RUSH: Look, I want to revisit something from yesterday, because I don’t ever want one of the themes I think is important here to be lost in the daily avalanche of new developments. Remember that everything happening in Ferguson, Missouri, is a myth. Everything is a myth. The fact that this happens all the time is a myth, and that’s what’s driving this. Even Spike Lee, in a sound bite that I didn’t play but I’ve got here, talks about how there is a war on black men in America. There’s a war on black men and the implication is it’s a war being conducted by white cops.
But of course Spike Lee conveniently forgets to talk about all the black-on-black crime in this country, which is the majority of black crime is black-on-black. The majority of black murder victims are killed by black murderers. Chicago, Detroit, you name it, black-on-black crime is the number one criminal problem for African-Americans. But that just won’t do. We have we have to sweep that aside. Don’t even report that. Kind of keep that under wraps because you can’t run on that, but you also can’t fundraiser on that. You can’t further the idea that this racial divide hasn’t improved since the days of slavery. And you can’t perpetuate myths like are being perpetuated in Ferguson, Missouri.
I just want to again remind you of something. This is not common. It does not happen all the time, and yet the story is being covered and treated by everybody involved as though it goes on so much that we’ve had our fill of it now and we finally gotta stop it and the only way to stop it is to convict this cop. It’s going on way too much. The black people of America are fed up. This has got to stop. The only problem is, it isn’t happening. It is irregular when this happens. It does not happen.
It did happen a lot in the sixties. It did happen in the early seventies in the South, primarily when Democrats were in power. But it doesn’t happen anymore. When this happened, just to give you an example of what I’m talking about, when the Ferguson story erupted, what was the most recent example people hearkened back to? Rodney King. When did that happen? About 1990, 1991? Over 20 years ago was the last memorable case of cops killing and mistreating a black perpetrator. Now, there have been some, but they didn’t make the news. They weren’t national stories like this.
This is a myth, folks, it is a total myth. A myth is the fuel that perpetuates this. I’ll give you another example of how it’s a myth. Last week, from the moment the story was reported, until Friday, the assumption was that a gentle giant was walking along the street on a beautiful sunlit Saturday afternoon thinking about, of all things, his excitement at beginning college very soon. Yeah, right. And then disaster struck.
The media had been demanding video from a convenience store where a robbery took place where the gentle giant might have been. Finally that tape, that video was released. The media had been demanding the release of that video from the convenience store. The federal government, the DOJ, had been suppressing that video. They didn’t want it released. The police chief finally relented and released it, and what did it show? It showed the gentle giant not being gentle. It showed the gentle giant robbing a convenience store and roughing up the proprietor for box of cigars. It was crystal clear. It was unquestionably the gentle giant. And then from that moment on, full out civil unrest began.
Why? What was on that video? It wasn’t doctored. It wasn’t made up. It wasn’t fake. It had not been photocopied. It was real and it showed the gentle giant not as a gentle giant. It totally destroyed the myth! And that’s why everybody lost their minds. They had this in the bank. They had the cop in jail. They had the cop convicted, until Friday when the video hit. The myth was totally nuked. The myth was totally destroyed. Here we had more evidence, here we had more information, which everybody was demanding and everybody was clamoring for, and we got it, but because it went against the myth, it went against the narrative, all of a sudden rioting began and looting began. Why? It was more truthful information.
The only reason the looting began is because the myth had been blown sky-high. Now it wasn’t clear-cut and it wasn’t gonna be easy to put this cop in jail, because now the entire circumstance changes. And we’ve had even more information. Now we know that the cop was really roughed up. He might have a blown orbital eye socket bone, whatever. The gentle giant was not just trucking down the street minding his own business thinking about going to college and was harassed and taunted and killed by a white cop. That’s not at all what happened. But that’s what the myth was, and now the myth, the myth is gone, and people are mad.
So now that the myth has been destroyed, they still have to somehow get back to it. And one of the ways they’re doing that is to go after the DA. Now it’s the DA, McCulloch. The DA cannot possibly be fair. He’s been DA for who knows how many years. He’s 56 years old, he’s been a Democrat, nobody’s ever had a complaint about the guy, at least not that anybody’s ever heard. He’s been trucking along doing the job fine and dandy, now all of a sudden Bob McCulloch is unqualified. He needs to recuse himself. He needs to quit. He can’t be fair.
No, Bob McCulloch may not get back to the myth and act on the myth. They can’t trust that Bob McCulloch will ignore all the evidence that disproves the myth. They’re afraid Bob McCulloch might actually include the evidence that destroys the myth and so he’s gotta go, because the myth must survive, the myth must triumph. Why does McCullough have to go? Well, he can’t be fair because his father was a cop and was gunned down in the line of duty in 1964, and because of that — I just saw it on CNN. I just saw a black Democrat senator, state of Missouri, said, “He can’t be fair. His father was gunned down. He cannot be fair. He’s biased toward the cops.”
What that means is: we can’t guarantee the outcome we want with this guy. McCulloch even said that. This is a big mistake. McCulloch goes on TV and starts talking about his job and how he’s gonna deal with this, and he thinks that he’s being proper when he says he will not guarantee an outcome because he doesn’t yet know all the evidence and the grand jury hasn’t hurried it. When he said that he can’t and won’t guarantee an outcome, it was like last Friday all over again. And now he’s got to go.
