Popular Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh wants people to switch off Fox News and watch something else! While answering a question from one of his callers, Limbaugh said, “You know, you need to stop watching these people, because they’re not going to change, Tony [the caller]. I really care. You’ve got to stop watching these people.”
“All these names you mention, they’re not going to change. And you’re exactly right, if all of this were happening with a Republican president, which it wouldn’t, it couldn’t by definition, we don’t believe in these policies, but if it were, you’re right. They’d be raising holy hell about it. They’d be calling the president cold-hearted, mean, extremist, exclusionary. The rich, they’d be all over a Republican president. But that isn’t gonna change.”
According to the radio host, these programs are designed to enrage viewers and make them angry. He said, “So your blood pressure is going to suffer if you keep watching these people. They’re designed to get you ticked off. They’re designed to make you question your sanity. You’re gonna watch these people and say, ‘How in the world can we have such idiotic people?’ And you’re gonna thing maybe they’re not and you’re crazy. And I assure you, Tony, you’re not. Trust me on that.”
After the NSA leak and wide coverage of the lack of trust in the Obama administration and the U.S. president’s policies, Tony (the caller) isn’t the first one to wonder whether Obama will become a Stalinist ruler. But Rush Limbaugh here views it as an exaggeration of facts and advises people to stay away from such information (overload) as much as people can.
Also, in his show after the one we have discussed above, Limbaugh clarified that he meant ‘select people from Fox’ and not everyone from the channel. He pressed, “I said stop listening to these people that make you mad. What else am I gonna say?”
How people change!