Melissa Harris-Lacewell of The Nation and Princeton University talks to Keith Olbermann about Sonia Sotomayor, Rush Limbaugh, and free speech. Harris-Lacewell notes that though Limbaugh’s threat to send Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor a vacuum cleaner has racist and sexist overtones, the level of acceptance in the wider culture of such remarks has greatly changed in recent years.

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