Now it turns out Norman Rosenbaum, the brother of Yankel Rosenbaum, the Hasidic scholar who was murdered at the outset of the Crown Heights riots, has stepped forward to offer Limbaugh his support.
The feud between Rush Limbaugh and the Rev. Al Sharpton has drawn in the brother of Crown Heights riot victim Yankel Rosenbaum, who called Sharpton a "racist bigot" Sunday.More here.
Norman Rosenbaum, whose 29-year-old brother was killed during the riot, pledged to do "whatever I can" to help Limbaugh if Sharpton goes through with his threat to sue.
Sharpton has taken umbrage with Limbaugh's Saturday Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal, which accused him of playing a "leading role" in the 1991 riots, and is threatening a lawsuit.
"He was a divisive, old-fashioned, racist bigot," Rosenbaum said from his home in Australia, while at the same time admitting that he didn't "spark the riots."
Rosenbaum is sending Limbaugh a copy of the Girgenti Report, which clearly lists Sharpton’s criminal and inciteful actions during and after the pogrom. The Report is named after its author, former New York government official Richard Girgenti, whose report many felt didn’t go far enough in condemning Sharpton.Sharpton is likely just looking to shake Limbaugh down, though he greatly underestimates his backbone. Sharpton may be able to make New York pols tremble at the sight of him, but I doubt Limbaugh is going to back down.
Speaking from Melbourne, Australia, Norman Rosenbaum, Yankel’s brother, said that:
“My family and I are ready, willing and able to assist Mr Limbaugh in whatever way we can in his defense of any law suit that Sharpton files.”
Mr Rosenbaum particularly mentioned the various media clips, electronic and printed, he retains which reported the Riots while ongoing for four days, and the media coverage which went on for years after while his family pursued Justice for Yankel. He specifically referred to the Investigation and Report into the Riots by then New York State Director for Criminal Justice Richard Girgenti.
“All this and more will be available to Mr Limbaugh” said Mr Rosenbaum.
Mr Rosenbaum said he welcomed the day Al Sharpton would be subjected to cross examination under oath about the Riots.