Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday said that liberals in the media created the "polar vortex" to advance what he called the climate change "hoax."
"We are having a record-breaking cold snap in many parts of the country. And right on schedule the media have to come up with a way to make it sound like it's completely unprecedented," he said on his radio show. "Because they've got to find a way to attach this to the global warming agenda, and they have. It's called the 'polar vortex.' The dreaded polar vortex."
Limbaugh accused members of the media of lying about weather patterns and global warming.
"Do you know what the polar vortex is? Have you ever heard of it? Well, they just created it for this week," he said. "They're in the middle of a hoax, they're perpetrating a hoax, but they're relying on their total dominance of the media to lie to you each and every day about climate change and global warming."