Fake but accurate! Today, the indispensible “Radio Equalizer,” Brian Maloney, has the scoop. On a radio program yesterday, Media Matters‘ Karl Frisch and liberal host Stephanie Miller had the following exchange:
MILLER (3:36): He (Limbaugh) made a big deal out of you know that people had gotten those two quotes about what was it, slavery and James Earl Ray? (Miller laughing) And so those two out of a lifetime of documented racist comments he didnâ€™t say.
KARL FRISCH: You know, in fairness to Rush, those two out of literally dozens of racist things were not necessarily accurate. We were never able to find them. Weâ€™ve had people call us trying to find it. We donâ€™t know where they came from. They could just be Internet apparitions. But you know, that being said, anyone who wants to know how racist he is, weâ€™re happy to give them other examples.
MILLER: In fact we always send people to you guys because you guys are obviously the most reputable around, in terms of you always make sure everythingâ€™s sourced. So, if it is on there you know itâ€™s true. So, you know but hilarious isnâ€™t it how Rush is whining about this?
I can’t find a retraction or apology on the Media Matters site, but will keep looking.