Skip to comments.The Media Is Lying About What I Said on the Coronavirus
Posted on 02/27/2020 11:51:13 AM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Once again, ladies and gentlemen, your host all over the news proving that it is the media attempting to politicize this coronavirus. There cant be any doubt about it. I am being lied about, misunderstood on purpose, taken out of context. I got the audio sound bite roster today, and Im all over it.
RUSH: Then theres a headline here at TheHill.com: Limbaugh: Bernie Sanders And The Democratic Party Pose Far Greater Threat To This Country Than Coronavirus. Theres no doubt. Socialism, if we elect socialism we got four years of an utter disaster on our hands if Bernie Sanders gets elected president. The coronavirus is a virus I just saw somebody on Fox you know, everybodys talking about this in certain ways like theyre experts, and some are admitting that theyre not.
Somebody just said, Okay, look, if I get this you know what Im gonna do? Im gonna stay home, stay home for two weeks and get healthy and Im gonna go back to work. Just cause you get this does not mean youre automatically hospitalized, does not mean youre automatically quarantined, it doesnt mean youre gonna die, she said, not me, she. Not gonna name who. Doesnt matter.
Now weve got a story that comes out of Northern California, the Washington Post and the Sacramento Bee, they cant help themselves. Theyve got a story out there, my friends, of first case of a person with no travel link. No sooner had Trump finished reassuring the and, by the way, did you see Trumps press conference yesterday? Did you watch it? It was awesome. Ive had people tell me, you know, if he behaved like that the rest of the year, hed win by 10 points. Hes gonna win by 10 points anyway. Hed win by maybe 15 or 20.
It was a great press conference. It calmed everybody down. It assured everybody. And let me put something in perspective for you, folks. Take a look at Donald Trump. Donald Trumps life has been solving major problems, as they popped up in his business, in his family, whatever. He has a lifetime of this. He becomes president and people say, Well, my God. Were in dire straits. He doesnt know what hes doing. Hes incompetent. Hes a fool. Hes an idiot. Hes a lunatic.
All hes done is rework massively complex trade deals finally to the advantage of the United States. He has resuscitated the largest economy in the world inside of three years. He has restored control of the southern border. But now all of a sudden Donald Trump cannot manage a virus outbreak.
But who can? The Democrat Party. Why, Nancy Pelosi could. Mike Pence has no idea what hes doing. Trump shouldnt have appointed him. But every Republican that they name is likewise incompetent. Every Democrat that comes forward should be in charge of it. And they tell me that Im the reason this has been politicized?
Im sitting here minding my own business reacting to what these people do, and Im the one claiming they are politicizing this. And theres no question about it. And they still cant get over the fact that I won the Medal of Freedom. Wait til you hear the audio sound bites on this. They are spitting mad over this. Theyre probably secretly hoping I get the coronavirus with everything else Ive got.
So we were told Donald Trump was an idiot. We were told that Donald Trump was a traitor. We were told that Donald Trump stole his election. We were told that Donald Trump colluded with Russia. We were told that Donald Trump was an agent of Vladimir Putin. We were told that Donald Trump tried to dig up dirt on the opponent in Ukraine and therefore should be impeached.
We were told all these rotten, horrible things about Donald Trump. Hes illiterate, that he wasnt mentally fit for the presidency, and the people who told us that are now telling us Donald Trump cant organize a rational response to a health issue. At this point Donald Trumps competence and abilities ought to be a nonstarter.
Everybody ought to realize now, after three years, weve got somebody that finally who knows what hes doing. And you know what else? He knows how to surround himself with the best people to get the job done. He didnt even make any pretense last night in that press conference that he was doing it, that he was the expert, that he knew everything about it, like they caricature the guy.
The very people who predicted that a Trump presidency would crash the economy, people like Paul Krugman and Pelosi and Schumer, the very people who spied on the Trump campaign, the people that organized that silent coup, the people who made absurd, false impeachment charges are now predicting that Trump is gonna botch the response to the coronavirus.
What does it tell you? The people whove been wrong every step of the way about Trump are now telling you and everybody else that Trumps the one that doesnt know what hes doing in managing health care. Then they say I am politicizing it, when all Im doing is calling them out. Which is what I have done for 31 years and counting here on the EIB Network behind the Golden EIB Mic.
Let me get back to this story about this phantom not phantom. This uh-oh, we need to be really frightened case, in Northern California. No sooner had the president finished that press conference last night reassuring the nation that things are under control is when the Washington Post and the Sacramento Bee report that someone in Northern California got the virus even though that person supposedly has had no contact with anybody whos traveled outside the USA.
In other words, someone in Northern California got the disease and it originated with them. They havent been to Wuhan, China. They havent done anything. They havent gotten it from anybody. They just got it. That means we need to be really scared because the virus is out there lurking somewhere in Northern California, spotted this person and jumped right into their respiratory system. And thats, oh, frightening stuff, folks. That means the virus is out there lurking like a bunch of locusts ready to attack. Thats the story they told.
And that report gave everybody in the Drive-By Media an excuse to get even more panicked. But if you read down two sentences, just two sentences in the Washington Post story, you get this. Quote, The health agency the CDC, left open the possibility that the patient may have been exposed to a returned traveler who was infected.'
Well, now, then whats the point of the story? If you write a story saying a patient in Northern California has contracted the disease with no contact with anybody and then two sentences later, Uh, the health agency, the CDC, left open the possibility Let me tell you where this happened. This happened in an area Im very familiar with, Northern California. Travis Air Force Base is there. Do you know whats happening at Travis Air Force Base?
Americans have been flown back to Travis Air Force Base from the Virus of the Seas cruise ship that was over in Japan, and other Americans who supposedly may have come down with a disease and are quarantined. Theyve been flown back and land at Travis Air Force Base. Its likely that somebody landing there has had contact with somebody, and the CDC has left So we have this panic-driven story that its the first case in the United States with no known origin.
Meaning: The person that has it has never been to China, has never been in contact with anybody that had the disease. Two newspapers run the story, and then again if you just read two sentences down, The CDC left open the possibility that the patient may have been exposed to a returned traveler who was infected. Well, then why run it? Whats the point of the story in the first place? You know what this is like?
Its just like every one of those stories the New York Times for two years after the election results with all these nameless, faceless intelligence officials assuring us that Trump was an agent of the Soviet Union and that Trump colluded with Russia and stole the election from Hillary Clinton. And then in every story there was a line, So far, no evidence has been found to conclude that these allegations are valid. Every story had that line, if you read far enough down.
And they realized nobody was gonna read that far down so nobody ever got to those sections of the story which said, By the way, we cant prove any of this. By the way, theres no evidence for any of this. But we trust our anonymous sources that were making up here at the New York Times. Heres what the CDC statement said, At this time, the patients exposure This is the Northern California patient who supposedly got coronavirus with no contact with anybody.
CDC statement: At this time, the patients exposure is unknown. Its possible this could be an instance of community spread of COVID-19, which would be the first time this has happened in the United States. Could be, could be, could be. Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of an infection is unknown. Its also possible, says the same statement, however, that the patient may have been exposed to a returned traveler who was infected. Most of the media have ignored that part of the CDC statement.
Travis Air Force Base is where returning patients from China and Asia are being flown back to the United States. Its not the only location, but it is a location that people are being flown back to, and its where this person that got infected from no known origin happens to reside. Folks, theyre doing the same garbage they did during the Trump-Russia collusion story. Theyre running stories for which there isnt any evidence, and they run the correction in the middle of the story.
They say, By the way, theres no evidence for this yet, but were pretty sure that our sources that were making up are telling us the truth. Its the same thing here. Theyre leaving out Theyre running a story based on a statement that doesnt say what it says. The statement allows that the patient in Northern California may have come in contact with somebody. So whats the point of the whole story in the first place? Panic!
This is what I meant yesterday when I said, The media is weaponizing this story against Donald Trump. I did not say, as it has been reported, that the deep state created the virus to weaponize it against Trump and yet thats what BuzzFeed is reporting. BuzzFeed is reporting that I said the deep state created the virus to weaponize it against Trump. I got nowhere near saying that. I dont believe that. I know this virus came from Wuhan, China. I do not
I never associated the deep state with this at all. What I said was the media is taking the occasion of this virus and story to weaponize it and the reporting of it against Trump, much as they did the reporting of so-called Trump-Russia collusion. That is all I said. Now, BuzzFeed is lying through their teeth and purposely distorting this. Purposely. They know thats not what I said, and then there was a guy at the press conference who asked the president about this.
