Rush Limbaugh generally does not have anything too terrible to say about Fox News anchors, but during his show Thursday he made some choice comments about Shepard Smith, who recently took the media to task for over-hyping the Ebola threat in the United States.
“Shep Smith was crying so much during his reporting from New Orleans in Hurricane Katrina his mascara was running,” Limbaugh told his viewers, referring to the reporter’s often-emotional 2005 coverage from the ground in the aftermath of that disaster.
“But we need to dial it all back here,” Limbaugh continued, echoing Smith’s latest sentiments. “Radio, TV and print — loud voices seeking ratings of course.” He added that Fox News is “always touting its ratings,” primarily because it is consistently the highest-rated cable news network.
During his afternoon show Wednesday, Smith implored the media to stop promoting “widespread panic” over Ebola “because it’s not productive.” He added, “It’s not worth ratings and it’s not worth politics and we all need to stop it because some day there may be a real panic.”
Listen to audio below, via The Rush Limbaugh Show:
And watch Smith’s original comments below, via Fox News:
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