Limbaugh: Comments On Robin Williams Taken ‘Out Of Context’

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh attends a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. President Bush was presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Colombian Pr... Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh attends a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. President Bush was presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Limbaugh, who suffered hearing loss as a result of auto-immune inner ear disease, wears a cochlear implant, a powerful hearing aid that is implanted in the inner ear of an individual with nerve deafness. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) MORE LESS
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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.”

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  1. 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.

    Rush is worried about attention whores hogging ears and eyeballs? Got it.

  2. Avatar for mantan mantan says:

    Not comfortable with suicide but OK with the relentless and unfounded public smears and attacks that can lead to them…

  3. Poor victim Rush. The man is disgusting and it shows, how dare anyone notice.

  4. That’s right, Rush. The media were glorifying suicide, and you’re in no way an evil fat lying fuck. And if someone grabbed a shovel and took your fat intestines out of the context of your fat torso and spread them out for the coyotes to eat, that would be—well, we could discuss the rights and wrongs after the fact.

  5. Who the fuck is glorifying suicide?

    Is talking about the need for people to seek medical help for anal cysts glorifying anal cysts?

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