As NewsBusters readers know, actors Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson have made some rather inflammatory comments of late.
On Monday, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said of the two stars currently featured in Quentin Tarantino's controversial film "Django Unchained," "[They] try to make the case that there's still slavery in this country" (video follows with transcript):
RUSH LIMBAUGH: The middle class still is, in an aggregate sense, where all the money in the country is. That's where all the money is in the economy. The rich do not hold all the money. Now, low-information voters don't believe me when I say this if they're listening, and they certainly don't understand it.
Most people in this country who vote, a majority of them, believe the rich have all the money. The middle class think they all used to be rich at some point, and when they weren't looking the rich stole all their money. They believe this. I mean, it's what they've been told. It's just like African-Americans today can be convinced that they are still slaves. Jamie Foxx does it every day. Samuel L. Jackson, the Reverend Jackson, try to make the case that there's still slavery in this country. Well, the middle class is made to believe every day that one point they were rich, but the rich came along and screwed them out of everything and the rich have all the money.