On his radio show Friday, Rush Limbaugh dismissed the notion that the alleged high-school pranks committed by presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney count as “bullying,” saying “You had long hair in 1965, you were gonna get razzed. It didn’t matter,” adding that “1965 is a great year, bullying was legal.”
Limbaugh made the case that the Washington Post story is a smear-job by the “drive-by media […] in conjunction with the Democrat in the White House.”
The radio host then defended Romney’s alleged actions as being anything but what we now define as “bullying,” saying that it is “probably a stretch to say it had anything to do with the kid being presumed gay. You had long hair in 1965, you were gonna get razzed. It didn’t matter.”
“They weren’t gonna think you were in the Beatles,” Limbaugh said. “If you had long hair in 1965, you were gonna get made fun of. See, 1965’s a great year; bullying was legal.”
Aware of just how controversial that last sentence may be, Limbaugh added: “Watch that be a quote that shows up at Media Matters: ‘Limbaugh praising bullying while defending Romney.'”
And, of course…it did.
Check out the audio clip below:
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