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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 05:22 PM
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Need video of the infamous Limbaugh "White House dog" incident
With the hub-bub of Letterman and Palin's daughter, a lot of ditto heads are claiming that "Limbaugh never called Chelsea a dog."

Anybody got a video link for that 1993 clip?
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 05:28 PM
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1. They're claiming that a 1992 incident was the 1993 incident. It wasn't.
Trouble is, it seems to be so old that a web-search isn't bringing up an actual clip.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 05:30 PM
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2. I'm sure I heard him say it on his radio program way back then
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 05:32 PM
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3. I know. That's what's so maddening. I remember seeing the clip.
It's out there somewhere.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 05:34 PM
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7. It could be one of those things I remember hearing but who knows
Maybe he said it a number of times on radio as well as his old tv program. But I recall hearing it while driving and changing the channel in disgust.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 05:32 PM
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4. Try one of Al Franken's book for more info on it
Not sure if it's "Lying Liars" or "Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot" but Al Franken did bring that up... you might need Lexis Nexis access to find articles about the original incident, though.
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 05:34 PM
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6. Good plan. He's probably got the date in Lying Liars. And I have LexisNexis. nt.
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 05:33 PM
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5. Nobody watched limpball's TV show, so video may be hard to find.
The defense will be "Limbaugh didn't actually CALL Chelsea a dog. He said the Clintons have a dog in the White House, and the producer put up a photo of Chelsea, and Limbaugh said (pretended) it was a mistake."
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 05:35 PM
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8. Yeah, that's what's funny. First, it didn't happen. Then it was a "mistake." nt
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 05:42 PM
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9. Rush never apologized and blames it on an underling to this day
Edited on Tue Jun-16-09 05:43 PM by Adenoid_Hynkel
interestingly, he never told us what picture was supposed to appear as 'the white house dog'
or why the segment was cut from his pre-taped show before it aired, which you'd think they would do if he didn't want it on the air
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 07:01 PM
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11. why the segment WASN'T cut
He did it, and he meant to do it, and he was surprised that his right-wing slobbering fans even thought it was in poor taste.

You're right. He could have cut that segment and it never would have aired.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 05:50 PM
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10. no video, but here's audio
http://mediamatters.org/research/200703070012

also a good place to dig for Limbaugh info
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 07:43 PM
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12. I researched this on Lexis Nexis . . .
Apparently the tale grew in the telling a little bit.

Here's what the transcript shows from Nov 6, 1992. I could find nothing from 1993 as Franken claims.

He's doing an "in out" list of things that are "in" or "out".

David Hinckley of--of the New York Daily News wrote this, and what he has--he's got--it's very strange. He says, In: A cute kid in the White House. Out: Cute dog in the White House.' Could--could we see the cute kid? Let's take a look at--see who is the cute kid in the White House.

(A picture is shown of Millie the dog (actually Gore's dog))

LIMBAUGH: (Voiceover) No, no, no. That's not the kid.

(Picture shown of Chelsea Clinton)

LIMBAUGH: (Voiceover) That's--that's the kid. We're trying to...

(Applause)

LIMBAUGH: No, just kidding. I'm just getting. Oh. Hold it. Hold it. Hold it. Hold it. Hold it. That was a terrible thing. That--that was an absolutely terrible--I am--I am sorry. You know, I just--the end of the week, the pressure's on--actually the pressure's off, and I relaxed a little bit too much. You know, when my radio show started in August of 1988, a presidential campaign then, and Amy Carter was protesting everything American while at Brown University. And I didn't, of course, like that. I didn't like her protesting everything American, and I made a remark on my show that I've now since apologized for and I've taken it back; I didn't mean it. I said, You know, she may be the most unattractive presidential daughter in the history of the country.'

(Laughter)

LIMBAUGH: Well, there was outrage. No, there was. I mean, there was just plenty--my--my mom called me at home that night. She said, Son, you know, you--if you're going to be serious about this, you can't make fun of the way people look. You're not supposed to--you're not--you can talk about how you disagree with Amy Carter. You can talk about how you disagree with her politics and you think she's doing some bad things, but she can't help the way she looks, and you can't--you shouldn't make fun of that. And, besides, you forgot Margaret Truman.'

(Laughter)

LIMBAUGH: But I--I apologize...

(Applause)

LIMBAUGH: There I go. My friends, I apologize again. I--that's the third time the crew makes a mistake by showing you Millie the dog when I intended to show you Chelsea Clinton, and then I followed with that terrible story. I'm--I hope you'll forgive me. I'm fatigued. I'm tired. I really don't--in fact, you know what I'll do? Let's pretend this is a daytime talk show and that I'm a guest on, say, Sally, Phil or whatever. How can I make amends to you for what I just did? I can spank myself. People who spank themselves, next RUSH. Watch this. (Rush stands)

I'll do it with my left hand. I--I'm right-handed, so it won't hurt as much. Do it with my left hand.

(Rush spanks himself, screaming and crying; written on screen, Ouch!!!')

LIMBAUGH: There.

(Applause)

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