Fox News’ Pete Hegseth and Lara Logan ripped The New York Times on Thursday for its blunt farewell to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who died of lung most cancers Wednesday. (Fast-forward to 22:15 within the video under.)
While conservative media mourned the lack of Limbaugh, who constructed a big right-wing viewers, shops just like the Times and HuffPost took a extra important method of their obituaries.
On “Fox & Friends,” Logan mentioned that to hundreds of thousands, Limbaugh “was a heroic figure and an icon, and he’s not being remembered that way.”
“What you said is completely reflected in the way The New York Times is remembering Rush Limbaugh today,” Hegseth mentioned later. “It’s so sick that I barely feel comfortable putting it on the screen.”
Hegseth learn aloud the Times’ headlines describing Limbaugh as a media determine who constructed “talk radio into a right-wing attack machine” and was “trafficking in conspiracy theories.”
To which Logan, host of Fox Nation’s “Lara Logan Has No Agenda,” responded: “You know what, Pete? I was raised to be a better person than that. I can only think of my mother. She would have looked at that and said ‘how small, these people are very small.’ She would have left it at that, and honestly, I’m going to leave it there when it comes to them because I think their actions and their language speak for themselves.”
Hegseth mentioned that Limbaugh referred to as the mainstream media “the drive-by media because they show up based on emotions, spread misinformation, then they leave.”
When it got here to amplifying falsehoods, Limbaugh proved formidable even within the months earlier than his dying. He relentlessly echoed former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the 2020 election was rigged from the get-go.
“There’s simply no way Joe Biden was legitimately elected president,” mentioned Limbaugh, suggesting Trump rent his personal “vote count czar” to analyze.
Last month, Limbaugh appeared to endorse the violence of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol and likewise falsely claimed that Democrats and their allies had been accountable for the rioting.
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