Latest Limbaugh Racist Quip: Paterson as New 'Massa'

He uses slave term about black governor, Massa controversy
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2010 5:41 AM CST
Latest Limbaugh Racist Quip: Paterson as New 'Massa'
New York Gov. David Paterson talks with reporters after a legislative dinner meeting at the Albany Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall in Albany, N.Y. on Monday, March 8, 2010.   (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

The resignation of New York congressman Eric Massa has given Rush Limbaugh fodder for a new racist comment: Yesterday, he said David Paterson will be playing "massa" if he appoints Massa's replacement—a reference to slavemasters and the governor's African-American heritage. "So, David Paterson will become the massa ... who gets to appoint whoever gets to take Massa's place," Limbaugh said, as noted by the Huffington Post. "So, for the first time in his life, Paterson's gonna be a massa. Interesting, interesting." (More Rush Limbaugh stories.)

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