Yee to Limbaugh: Apologize for Racist Remarks

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SAN FRANCISCO--California State Senator Leland Yee and Rush Limbaugh got into a war of words Thursday after Yee publicly demanded an apology from the conservative talk radio host, the World Journal reports. Limbaugh, while covering Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit, offered a mock translation of Hu’s words, adding his own, "chin chong, chin chong cha..."

Yee described Limbaugh's actions as "highly offensive" to the country's Chinese community. Yee added that barring an apology, he would consider approaching the program's sponsors about cutting funding for Limbaugh's show.

In response to Yee's demand for an apology, Limbaugh went on the attack, accusing Yee on his show of passing legislation exclusively in the interest of his state's Asian population.

Yee, who chairs California's Senate Select Committee on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs, says Limbaugh's mocking of Hu's remarks echoes the racism that he and many others in the United States have faced, adding that the expression "chin chong" was often used to ridicule Chinese people's English-language abilities.

Congresswoman Judy Chu of California, New York State Assemblywoman Grace Meng and Congressman David Wu of Oregon have also condemned Limbaugh's remarks.

 

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Anonymous

Posted Jan 22 2011

Poison or radio talk?

Anonymous

Posted Jan 22 2011

Rush did not make any "racist" remarks. He made references to the Communist China government, not a race of people. So what if he said something in "mock Chinese"? Would you be as outraged if it were "mock German" or "mock Swedish"? Didn't think so.

Anonymous

Posted Jan 24 2011

You must be out of this planet ... Rush is a racist ... mocking is racism, buddy ... the thing here is if you "mock" Germans or Swedes, it is not racism because they are part of the large White population ... the Chinese are a minority and they have been mocked thru the ages in America ... it is time to stop this nonsense .... try doing the Black and White minstrel stuff now and see what happens? .. the ching chong sounds are Chinese names degraded to sound as mere noises noit communication ... If a Chinese in China was to mock White people, imagine te outcry in Western media? Get the perspective right ... Chinese is a minority here like the blacks, natives and many others ... alienate them at your peril!

Anonymous

Posted Jan 27 2011

Limbaugh's action is not just highly offensive to the country's Chinese community. Any decent and civil human being should be offended. If Limbaugh had any self respect whatsoever, even he should be embarassed by his own uncouth act so nakedly displayed on national radio.

Anonymous

Posted Jan 28 2011

Rush is an entertainer selling entertainment to his conservative audience. He will clown to them to create a presence to be noticed. He will do anything for a buck or rating. He is just a sad person clowing and prosituting himself.
The more we notice him the more bucks he will make.

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