Rush Limbaugh was back on the air defending his racist self by crying about the media's attention for his remarks that James Bond shouldn't be played by a black man and if he is, a white man should play Barack Obama in a film.
Limbaugh: ...media all over this country on the day after Christmas and the week after Christmas was totally absorbed with my comments on Idris Elba, the black British actor being positioned as the next actor to play James Bond when Daniel Craig's contract expires after the next one...
I furthermore said, let's look at it the other way around, say some Hollywood bigwig wants to a biography movie, The Life and Times of Barack Obama and cast Mel Gibson. What do you think the reaction to that would be?
Notice how he chose an actor with an anti-Semitic background like Mel Gibson to play Obama. Anyway, his racism is highlighted by his false equivalency narrative about a white actor playing a real black president and a fictional white spy character being played by an incredible black actor. It's oil and water.
Limbaugh: I said to Snerdly, I said, I don;t want to play these, all it is the media calling me a racist and I said frankly, Mr. Snerdly, my audience is tired of me being called a racist. they know I'm not one and they hate it.
There's almost nothing that drives conservatives crazy like being called out for their racism and Rush is no different. Unfortunately for him, he has a long and lengthy record of racism that he proudly trumpets on his show almost daily and usually at the expense of the underprivileged.
If Rush wants people and the media to stop calling him a racist, he should stop being one. It's really that simple.
UPDATE 1: As usual there's always somebody willing to apologize for Rush Limbaugh and his racism and Joe Concha gets the prize: Rush Is Right: James Bond Is White – Here’s a Very Big Reason Why Nobody is disputing that James Bond was created as a white character back in the day, a black secret agent would have never been given the light of day, but movie producers have the right to mix it up if they so choose.