Limbaugh: Palin rep called in "panic" to explain criticism Video ››› February 5, 2010 12:39 PM EST ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF ? From the February 5 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Loading the player reg... Previously: Oops! Limbaugh assured his listeners Palin wouldn't criticize his comments Responding to Palin-Emanuel controversy, Limbaugh says liberals who complained about health care reform "are retards" Limbaugh claims he used the word "retard" only in "quoting Emanuel" Short Link copy link Network/Outlet Premiere Radio Networks Person Rush Limbaugh Show/Publication The Rush Limbaugh Show We've changed our commenting system to Disqus. Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here. Updated rules for commenting are here. View the discussion thread.