And further evidence of how it’s impossible for him to be fair, his mother worked for the police department, too. Did you know that? Yeah. And he’s been really, really close to the cops all of these years. Really? He’s a DA. He’s been close to the cops? Who would have thought that? Are not most state attorneys, prosecuting attorneys, district, whatever you want to call ’em, federal prosecutor, are they not close to the cops? They’re on the same side. And you see any prosecutor is going to be on the side of the cops. That’s the way the system’s set up.
At any rate, he’s gotta go. He said he can’t guarantee an outcome. Father killed by a cop. So he’s the latest challenge to the myth. He was minding his own business. So he’s come out and said (summarized), “Okay, you want to get rid of me? You gotta have the governor do it. The governor’s the guy you have to go to.” Grab sound bite 25. Here’s Bob… He might pronounce it McCull-lock. I’m not sure. I haven’t heard his name pronounced. It’s either McCull-luh or McCull-lock.
But he was interviewed the other day about the grand jury commencing today, and here are his thoughts. This is what he said.
MCCULLOCH: It undermines everything except the cover that he’s pulled over his head, and that’s his sole purpose in this. He said absolutely nothing last night that is in any way, shape, or form meaningful, and it only aggravates the situation. We’re gonna proceed — you know, as I laid out to people — until I’m told, if I’m told by the governor that I can’t. And the most devastating thing that can happen is if a week from now, a month from now he decides that he’s taking me off this case. You know, then everybody’s starting over. So stand up! You know, man up. Stand up and say, “I have this authority; I am not removing McCulloch/I am removing McCulloch,” and let’s get on with this. This family deserves nothing less than that.
RUSH: He’s talking about the governor at the beginning of the sound bite. The governor said he demanded a “vigorous prosecution.” Now, this governor, he’s just pandering. He’s just pandering to Democrat voters. That’s how shameless that is. He’s not an idiot. It’s just pure pandering, and Claire McCaskill is engaging in some of the same pathetic pandering to Democrat voters and African-Americans.
I mean, what business does the governor have demanding a “vigorous prosecution,” before the grand jury has even heard the case and returned an indictment or not?
RUSH: All of this, folks, I think is crucially important. All of this — the foundation, the reason for all of this media coverage — is a myth. The myth is so powerful that if there is even a hint of real evidence that contradicts it, that has got to be blown up, and whoever brings it forward has got to be blown up and done away with. We have here, I believe, a microcosm of the Democrat Party and politics.
If the truth behind any of their policies is ever revealed, what happens? Whoever reveals the truth becomes a target, and the nature of the evidence and the truth is obliterated, nuked, and destroyed. It really is. This is quite a display. It’s a very, very teachable moment. And that’s not even to reference the emotions involved and how they are being manipulated and used in the furtherance of this myth.
Here is Steve in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as we start on the phones. I’m glad you called, and I appreciate your patience in waiting. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Mr. Limbaugh. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I’m just calling. I have a thought as to why the president is either choosing to stay on vacation or is being advised to stay away from Ferguson. Can you imagine what might happen if he goes to try to calm things down and then is not received very well by the African-American community? That would be quite embarrassing to the president and I think it would actually be quite destructive to the Democrat Party if the president got booed and hissed by the African-American community.
RUSH: What leads you to think that would happen?
CALLER: Well, we’ve seen some of the sound bites from the people in Ferguson, that the president is not doing what he said he was going to do for the African-American community.
RUSH: Ah, ah, ah! A minor, minor, minor correction.
I think I’ve got the story somewhere here. It’s something like 90% of the agitators and protesters are not from Ferguson. If that weren’t happening, if they weren’t busing in New Black Panther Party members and others from Oakland, who knows what might be going on there? This is so artificial. This whole thing is so unreal that it’s not even the people of Ferguson that are making all the noise.
I mean, it’s not even close. It’s all outside agitators. Now, there have been signs, Steve. You’re right. I’ve seen people in the still shots and video of the rioting and the looting, holding signs that are unflattering to Obama. We’ve had the New Black Panther Party president say Obama’s worthless. “Why you come here and help us?” Blah, blah, blah, blah.
So it, I mean, I don’t doubt that that is a calculation that the White House would be making, because every one of Obama’s appearances are staged usually now in front of young, low-information college students in a controlled environment, with Obama on the campaign stage, campaigning for something, complaining about one of his own policies that the audience doesn’t realize is his own policy. (Obviously. They’re low-information.)
But an environment like that, they couldn’t control.
So, yep. I think you may have a point.
RUSH: Breitbart News has a story here. The number of protesters arrested in Ferguson is 78. Only three were Ferguson residents. I mean, it’s an illustration. It’s not the total story. This is just arrests. But it is an illustration of just how many outside agitators have flown in there — or driven in there, however they got there — to further the myth.
“Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan reported that only three of the 78 protesters arrested last night during last night’s clash between the police and protesters in Ferguson were actually from the city … He stated that there were ’78 arrests, just three of them here from the town of Ferguson.’ Harrigan added that there were ‘a lot from Missouri, but some came from as far away as California and New York.'”
The Washington Post was unable to get these numbers, even though it was right there on Fox, and the numbers come from officials. Fox didn’t make it up. The Washington Post story does not mention it ’cause, of course, it goes against the myth. You see, the myth contains many elements. But for the myth to survive, it has to be the town of Ferguson that’s fed up. It has to be the town of Ferguson that can’t deal with this anymore.
It has to be, “Ferguson is going to be the last place where a white cop guns down an innocent black kid! It’s not gonna happen anymore. We’re fed up with it, we’re tired of, and it isn’t gonna happen,” as though it happens regularly, and Ferguson is the last straw. So a lot of people on the left and in the civil rights coalition and the Democrat Party are working overtime to further this myth.