Limbaugh Gripes About Being Misunderstood Over Irma Statement
Hurricane Irma keeps barreling toward Florida and the Caribbean islands, threatening to rival Hurricane Harvey in terms of loss of life and property damage.
Instead of taking Irma seriously, acknowledged non-meteorologist Rush Limbaugh decided to downplay the major storm, even going so far as to suggested that it is merely a liberal hoax. When Limbaugh got considerable blowback about his comments, he then complained about being attacked and ended up doubling down on his conspiracy theory.
In his previous broadcast on his popular radio program, Rush somehow connected Hurricane Irma to left-wing conspiracies againt Donald Trump, stating, “The reason that I am leery of forecasts this far out, folks, is because I see how the system works. Hurricane Harvey and the TV pictures that accompany that go a long way to helping further and create the panic.”
In the middle of a very long ramble, Rush delivered his reason of believing Hurricane Irma might be a fraud, saying that “in the official meteorological circles, you have an abundance of people who believe that man-made climate change is real. And they believe that Al Gore is correct when he has written, and he couldn’t be more wrong, that climate change is creating more hurricanes and stronger hurricanes.”
In Rush’s latest broadcast, he dug in deeper regarding his Hurricane Irma theory, stating, “All I did yesterday — this is the thing, folks, it is so frustrating — and it’s actually getting more and more frustrating.
You can’t, when these people who are so emotionally invested — emotionally, not intellectually — so emotionally invested in an event and in an outcome, when they are, you can’t get to them with the truth. In fact, the truth is the greatest enemy they face and they treat it that way.”
Bringing Greg Gianforte assault victim Ben Jacobs into the conversation, Limbaugh continued, “You know that reporter that got clocked by the Republican out in [Montana], Ben Jacobs, is it? Well, apparently, this guy heard, well, I don’t think he heard.
I don’t think any of these people actually listen. They probably got an out-of-context, erroneous report of things I didn’t say (Tuesday), and he tweeted that I am a hurricane denier.” He then went on, “By the way, does that not prove that these people are using this storm to advance the climate change agenda, which was one of my focal points (Tuesday)? And that, apparently, caused an eruption of various sectors of social media.” Do you think Rush needs to give up on his ridiculous Hurricane Irma theory? Listen to the broadcast below: