In the cascade of attention swirling around the death of General Suleimani, there was another story out there - a very significant media story - that has a major impact for America. It was a press release that began this way: "IHeartMedia Extends Partnership with Rush Limbaugh."
As the decade comes to a close, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of the last 10 years. Today’s installment showcases some of the decade’s most rancid quotes attacking Republicans or conservatives.
On Friday, New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters wrote about the purported right-wing, talk-radio centered news bubble around the Ukraine-impeachment imbroglio -- from the confines of his left-wing Times news bubble -- in “Talk of Misinformation, Just Not a Lot of Facts.” The online headline: “‘Everything You’re Seeing Is Deception’: How Right-Wing Media Talks About Impeachment -- The pro-Trump media has wasted no time constructing its own version of events about Ukraine.” Peters confidently informed his readership: "Their narrative omits key facts." So does the Times' own version.
On his radio show Friday, Rush Limbaugh noted how CNN Inside Politics host John King found his mockery of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez distasteful. Rush says the congresswoman's name with an exaggerated Spanish accent for fun. But King inaccurately claimed Rush -- an "old white guy" -- was mocking how AOC had an accent when she talked -- but she has no Spanish accent. It's like how Rush would use a William F. Buckley impression when he would say the name of Rev. Jesse Jackson. Clearly, King doesn't listen to this show on a regular basis.
Rush Limbaugh appeared on Friday's Fox & Friends and addressed the feuding between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the radical House freshmen like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Limbaugh said the fracas was funny, but insisted the Democrats will eventually unify for 2020. They're coming apart now just because they're so frustrated at failing to remove President Trump from office.
There are few that can compete with conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh when it comes to dissecting the left’s nonsense on a daily basis. So this past week, he was in usual form as he lambasted the liberal media who exist to “destroy” the Trump presidency through their “leadership role of the American left” despite CNN’s horrid ratings thanks to how they’ve “bastardized the concept of journalism.”
It was Oscar Levant who uttered the famous line: “I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.” In a way it was a backhanded compliment to a woman who represented in most of her film roles an image of chastity and virtue that was once mostly promoted in American culture, though not always practiced in private lives, including hers. Day, who died last Monday at age 97, became a friend late in her life.
The Trump Collusion Pushers at CNN are remarkably unwilling to acknowledge that the Other Campaign was digging for oppo-research dirt on Trump using Russian contacts. One might argue they are either (a) dumb or (b) playing dumb about the Clinton Games in Russia. In the second hour of his radio show on Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh replayed CNN Inside Politics anchor John King completely ignoring the Clinton Games. Limbaugh attacked King as "disingenuous" and said "You're better than this."
In his first-ever appearance on Fox News Channel’s Special Report, legendary conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh shared his analysis Thursday night 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.
PolitiFact doesn't always apply neutral headlines in its "fact checks," as in this whopper from Monday: "Scientists’ response to Rush Limbaugh’s climate denial: ‘utter nonsense’." Over the years, PolitiFact has flagged Limbaugh on the "False" side almost 85 percent of the time -- which is even worse than Donald Trump's 69 percent "Mostly False" or worse percentage in 2017-18.
Rush Limbaugh’s December 2018 Limbaugh Letter has an article titled “Demonizing White Men.” It highlights -- with actual quotations from people in the media, academia and the political and entertainment arenas -- the attack on white men as a class. You can decide whether these statements are decent, moral or even sensible. Should we support their visions? Don Lemon, a CNN anchorman, said, “We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.”
The liberal media obsession with Rush Limbaugh dragged on into Wednesday’s Hardball in which the panelists questioned whether Vice President Mike Pence even has a “soul” for “kissing up” to Limbaugh earlier in the day and whether Trump and Limbaugh are the monkey and organ grinder or vice versa. Host Chris Matthews brought up Limbaugh in light of the government shutdown and the President standing firm on his promise of securing the southern border, leading to a government shutdown as Democrats have refused to support this proposal.