"Black Dialect"

by Patrick Appel

Hendrik Hertzberg defends his criticism of Limbaugh. He quotes a reader over at Mark Liberman's place:

I don’t know whether Limbaugh is a racist, and I’m not sure what he says on his show is necessarily good evidence on that issue. It is clear, however, that he panders to the racism of his audience, and that he does it intentionally and repeatedly.