Rush Limbaugh: His Greatest (or Worst) Hits

Radio host Rush Limbaugh came by his reputation the old-fashioned way: he earned it

Last Updated: March 6, 2012 @ 8:24 PM

Rush Limbaugh is no stranger to controversial comments.

“He insults everyone all the time,” Robert Unmacht, an editor at trade website radio.info and a former station owner, told TheWrap Tuesday as outcry over his latest controversial remarks about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke continued to gain momentum. 

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Here’s a brief history of some of his most famous tirades.

Why slavery was good: “I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.”

Why we need segregated busing: “In Obama’s America, the white kids now get beat up, with the black kids cheering, ‘Yeah, right on, right on, right on’ … Kid shouldn't have been on the bus anyway. We need segregated buses — it was invading space and stuff.”

How the NFL is racist: ”I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there’s a little hope invested in (Donovan) McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn’t deserve.”

Michael J. Fox exaggerated his Parkinson’s Disease:

On President Obama’s economic plan: “Obama’s entire economic program is reparations.”

Defending the song, “Barack the Magic Negro”: