Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday said that his comments linking actor Robin Williams’ death to the “leftist worldview” were taken “out of context.”
During his show on Tuesday, Limbaugh said that the narrative behind Williams death “fits a certain picture, or a certain image that the left has.”
He then clarified his comments during his show on Wednesday, criticizing the media for constantly misquoting him and taking him out of context.
“The upshot is that all of these media people think I am just a reprobate, a cold, heartless guy because I accused Robin Williams of committing suicide because he was a liberal,” Limbaugh said. “And I did no such thing. I don’t know why he committed suicide.”
“What I did yesterday was express some real concern over the fact that the way they are glorifying this — and I made this clear that I’m not comfortable with the glorification of suicide,” he continued. “And I was worried about this, the coverage of all this leading to copycats, people wanting to get the same kind of treatment in the media, in the pop culture media.”