Limbaugh, others fall for fake Obama thesis quotes

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  1. livelonger profile image93
    livelongerposted 8 years ago

    Rush Limbaugh, Michael Ledeen and other partisan hacks hyperventilated about a supposed quote from Obama's thesis. A little research later determined it was fake, a post on a satire site, but not before Limbaugh went on the air, foaming at the mouth about Obama, "this little boy," had no respect for the Constitution.

    Reminds me of those hyperreligious idiots who think The Onion articles are real, and send out urgent "alerts" to all of their list members.

    It seems Republicans these days are more than happy to believe myths about the man, any reason to fuel the fires of hatred against him.

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      gator1185posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I listened to that whole radio show that day and I remember Rush stating the fact that they had no verification that the quote from obama's thesis was true or not and later in the show he himself stated that it was found on a satire blog.  And you can't say that I am a republican hating on democrats because I am a democrat defending the truth of what was actually said.

  2. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Was it pretty much the same, but from the liberal side, at the Bush times? If my memory serves me, it was even worse. wink

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's allways the same and both sides cry foul and accuse the other party of unethical behavior. They both claim they don't do it.

      1. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        political hypocrisy at it's best.

        Aren't our leaders just great citizens? NOT!

        lol  lol

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          sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It's a lame stupid game.

          1. Cagsil profile image80
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, I agree.

            And, that's why I do not vote or haven't voted yet....no one has convinced me that they would do a half-way decent job.

    2. livelonger profile image93
      livelongerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hope your memory is good enough to cite specific examples? smile

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        sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You're not serious, are you?

        1. livelonger profile image93
          livelongerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Misha seems to remember Democrats hyperventilating about satire about Bush (presumably) and I certainly don't.

          1. tksensei profile image60
            tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Of course you don't.

            1. livelonger profile image93
              livelongerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Please refrain from personal attacks.

              1. tksensei profile image60
                tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I hope you didn't think that was one.

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        A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Didn't Dan Rather get fired by CBS for reporting lies as news? Yes, yes he did!

        1. LiamBean profile image86
          LiamBeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          So why does Limbaugh still have a show? This is as bad or worse as reporting a gap in Bush's National Guard service.

          Rather had researchers too. I didn't hear about any of them getting canned.

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            A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Did Dan Rather OWN CBS? Rush OWNS his show, is he supposed to fire himself?

            1. LiamBean profile image86
              LiamBeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Rush paid himself $400,000,000? I don't think so. That was Clear Channel Communications Inc.'s Premiere Radio Networks. Maybe they should fire the racist arse.

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                A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                You may want to do a little research and see what he owns and what he doesn't, clear channel communications are owned by smart people, why would they get rid of their biggest earner? If it wasn't CCC who bought the right to be his network it would have been someone else.I'm done with the liberal hypocrisy now!

                1. LiamBean profile image86
                  LiamBeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  When are you going to be done with the wing-nut hypocrisy?

                  Bye bye now. Don't let the door hit you in the...

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            C.J. Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Rather knew of the mis-information. That was proven. Besides, is Limbaugh a member of the Media?

  3. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I thought it was funny.lol  lol  lol

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Especially when the source Rush got it from was tagged satire smile

    1. LiamBean profile image86
      LiamBeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So not only is he "color-blind", but has a taste for the finer points of humor. roll

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    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    Or this regarding Rush. I would have to see where Rush did this and see what the context in which it was said, the progressives love to lie, anything said is suspect!

    http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/2009/10/1 … -limbaugh/

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200910230019


      He ignored the fact that it was labeled satire...

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        A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You mean like Dan Rather and those responsible for reporting about Rush did? Are you seriously gonna tell me that its worse because Rush did it? Yeah, you probably will!

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    The point is...he jumped all over it without checking his sources...something I'm sure he does all the time.

    It shows again that some people will believe anything that conforms to their own feelings of what might happen or have happened. Both sides are guilty of this.

    However, this is about Rush Limbaugh...

  7. LiamBean profile image86
    LiamBeanposted 8 years ago

    From livelonger's link.

    "Producers for The Rush Limbaugh Show did not properly fact check..."

    Pretty much sums up the "research team" on Limbaugh's program in a nutshell.

    I remember how his "science advisor" went on an on about how a melting northern ice cap meant diddly since when ice melts the level of the water never rises. Of course the clown completely forgot about all the ice in Antarctica and Greenland...almost all of which is sitting on land...and should it melt WILL raise sea levels.

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I don't care if he gets fired or not, just don't make excuses for him because of what someone else did or did not do.
    It was irresponsible.

    I doubt that the story about Bush was labelled clearly as satire...

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    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    Are you responding to me? He won't get fired because its a commentary show, Rather was a Newscaster, liberals can't seem to separate the two. Thats why its real hard for me to take them serious.

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    And then if someone like Rachel Maddow does the same thing about a future Republican president or politician we can all say...well, Rush Limbaugh did it in the past so it is okay...

    I'm all for him not losing his radio show and being heard everywhere so most people can finally realize that he is an opinionated hack...

    1. LiamBean profile image86
      LiamBeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds reasonable to me.



      A LYING opinionated RACIST hack.

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why don't you google Rachel Maddow and lies and see what you get. Rush isn't going to lose anything and will be around a lot longer than the Boy President. And that just chaps your ass don't it?

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      I feel better!

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    C.J. Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Hate him all you want. He survived the OXY Cottin issue, you know he's going to survive this. If you hate him, don't listen. If you don't listen, how can you hate him?  Besides hating people is not a good thing to be involved in.

 
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