Limbaugh Stokes Conspiracy That NZ Killer Is Leftist Out To Smear ‘Enemies’

Rush Limbaugh during Clear Channel's "Out Front" at Ford Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
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March 15, 2019 2:33 p.m.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the New Zealand mosque attacks Friday by suggesting that the Australian man allegedly behind them — whose manifesto outlined his white supremacist worldview — is a leftist out to smear his “political enemies.”

Citing how “crazy” the left is, Limbaugh added that there is an “ongoing theory” that the shooter is a “leftist who writes the manifesto and then goes out and performs the deed purposely to smear his political enemies, knowing he’s going to get shot in the process.”

“If that’s exactly what the guy is trying to do then he’s hit a home run, because right there on Fox News: ‘Shooter is an admitted white nationalist who hates immigrants,'” Limbaugh said.

Limbaugh also dismissed the idea that there is “far more crazed right-wing terrorism in America than there is any other kind,” calling the claim “nothing more than a media narrative manufactured out of whole cloth.”

“You realize you’re going to face a whole day of Donald Trump being blamed for it, or you being blamed for it, or things you believe in being blamed for it,” Limbaugh said.

Listen to his comments via Media Matters.

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