Rush Limbaugh claimed that he has "never said anything like anything Donald Trump says," after the GOP frontrunner's controversial call for a ban on Muslim entry to the U.S. In the past Limbaugh has bragged that he and Trump say "similar things" about immigration and he has spent months defending Trump's incendiary statements, including his debunked claim that "thousands of Muslims" cheered the 9/11 attacks in New Jersey, and his proposal for a national database of American Muslims. In November, Limbaugh appeared on Fox News to heap praise on the candidate. From the December 8 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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Right-wing pundits criticized Attorney General Loretta Lynch for advocating action against anti-Muslim rhetoric that "edges towards violence" at the 10th annual Muslim Advocates dinner. Conservatives called the comments "sedition," but crime data shows anti-Muslim hate crimes on the rise in U.S.
Fox & Friends hosts attempted to discredit Hillary Clinton's plan to combat the Islamic State terrorist group by dubiously claiming her response to the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram was not "strong enough" during her tenure at the Department of State. In reality, experts have defended Clinton's response to the Boko Haram terrorist group as the "right" decision after her State Department was the first to blacklist three of the group's leaders so as not to empower the organization and inspire attacks against U.S. interests.
From an interview with former Bush Administration FEMA director Joe Allbaugh on the May 27 edition of BBC News' World News America:
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UPDATE (12/6): AP reports that Discovery has decided to air the full climate change episode! The series will premiere in the U.S. on March 18. Set your DVRs.
For the past few weeks, we've had to wait patiently while our friends across the Atlantic enjoy the BBC's seven-part Frozen Planet series on life at the poles, which won't air in the U.S. until the new year.
This sequel to Blue Planet and Planet Earth -- two of the greatest programs to have ever come through my television -- took four years, dozens of cameramen, 28 helicopters and 2 ice-breaking ships to make. The effort has been described by producer Vanessa Berlowitz as perhaps "our last chance to record these astonishing wildernesses that have existed untouched by humans for millennia and that, within a century, may change beyond recognition."
Series narrator Sir David Attenborough, who has previously been reluctant to discuss the human environmental footprint in his films, spends the final episode "on location, talking to the camera in his own measured words about shrinking glaciers, warming oceans and the threat posed by man-made global warming," according to The Guardian.
But now we learn that after earning "massive ratings" from Planet Earth and collaborating with BBC to produce the sequel, the Discovery Channel will not air the climate change episode of Frozen Planet in the U.S. due to a "scheduling issue."