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WAOK’s Rob Redding gets Rush Limbaugh’s attention

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Rob Redding

Rush Limbaugh is the king of talk radio, with 20 million weekly listeners. WAOK’s night-time host Rob Redding isn’t normally on his radar screen.

But Redding managed to do so after interviewing Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Redding asked Steele about a skit in which a Limbaugh staffer “reintepreted” his criticism of Pres. Obama’s immigration speech in Ebonics. You can listen to it here:

“I thought it was highly inappropriate,” Steele told Redding. “It is stupid. It’s not something that furthers the conversation.”

When Limbaugh heard about this, he got a wee upset.

The full transcript is here.

In what may be a first, we have a formal complaint lodged against the Official Obama Criticizer, Bo Snerdley. Bo Snerdley was recently utilized on this program last week as the Official Obama Criticizer, and it was as though it had happened for the first time. Now, we’ve been featuring the Official Obama Criticizer for close to a year, if not more on this program, but something about last week’s version of the Official Obama Criticizer has rubbed ‘em wrong out there, particularly your translation for brothers and sisters in the hood. The complaint is that there aren’t any of those listening to the program. Of course, the left and the media are on this kick now that there’s racism everywhere, and really racism and race-baiting has its home on the left. But there’s a show out there called Redding News Review.

It’s some guy named Rob Redding and his program is syndicated. Whose isn’t? And Rob Redding interviewed the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele. And Redding says, “Okay, Rush Limbaugh is wildly thought to be a racist.” No, accused, baselessly so by members of the left when they can’t come up with anything better to criticize me for. But nevertheless, “Rush Limbaugh is wildly thought to be a racist. You’ve gotten into, as Snerdley would say, his grill several times, and you were repudiated for it within the Republican Party. Is Rush Limbaugh a racist? Is he wrong for doing this satire? Yes? No?”

From then, he played Steele’s comments, then said that Steele didn’t understand the context and fell into easy stereotyping: “It’s exemplary and it’s a illustration of a problem that people on our side have of hanging in and being tough.  There’s nothing here that has to be defended, only explained to people that are trying to mischaracterize it in the first place because it’s effective.  That is why they don’t like it.  It’s effective.”

Redding’s show can be heard on his website as well as WAOK from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

19 comments Add your comment

U Gotta B Kidding

May 20th, 2011
5:15 pm

Rush Limbaugh is STILL on the air? Who knew? Or cared?

Static free - not !

May 20th, 2011
5:20 pm

Unfortunately, for Rob Redding like Tavis Smiley whenever intelligent radio personalities try to have a legitimate debate about social or political issues concerning the African American community there will always be verbal shrapnel that will eventually offend or hurt someone in the general public.

WAOK cannot have much of an audience because all I get is static and distortion when I attempt to tune into the station.

RA

May 20th, 2011
9:06 pm

I couldn’t get passed the introduction of this “character” that he apparently uses on his program. Rush Limbaugh is an idiot. He says he’s not racist but why is this characterization all about race? I am tired of people explaining why they don’t like Obama starting off with “It’s not because of his race…” “I don’t care that he’s black..” And yet it’s the first thing that you mention. When you fall over yourself saying you’re not racist, it only makes you sound racist and more importantly – like an idiot.

RA

May 20th, 2011
9:08 pm

“Couldn’t get past” is what I meant before the grammar/spelling people start to freak out.

Donald Finley

May 21st, 2011
12:26 am

that fat racist pig shouldnt still be here anyway

German Shepherd Dawg

May 21st, 2011
2:23 pm

Who cares? About 25 million people.

He’s no longer fat, having lost 90 lbs, nor is he racist. His right hand man is black, “Bo Snerdley.”

Very predictable comments, everybody. Shallow, uninformed, ad hominem attacks.

Unfair and Unbalanced

May 21st, 2011
3:56 pm

25 million sad, pathetic people.

Nick

May 21st, 2011
4:06 pm

Just because his right hand man is black means he is not racist? LOL That sounds like the some of my best friends are black excuse. Rush Limbaugh probably isn’t a racist, he is just an idiot who will talk like one for ratings. Steele was right, except if he was just referring to this instance. Limbaugh never does anything to further the conversation.

sad

May 22nd, 2011
8:23 am

he’s a disgusting pig serving imbecilic fodder for the ignorant conservative masses.

truthpaste

May 22nd, 2011
6:34 pm

And George Wallace had a black butler too. BTW, where is WAOK on the dial?

Kevin

May 23rd, 2011
1:57 pm

Rodney you should have pointed out that the “staffer” is rish’s long time asst. James Golden aka Bo Snerdley. Who is black.

Elle

May 23rd, 2011
3:09 pm

WAOK is at 1380 AM

Elle

May 23rd, 2011
3:12 pm

Rush still looks fat to me!!

carlaroqs

May 24th, 2011
8:49 am

limbaugh is such a wind bag. he needs to run as newt’s vp.

WHY??????

May 24th, 2011
11:31 am

Yep. Limbaugh & Newt….Bet that would have the Dems shaking in their boots….

Reggie

May 25th, 2011
1:14 am

Rush is/was drug addicted hypocrite. He pimps his audience and they love it. LOL!

Great day in the morning

May 28th, 2011
10:03 am

I just can’t wait. I would like to see Limbaugh run for President. He has more sense
than anyone washington

Woody

May 28th, 2011
1:21 pm

Word.
&
where’s the jobs, mang!!!

BuckFarack

May 28th, 2011
8:25 pm

Just for you snot-eating Lib-tards out there, I love Rush’s “Barack The Magic Negro”, sang to the tune of “Puff, The Magic Dragon.”