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Well, Rush Limbaugh not only enjoyed playing the clip...he had his own conspiracy theory:
“Well, it’s either a racist teleprompter operator or whomever is preparing the teleprompter is racist or somebody is sabotaging. Look, there are a number of black, accredited, certified journalists who are really ticked off that the Reverend Sharpton is up for this [MSNBC anchor] gig. It’s sort of like real life sports journalists who get ticked off that athletes who have never played the game, the ‘jockocracy,’ end up in the broadcast booth or the analyst’s desk.”
(Transcript via Mediate)
This all seemed to amuse Rev. Sharpton!
Sharpton seemed in good spirits about the gaffe, clarifying that, unlike Limbaugh’s conspiracies, “there’s no racist teleprompter” and “there’s no black journalist trying to sabotage me– I messed up a line!” He took so much responsibility, noting that it happens to anyone who has ever hosted a show, “including you,” that he even gave away another gaffe he made tonight. “There is no ‘Environmental Projection Agency,’” he noted, requesting Limbaugh play that mistake, too. “Play that tomorrow, because I want all of your listeners to start watching me,” he argued. “I don’t want to preach to the choir– I want to preach to your choir, Rush!” He also addressed the “conspiracies” surrounding his hire: “I don’t deal with them because they make people watch.”
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