Shane Murphy, the second-in-command aboard the American merchant ship seized by pirates, lashed out at Rush Limbaugh for the talk show host’s racial characterization in discussing the rescue of the ship’s captain by the Navy.
…In commenting on the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips by the Navy Seals who shot and killed the three Somali pirates who were holding him captive, Limbaugh generated controversy when he called the pirates “black teenagers.”
“There you have it, three teenagers shot on the high seas at the order of President Obama,” said Limbaugh according to a transcript of an April 14 broadcast on his Web site.
“Just imagine the hue and cry had a Republican president ordered the shooting of black teenagers on the high seas,” Limbaugh said.
Murphy said Limbaugh’s remarks were unacceptable.
“It feels great to be home,” Murphy said. “With the exception of Rush Limbaugh who is trying to make this into a race issue. It’s disgusting.”
“The president did the right thing. It’s a war. It’s about good versus evil. And what you (Limbaugh) said is evil, that is hate speech. I won’t tolerate it,” Murphy said.
via Freed Pirate Hostage Accuses Limbaugh Of ‘Hate Speech’ – Local News Story – WCVB Boston.
I am against the death penalty, but I am not against self defense. The pirates were old enough to plan an attack and to point loaded weapons at a hostage. They got what was coming to them.
I do not understand why the Devil won’t come up from Hell to take his spawn, Limbaugh, back down.Â Where does he broadcast from? Who pays him to say these things? Could a big crowd block his car so he can’t get to work? No harm should come to him, but if he missed work enough, they might fire him. Just day dreaming.