Limbaugh: Ahmadinejad "echoing Barack Obama talking points"

››› ››› GREG LEWIS

On Fox News, Rush Limbaugh claimed that in a U.N. speech, Iran's President Ahmadinejad was "echoing [Sen.] Barack Obama talking points -- talking about how America is responsible for all the problems of the world, talking about how American defense spending is -- led to the crisis here." Limbaugh provided no evidence that Obama has said anything remotely similar to Ahmadinejad's remarks, which, according to a translation, included references to "Zionist murderers" and to the purported influence of "Zionists" on the "political decision-making centers of some European countries and the U.S."

On the September 23 edition of Fox News' America's Election HQ, syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in his speech that day to the United Nations General Assembly, was "echoing [Sen.] Barack Obama talking points -- talking about how America is responsible for all the problems of the world, talking about how American defense spending is -- led to the crisis here." Limbaugh provided no evidence that Obama has said anything remotely similar to Ahmadinejad's remarks, which, according to a translation, included references to "Zionist murderers" and to the purported influence of "Zionists" on the "political decision-making centers of some European countries and the U.S."

From the September 23 edition of Fox News' America's Election HQ:

LIMBAUGH: You've got Mahmoud today echoing Barack Obama talking points -- talking about how America is responsible for all the problems of the world, talking about how American defense spending is -- led to the crisis here. The Democrats have got to be pulling their hair out, because you've got Biden doing what he's doing, and you've got the leader of Iran echoing Barack Obama talking points.

MARTHA MacCALLUM [anchor]: Right -- well, you know, it is still an extremely tight race. So, you could understand an argument from Barack Obama's folks where they would say, "Look, we're quite happy with Joe Biden. Things seem to be going pretty well. We've got a very tight race here."

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