Friday, September 8, 2017

What's The Big Rush, Rush?

For the past several days, talk radio host and bloated whale carcass Rush Limbaugh, who's apparently still a thing, has been telling his loyal listeners (?) that the the monstrous Hurricane Irma which is barreling towards Florida is nothing more than a conspiracy cooked up by the media and retail stores.

On his syndicated radio show, Limbaugh bleated,
"There is symbiotic relationship between retailers and local media, and it’s related to money. It revolves around money. You have major, major industries and businesses which prosper during times of crisis and panic, such as a hurricane, which could destroy or greatly damage people’s homes, and it could interrupt the flow of water and electricity. So what happens?"

"Well, the TV stations begin reporting this and the panic begins to increase. And then people end up going to various stores to stock up on water and whatever they might need for home repairs and batteries and all this that they’re advised to get, and a vicious circle is created. You have these various retail outlets who spend a lot of advertising dollars with the local media."

"The local media, in turn, reports in such a way as to create the panic way far out, which sends people into these stores to fill up with water and to fill up with batteries, and it becomes a never-ending repeated cycle. And the two coexist. So the media benefits with the panic with increased eyeballs, and the retailers benefit from the panic with increased sales, and the TV companies benefit because they’re getting advertising dollars from the businesses that are seeing all this attention from customers."
Sure, Rush. It's all a conspiracy to sell bottled water. This is extremely dangerous and irresponsible of Limbaugh, or any public figure for that matter. Irma currently is described as the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, and its sustained 185 mph winds have utterly decimated Puerto Rico and many Caribbean islands. I have no doubt someone's going to actually listen to his cries of "fake news" and refuse to evacuate, and then all the skin will be blown off their body. His ill-advised conspiracy theories are going to end up getting someone killed.

Someone other than Rush, that is.

In case you weren't aware, Limbaugh's studio is located in Palm Beach County, in the state of Florida. You know, the state that Irma is relentlessly heading towards. This morning Limbaugh evacuated the state, exiting so quickly he left a cartoonish hole in the shape of his body in his studio wall.

Said Limbaugh, 
“May as well go ahead and announce this,” he said. “I'm not going to get into details because of the security nature of things, but it turns out that we will not be able to do the program here tomorrow. ... We'll be on the air next week, folks, from parts unknown. So we'll be back on Monday. It's just that tomorrow is going to be problematic. Tomorrow it would be, I think, legally impossible for us to originate the program out of here.”
Did you get all that? Limbaugh says the media's blowing Hurricane Irma all out of proportion, and there's absolutely no danger. Of course he said all this as he was evacuating the state.

Limbaugh seemed less concerned with the inevitable loss of life and property and more with how the hurricane had impacted his personal plans, saying, “You know, I had to cancel a bunch of stuff. I was going to go to a private movie screening this afternoon, and I had a bunch of stuff to do tonight, and now that's all blown to smithereens.”

That is a tragedy, Rush. Please, people, for the love of Thor, do NOT listen to anything that spews out of this blowhard's foul orifice of a mouth. 

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