Limbaugh: ‘12 Years A Slave’ Won Because Of ‘Magic Word’ In Title


Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday explained why the movie he never saw, “12 Years A Slave,” won Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday.

“If it was the only thing that movie won, it was gonna win Best Picture. 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,'” he said on his show.

Limbaugh was discussing Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres’ joke about the movie and its nomination for Best Picture.

“Possibility number one: ’12 Years A Slave’ wins Best Picture. Possibility number two: you’re all racists,” she said Sunday night.

Limbaugh said this was the most political comment of the night.

“But I think there was no demonstrable political preaching from anybody, zip, zero, nada. The closest was a joke that DeGeneres made in her monologue to open the program,” he said. “Remember, now, all good comedy must be rooted in truth. There’s no way that movie was not gonna win.”

He then lamented that nobody bashed conservatives at the awards ceremony.

“But, folks, why was no conservative name mentioned? Why was no Republican name mentioned?” he asked. “They just didn’t see it necessary to hit anybody. The reason no Republican or conservative was bashed is ’cause they didn’t think it was necessary. Why isn’t it necessary? ‘Cause they think they’re winning everything.”

[H/t Mediaite]