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Conservatives Ponder Sterling Trutherism: Did Magic Set Him Up?

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"Whoever set this up is really good. They covered every base. They've got the media wrapped around their little finger," Limbaugh said.

"This is a fascinating theory. And, Neil, I'm glad that you held on through the break so I could dig deep, explore further," he continued "You know, you got it."

Patrick Howley, a reporter for the Daily Caller, also questioned whether Magic Johnson had something to do with the the leaked audio recording.

A former Republican official in South Carolina, Todd Kincannon, floated the theory that Magic Johnson helped Sterling's girlfriend, V. Stiviano, set up the recording.