In the reality based world, purveyor of racist hate, Rush Limbaugh, has no credibility. But in the alternate white supremacist world of Fox News,Limbaugh's words are to be taken seriously. Thus, when Limbaugh claimed that the removal of the Confederate flag will be a precursor to the removal of Old Glory, Fox spread his toxic spew.
During his June 23rd show, Limbaugh claimed that efforts to remove the American flag are merely a pretext to "destroy the South." He predicted that "the next flag that will come under assault" is the flag of the United States. Shortly after his prognostication, Kimberly Guilfoyle, during a discussion on the Confederate flag just happened to ask "is the American flag next." She noted that "we see people disrespect the American flag, I was just thinking."
The next day, Todd Starnes, as part of his freak-out over "cultural cleansing" (removal of Confederate flags and discussion about removal of Confederate monuments from government property) predicted that those who oppose the Confederate flag are like ISIS and just like ISIS, they will soon be burning American flags.
Fox television began its day by injecting the agitprop into its "fair & balanced" "news" cycle via Fox & Friends. After Elisabeth Hasselbeck reported on the companies that are no longer selling Confederate flags, Steve Doocy urged viewers to listen to Rush Limbaugh's rant about how the "left" is assaulting American traditions and, as such, the American flag is the next to go. Doocy: "I hope he's wrong."
Fox's Ed Henry provided a voice of reason with this comment that Limbaugh is "engaging in a bit of hyperbole;" but Steve Doocy quipped "he's got a point." After some back and forth, Doocy needed to get the last propaganda word in with "he does have a point about how the political narrative can turn on a dime...is that gonna happen, I hope not."
Later, on The Five, during a discussion about removal of the American flag, the discussion revolved around the question of whether removal of Confederate statues and memorabilia is "going too far." Eric Bolling noted that "Rush worries it may go too far."
Audio of Limbaugh's comment was played. Good little Rushbot, Kimberly Guilfoyle, followed up: "When it's going to be enough? And Greg is saying that too. It is the second insatiable appetite to try and correct the record or get it right or make sure the people aren't in offended. I'm not saying this particular instance with the Confederate flag isn't the right thing to do, but where does it stop? How far do you go? Because today, we're talking about Thomas Jefferson, tomorrow we're talking about our flag."
The godless gay commie liberals not only want to destroy Christianity - but they're going after the stars and stripes. That's what Rush Limbaugh said and, as said in "Plan 9 From Outer Space," "that proves it!"
I also do not understand how as a people we can hate the Confederate flag as a symbol of slavery and injustice, yet welfare is accepted. Welfare is a modern and ACCEPTED form of slavery that rewards the wrong choices and keeps people below the poverty level with no incentive to rise up and take charge of their lives and escape those chains of poverty.
Perhaps we should remove the Confederate flag when the last welfare check is mailed out. Maybe Senator Graham and the Governor of South Carolina can lead the charge. Hell, any politician step up and lead us away this form slavery.
Clearly unbiased Fox News not only parroted right-wing hater Rush Limbaugh they PROUDLY announced the prediction came true by running some tape of hater Louis Farrakhan mouthing off.
Sometimes Fox News’ parody of a real news network stops being amusing.
As for the flag, I wouldn’t have a problem with a new design. Yes, it’s distinctive, but it’s also pretty dull in the scheme of things.
First gay marriage is legal. Then men & women start marrying their toaster ovens.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. And listen to OxyRush Limpballs weekdays on your AM hate radio station.