Uh, Rush Limbaugh says that the deep states weaponizing this! I did not say that. I didnt get anywhere close to it. The president knew what the guy was asking, and he answered it accordingly. The president knew that the weaponization comment that I made was about the media. The media and Democrat Party are weaponizing this virus against Trump, and it is obvious to anybody even with one eye open.
The fact that they are lying about this and making up out of whole cloth something I said that I didnt say about the deep state creating the virus to weaponize it against ? Where do they get this stuff! They make it up, not me, and then they run with it. Now the rest of the Drive-Bys see the BuzzFeed story and they believe its true. Nobody calls me. Nobody calls me from the media and asks, Did you really say X? Were running this story down. We want to find out. Did you really think the deep state invented and created the virus to use against the president?
Nobody ever called me to ask.
They just say, Deep state creates virus! on BuzzFeed and they run with it. Why? Because they cant stand that they havent gotten rid of Trump yet and theyre gonna use this and anything else. The plunging stock market. The economy, they hope, will follow suit. Theyre gonna use anything they can to get Trump because thats what they are obsessing They dont care about the public health aspect of this, most of them. They are care about how this can be used to damage Donald Trump and build up whoever the Democrats nominate here in November.
RUSH: I checked the email, as I often do during the break here. Rush, what do you mean, theyre accusing you of saying that the deep state created the virus to weaponize? Ive never heard this.
Right here, folks, BuzzFeed. Trumps Biggest Supporters Think The Coronavirus Is A Deep State Plot While Donald Trump has tasked Mike Pence with leading the country to safety. And then heres the relevant portion of the story. Trump at the press conference said he agreed with claims that Rush Limbaugh made during his radio show this week, that the deep state had created the coronavirus as a political weapon to to bring down Trump.
When a reporter asked Wednesday night if he was minimizing the deadly potential of the outbreak, Trump laughed and joked that it was no different than the flu. You dont have to necessarily grab any handrail if you dont have to, he said.
You know, it is hard over the course of 31 years to even remember all the lies that have been fabricated, made up about me, things Ive said, things Ive done. This would have to rank in the top 10, if I can remember. The deep state created the coronavirus? Any of you people listening yesterday know that we have talked about the origin of this virus coming from Wuhan, China. Ive told you how the virus was spread because of the diet of the Chinese. Makes people sick when I tell em. Dont make me repeat this.
The idea that the deep state created it, thats not at all what I said, but thats what theyre running with, and the Drive-Bys believe it. What I said was that the virus, coronavirus, the media is weaponizing the reporting of it against Trump. Now, lets go to audio sound bite number 2. This is a question from a reporter trying to make the case to the president. They just couldnt resist. Very concerned about the health and safety of the American people, but they always have time for a question about a certain guy on the radio.
REPORTER: A number of your supporters online have embraced these theories or forwarded these theories that the CDC may be exaggerating the threat of coronavirus to hurt you politically. Rush Limbaugh, the other day, said this has been advanced to weaponize the virus against you.
THE PRESIDENT: I agree with it. And Id like it to stop. I think people know that when Chuck Schumer gets upset he did the same thing with a couple of trade deals that are phenomenal deals. He didnt even know the deal and he was out there knocking it, because thats a natural thing to say. But when youre talking about, especially something like this, we have to be on the same team. This is too important. We have to be on the same team.
RUSH: Its exactly right. Now, this guy, this reporter didnt exactly repeat the lying claim of BuzzFeed, but he got close enough. CDC may be exaggerating the threat. Thats not what I said. I said that the media is weaponizing this. The media is using this like they used to Hurricane Katrina against Bush. The media is using this like they used collusion with Russia against Trump. Thats what I said. And everybody knows it, by the way, particularly all of you in this audience. And the fact that they are having to lie and distort this is actually making my point.
