, but I happened to catch that and it was seriously no big deal. The world needs to sack up. He started by wondering how ridiculous English must sound to people who don't speak it, then compared it to how Chinese sounds to us--and it sounds to us exactly how he lightheartedly portrayed it. Serious pairs need to be grown in this increasingly pansificated world of ours.

dalailamar
dalailamar

When 'white entertainers' make patently racist comments, it's 'just a joke', 'wake up, my man, don't take it too seriously', etc. When the joke is on you, it's different.

neiska4alliance
neiska4alliance

You have obviously never listened to Kat Williams. He has jokes about whites, blacks, mexicans, etc. Should he apologize? Get a sense of humor.

Mike H
Mike H

So what you're saying is that Chinese people should put up with racism...

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