Tags: Rush | Limbaugh | Left-Wing | Opposition

Rush: Media Trying to Drive Wedge in Left-Wing Opposition

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 10:28 PM

By Greg Richter

Rush Limbaugh says he never told anyone not to watch Fox News, and that he thinks the media dustup over his words are an attempt to drive a wedge between the opposition of the "leftist agenda."

Limbaugh appeared on Fox News Channel's "The Five" on Wednesday to clear up what he told a caller to his radio show on Monday.

The caller, "Tony from Tampa," complained about what he'd seen Democratic strategist Julie Roginsky say on Neil Cavuto's show on Fox Business Channel.

"I said, sir, just stop listening to those people, stop watching those people, and I kept saying 'those people.'" Limbaugh told the panel of "The Five" via telephone. "I never said, 'Don't watch Fox.’ I have said over the course of my career, ‘don't watch ABC, don't watch NBC,’ and that's never made the news."

Politico ran a story at 6:14 a.m. Tuesday headlined "Rush Limbaugh Tells Caller Not to Watch Fox." After Limbaugh denied the characterization, Politico updated the story at 8:02 p.m. with a new headline: "Rush Limbaugh Denies Fox Snub."

"I guess they consider me and talk radio and you guys the last vestige of any opposition to the leftist agenda in the country," Limbaugh told "The Five" panel. "So they'd like to drive a wedge."

The defense rested in the George Zimmerman murder trial earlier in the day. Limbaugh said he believes the media is invested in a guilty verdict based on racism.

"There is a desire to categorize this as racial, when it probably had nothing to do with race," Limbaugh said.

It is almost a right of passage for being a liberal in the media that you have to see America as inherently racist, Limbaugh said. And the media takes every opportunity to feed that narrative, he said.

"This trial I don't even think should be taking place," Limbaugh said. "I don't even think there's a case here."

Limbaugh does not believe that President Barack Obama was attempting to introduce race into the case when he said if he had a son "he'd look like Trayvon" Martin. The media would have made it a cause celebre even without Obama's statement, according to Limbaugh.

"Obama was just icing on the cake," Limbaugh said.

Turning to the immigration debate, Limbaugh said the only thing broken about the current system is that existing laws are not being enforced. "I don't think we need a whole new set of laws."

The real purpose behind the call for comprehensive immigration legislation is that the Democrats need a permanent underclass, he said. As Americans climb their way through middle class, Democrats have to replace them.

"Democrats see 11 million votes here," he said.

Republicans, on the other hand, are scared that if they don't pass the law they'll never get the Hispanic vote, he said. But he pointed out that Hispanic turnout was 7.8 percent in 2012, with Romney getting only 27 percent of that.

"If Romney had gotten 70 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012 he'd have still lost," Limbaugh said.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

East Coast on Alert for Blizzards as Storm System Approaches

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 12:53 PM

A winter storm expected to dump hefty amounts of snow bore down on a wide swath of the U.S. East Coast on Sunday, prompt . . .

Contestants Vie for Miss Universe Crown in Miami on Sunday

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 11:04 AM

A new Miss Universe will be crowned Sunday night in Miami, with participants from 88 countries taking part.The contestan . . .

'American Sniper' Continues Surge With $64.4 Million

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 11:01 AM

Clint Eastwood's American Sniper continued its box office dominance this weekend, picking up $64.4 million and steamro . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved