Shane Murphy of US Ship Hijacked by Pirates: Slams Rush Limbaugh’s Disgusting Hate Speech

April 25, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Just days after Captain Shane Murphy arrived safely home from a harrowing ordeal when his cargo ship, the U.S. flagged Maersk Alabama was hijacked by heavily armed Somali pirates, he was welcomed to malevolent statements concerning the hijacking by conservative radio shock jock Rush Limbaugh. Mr. Limbaugh, a frequent and hostile attacker of President Obama, criticized Obama’s response to the hijacking, saying he was worried about wiping out three “”black Muslim teenagers.”

Limbaugh, on his April 14th show, was trying to make the argument that if former President Bush had given the order to kill black teenagers, there would have been a liberal media uproar. He then said Obama might have appeared “preoccupied” while attending church on Sunday, because “he was worried about the order to wipe out three teenagers on the high seas. Black Muslim teenagers.”

Captain Richard Phillips, the commander of the hijacked ship gave himself up as a hostage to the armed pirates, to free his ship and crew. After nearly a week in captivity in a small boat with the four-armed pirates, Navy SEAL sharp shooters killed the pirates in a heroic effort to rescue Capt. Phillips, who is now safely home with his family.

In an interview with WCBV in Boston, second-in-command Shane Murphy slammed Rush Limbaugh for his statements ” trying to make this into a race issue,” calling Limbaugh’s statements “disgusting.”

Capt. Murphy went on to say, “You gotta get with us or against us here, Rush,” Murphy said. “The president did the right thing…It’s a war…. It’s about good versus evil. And what you said is evil. It’s hate speech. I won’t tolerate it.”

Good for you Captain Shane Murphy and shame on you Mr. Limbaugh.



7 Responses to “Shane Murphy of US Ship Hijacked by Pirates: Slams Rush Limbaugh’s Disgusting Hate Speech”

  1. Alec on April 25th, 2009 1:36 pm

    Shame on Murphy for proclaiming “hate speech.”
    It’s a fact- they were black Muslim teenagers.
    And Obama hindered the Navy Seals- not helped them.

    This is just another attempt to silence freedom of speech and another ignorant lib playing the race card.

    They were black- since when it that “hate.”
    Those are the facts, jack.

  2. pushrodgraveyard on April 25th, 2009 3:22 pm

    @alec- the fact that Limbaugh mentioned their race when it was completely irrelevant to the crime committed does make it racist when coupled with the assertion of the President’s (supposed) hesitation (get it?- they’re black- so is Obama- wink wink…) . And what of this hindering of Navy Seals by the President? Documented proof please, not just wingnut fantasies.

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  4. Demiurge on April 25th, 2009 6:22 pm

    A) Murphy wasn’t trying to silence Rush, just reacting to him. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean everyone has to love you. and
    B) I’m delighted we have a president who doesn’t take killing lightly, even necessary killing.

  5. Old Man Dotes on April 25th, 2009 7:55 pm

    Limbaugh is a disgusting, fat, stupid drug addict who has capitalized on his ability to appear to be a white reactionary. He has use his non-white servants as drug runners and drug suppliers. Any time he mentions race in public it is for the sole purpose of stirring up hatred and racial unrest, and as a white military retiree, I am tired of him and would love to see him sent to Somalia. One way, unarmed, and with a huge sign stapled to his back “I hate Black people and I have lots of money.”

  6. chesterar on April 26th, 2009 5:29 am

    Are you kidding me?! Three Black Muslims?

    This is what’s got your panties in a knot? LoL!

    If only the mainstream media would be so detailed and descriptive in its reporting.

    *Still no comment from Janeane Garofalo or her production company, I Hate Myself.

    *Still no ChattahBox search results for: “Garofalo”

    Here’s an example of REAL hate speech by Ms. G.:

    “The reason a person is a conservative republican is because something is wrong with them. Again, that’s science – that’s neuroscience. You cannot be well adjusted, open-minded, pluralistic, enlightened and be a Republican…”

    “It really is neuroscience. I truly believe that it has something to do with their limbic brain. I really believe that some people’s limbic brain dominates more than others. Our limbic brain controls all our emotions and it causes us to be irrational. Our limbic brain goes into action when we’re ecstatic, frightened, when we’re having sex. I really believe that if a neuroscientist examined the brain of somebody who identified as a conservative, they would find it’s wired differently.”

    Here’s some math for Ms. G.–Every math equation written is written where the problem is on the (L)eft and the solution is on the (R)ight.

  7. t in texas on April 26th, 2009 4:39 pm

    capt murphy…
    iam very happy that your crew and you are safe as well as the ships capt.
    however, iam stunned that you sailors could let 4 teen agers take your ship…….as stunned as i was when british sailors surrendered to iran thugs with a britsh warship standing off close by ,,,,,,,,,
    i just dont understand the merchant marine thinking on this. get armed security force with machine guns and protect yourself. i would never sail again in dangerous waters without them…..just to collect my wages.
    pirates all over the world should be killed on sight.


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