"Barack the Magic Negro"
When: March 2007
Network: WABC Radio
Anchor: Rush Limbaugh
Watch it here: "Barack the Magic Negro" segment on Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh, everyone's favorite blubbering radio host, lives a life that seems to be a cruel joke. Limbaugh, syndicated talk radio's highest-paid host, has only seen his fortunes increase in recent years, after making infuriating quips like the following: "Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?" (1990). "Ninety million Indians? Only four million left? They all have casinosâ€”what's to complain about?" (2009).
In 2007, Limbaugh referred to then Senator Obama as the "magic negro" on his show. He later played a song entitled "Barack the Magic Negro" over the air, singing to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon."