State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco who has introduced bills to expand press freedom, is receiving death threats after asking Rush Limbaugh to apologize for mocking the Chinese language.

One fax received by Yee showed a graphic of an American flag adorned pickup truck dragging a noose.

The faxes that were sent to Yee’s office today also state (with misspellings):

    FIGHTING The Marxist Nigger Thug Hussein Obama & Fish Head Leeland Yee To: JoBama Rectum Sniffing Moron LEELAND LEE Achtung! Fish Head Leeland Lee. Rush Limbaugh will kick your Chink ass and expose you for the fool you are. Without exceptions, Marxists are enemies of the United States Constitution! Death to all Marxists! Foreign and Domestic!

“It is quite disturbing that such racist sentiment still exists in our country,” said Yee. “As I have said in the past, it is unfortunate acts like these that demonstrate why we must continue to be vigilant against hate and intolerance. Such vitriol has no place within our political discourse or anywhere in our society.”

The expletive-laden faxes contain graphics and language similar to messages Yee receive in April 2010 after he called for Sarah Palin’s speaking fee at California State University to be disclosed. The Pima County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona contacted Yee regarding the April faxes and a possible connection to faxes found during the investigation surrounding the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Bay Area Media News


  1. Glad Yee is going after fatso Limbaugh. But what about the MetroPCS commercial featuring the Indian tech-help guys Ranjit and Chad? This ad relies on racist stereotypes just as much as Limbaugh's parody of the Chinese dictator Hu.

  2. Rush Limbaugh is really only selling his own anger–look at him–is he still on pain pills? well if not he should be cause he is causing a lot of pain. Your words show how intelligent you are and I have only heard him once and he didn't show me any intelligence, but should be careful…the Chinese have lots of money…wouldn't it be funny if they bought the radio station–and then we could see if he makes fun of the way they talk..he acts like a 4 yr old kid—Time to grow up and ACT LIKE AN ADULT…like Mr Yee.

  3. Limbaugh is a hate monger. Companies who choose to advertise on his program are associating themselves with hate. Those companies won't be getting my business.

  4. Want to bet that Yee is using his staff (whose salaries are paid with tax dollars) in this partisan attack? Every hour of staff time used on this boycott should be paid out of Yee's pocket.

  5. Yee is all for the First Amendment and freedom of speech along as he agrees with what is said. My guess is that he's always disagreed with Rush Limbaugh, but is pretending to be offended now in order to get him off the air. I'm no fan of Limbaugh's, but I believe the airwaves should be available to people on all parts of the political spectrum.

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