Limbaugh: Hollywood "Will Do Anything" To "Normalize" And "Promote" Abortion, "Make Pregnancy Look Like The Disease"
Rush Limbaugh Compares Hollywood's "Promot[ion]" Of Abortion To "The Way They Promote Smoking And Gun Violence"
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From the January 6 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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RUSH LIMBAUGH: So if Hollywood wanted to get in on this and, say, discourage gun use, seems they can do two things. They can make movies without guns, which would eliminate 90 percent of the movies made. 90 percent of the movies made are dramatic, violent movies that feature guns. So you'd have to make a movie with no gun. Or, or, you could portray gun users as absolute scum, You could portray them as the most vile, despicable, hateful people in our country.
Could Hollywood stigmatize guns and gun owners to the point that people would want to give them up or that public opinion could be shifted? Well remember now, whenever Hollywood is criticized for its role, say, in mass shootings, it's like Columbine, or the Matrix series was said to have been influential to the Columbine shooters. Whenever that's said, Hollywood -- "no, no, no, no, you can't blame us. You can't blame us. You can't blame video games. That's crazy. We're not -- we're just entertainment. We're not inspiring anybody." So when bad things happen because what's on the screen, Hollywood and everybody's, "no, no, no, no, not us." But when it comes to abortion, Hollywood will do anything and everything it can do to normalize it, promote it, make it look normal and healthy and make pregnancy look like the disease. So it is curious the way they promote smoking and gun violence.