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Rush Limbaugh: Trayvon motivated by homophobia not racism?

On his radio program both today and yesterday, Rush Limbaugh discussed the comments made by Zimmerman trial prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel during her appearance on CNN with Piers Morgan about 38 hours ago. Limbaugh understood Jeantel’s comments to suggest that Trayvon Martin thought Zimmerman was a “gay rapist” and Trayvon was not “that kind of way.”

Limbaugh said Jeantel’s answers to questions asked by Piers Morgan showed she defined a “creepy a** cracka” as someone pretending to be a police officer, which she is apparently how she thinks Trayvon Martin viewed neighborhood watch volunteer Zimmerman, and the term “n**ga” is used to refer to a male, not necessarily one that African-American.

Limbaugh highlighted this point, saying, “You gotta say n-i-*-*-e-r to make it racist. There wasn’t any race. The jury didn’t deliberate race. The race aspect was totally manufactured by the media. So listen to Rachel Jeantel’s answer to Piers Morgan. The question, “But you felt that there was no doubt in your mind from what Trayvon was telling you on the phone about the ‘creepy ass cracka’ and so on, that he absolutely believed that George Zimmerman, this man — you didn’t know who he was at the time, but this man — was pursuing him? And he was freaked out by it?””

Limbaugh said it wasn’t about race but something else, then quoted an answer by Jeantel to help make the point.

Jeantel told Morgan, in response to the question about Trayvon being freaked out by Zimmerman, “Yes. Definitely. After I say, “Might be a rapist.” For every boys or every man, every who’s not that kinda way, see a grown man following them, would they be creep out? So you gotta take as a parent. You tell a child, “You see a grown person follow it you, run away,” and all that.”

Limbaugh implied a gay angle to Jeantel’s comments when he said, “What are we to think? “Grown man.” When she says Trayvon’s a male, Zimmerman’s a male, and she says rapist, what are we talking about here? We’re talking about a gay predator. She has put the idea in Trayvon Martin’s head that this might be a gay predator chasing him.”

The idea Limbaugh advanced is, Trayvon Martin viewed Zimmerman as a gay predator and he sought to beat up the neighborhood watch volunteer out of homophobia, not racism.

Limbaugh summed it up by saying, “So now Trayvon Martin, who is the recipient of full-fledged, 100% victim status? It turns out could well be a gay basher, and the left has been defending him. So what do they do? They have two interest groups here that they represent and champion: African-Americans and homosexuals, and in this incident, the object of their affection (in this case, Trayvon Martin), might have thought he was being pursued by a gay guy and beat him up, or tried to.”

 

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