Sean Hannity and David Limbaugh couldn't whine enough about that evil liberal media last night. It started with a complaint – no, a bitchfest is more like it – about MSNBC's “deceptive editing” of testimony of a Sandy Hook victim's father (as if Fox has never done anything like that) and then segued into blaming the liberal media for "totalitarian," "socialist" and "divisive" President Obama's re-election and popularity. Somebody call a waahmbulance!
President Obama makes one, fairly mild criticism of Fox News and Fox accuses him of trying to stifle opposing views and stamp out the First Amendment. But MSNBC edits a video in a way conservatives don't like – and they're ruining everything! Of course, when Fox News is caught airing deceptively edited video, they slobber over the videographers!
David Limbaugh – who seems even nastier and angrier than his brother – went on a jag of sour grapes:
The mainstream, liberal media no longer reports the news; they try to influence the news... What happened here is a microcosm of what happens every day, where they try to set up an alternative reality to make it look like the things that are terrible in society under Barack Obama, the 8-10% unemployment, they try to paint that as normal. The fact that we've had the worst recovery in 50 years, they paint that as normal... They downplay (the economic report yesterday showing the economy had contracted). They downplay the plight of African Americans. They always paint a rosy picture of what's going on. And if it were not for that, Obama would not have won the election. He would not have a 60% approval rating... They cover up for him because they agree with his (totalitarian, socialist and divisive) agenda and they want to influence the agenda. The end justifies the means and we're suffering for it today.
The other guest, Juan Williams laughed at this, though Hannity bought it hook, line and sinker.
Williams said, “David, you just hatin' on Obama...” and he moved the discussion back to MSNBC.
But Limbaugh wouldn't let his conspiracy theory go. At the end of the segment, he said, “Do you think there's any chance that Barack Obama could have won this election were it not for the deliberate distortion and the alternate reality that the media is creating for him?”
Hannity jumped in to say, “No.”
So here you have it. The loud-mouthed “patriots” who think Americans are too dumb to think or find out the truth for themselves.
Video below via Mediaite.
Because that’s how people who actually were fascists, Machiavellian, or totalitarian all rolled. Someone who opposed them sneezed while the dictator’s talking, that person says buh-bye.
The fact that they’re all still alive, and allowed to air (other than being banned from a press conference they can’t be an adult at every now and again) immediately discredits that claim.