Rush: The Liberal Media 'View Life as a War,' 'Every Day Is a Battle'

In his first-ever appearance on Fox News Channel’s Special Report, legendary conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh shared his analysis Thursday evening on everything from the Special Counsel report, to the 2020 election, to the “drive-by media’s” influence on our discourse. It was on that latter topic Limbaugh really ripped onto the liberal media for their twisted world view the last few years.

Responding to a question from anchor Bret Baier about whether he’s seen the country so divided, Limbaugh said he hadn’t and placed the blame squarely on the media. “The media use to at least pretend that they were not a participant in the ongoing events of the country. That they were casual observers that were fair and objective, but they’re not anymore,” he said.

 

 

“They have chosen sides and they have become political activists,” Limbaugh added. “And to such, there isn't any news anymore. There is a daily attack, countless attacks on Republicans left and right and led by Donald Trump, led by conservative media being attacked.”

Limbaugh argued that liberal media were responsible for helping to generate a seemingly war-like atmosphere via their reporting:

And so, the drive-by media and the American universities have created, I think, this radical left portion of our population that views life as a war and every day is a battle. And the war is against Republicans and conservatives and they must win it every day. And so, the country is perceived to be constantly at war, in battle.

On that topic, he concluded: “And I have not seen it like this in my lifetime. It has been close, they hated Nixon and there were problems with Ronald Reagan, but I've never seen it as partisan and as destructively divided as it is right now.”

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

Fox News Channel’s Special Report
March 28, 2019
6:25:27 p.m. Eastern

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BRET BAIER: Last thing, Rush. You've been doing this a long time. Have you seen the country this divided?

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Not in my lifetime, no. Obviously, it was greatly divided during the Civil War. But I think one of the reasons why the country is divided the way it is right now, Bret, is I think the media is a central figure – The media use to at least pretend that they were not a participant in the ongoing events of the country. That they were casual observers that were fair and objective, but they’re not anymore.

They have chosen sides and they have become political activists. And to such, there isn't any news anymore. There is a daily attack, countless attacks on Republicans left and right and led by Donald Trump, led by conservative media being attacked.

And so, the drive-by media and the American universities have created, I think, this radical left portion of our population that views life as a war and every day is a battle. And the war is against Republicans and conservatives and they must win it every day. And so, the country is perceived to be constantly at war, in battle.

And I have not seen it like this in my lifetime. It has been close, they hated Nixon and there were problems with Ronald Reagan, but I've never seen it as partisan and as destructively divided as it is right now.

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