MSNBC continues to spread the lie that Rush Limbaugh said he wanted Obama to fail. He did not. Here is what Rush Limbaugh actually said, word for word, in his interview with Sean Hannity:
LIMBAUGH: Look, he’s my president. The fact that he is historic is irrelevant to me now. It matters not at all. I — if he is going to implement a far left — look it. I think it’s already decided. $2 trillion in stimulus? The growth of government. I think the intent here is to create as many dependant Americans as possible looking to government for their hope and salvation.
If he gets nationalized health care, I mean, it’s over, Sean. We’re never going to roll that back. That’s the end of America as we have known it because that’s then going to set the stage for everything being government owned, operated, or provided.
Why would I want that to succeed? I don’t believe in that. I know that’s not how this country is going to be great in the future, it’s not what made this country great.
So I shamelessly say, no, I want him to fail, if his agenda is a far-left collectivism, some people say socialism, as a conservative heartfelt, deeply, why would I want socialism to succeed?
This is a pretty typical statement. I believe the same thing. I hope to God Obama’s policies fail, “if his agenda is a far-left collectivism.”
How do they get away with this gross misrepresentation of what he said? But better yet, why do they do this? This is not a mistake, it is a deliberate, intentional lie to say that he wanted Obama to fail and then not include the rest of the sentence, after the comma, and in its full context. And they keep repeating it.
MSNBC hold themselves out as a legitimate news organization, “the place for politics,” and they do things like this all the time.
And they have Keith Olbermann, who for years blasted President Bush, and continues his tirades, and at the same time they have him covering the elections, the inauguration, the debates, all giving him the status and air of an unbiased journalist. Imagine if Rush Limbaugh replaced Olbermann and it was Rush who would be covering politics, the elections, maybe even moderating a presidential debate. Wonder how that would go over? Robert Gibbs would have a baby over that.