RUSH: To the phones, we go to George, South Windsor, Connecticut. George, welcome to the Rush Limbaugh program. Nice to have you here.
CALLER: Yes, Rush, four or six-inch above the waist bouncing dittos.
RUSH: Uhhhh, thank you, sir, appreciate that.
CALLER: If you ever had a best-of show, that was one of the funniest segments. But, anyway, the reason I called is I know why the Democrats are doing this. If you remember before the ’06 election, the whole Michael J. Fox thing that the media totally took out of context about stem cell research, they did affect that election to their standards. Anyway, they think they affected it. So they’re thinking if they do the same thing, same playbook, same play, that they can affect negatively against Republicans. I think they’ve totally misunderestimated themselves on this one because you have the facts behind you. You are a huge advocate for the troops, always have been, always will; they’re dead wrong.
RUSH: Yeah, it’ll backfire on them. I think it’s in the process of backfiring on them now. But whether they’re trying to use this to secure the — well, look, you’re right, in one sense, you’re actually dead-on right, because the origin of this is Media Matters for America. Who started Media Matters for America? Well, let’s listen. Go back to August 6th of this show and listen to Mrs. Clinton.
RUSH ARCHIVE: This is Hillary Clinton. We have several sound bites here.
HILLARY: We are certainly better prepared and more focused on, you know, taking our arguments and making them effective and disseminating them widely and really putting together a network in the blogosphere, and a lot of the new progressive infrastructure, institutions that I helped to start and support, like Media Matters and Center for American Progress.
RUSH ARCHIVE: Whoa, there you have it, Media Matters for America has now been officially claimed as a Hillary Clinton startup by Hillary Clinton. So, to that extent, anybody in media, on any side of the aisle, ought to now understand that anything coming out of Media Matters for America is designed to take issue, destroy, harm, whatever, anyone who gets in Mrs. Clinton’s way in her quest for the White House.
So, in that sense, yes, this is purely political, trying to affect an election, much like Dan Rather did with his forged documents. So with Mrs. Clinton having admitted this, that she helped start and that she supports Media Matters — I mean, a lot of people keep saying, ‘I think it was George Soros, Rush.’ Well, Soros money goes in there, but not directly. Soros has this, I forget the name of it, but there’s this shell operation, the money goes in there, and then that organization distributes it so that Soros and his bunch have direct plausible deniability.
In fact, you talk to Soros’s people, ‘Yeah, we’re upset about what Media Matters is doing, a little bit over the line,’ which is all BS. But the bottom line is, it’s Mrs. Clinton’s organization. So anything it does is designed to help her; by helping her they try to impede anybody getting in her way, destroy, or what have you. Hence this smear of me. But, nevertheless, the purpose here is to illustrate what their playbook is going to be. It’s only going to get worse. There’s another aspect of this, folks, that I think you ought to understand, too. What Media Matters is attempting to do with this smear is not just smear me, but in the process of smearing me, they want, they hope, to discredit me as somebody the mainstream media would reference or discuss as the election moves forward. But they chose a horrible example, a horrible instance, because all they’ve done is discredit themselves. They have really opened the blinds and let everybody see who they are, when Mrs. Clinton admitted she started the organization and supports it. So any Drive-By Media outlet that relies on Media Matters in the future has got to admit that they’re relying on a Hillary Clinton front group for news.