RUSH: I got an e-mail last night from a friend of mine in Detroit at our blowtorch affiliate there, WJR. He said, ‘Did you talk about this today?’
I looked at it and I said, ‘No.’
This was yesterday in the Detroit News, a story by Gordon Trowbridge, who I don’t think wrote the headline, but the headline is: ‘Right-Wing Radio Hosts Hewitt and Limbaugh Back GM Boycott — A pair of right-wing radio hosts says there’s only one choice for conservatives angry about government involvement in the auto industry: Boycott GM.’ Now, for the record, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t do boycotts. I do not sponsor them; I do not encourage them. I never have. I think it is media childishness when people start urging boycotts. I have never, ever done such a thing, and I didn’t do this with General Motors. All I did, to clarify, was report a poll that said X number of Americans — what was it, 18 or 20% — say they are not going to buy a GM car anymore, after this bailout.
Or a Chrysler. They’re not going to do it and then I said after that that I could understand it, and I had received e-mail from people who were not going to buy a car from General Motors anymore and they gave reasons. The reasons I got from people who just sent me e-mails was they don’t want to support Obama’s socialism. They don’t want to support the notion of government running the car companies, and they don’t want to patronize companies that have been bailed out. People are coming up with this on their own. I don’t know what the percentage is, but I urged no boycott of GM. General Motors is a sponsor here. (interruption) I bought a General Motors — That’s right! I bought a new Suburban last week.
I bought one. This is absolutely absurd. This is just typical of the irresponsibility of the media. Now, it just so happens here that I have… Let’s see, there’s one, two… Well, there’s two of them here but I’ve only got one of them. It’s from the AmericanThinker.com by Gary Jason, ‘The Ethical Case for Boycotting Chrysler and General Motors.’ Now, I’m not going to read the whole thing to you. We’ll link to it at RushLimbaugh.com. But it’s different. This article is almost like a paper that somebody would write in a law school class, but it outlines the moral justifications for never buying a government-owned car. So we’ll link to it at my website so you can see it later on in the program. But just for the record: I don’t do boycotts. I didn’t encourage one. I never have done so. The Detroit News — or whoever they get their news from at the Detroit News — got it wrong.