Olberman on Limbaugh & Robertson Haiti Positions – “You Serve No Good, You Serve No God”

To follow-up on Zach’s posting about Pat Robertson’s commentary about Haiti, Keith Olberman takes Robertson and Limbaugh on for their idiotic, racist statements about Haiti.  As he bitingly says “You Serve No Good, You Serve No God”.  Here’s his special commentary:

Update: For those who seem to think that what Limbaugh had to say was totally appropriate, I doubt that you have seen or heard his quote.  Here is what Rush Limbaugh had to say:

“Yes, I think in the Haiti earthquake, ladies and gentlemen — in the words of Rahm Emanuel — we have another crisis simply too good to waste. This will play right into Obama’s hands. He’s humanitarian, compassionate. They’ll use this to burnish their, shall we say, ‘credibility’ with the black community — in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. It’s made-to-order for them. That’s why he couldn’t wait to get out there, could not wait to get out there.”

As US News & World Report blogger John A Farrell stated about Limbaugh:

What kind of world does this nincompoop live in, that this nonsensical musing pops out of his mouth? What makes him see things through such an ugly prism, at a time when the bodies are still being dug from the wreckage?

And then this oaf went on to discourage Americans from making contributions to the Red Cross because, via foreign aid, “we’ve already donated to Haiti–it’s called the U.S. income tax.”

What a Christian.


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11 thoughts on “Olberman on Limbaugh & Robertson Haiti Positions – “You Serve No Good, You Serve No God”

  1. The only good thing about bigots is on account of their inbreeding they will ultimately die out, but these two should real slither back under the rock they share.

  2. What’s wrong with Limbaugh’s statement blaming communism for Haiti’s poverty? We can send all the aid we want, but things aren’t going to change as long as their government is run by corrupt dicatorships. Explain why other Carribean islands (such as neighboring Dominican Republic) do better? It is my hope that some good can come of this horrible tragedy by real reforms in Haiti’s government. With that said, I am still contributing to humanitarian aid missions there.

  3. Hi Forgot,
    I think you’re looking at the wrong Limbaugh quote. Take a look at the one I’ve added to the posting to help you understand my commentary. Also to hear his whole garbage on not donating to Haiti, also referenced in this post, see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/14/limbaugh-weve-already-don_n_422958.html

    I’m glad to hear that you are donating to Haiti, but I would suggest that you’re doing your donation a disservice by continuing to defend Rush Limbaugh when he is telling all of his supporters not to donate to the people of Haiti.

    Now why couldn’t this big godless gasbag done what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie did – i.e. donate $1 million. The man has no shame and should be taken off the air.

  4. RUSH: Where did you hear that I discouraged donations to Haiti?

    CALLER: Uh, I read it in, uh, a news thing called the Huffington Post, but that’s not the point. I was going to finish my sentence if that’s okay with you.

    RUSH: Well, but what you just said is a lie. They reported a lie. I did not discourage donations to Haiti.

    CALLER: Okay. Well, um, actually the point I was getting to, whether or not you said that — which actually I believe you did. But…

    RUSH: No, it’s not “whether or not.” That matters. I mean you call here and ask, “Where do I get off suggesting that we don’t donate to Haiti because we do in the income tax?” and I tell you I said that, but I also said private donations are going to be much better than a government donation. They’re all going, go to the Red Cross, do other things, don’t go through the government. It’s just going to go through hands and bureaucracies and a dollar is going to end up being 30 cents by the time they get through with it. I did not say, “Don’t make donations.” That’s not a “whether or not” thing. That’s why you called.

    1. Well that was a transcript from his show, so yeah. The link you provided says “Limbaugh said on his radio show Wednesday that he wouldn’t trust that money donated to Haiti through the White House Web site would actually go to the relief efforts,” which is pretty much what the transcript I posted said.

      And anyway, I thought liberals believed that the government (i.e. income taxes) was a dandy vehicle for charity, which is just what he said.

  5. I’ll be waiting to hear Olberman criticize Rosie O’Donnell for her comments:

    “The former daytime talk show host said she has no interest in late night, particularly given what’s going on now. ‘That question today is like asking if I’d want to have a vacation in Haiti,’ she said.”

      1. She is comparing the insignificant talk show squabbles to the mass devestation in Haiti. Isn’t that a little insensitive to invoke a tragedy in that way?

        Or maybe there’s not anything wrong with her comment, and I won’t defend Pat Robertson’s either, but the utter self-righteous tone of that Olberman clown is laughable. I mean Rosie DOES seem to fit his chastisings to a T: “You serve no good…you inspire stupiditiy and hatred.”

  6. Roger Ebert got it right about Rush Limbaugh when he said “”You should be horse-whipped for the insult you have paid to the highest office of our nation.” http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100114/OPINION/100119985

    First he should be taken off the air, then he should he be horsewhipped, followed up with an idiot income tax on his $400 million with the tax money going to Haiti, since as Forgot says “we liberals think income taxes are a dandy vehicle for charity”.

    This man has no heart, no soul and no brain!

  7. Horse-whipping for insulting the President, eh? Well if that’s the case Rush would have to get behind Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Rosie O’Donnell, and most of the rest of Hollywood for the vile things they said for the last 8 years about the President. But alas, that is easily forgotten. I guess they would also be suseptible to your idiot income tax proposal.

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