Conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh torched the New York Times after the left-wing newspaper blamed him for the El Paso mass shooting. Naturally, it didn’t blame left-wing media stars for the Dayton, Ohio shooting by a leftist supporter of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
In a weekend column, the New York Times claimed that the El Paso mass shooter’s manifesto mirrored some of Limbaugh’s language when he spoke out against the dangers of mass illegal immigration.
Limbaugh — who has had the No. 1 radio program in the United States since 1987 — is used to being attacked by the left, so he took the latest salvo in stride.
Limbaugh says the left’s around-the-clock attacks on him and other conservative media stars are merely pathetic attempts to silence conservative voices. Limbaugh’s massive radio audience tops 13.2 million listeners.
“I know the motivation behind it. Folks, they cannot defeat us on ideas or debates of ideas, in the arena of ideas,” Limbaugh said on his radio show. “It’s been a constant attempt by the left since I started this program to discredit me, to impugn me.”
“And their purpose has been to make sure I don’t acquire an even larger audience. They are trying to poison the minds of people who don’t listen into never trying the program. That’s the objective of it, and that’s always been the objective.”
Rush said his audience and the tens of millions of conservatives across the United States see right through the left-wing media’s ploy.
“If they could get away with destroying all of us, they clearly would,” Limbaugh said. “But every effort that they have launched here has been successfully repelled and beaten back, both in terms of you, the audience, and the business side of the EIB Network. I just don’t have it in me to be righteously indignant and ‘how dare they?!'”
Limbaugh then torched the left-wing media as “intellectually vacant and vapid.” Rush said: “Read the guy’s manifesto! This guy that shot up El Paso was by no means a fan of conservative media.”
Limbaugh said the New York Times and other liberal media’s attacks on him is also an attack on all conservatives who dare to think for themselves and aren’t brainwashed by leftist propaganda being spewed by the mainstream press — which is 85% left-leaning.
“It’s actually an attack on all of you. That you’re dumb, uninformed hicks who don’t know anything and don’t think anything every day until you get marching orders after listening to this program or as a result of listening. This has always been absurd. And I think it’s always been a very weak and very, very telling admission on their part, and that is they hold average people in contempt. Average people are not smart enough to think on their own. They’re not smart enough to live life the right way. They’re not smart enough to make the right decisions, even with their own money.”
If the New York Times blames Rush Limbaugh for the El Paso shooting, then surely it must blame itself for the bloody Iraq War, right?
In 2001, the New York Times published a screaming front-page story claiming Iraq and its then-leader Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. That was FALSE. They wrote numerous follow-up stories pushing this fake news and calling for U.S. retaliation.
That fake-news coverage led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The Iraq War lasted until 2011. The New York Times won numerous awards for that coverage of a war that caused the deaths of 4,424 U.S. soldiers and 1 million Iraqis.
The New York Times never returned all those “journalism” awards it received for its fake news.
All it did was issue a curt, disingenuous apology for inciting a left-wing war on Muslims, the consequences of which (refugee crisis, growth of ISIS, anti-American hatred in the Middle East) we all suffer to this day.
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