Rush Limbaugh Declares “I Don’t Feel Any Outrage” Over Journalists Being Detained In Egypt (Update)
If Jon Stewart is allowed to find humor with the crisis in Egypt, then so too should Rush Limbaugh be able to, right? Well hopefully your answer is yes, otherwise you might not want to read any further.
Rush introduces a comedic bit with this guaranteed to be controversial statement:
“It is being breathlessly reported that the Egyptian army . . . is rounding up foreign journalists. I mean even two New York Times reporters were detained. Now this is supposed to make us feel what exactly? . . . Are we supposed to feel outrage – I don’t feel any outrage over it. Are we supposed to feel anger – I don’t feel any anger over this. Do we feel happy? Well – do we feel kinda going like [taunting sound]”
Instead, Rush seems most concerned with how the Egyptian uprising might impact Israel. In case you’re not offended (or entertained) yet, Rush unveils an “exclusive” message from President Obama, which turns out to be a comedic Obama impressionist suggesting that Egyptian protesters:
“Always remember that to build a successful future, you need to punish your enemies and reward your friends. No what I meant to say is if they bring a knife to a fight, you bring a gun, but not a molotov cocktail.”
What seems hard not to laugh at is the Obama bit where “Obama” also tells Egyptians that it’s not surprising that they “cling to guns and religion.” However, what seems hard not to find at best poorly-timed and at worst, completely insensitive, is Rush’s flippant response to reporters being in danger, especially as the facts of such events become increasingly disturbing.
Listen to the clip below from The Rush Limbaugh Show:
Update: It appears that, while Limbaugh may look down upon Mediaite because he thinks he’s been described here as a “kook,” he seems to find us a reliable enough source to quote later on in the same program– specifically, our story reporting the news that Fox News’ Greg Palkot was attacked in Egypt (the clip courtesy MSNBC/The Last Word):
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