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Humorless CNN Claims I Defended Sterling

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RUSH:   I wasn't gonna mention this. Get up sound bite four.  I wasn't gonna mention this, but I've decided that I'm gonna mention this.  Let me replay 14 seconds of me from this program yesterday.  See if you remember this.

RUSH ARCHIVE: This is not news to anybody who has known of this guy.  This guy's a big Democrat.  The only reason he's in trouble right now is he did not give enough money to Obama.

RUSH:  That was your host -- your beloved, lovable, harmless fuzzball host, El Rushbo -- talking about Donald Sterling at the open of the program, making a joke.  The only reason that Donald Sterling's... He's given to Democrat causes left and right, and the NAALCP, but he must not have given enough to Obama. 

Well, over at CNN, they interpreted that to mean that I was defending Sterling!  How did they get there?  I don't know how they get there.  Erin Burnett played the sound bite and then went to Mr. Black Hole himself, Don Lemon (who sleeps with men, proudly) for comment, and this is what he said...

LEMON:  If we didn't know then that Rush Limbaugh is a Stunt King, then we know now, because there is no excuse for this behavior.  There's no excuse for anyone, uh, to try to make an excuse for someone like Donald Sterling.  Clearly he's just trying to get the attention.

RUSH:  They took a discussion of Sterling and turned it into my behavior, and there's no question they got this from Media Matters.  You know, it remains true: These people have no sense of humor, particularly when it comes to Obama.  They have no sense of humor whatsoever.  Everybody listening to this program knew I was making a joke (and a quite good one, by the way, if I say so myself) that if Sterling had just given a little bit more to Obama, everything would be okay. 

And they turn that into me (laughing) defending Sterling! 

This is the guy, Don Lemon, who was on TV while they were searching for the missing Malaysian Airliner. He had the former transportation whiz, Mary Schiavo, on and he said, "Hey, Mary, there have been a lot of theories. Maybe a black hole swallowed it up! I mean, I know it sounds strange, but what about it, Mar'?"

A black hole swallowed up Malaysian Flight 370! She had to sit there and treat that question seriously. You should have seen her face.  (interruption)  Well, you think that's why Don's...? You know, I've got a new title: The Stunt King.  You know, all I'm doing is seeking attention here.  Don Lemon and all the rest...

You have a story like Sterling and all these people go on TV and they try to outdo each other being the most offended, the most outraged, the most hurt, the most harmed, the most sensitive, the most in touch and so forth. I come along and say, "You know what?  This is nothing new, this guy; everybody in the know has known about Donald Sterling for years," and they turn that into I defend Sterling? 

Crackpots everywhere.

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RUSH:  Let me ask you a question.  How is accusing somebody of being a Democrat donor making excuses for them?  But that's what the convoluted thinking at CNN is.  So I make a joke, "Yeah, if Sterling had given more money to Obama he wouldn't be in trouble," and I become the Stunt King.  That makes my behavior outrageous, intolerable. We can't have that.  Maybe that's what these loons in the media actually think, that if you give to the Democrats, that it's a good excuse for your behavior.  They don't want to be called on it.  I don't understand it.

By the way, I just want you to hear this, in case you have forgotten.  This is Don Lemon, back on March 19th, 2014, CNN Special Report, breaking news.  Mystery of Flight 370.  Don Lemon speaking with former Department of Transportation Inspector General Mary Schiavo about missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.  Maybe she pronounces it Schiavo.  I'm not sure how.  But you know who she is. She's really eminently qualified as an air transportation expert.  They're discussing the theories of the flight's disappearance and Don Lemon said...

LEMON:  What if it was something fully that we don't really understand.  A lot of people have been asking about that, about black holes and on and on and on and all of these conspiracy theories.  Of course it's also referencing the Twilight Zone, which has a very similar plot.  That's what people are saying.  I know it's preposterous, but is it preposterous, you think, Mary?

RUSH:  I know it's preposterous, Mary, but is it preposterous, Mary?  It's like a Twilight Zone plot.  You know, I once watched a Twilight Zone episode.  Let's see, what was it?  There was a guy sitting in the passenger compartment of an airliner, and he's looking out the window and there was some troll ripping the engine off the wing.  So he called the flight attendant over, said, "Look, look, look, look!  There's a troll out there ripping the engine off the airplane," and of course he was the only one who saw it. 

Maybe that's what Don Lemon was talking about.  Maybe there was somebody on the wing of the Malaysian 370 trying to tear one of the engines off, and asking Mary Schiavo could that be possible?  Could there have been somebody sitting on the wing trying to rip one of the engines off?  I saw it on The Twilight Zone, Mary.  If it's not that, what about a black hole, Mary?  That's preposterous, I know, but is it preposterous, Mary?  We're not gonna share with you her answer.  I mean, it was one of the most dumb moments on TV you've ever seen happen. 

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RUSH: It was William Shatner in that Twilight Zone episode. I love William Shatner.  I think William Shatner is one of the funniest people.  Did you see him on Boston Legal?  William Shatner is one of the funniest guys.  I appeared on his TV show. I was interviewed by him, and he's one of the most engaging, funny people. 

I even got invited to his house to watch Monday Night Football with his cronies.  I sat next to Jon Voight. He's got this giant 55-foot screen in his house.  I had to be in LA for some reason, and I got off the airplane and went over to Shatner's house.  You get out of the car and you have to walk up -- I mean, it's a heart attack to get up to his house.  You walk up this huge driveway.  He's a vegetarian and he had this Mediterranean food laid out.  You'd have loved it, Snerdley.  But I mean all kinds of people, and half of them are looking at me like "What the hell is he doing here?" and half of them were happy to see me.

I ended up sitting next to Jon Voight, and I'll tell you when it was.  It was the year that the Indianapolis Colts played the Bears, I think, in the Super Bowl in Miami.  It rained.  Jon Voight was talking to me about the game coming up. Or maybe it was too soon for the Super Bowl to know who was gonna be in the Super Bowl 'cause Monday night game, but I remember he tells me that I told him that Peyton Manning couldn't play in the rain and I don't remember saying that.  But he apparently bet against the Colts because I said Peyton Manning can't play in the rain and of course the Colts won in the rain, beat the Bears.  Funny story. 

Anyway, it was Shatner in that Twilight Zone episode. It was called nightmare at 20,000 feet, is what it was.  Yeah.  I'm sure that's what Don Lemon's thinking, that somebody is out on the wing of the Malaysian Flight 370 ripping a jet engine off of there and asking Mary Schiavo about it. Could it happen before it flew into the black hole? (laughing) And I am the Stunt King.  I am the new Stunt King.  

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