Rush Limbaugh: '12 Years a Slave’ Won the Oscar Because of ‘Magic Word’ in Title (Video)

Rush Limbaugh: '12 Years a Slave' Won the Oscar Because of 'Magic Word' in Title (Video)

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The Best Picture winner draws fire from the conservative radio host

Forget the Oscar-winning acting and writing, or the nominated directing, editing and production design.

Rush Limbaugh thinks “12 Years a Slave” won Best Picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday because of one “magic word” in the title.

“If it was the only thing that movie won, it was gonna win Best Picture,” the conservative radio host said on-air Monday. “There was no way. It didn't matter if it was good or bad. I haven't seen it. It was going to win. It had the magic word in the title. ‘Slave.'”

Also read: Oscars: '12 Years a Slave’ Screenplay Rift Between Steve McQueen, John Ridley Boils Over

So how can Limbaugh offer up this kind of opinion (or, you know, a fact in his mind) without seeing the film first? Easy — He watched the Oscars telecast, and host Ellen DeGeneres gave him all of the information he needed to put this puzzle together.

“Anything can happen. So many different possibilities. Possibility number one, '12 Years a Slave’ wins Best Picture. Possibility number two, you're all racists,” DeGeneres joked during her opening monologue.

Also read: Why Does Rush Limbaugh Even Want to Say the N-Word?

“All good comedy must be rooted in truth,” Limbaugh said.

Conversely, Limbaugh's “truth” usually makes for good comedy.

Listen to Limbaugh's laughable conclusion below:

  • Rocco

    Limbaugh's a serious pill addict. Irrationality goes with the territory. Wonder what little beauties he's on today?

    • north06

      He also likes to go to the DR to have sex with very brown women.

  • Jim

    Whew! I thought he was going to say “Obamacare”

  • Dustin M Yattic

    He's right. I guess it's racist to notice.

    • frankspeakloud

      RIght about what? You people are a twisted bunch, who twist everything into a political, self-righteous pretzel!


        “you people” .. lol

  • Caley McGuire

    He plays to his base and is a pro at manipulating the media. It leaves the impression that he's relevant. The sentient among us learned better a long, long time ago.

    • William Rivas

      hmmmm he is actually relevant and people don't like him cause he speak up his mind! by the way I am not black or white

      • Gerald

        No, you don't have to be black or white to make an unfounded response. Limbaugh is irrelevant even some conservatives don't like him.

  • market apartments

    Which is why “Slave to the Rhythm” won every major music award, and why “Slave Girls and Amazons” won the Nobel for literature, and why nobody ever buys a book or sees a movie with the word “free” in it.

  • William Rivas

    Limbaugh is a genius! he will always live rent free inside the liberal's mind. Don't believe? ask Obama.

    • frankspeakloud

      WTF are you ranting about?


      right on William

  • tish

    I say 12 years a slave, it was a good movie, didn't think it was Oscar winning.

  • Francis Underwood

    There is a new movie coming out about Rush Limbaugh's life “A 12 year old's brain”

  • frankspeakloud

    Limbaugh is a sick F***…


    as usual Rush is on point.

  • Lisa

    BLACK MEN'S SHAME AND DISAPPOINTMENT IN THEMSELVES. Why do black men date outside their race at a rate of 3-4 times times of white males, asian males, latino males, and other races. Black men date white women because they hate their skin color. Black males think if they marry/date a white women they have a higher status in the white community. Black males loath their black mothers and black sisters. Black males don't want their children to be seen as criminals. Black males want lighter skin children. Black males blame the white man for his troubles. Black men don't want to look in the mirror and address the issue of them not being a Father to his own children. Black men need to stop blaming the white man for his own created problems and issues..

    • Gerald

      Lisa, what does this have to do with “12 Years A Slave”? I'm married to a black woman and we have black children. You do make a true statement in “Black males don't want their children to be seen as criminals.” I don't want people to see my boys as criminals. You paint a broad brush which makes you sound ignorant.

      • Lisa

        Gerald, the statement was not aimed toward PROUD BLACK MEN, it was aimed at those for BLACK MEN WHO HAVE SELF HATE INSIDE. I apologize that I was not clear in my statement. I meant no disrespect to you or your family.

  • north06

    Limbaugh is a slave to his ignorance.

  • north06

    Limbaugh: “give us free!”

  • Rush Jr!

    We are so messed up as a society. Really screwed up.