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RUSH: Tyler in Connecticut. I’m glad you waited, sir. You’re next on the EIB Network.

CALLER: Hi, Rush.

RUSH: Hi.

CALLER: I don’t know if you mentioned this before on your show, but ’24’ is going green. They have claimed that their season finale for season seven will be carbon neutral, and there’s a clip with Kiefer Sutherland on the Internet on their official website.

RUSH: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

CALLER: — that says that if global warming —

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: — and global climate change is an important issue.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: Yada yada yada. Well, what’s going on? I mean —

RUSH: Well, what’s going on here is two things, but chief among them is that the shoddy journalism, typical of the Drive-By Media, has misreported the story. And that’s why you think the episodes are going green, the content of the episodes. They are not. Kiefer Sutherland, Jack Bauer is not going to be driving around in hybrids. He’s not going to be shooting SUVs or any of that.

CALLER: (Laughs.)

RUSH: What’s happened is that Rupert Murdoch and the executives at Fox have issued a studio-wide directive on all Fox shows that the production must be carbon neutral. So they’re going to change some lightbulbs and they’re going to buy some carbon credits. It won’t affect the content of any Fox show. It’s just a PR move that’s designed to say to the audience, ‘We care. We’re worried about global warming. We’re doing our part and so forth. We don’t care if it’s a hoax. We know that a lot of you suckers might believe it, and so we might be able to get a half of a rating point out of loyalty from you watching our shows if you think that we’re not contributing to global warming.’ The content will have nothing to do with what the reporting of this story led you to believe. I’m sure in fear, you thought, ‘My God, they’re going to ruin my show!’

CALLER: (chuckles) Well, yeah. I mean, will that reflect at all on their politics?

RUSH: No, no. No, no, no. No, no, no. It will not reflect on their politics. If it does, it’s not that order. No, that’s not part of this.

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