Rush Limbaugh Blasts Media On Ferguson: ‘Truth Is Relative To Liberals’ [Video]
There are no shortage of debates about the state of affairs on race relations in America. At the center of the heated, and polarized, dialogue are recent grand jury decisions in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the “choke-hold” death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. Conservative talk show host Russ Limbaugh chimed in on the conversation Sunday, and suggests the events played out by the media and Obama in wake of the deaths didn’t happen. Moreover, he believes liberals have put spins on the truth, citing an MRCTV news update.
Limbaugh made a rare television appearance on Fox News, and chatted with host Chris Wallace on a number of hot button issues in politics and the media. The controversial talking head and political pundit expressed his angst with public protests and “hands up don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe” mantras. Back in August, Limbaugh blasted CNN for “running wild” with the reporting of the shooting of Brown.
Wallace probed his guest over whether demonstrators have legitimate grounds for admonishing the current grand jury process, police interaction with the community it serves, the manner in which prosecutors handle police-involved shootings, and allegations of excessive force — particularly against people of color.
Russ Limbaugh said “what most of the media is describing did not happen in Ferguson, Missouri. There was no hands up, don’t shoot. It didn’t happen. And that’s tearing this country apart. We have people to whom the truth is relative.”
“I think that there is a grievance politics in this country that’s tearing the country apart, Chris. I think what happened in the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, and what happened here in Staten Island does not warrant this because the grand jury rendered a correct verdict in Ferguson. New York is a little bit different, but this would have a happened I think no matter what the grand jury in Ferguson said. I think the real thing to note here is that this is tearing the country apart, it is literally ripping our fabric apart. And the president of the United States, one thing about him, he’s a great orator. You put the right words on the teleprompter and this man can deliver soaring, inspiring rhetoric.”
Limbaugh admits that things [race relations] are not “rosy” and “perfect” in this country, but he is convinced the events transpiring in the news cannot be compared to the Civil Rights era in the 1960s. Limbaugh believes the country has made leaps and bounds in trying to level the playing field, but acknowledges there is much to be done to bridge the gaps.
On President Barack Obama’s involvement in Ferguson and Staten Island, Russ Limbaugh believes he’s taking sides. Moreover, he believes the president, like other civil rights activists, are fanning the flames and distorting the “truth” about why two African-American men died during police confrontations.
“And I think for the president to promote this division as he just did in that clip that you said, and mischaracterize what happened here — he’s talking in large part about Ferguson and what he described did not happen in Ferguson, and what most of the media is describing did not happen in Ferguson, Missouri. There was no hands up, don’t shoot. It didn’t happen. And that’s tearing this country apart. We have people to whom the truth is relative. And they’re using whatever power they have to try to redefine the truth for the advancement of their own political agenda. And it’s just not productive. And the president taking sides in this in a way that further divides the country I find reprehensible and very unfortunate too.”
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