Rush Limbaugh laid into the press today over their faux outrage on Trump’s reported ‘sh**show’ comments from last week:
Look, Anderson Cooper was near tears. And Brian Stelter could barely contain himself. And these CNN people were stuttering and they were preening as moral superiorists like it was the absolute almost worst thing they’d ever heard and it just offends me.
These people talk this way every day to themselves talking about us. They think Mississippi is a hellhole. They think Alabama’s a hellhole. They think flyover country is for bitter clinger redneck reprobates. They talk this way all the time. I don’t think Anderson Cooper almost crying was genuine. I don’t even think these people are news anchors. I think they are actors. I actually now believe that not only is the daily so-called news a soap opera, but the journalists reporting it on television are actors. And the White House press corps, the reason they want the cameras in there, they are actors. Anderson Cooper learned how to fake the near tears.
I just can’t believe that somebody is so naive to believe that people don’t talk that way, especially when they idolize people like LBJ. You know, there was a story in The Atlantic in 2016 by Jeffrey Goldberg, and it was entitled, “The Obama Doctrine.” And the four-letter word for excrement appears in this story nine times. Nine times Obama uses the term. And in one instance in this story, Barack Hussein Obama, the hero of refinement and sophistication and temperament to all of these people on the left, refers to Libya as an excrement show. He refers to a country, not as an excrement hole, but as an excrement show.
Nine times you find that word in this Atlantic story, and I don’t remember anybody being upset about the way the president was speaking. “It’s so demeaning. We don’t want presidents talking this way.” Nine times. I searched the word, keyword searched the word. Five of ’em, I think, were in one paragraph.
The even more ironic thing with regard to Obama’s comments about Libya is that it’s not only just a ‘sh** show’, but one of Obama’s own making. He’s the one who decided to take NATO forces into Libya several years ago under the auspices of ‘humanitarianism’ to take out Qaddafi so they could run guns to Syria via Turkey. And now look at Libya, it’s a terrorist ‘sh** show’ with like five different terrorist groups vying for power and resources.
Rush isn’t wrong here either. There was no outrage over Obama’s comments because the media adored Obama. He was their president, the one they loved, the one they voted for. They weren’t trying to destroy him because they helped get him elected.
But with Trump it’s a whole different ball game. They must do everything in their power to destroy him so when 2020 comes along, either he won’t run out of exhaustion or he’ll lose to Oprah.