Rush Limbaugh's black producer denounced as "scandalous" CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta's claim that the talk-radio icon has a "history" of racist statements, challenging the TV journalist to provide evidence.
James Golden, known on the air as Bo Snerdley, pointed out he's been in the studio with Limbaugh for 30 years.
Acosta was commenting on air after President Trump's State of the Union address, which featured many accomplishments that have helped African Americans. Limbaugh, who announced this week he's been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the speech.
"He was trying to make appeals to the African-American community," Acosta said of the president. "It can't be forgotten he was awarding the Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh, who has a history of making derogatory comments about African-Americans. So I think, you know, overall it's a wash." MORE