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Thursday, October 02, 2003


Dean on Limbaugh

posted by Editor at Thursday, October 02, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
I wasn't able to post this when it was particularly timely. But I thought better late than never. From Dean for America...
October 1, 2003

Governor Dean's Statement on Rush Limbaugh

BURLINGTON--Governor Howard Dean issued the following statements today regarding comments by Rush Limbaugh:

"Rush Limbaugh's comment this week about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is unacceptable. To imply that the success of African-American is an undeserved gift from a biased media is absurd and offensive.

"ESPN and its parent company, ABC, should terminate Limbaugh's contract immediately, and send the message to its viewers and the nation that it holds commentators to the highest standard. There is no legitimate place in sports broadcasting for voices that seek to discredit the achievement of athletes on the basis of race."

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