RUSH: Holy moly, folks. PMSNBC has fired Alec Baldwin. According to Richard Johnson, the New York Post, Alec Baldwin is gone because of the homosexual slurs that he shouted at that paparazzi photographer. Martin Bashir, everything's cool. Lara Logan at CBS and her producer have taken a leave of absence over their Benghazi report. I'm not kidding. I just now saw it on the Drudge Report. "After an intensive internal review, Lara Logan is taking a leave of absence."
Now, I don't know if it's being forced or if she is taking it to engage in meditation and reflection on how being hoodwinked like that could have happened.
(interruption) Set up? Set up by the Regime? You think so, set up? Well, by who? Who would set her up? I mean, that was a book. I know. I know. The Regime stands to gain and benefit from that report on 60 Minutes being discredited. I always thought that what happened was that the Regime got with their pals at CBS on this, but to make her the fall guy on this? Well, anyway, it's happened. And there sits Martin Bashir at MSNBC as though it's no big deal, everything's hunky-dory.
I'll just tell you again, folks, if Bill O'Reilly or if, say, Sean Hannity. If Martha MacCallum had gone on Fox and said that Sarah Palin ought to be... what Bashir said, I guarantee you Roger Ailes would have stormed out of his office and down to the studio and they would have been yanked off the air that moment. Anybody at Fox. I just picked those three named at random, Bill O'Reilly, Hannity, Martha. It could be Bill Hemmer, anybody. The point is, it would not be tolerated at Fox. It's not only tolerated at MSNBC, an apology is really insufficient in the case of something like that, what Bashir said somebody ought to do to Sarah Palin.
I'm telling you, these people are reprehensible. They are mean. They are extremist. They are constantly filled with rage and anger. (interruption) No, there's nobody at Fox that can get away with this. Snerdley's asking me is there anybody at Fox who coulda gotten away with it. No. (laughing) That's the point.
RUSH: You know, just to show you how our sense of proportion is all out of whack, let me ask you: What is worse, Lara Logan's report on Benghazi, or Obama lying and destroying health care in America? Who should be taking a leave of absence? If you ask me, Lara Logan is a piker compared to what Obama has done. There ought to be marches in the streets over this. I don't know that there won't be, either, when the time comes, as more people are affected by this. This is just entirely outrageous, the scope of this lie.
It was strategic, it was purposeful, it was intentional fraud on an entire country, if you boil it down. Like Snerdley's in there trying to define who Obama hates and doesn't hate. I can help you out here, Snerdley. If you worked hard and earned your money, Obama hates you. If you were born to it or if you're an athlete or if you're a Wall Street fat cat, he loves you and wants to be one of you. He'd love to pal around with Michael Jordan, Ahmad Rashad and take your pick, any of the Hollywood types.
A Wall Street fat cat at Martha's Vineyard over the summer? Hell, yes! Any day. But he hates rich doctors. I'm telling you, he despises rich doctors. Obamacare targets them. If Lara Logan wants to take a leave of absence, shouldn't Obama? You know, Obama didn't just commit fraud on Obamacare. What about Benghazi? He lied about that, to kick it past the elections. I mean, I can give you countless reasons why Obama ought to be taking a leave of absence, in a real world situation.