Claim: Talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
And now the liberals want to stop President Reagan from selling chemical warfare agents and military equipment to Saddam Hussein and why? Because Saddam “allegedly” gassed a few Kurds in his own country. Mark my words. All of this talk of Saddam Hussein being a “war criminal” or “committing crimes against humanity” is the same old thing. Liberal hate speech! And speaking of poison gas… I say we round up all the drug addicts and gas them too!
Rush Limbaugh, November 3, 1988
Origins: A time-honored method of discrediting one’s political opponents is to put words in their mouths
addiction to prescription pain medication.
Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder often employs the device of running “Classic Boondocks” strips, which are supposedly past
examples of his work dug out of the archives and offered up to his audience once again. The gimmick is that “Classic Boondocks” aren’t really older versions of Boondocks strips being run for a second time
Although the political intent of the
Last updated: 9 November 2004