Limbaugh Says Mass Shooters "All Are Liberals" Then Says, "I Take That Back"
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From the December 21 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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LIMBAUGH: And to the phones we go back now, this is open-line Friday. It's Olivia from Dallas. Great to have to on the EIB network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush!
CALLER: I wanted to ask you what Adam Lanza's political orientation is. Because the last time I remember there was a really politicized shooting, they were very quick to blame Sarah Palin. I'm talking about the 2011 Tucson shooting.
LIMBAUGH: Actually, the last time prior to this was the Dark Knight Rising --
CALLER: But it wasn't like a politicized --
LIMBAUGH: Oh, yes it was. ABC News tried to blame it on the Tea Party. Brian Ross tried to -- they found the guy's name, and the first thing they looked was the local Tea Party roster to see if they could find a name there. They found the same name, a different guy, and Brian Ross goes on Good Morning America and says we think this guy might be a member of the Tea Party.
CALLER: Right. So I'm wondering if all this talk about his background and his psychology, I wonder if they haven't unearthed what it was. Because I remember with Jared --
LIMBAUGH: Well, he was 13.
CALLER: He can still have political beliefs. But I remember with Jared Loughner, they said that he was a Republican and it turned out that he was actually quite liberal.
LIMBAUGH: They all are liberals. If they're mentally disturbed.
CALLER (laughing): Oh, that's not fair.
LIMBAUGH: You're right. That was - that's not -- that was -- I'm sorry. You're terribly right, terribly right. That's one of those things you just can't tell the truth about. You're right. I should not have said -- I take that back.