NBC's Brian Williams uses Limbaugh's words to describe UN meeting as "Star Wars" "bar scene"

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From the September 23 edition of NBC's Nightly News:

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Williams in December 2004: "I do listen to Rush ... I've been listening for years. I think it's my duty to listen to Rush":

WILLIAMS: I do listen to Rush. I listen to it from a radio in my office, or depending on my day, if I'm in the car, I will listen to Rush. And he will tell you I've been listening for years. I think it's my duty to listen to Rush. I think Rush has actually yet to get the credit he is due, because his audience for so many years felt they were in the wilderness of this country. No one was talking to them.

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Rush said to millions of Americans, you have a home. Come with me. For three hours a day you can listen and hear the like-minded calling in from across the country, and I'll read to you things perhaps you didn't see that are out there. I think Rush gave birth to the FOX News Channel. I think Rush helped to give birth to a movement. I think he played his part in the Contract with America. So I hope he gets his due as a broadcaster [C-SPAN, 12/26/2004].

From the September 23 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

LIMBAUGH: Well, I'm telling you, when Obama says America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements, he's not speaking for me. And I don't know how many Americans he is actually speaking for in this dreadfully frightening and scary speech today before the Star Wars bar scene. The world, ladies and gentlemen, is on the brink of destruction. We face, daily, a threat that could wipe us out. What is that threat? Muslim extremists? Terrorists? International thug cartels? No! No. This is the threat.

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Rush Limbaugh, Brian Williams
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NBC Nightly News
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