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Limbaugh: Scarborough’s Claim That Right-Wing Media Overplayed Benghazi ‘Literally Nuts’

Man-without-a-country Joe Scarborough earned the ire of Rush Limbaugh on Friday for his claim that, in Limbaugh’s words, “We’d have been much further along with the Benghazi story if right wing media hadn’t overplayed it.”

“As always happens with Scarborough,” Limbaugh said of the host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, “he has inadvertently swerved into a good point, fifty percent. It is true, I don’t think it is deniable, whenever we, I, conservative media are really interested in something, the mainstream media purposely avoids it.”

Limbaugh linked the current White House Press Corps to the Clinton-era group, which he characterized as a troupe of obedient scriveners. (For the purposes of Limbaugh’s argument, the Bush administration never happened.)

“Sometime during the administration of Bill Clinton,” Limbaugh said, “these journalists went from seeing their job as watchdog, keeping democratic government honest, to admiring raconteurs of how artfully they were lied to.” (Or not.)

“One of the reasons, I’m convinced, that the Monica Lewinsky story was spiked was because they knew we would run with it. And then when Drudge did finally run it, look how long it took them! They were dragged kicking and screaming to the Lewinsky story, and they’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into the Benghazi story.”

Limbaugh concluded that the mainstream media is so obsessed with costing the conservative media a win that they “will subordinate their own integrity, they will subordinate their own jobs, their own professionalism, they will subordinate their own self-respect.”

“Had we not made a big deal out of Benghazi,” Limbaugh said, “it would have been forgotten, they would have buried it. The idea that we would have gotten to the Benghazi story sooner had the right wing, quote-unquote, media hadn’t overplayed their hand is literally nuts.”

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