Rush Limbaugh Ridicules CNN's Don Lemon For Being Gay
We should've learned our lesson about trying to hold shock jock Rush Limbaugh to a higher standard years ago, but we can't help it. We're human. So, when the right wing blowhard spouts off with nuanced homophobia on airwaves, we unfortunately still pay attention (because millions of others actually are paying attention to Rush, for some frightening reason).
After exemplary CNN host Don Lemon reported Rush's Obama-Donald Sterling conspiracy theory, the radio pundit decided became upset that someone actually took him seriously. "How did they get there?" Rush asked of CNN's report on his very words. Outrage over being quoted wasn't enough for Rush, however; he soon slipped in a subtle derogatory anti-gay insult directed at Don.
“I don’t know how they get there,” he continued. “Erin Burnett played the sound bite and then went to Mr. Black Hole himself, Don Lemon—who sleeps with men, proudly—for comment.”
"Who sleeps with men, proudly." What a low, backhanded homophobic trick pulled by Rush here.
Of course we're being generous by hoping Rush was referring to Don's joke that a black hole explains the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 with his whole "Mr. Black Hole himself" comment, but one never knows with him.