So the guy follows up, cause there were two or three reporters that tried to get Trump. See, heres what happened with the CDC. And the reporters know this, and Trump was too smart for em. Remember, two days ago we had the news that somebody at the CDC had come out and said that its not a question of if, its only a question of when everybody gets this disease. Were gonna have to close schools, said this person. And were gonna have to have kids attend school via FaceTime. And were gonna gonna have to close offices, and people are gonna have to go to the office via teleconference.
You know who this was? A woman named Dr. Nancy Messonnier. When I saw this, when I saw that story, I commanded the research guy here, Find out who she donates to politically. You know what came back? Shes Rod Rosensteins sister. Rod Rosensteins the deputy director of DOJ that hired Mueller to run that bogus investigation against Trump colluding with Russia, so forth and so on.
So I said, a-ha! So we got Rosensteins sister making this blanket statement. Its the only time shes spoken out. Theres somebody else that speaks for the CDC. This woman came out and said its not a question of if, its when, take your kids out of school and do not go to your office. I said whoa, whoa, whats this? Thats what the media, the media wanted Trump to react to that. They wanted Trump to throw his own CDC under the bus.
But he had a different person from the CDC at the press conference with him. He did not have Rosensteins sister. He did not have Nancy Messonnier. He had somebody else. And he did not throw her under the bus, but they were trying to set him up. That woman, that Messonnier came out and said that outrageous stuff, and it was designed to set Trump up and here comes the media asking about it, Are you gonna throw your own CDC under the bus, have any problem with the CDC and what theyve said? And Trump said, no, I got no problem. He did not fall for it, did not take the bait. It was clear as day what they were trying to do. That same reporter said, Do you have any evidence the CDC is trying to hurt you?
THE PRESIDENT: No. Theyve been working really well together. They really are. Theyre professional. I think theyre beyond that. They want this to go away. They want to do it with as little disruption, and they dont want to lose life. I see the way theyre working. These people behind me and others that are in the other room, theyre incredible people. No, I dont see that at all.
RUSH: Now, that is a direct attempt to set Trump up, to get him to criticize the Centers for Disease Control by criticizing Nancy Messonnier, and he didnt fall for it. But this is proving my point. This is how theyre weaponizing this again Trump. Theyre trying to set him up. Theyre trying to get him to discredit his own CDC. Theyre trying to get him to speak out against the people there that he has working on this problem.
He has somebody different. He does not have Nancy Messonnier standing up there at the press conference. It was somebody else. Her name is Schuchat. And she was good. And she didnt come out with any of this outrageous stuff: you cant go to school, you cant go to work, you gotta do it all on FaceTime. And that quote from Nancy Messonnier still shows up on almost every mainstream news article about the coronavirus.
Thats why theyve kept asking Trump, You think this is inevitable? Cause theyve got one person from the CDC whos told kids, Dont go to school, use FaceTime with your teacher. And the same thing with people, Dont go to the office, use FaceTime with your boss.
That was a setup! Messonnier is part of the setup. Do not doubt me, folks. They are still arrayed against Trump, and theyre doing everything they can to try to trip him up, and he was ready for it.
Let me grab a quick phone call. St. Petersburg, Florida. This is Yvonne. Glad you waited. Welcome to the program. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. My point is that where else in the world would you want to get sick with something like this? You know, if youre gonna get sick, you want to be in the United States of America because we have the best health care system in the world. This bodes so much against socialized medicine and what the Dems and the libs are trying to do with our health care system.
I mean, the experts from the CDC, the National Institute of Health, theyre in the United States for a reason, because we do have the best and the most innovative group of professionals in the world. So I just say to anybody whos thinking of voting for the Democrats and they want to socialize medicine and have the government run our health care system, if you get sick, where in the world do you want to be and where do you want your family to be? And thats just my point. And thank you for letting me make it.
RUSH: Well, Im glad you did. Thank you for calling, because it is an excellent point. Trump said this at his press conference. I think I said something like it on the program yesterday. The safest place in the world to be with anything like this happening is right where you are, the United States of America. You have access to the best research, the most advanced research. You have the most advanced research on pharmaceuticals and drugs.
