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RUSH: The Drive-By Media is a constant focus of this program because they’re so predictable. They are more predictable than any — well, other than other liberals, they’re more predictable than anything out there going on. I have no doubt how they’re going to report things. They’ve chosen sides now. They make no pretense of objectivity in the way they do their work. They still go on television analyzing themselves and pretend and maintain that they’re objective, but they’ve thrown their lot in with the Democrats, and they don’t even hide this anymore in a number of ways. In fact, we should do this as part of an SUV update. Mike, grab In a Yugo and let me know when you have it. Some environmental group came out ten years ago, started bashing SUVs. They are unsafe because the people who are not in them are at greater risk if people get into an accident with them, they pollute, they use too much gasoline, and the Drive-Bys just picked up the theme. All of a sudden, everybody hated SUVs. We started getting news stories about SUVs driving themselves off of the fourth level of a parking garage. SUVs missing the exit, going off a bridge and ramming itself into an abutment over interstate highways. We sat here and marveled at this. The SUV was driving itself. There are no human beings and the SUV is so evil it can handle itself.

We’ve been able to chronicle all of these examples of the way the media just falls right in line, and not just one element of the media, but they all do it: AP, UPI, the wire services, the cable channels when they report. I’ve got a doozy for you today, and this one is worth an SUV update.

(Playing of In a Yugo.)

Drove with pride, getting squashed by an SUV.

(Continued playing of song.)

Driving with pride, though.

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Crosstown Traffic, Jimi Hendrix. Here we go, the headline is from the Orlando Sentinel. ‘SUV Crashes Into Store, Perhaps in Attempt to Steal Guns.’ It’s right here. Look. Let me zoom in for you on the Dittocam, those of you watching this. See that? ‘SUV Crashes Into Store, Perhaps in Attempt to Steal Guns.’ Orlando Sentinel comes through here with the big headline. The story gets it right. ‘Robbers smashed a vehicle into an Orlando gun shop this morning for the second time in less than a year, possibly searching for weapons. Orlando police said that at 4:22 a.m., someone drove a stolen white sport utility vehicle over the curb and through the metal gates of Al’s Army Navy Store at 23 N. Orange Blossom Trail, just north of W. Central Boulevard. The suspect left the SUV abandoned…’ (laughing) The SUV has taken on its own identity and it is evil.

Now, these are headline writers and they’re people that write the story as well. But it just filters down. A liberal interest group can make a claim; it is news, and they all end up using it.

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