Friday morning, CBS This Morning invited Lesley Stahl to preview an upcoming 60 Minutes piece on how pharmaceutical drugs affect men and women differently. While Stahl and CBS hosts Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King found the FDA’s findings on the matter truly surprising, Rush Limbaugh reacted on his radio show by calling the women “stupid” for not realizing that the sexes are different. “What do you mean, boys and girls, men and women are different?” Limbaugh mocked. “Everybody knows that!”
“How is it that the mainstream media get everything wrong?” Limbaugh asked after playing clips from the CBS segment. “Not just slightly wrong, but major, profound wrong? How is this possible to be this stupid, this ignorant? How is it possible to not know instinctively that men and women are different?” He proceeded to single out “CBS info babe” O’Donnell for being genuinely shocked by the FDA’s study.
“We’re in trouble,” Limbaugh said. “We’re in big trouble. Because these people are the primary source of news for most people the country. We’re in big trouble.”
Of course, Limbaugh’s reaction to this particular bit of news begs the question: If he knew all of these scientific findings already, why didn’t he choose save the FDA a considerable amount of time and money by just telling them what make men and women so different?
Listen to audio below, via The Rush Limbaugh Show:
And watch the full CBS segment below, via CBS This Morning:
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