Limbaugh: Virginia Tech killer was a liberal
Published: Monday April 23, 2007
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On the April 19th broadcast of Rush Limbaugh's radio show, the conservative radio host seemed to blame the deadly shooting rampage of Virginia Tech killer Seung-hui Cho on liberals, reports ABC News' Political Punch blog.

"If this Virginia Tech shooter had an ideology, what do you think it was? " Limbaugh queried. "This guy had to be a liberal. You start railing against the rich and all this other -- this guy's a liberal. He was turned into a liberal somewhere along the line. So it's a liberal that committed this act."

Limbaugh said that he was not "attacking liberalism" but was merely "pointing out a fact."

His website archived the segment on the show with this title: "The Left's Hatred, Demonization of 'Evil Rich' Comes Home to Roost -- Cho was influenced by liberal, class envy politics."

Limbaugh also railed against what he calls the "drive-by media," which he predicted would attack him for linking Cho to liberalism. He claimed that the left invented the tactic, linking him to any violent act in the 1990s.

"These are the people sponsoring lies and distortion for the purposes of dividing this country and creating hatred. These are the people that invented this kind of tactic, if you will," he said.

A screen capture of the website is below, with the segment title highlighted in red. (A full screen version is available here.)