For anyone who listens regularly to Rush Limbaugh, they are familiar with his thoughts on the far-left (the "deranged left" as he puts it) redefining America as a racist country founded in racism and also his thoughts on the increasing problems with a college education. And like clockwork, within the space of a week, examples of both pop up in the hard news. On the “America was founded as a racist country” front we have the lefty Slate to thank for publishing the transcript of a secretly recorded internal “townhall” at the New York Times.
The liberal media will shamelessly blame its more conservative competitors for tragedies, and the front-page of Monday’s New York Times climbed on board with a long investigative report : “How the El Paso Gunman Echoed The Words of Right-Wing Pundits.” The Times story included graphic blocks of transcript excerpts from conservative personalities like Tucker Carlson, Ann Coulter, and Rush Limbaugh, plus Fox News guests, taking every opportunity to link the figures to white supremacist massacres.
Few pundits know the media better than Rush Limbaugh. The radio titan skewers the press’ liberal bias from his talk show perch. Limbaugh can predict media patterns with frightening accuracy. He did it again this week, mocking how reporters looked away as he gave millions to charity. Literally. At the same time most media outlets ignored some good news for No Safe Spaces, the Adam Carolla/Dennis Prager feature heading our way this fall.
Is it a sign of things to come in 2020? Here’s the tale — a tale that seems remarkably similar to the 2016 reality that had the liberal media and Democrats (but I repeat myself) caught sleeping about the rise of Donald Trump. The story starts with that Nike shoe that was announced as the Fourth of July approached. As is well known now, Nike put the Betsy Ross flag — the original Stars and Stripes with the field of thirteen stars in a circle - on the back of a new model of sneakers. Ex-football player and infamous national anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick, a Nike hero, protested — and Nike quickly pulled the plug on the shoe.
In one of the most bigoted editorials imaginable, the Baltimore Sun blasted Tiger Woods for visiting the White House to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump. And fittingly, Rush Limbaugh took note. The Medal of Freedom has a long and proud history. It was established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, replacing an earlier Medal of Freedom initiated by President Harry Truman that specifically was awarded for civilian service in World War II. JFK’s executive order authorizing the medal specified that it be awarded as follows:
Rush Limbaugh was furious. As news trickled out about ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen saying he had lied to Congress, the liberal media pounced. This was surely it, they were in essence saying. The Trump-Russia collusion connection has been finally uncovered.
This past week Rush Limbaugh celebrated his 30th year on radio. There was a call from the President. Sean Hannity paid tribute on his TV show. And CNN’s Jim Acosta? Well, Jim just went on being Jim Acosta. Which is to say Jim has become the latest embodiment of just why Rush Limbaugh is celebrated, not to mention needed.
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh blasted NeverTrump Republicans and the media that aids them on his radio program, Wednesday. Fox and Friends picked up the clip of Limbaugh taking down Tennessee Congressman Bob Corker and the media that praised his words, after he smeared Republicans who supported Trump as part of a “cult.” Limbaugh called out several media outlets as elitists who lazily dismiss those they don’t agree with, wondering why they didn’t say the same thing about Democrats when Obama was in office.
Far-left HBO host Bill Maher admitted on Friday he’s rooting for an economic disaster, but most media outlets have been silent in response to his shocking comments. In contrast, journalists pounced on Rush Limbaugh’s 2009 comments on Barack Obama’s liberal agenda: “I hope he fails.”
Just when it seemed that Michael Moore had finally left the national stage for good, the liberal filmmaker and activist took advantage of comments made this week by comedian Roseanne Barr and President Donald Trump to place the public spotlight squarely back on himself. In a Twitter message posted on Wednesday, Moore stated: “I know Roseanne. And I know Trump. And they are about to rue the day they knew me … .”
The liberal hate flows strong in today’s edition of This Week in Media Bias History. On April 19, then-MSNBC host Keith Olbermann smeared Rush Limbaugh as having “blood” on his hands for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. On April 14, 2009, CNN’s Anderson Cooper used a vulgar slang term for oral sex to describe the Tea party movement.
The New York Times classless columnist Paul Krugman eagerly swallowed the mainstream media distortion of comments conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made on his program as Hurricane Irma approached to snidely dismiss him as a “terrible person” in “Conspiracies, Corruption And Climate” on Monday. Krugman extended his assault to conservatives and Republicans in general as demonstrated by the column’s text box: “It’s not just Rush: know-nothings are running America.”