"take offense to"; the "R-word"

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 5 22:58:00 UTC 2010

It reads: "Rush Limbaugh took offense to people...".    I know he's offensive to people.  Some people.  But I think it should rather say, "took offense at people...?".

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+ 
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> From today's Yahoo News:
> "However, Palin's conservative cohort Rush Limbaugh took offense to people,
> presumably including Palin, protesting Emanuel's remark."
> R. Emanuel used, and R. Limbaugh defended, the "R-word." In a closed-door
> meeting, Emanuel had described a publicity proposal as - well, you know.
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