Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Big Shock: Limbaugh Blames Liberal Media for Knocked-Up Candidate's Daughter Investigation

I should have known. The drug addict Rush Limbaugh blamed the liberal media for his candidate's problems.
It's the same tactic he uses all the time, including when he was being investigated for his drug addiction (remember when he bought hillbilly heroin in a Denny's parking lot?)

Limbaugh blasted the media for ruining the life of Britney, uhh, Bristol Palin, by covering her pregnancy. He also claimed that the media kept hands off the children of Democrats.

He seems to have forgotten his own jokes at Chelsea Clinton's expense, recounted here by Molly Ivins:

On his TV show, early in the Clinton administration, Limbaugh put up a picture of Socks, the White House cat, and asked, "Did you know there's a White House dog?" Then he put up a picture of Chelsea Clinton, who was 13 years old at the time and as far as I know had never done any harm to anyone.

When viewers objected, he claimed, in typical Limbaugh fashion, that the gag was an accident and that without his permission some technician had put up the picture of Chelsea--which I found as disgusting as his original attempt at humor.

And here, courtesy of a great story in Fairness and Accuracy in Media:

LIMBAUGH: "You know the Clintons send Chelsea to the Sidwell Friends private school.... A recent eighth grade class assignment required students to write a paper on 'Why I Feel Guilty Being White". '... My source for this story is CBS News. I am not making it up." (Radio show, quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times, 1/16/94.)

REALITY: When Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times called CBS, the network denied running such a story. Ellis Turner, the director of external affairs for Sidwell Friends, told Roeper: "There is no legitimacy to the story that has been circulating.... We're anxious to let people know that this story is not true." The essay topic would be particularly difficult for the 28 percent of the school's student body that is not white.

And today, in the guise of reporting about coverups, he mentioned Al Gore's teenaged son's problem with drugs and driving, and Joe Biden's son's problem with lobbying for the banking industry (he helped pass the worst bankruptcy bill in history, signed by George Bush).

Limbaugh got both of these stories from...duh...the mainstream media.

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