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Limbaugh: Oklahoma Shooting of White Athlete is ‘Trayvon Martin in Reverse, but Worse’

On his radio show this afternoon, Rush Limbaugh attacked the “mainstream media” for its lack of coverage of the racial details in the Oklahoma shooting which he calls “Trayvon Martin in reverse.”

22-year-old college baseball player Chris Lane was gunned down this week in Oklahoma while out for jog. One of the three perpetrators reportedly told police they did it simply because they were “bored.” Two of the three teenagers were black; the other was white. All were under the age of 18.

“No matter where you look in the media, it’s not a racial event,” the host said. “This is the epitome of media irresponsibility. This is a classic illustration of just what role the mainstream media is playing in the destruction of American culture and society.”

“There has been more outrage in the mainstream media to that stupid clown story at the Missouri State Fair than there has been to this wanton murder in Oklahoma,” Limbaugh charged. He claimed that he purposely withheld from talking about the story for 24 hours just to see whether the mainstream media would pick up on a story where “the victim is white and two of the perpetrators are black.”

“It took them 24 hours!” he asserted. “They are reporting it and letting it go. They’re not focusing on the racial component of any of the people involved in this. We have not heard from the Reverend Sharpton, the Reverend Jackson, the NAACP, we haven’t heard from anybody.”

He lamented that there has not been “anywhere near the outrage or intensity” for this murder story as there was over the rodeo clown meme.

Limbaugh added that one of the alleged shooters “worships rappers” on his Facebook page, and quotes lyrics about killing people. “And yet we don’t hear one peep about curtailing the violence that is celebrated in rap and the rest of the thug culture,” the radio host said.

Listen below, via The Rush Limbaugh Show:


[h/t DailyRushbo]

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