Forget the cost for a minute, just the availability, you have the most advanced research available anywhere. Youve got the best health care in the world. Youve got the place where the rich of the world, when they get sick, where do they come? They come right here to the United States of America. You are already here. You are in the best place you can be.
And the Democrat Party would do great damage with Bernie Sanders or any of their efforts here to make the government in charge of all of this? Hello, China. Hello, the U.K. I mean, hello, Canada. You would have people trying to escape this health care system rather than come to it. Except there wouldnt be anywhere else to go. If you destroy the United States health care system, then theres nowhere else to go.
RUSH: Ill tell you what else, folks, is evidence that the Drive-Bys are politicizing this and I mean this seriously. I understand how media works, but why ? In the case of a virus that threatens the health of mass populations, what does it matter what a guy on the radio is saying? What does it matter what Im saying? The only reason it matters is because I am a way to politicize this for these people, cause I react to their attempt to weaponize this, and so they have to fire back and discredit me.
But in the big scheme of things, what does it matter what a guy on the radio is saying about it if the reporting on this is straight down the middle, strictly medical, strictly public health, strictly this or that? Why does it matter what Im saying? But they have to go to great lengths to distort what Im saying, to lie about what Im saying, to make up what Im telling you Im saying and then to rip what Im saying. Why? Whys it so important to discredit me during a public health thing like this? Why should what Im saying even matter?
Well, the question answers itself.
Cause Im a powerful, influential member of the media who threatens them.
I call em out.
By the way, regarding our last caller, you may have heard and Dr. Fauci talked about this last night in the press conference. Theres already a vaccine ready to go into testing, and he talked about how testing works and that there are three phases before you get to approval. It could be a year and a half before there is approval for the vaccine. So people who saw the story saying this biotech firm announced that theyve got a vaccine ready to go for testing, and they thought, Wow, its imminent!
No, its not. Its gonna be a year and a half. Dr. Fauci explained this. But the thing I want to point out to you is, the biotech firm that has gotten FDA approval to test the vaccine on humans is a capitalist, private sector firm. Its not some government agency. Its not happening it didnt come, it wasnt invented or created in a socialist country. Good old capitalism coming through yet again. These biotech firms, they are the same people the Democrats complain about as Big Pharma gouging you with unfair prices and we need to get even with em.
We need to really sock it to em! But when they want a new vaccine, when the Democrats and socialists want a new vaccine or a new antibiotic, they suddenly stop calling these people names, they stop calling for them to be driven out of business and then, all of a sudden when theyre not gonna get approval fast enough, they start blaming other people. But the hypocrisy here is renowned. I just want you to know that the people already ready to test the vaccine which is gonna take a year and a half to go through all the various clinical trials to get FDA approval to use it on humans.
The vaccine, its gonna take a year and a half, and the same outfit doing this is routinely criticized. At every Democrat debate they have been savaged, theyve been pointed out and targeted as the enemy that needs to be damaged greatly because theyre gouging people like you.
Here’s the real truth: the left wants the Coronavirus to kill millions because then they can blame it on Trump and use it to discredit and ruin people like Rush and others like him.
Yes, I really do beleive they care more about advancing their poltical goals than they do about human life. That’s why every time leftists get power they start murdering people, they just don’t care about people.
The media lies about everything.
And they’re so dumb that they attribute our disbelief to their imagined superiority to us.
Imagine that. Us. Inferior to a mere journalist.
And why would anybody believe what the lying fake disingenuous media has to say?
Oh, wow! Rush is in the news.
“The media is lying...”
The ducks are quacking.
The Democrats are lying.
The water is wet.
The progressives are lying.
The fire is hot.
Also, how many Illegals with coronavirus will kill Americans.
so something something manufactured crisis in which China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran and Israel are plotting with the media and the Democratic Party to win an election.
Obama: never let a crisis go to waste.
I don’t have the virus. I know no one who has the virus. I can’t even Kevin Bacon my way to the virus. I sleep well at night.
Until you do, I refuse to believe you care.
Sue them? Rush doesn’t care that they are distorting his message. Rush is using their hapless distortions to spread the truth to non listeners.
“The media and Democrat Party are weaponizing this virus against Trump, and it is obvious to anybody even with one eye open.”
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