RUSH: Okay, well, I guess I'll just call him the gentle jihadi, then. Is that the way this guy's being portrayed, nobody can understand it? The gentle jihadi? Can you imagine that we have somebody in this country named McCain who joins a terrorist group and that we wipe out? Douglas McAuthur McCain joins ISIS, gentle jihadi. Pretty soon we're gonna get an audiotape of gunshots that wiped him out. CNN will have it.
RUSH: I delay my ESPN question for just one more segment: Should they suspend themselves? Also, do you believe Billy Crystal is a racist and Robin Williams is a racist and Sofia Vergara, the feminazis are mad at her? This is so great. The media Stack today, I can't wait to delve into it. But there's other things, too.
Folks, do you realize how things are turning on the left? I mean, it's just two or three isolated incidents, but this is one, and there are two others. And there's a part of me, you know, I go both ways on this. In the first instance, at the Emmy Awards -- and both of these incidents took place at the Emmy Awards -- Billy Crystal, who is perfect, right? I mean, he's a left-wing comedian. He's a left-wing movie director, producer, actor, writer. He's a pop culture leftist through and through. He's Rob Reiner's good buddy. I mean, just Mr. Perfect. Right?
He was selected to do the moving tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards on Monday night. And one of the video clips was Robin Williams doing stand-up. Williams was improvising, which he did a lot, and he saw a woman in the audience and asked if he could have her scarf. It was a pink scarf. Robin Williams put the scarf on as though he were a Muslim woman, looked like a burqa, hijab. He then began impersonating a Muslim woman in Iran, essentially saying, "Help me! Rescue me! Get me outta here!"
Well, there were some people who didn't like that. They thought that was racist. Billy Crystal, racist? How can that be? But people ran to Twitter and accused Crystal of being racist and Robin Williams of being racist, against Muslims, and against Islam, the religion of peace. And Twitter blew up.
Now, by the way, Twitter blowing up can be defined as six people tweeting. I mean, we have to keep this in perspective. But do you realize how much news the media gets from Twitter these days? Something I only recently ascertained. Read any news story, and in almost every news story there's some reference to something somebody said on Twitter about it. Twitter has become source number one for Drive-By Media people. Or one of their major sources.
So, anyway, six or seven people blew up, and now Twitter was ablaze with allegations that Billy Crystal was racist and that the late and great and deceased Robin Williams was racist. And I asked myself, how many times in their careers have they had to face such allegations? And then how many times in their careers have they told jokes about people who they impugned as racists or sexists or bigots or homophobes or what have you. And so I had two reactions.
My first reaction was, this stupid stuff on Twitter, look at what's happening here. So they do a funny little memorial for Robin Williams and a bunch of people sitting out there with nothing better to do than get offended erupt on Twitter and everybody reports it.
And then the other side of me said, hmm, there was just a little schadenfreude, just a little. I asked myself, I wonder how these guys feel? They're just out there being good liberals. They were honoring the life of the great Robin Williams. They were feeling sorry and sad, and they were in tears and they were highlighting a great career. Next thing you know they're racist pigs. I wonder how they felt.
RUSH: I don't believe this. Another professor? Another professor. Get this. "One professor at the College of Coastal Georgia has banned students from saying 'bless you' in his class." Now, I forget where the other school was, but... (interruption) That's right. It was in Tennessee. I think it was close to West Virginia or Kentucky or something. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Anyway, a young student sneezed -- Achooo! -- and across the room, a student said, "Bless you," and the teacher blew a gasket. "I will not have godly talk in this classroom," and the student that said, "Bless you" was sent to the principal's office and had to spend the rest of the class in suspension! Well, this is now at a college. "One professor at the College of Coastal Georgia has banned students from saying 'bless you' in his class.
"Campus Reform reports that Dr. Leon Gardner, assistant professor of chemistry at the College of Coastal Georgia, pointed out his six rules on behavior on his Introductory Physics class syllabus. According to the #6 under the 'Behavioral Deduction' section of the syllabus, students' grades will be lowered for: 'Saying "bless you." We are taught that it is polite to say "bless you" when someone sneezes. However, if you say this while I am talking, it is NOT polite, it is very rude!'"
So students in Brunswick, Georgia, are now banned from saying 'bless you' in class.
Now, this guy doesn't say because it's godly and he won't tolerate godly talk.
RUSH: No, no, I'm not interested in one. I don't need to wear something that tells me I'm not in shape. Snerdley just asked me if I was excited about the new Apple iWatch or iTime or whatever they're gonna introduce. Well, see, here's what happened. I just read about it. As you know, I'm big Apple aficionado, and I read everything I get my hands on about it, and this iWatch is one of the most eagerly anticipated new products from Apple.
There are a lot of companies that have "wearables," smart wearables, but none of 'em have really taken off. Everybody in the tech world has just been going bonkers over waiting for what's being called the iWatch. There have been so many rumors about problems manufacturing it: "Delays in the supply chain; Apple doesn't have enough Sapphire for the cover.
"The watch is so precise, it's so small, they haven't been able to solve the battery-life problem." I mean, everything under the sun has been presented as a rumor to explain why the watch is not gonna happen until next year. They may announce it this year, but it's not gonna be ready. I mean, the supply chain, there's not even any leaks of the materials, so all the experts say there isn't gonna be one.
So now a credible source that does have an in with Apple (at least has been shown to over the years), has said that they're gonna announce this iWatch with the new phones on September 9th. I just happened to mention this with Snerdley and he asked me if I was gonna get one. I don't need to wear something on my wrist that tells me I'm out of shape. I already know that. Okay, whoopee. It chats with the phone.
But I will tell you this. I will say this in defense of this thing. What they have planned for their new health app that's part of iOS 8 (and I think what is obviously part of this watch) if they do it right, they're gonna end up owning this segment, people who are health conscious and who do want to track by the hour their vital signs or any number of other things.
They can have it connected to their doctor in case there's an emergency. There can be any number of things here. The sky is the limit for what they could do here. They have... (interruption) Oh, calorie count? That's easy. That's nothing. They're talking about being able to measure blood sugar noninvasively. They're talking about being able to measure blood pressure noninvasively. There are all kinds of things.
It's why so many people are excited. Nobody knows what it's gonna be, but the people they've hired... They've hired leaders from fashion businesses, and they've hired leaders from the health business. They've got a huge team making this thing. So that's why the rumors on it are just through the roof, and it's a... (interruption) Well, I don't know how they're gonna do blood sugar noninvasively.
I don't know how. But then again, it may be what they're working on. I just don't know. This is the thing about rumors, and this is what Apple does. I think they leak half of these rumors themselves just to get all of this chat going about it and all this excitement and anticipation built up. The only thing I'm telling you is, "Eh, a watch for me? I can take it or leave it. One of these things, anyway."