Rush Limbaugh Bemoans CNN's "Instant Fact Check" Captions That Call Out Trump's Lies
Limbaugh: “It’s Editorializing” And “They Don’t Take The Time To Explain What Trump Means”
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From the August 11 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): I meant to mention this earlier, CNN has started doing something that's new. They do instant fact check on Donald Trump. They may do it on Hillary, I haven't seen it. Here's what they do, I just saw it, they just ran a graphic, chyron graphic, one of those banners at the bottom of the screen, and here's what it says verbatim: "Trump says Obama founder of ISIS" then parenthesis, "he's not," end parenthesis. And in very tiny, a very tiny font underneath that, they make some reference to CNN's fact-checker. But you don't see that, you don't see that what this is is a -- yeah, there it is, "Trump calls Obama founder of ISIS (he's not), fact check: Al-Baghdadi" -- it's editorializing. They can do what they want, I've just, I've never seen it. And I've never seen them do this to a claim that Hillary Clinton has made, or any other Democrat. I've seen it repeatedly with claims that Trump makes. Normally what they do is just report what a candidate is saying, and they leave it up to their brilliant audience to wade through the muck to find out the truth of it. CNN doesn't trust the intelligence of their audience, and they certainly do not get nuance. They don't take the time to explain what Trump means. Like it's a fact check, “Al-Baghdadi founded ISIS.”
Hey CNN, you know, you're falling to third place for a reason. The numbers are in, CNN has now fallen to beneath MSNBC. You have to try to do that. You have to make an effort to throw away that kind of an audience, and I don't think there's any question about it. CNN has become the all Trump-bashing network all the time. It's just what they do, and I think people don't want to hear it. I'm not saying that they're all Trump fans either, it's just they don't -- it never ends. Whatever Trump says, whatever he's in the news for about, it's a bash, it's a rip, it's criticism. Then they convene their round tables to double down on it, and they'll have one Trump spokesman with four or five other people, and it's just -- these things matter, and I just don't think their audience -- they may be all-in for Hillary, their audience may be a predominantly Democrat audience, but why are they losing? I mean they are -- they're throwing audience away, they're bleeding, it's incredible.