White House slams Limbaugh and Robertson on Haiti
From Mother Jones
You can really judge a right-wing leader by how he or she reacts to a humanitarian crisis. As Haitians were coping with the hellish earthquake, Pat Robertson claimed that the island nation was hit by this disaster because it is “cursed.” And it is “cursed,” according to Robertson, because its people “swore a pact to the devil. They said, ‘we will serve you if you’ll get us free from the French.’” (Note to self: after every natural disaster, tune immediately to the 700 Club.) And Rush Limbaugh actually discouraged his listeners from contributing to relief for Haiti and pounded Obama for exploiting the tragedy in order to present himself as a humanitarian.
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