RUSH: Back to the phones in Indianapolis. Hello, Ben. You’re on the Rush Limbaugh program. Great to have you here, sir, hello.
CALLER: Thank you for taking my call. I appreciate that.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: Hey, have you seen or are you familiar with the prank recently that Jimmy Kimmel pulled on the media using the Olympics?
RUSH: Tell me about it. I think I might have read about it. I didn’t see it but I might have read something. What happened?
CALLER: Well, he was in cahoots with Kate Hansen and he was making a prank about the athletic village. He had built a mock Olympic Village at his studio and filmed what looked to be a wolf walking down the hall, and then got on to Kate’s Twitter account with her permission and then he posted that saying, “Look what I’m seeing down my hall,” and then all the news outlets picked it up like it really happened. They had commentators on talking about debating if it was a wolf or if it was a dog, and all this crazy stuff about it on all the newscasts, when the whole thing was just a prank.
RUSH: Gosh, I am so envious. If I would have done something like that… (laughs)
RUSH: Let me see if I understand. So they set up a fake Olympic Village with fake athletes walking around, and they got a wolf in there, and they videotaped the wolf supposedly walking in the Olympic village. They ran it on this babe’s Twitter account and the rest of the Drive-Bys picked it up and ran it as real?
CALLER: Everybody did. I even saw it on Fox, ESPN. Actually, it was at night.
RUSH: Can I ask a stupid question? What was newsworthy about it? There was a wolf in the Olympic village at Sochi? That was enough to make news?
CALLER: Exactly, that’s the point why I was calling from your first hour. There is no news, and whenever they put stuff like this on, they don’t even check to see if it was real.
RUSH: By the way, that’s exactly how Center For Science in the Public Interest became an accepted “accredited” nutrition outfit. They released news one day of what they thought of monosodium glutamate and coconut oil, and they ended up the last and foremost authority on what people should eat, and they’re fraudsters. Not fraudsters, but they’re little anorexic activists.
CALLER: Well, it’s nuts. The other thing that’s nuts, what I was telling your call screener, is they tricked me. I accepted it. “Gee, there’s a bunch of wolves running around the athletes.” How easy it is to get the whole population tricked.
RUSH: Well, the wolves could have just been the male athletes, too. It just depends on how you look at it.