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Rush Ravages Media Over Trump-Putin Summit Coverage

Rush Ravages Media Over Trump-Putin Summit Coverage
President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
 

By    |   Monday, 16 July 2018 04:03 PM

Rush Limbaugh said watching the U.S. media cover Monday's Trump-Putin summit was "comedy gold," but added the downside of its ineptitude is so-called journalists can "wreak tremendous havoc."

The conservative radio voice said he did not know whether to laugh or be angry at the "embarrassingly shallow and puerile, infantile questions" asked of President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki, Finland.

"The problem with our media becoming a collective joke is that they have the ability to wreak tremendous havoc and do great damage, but these people are a laughingstock, and they do not know it," he said Monday on "The Rush Limbaugh Show."

"They do not have the humility or even the presence of mind to know how they are perceived," Limbaugh said. "It's amazing to me to watch the right-before-before-our-eyes decline of the stature, the respect, the integrity, and the perceived intelligence of members of the United States White House or presidential press corps."

The best question for comedy but the worst for integrity was the reporter who asked Putin if Russia had compromising material on Trump.

"The world is not waiting for journalists to ask questions," Rush said. "But the journalists think it's all about them, which is what tells me that many of them, 'cause I think they still to this day get up every day hoping . . . this day is gonna be the day that whatever smoking gun evidence is out there is finally revealed that will allow them to get rid of Donald Trump.

"So, they try to make it happen with these embarrassingly shallow and puerile, infantile questions. And they want to tell us that they are the guardians of freedom and democracy. And these people are not even informed enough to ask substantive questions of Vladimir Putin."

As for Trump's performance at the summit, for which he is being panned by his own party, Limbaugh said he has not had the time to soak it all in yet to offer up an opinion.

"I'm well aware that there are many people who think this was not Trump's finest hour, that Putin got away with basically dominating this whole thing and whatever Putin said stood, that Trump didn't push back on any of it," Limbaugh said.

"That is a developing bit of analysis that you're gonna find even on what you would consider to be Trump-friendly media," Rush said. "That may be. This all happened just mere moments ago, and I'm gonna have developing thoughts on this as I have a chance to learn about it in a non-pressurized circumstance.

"So, I'm sure by [Tuesday's] show, later [Monday], may even have a different take on this thing," Limbaugh said.

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Watching the U.S. media cover Monday's Trump-Putin summit was "comedy gold," Rush Limbaugh said, adding the downside of its ineptitude is so-called journalists can "wreak tremendous havoc."
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