Limbaugh: ‘Eerie’ crash of Malaysian flight is an ‘opportunity’ to save Obama from border crisis

By David Edwards
Thursday, July 17, 2014 15:02 EDT
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Rush Limbaugh (screen capture via ABC News)
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Radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday said that the news media was covering the crash of a Malaysian flight that went down in the Ukraine because it was an “opportunity” to save President Barack Obama from the crisis of refugee women and children coming to the U.S. border.

“It’s a Malaysian Airlines jet,” Limbaugh explained to his listeners. “I’ve got the British Open [golf tournament] on the top monitor. I haven’t had CNN on all day. What do you want to bet they have broomed everything, and are covering wall-to-wall the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down by a missile?”

“I don’t want to appear to be callous here, folks,” he continued. “But you talk about an opportunity to abandon the bad Obama news at the border!”

Limbaugh insisted that he wasn’t “suggesting anything other than how the media operates.”

“It’s really eerie, why would it be shot down?” he asked. “Over Ukraine, it was shot down by a missile. This would lead one to believe that it is not an accident.”

In fact, CNN wasn’t the only network that devoted major airtime to the downed jet. Fox News also began wall-to-wall coverage immediately after the crash.

Listen to the audio below from the Rush Limbaugh Program, broadcast July 17, 2014.

(h/t: Media Matters)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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