Conventional wisdom might suggest that Rush Limbaugh’s radio show and the Fox News Channel are probably on the same side of the media wars. But after Thursday night’s debate, Limbaugh is having doubts.
On his Friday radio show, Limbaugh took issue with the moderators of the Republican presidential debate in Ames, Iowa, hosted by Fox News and the Washington Examiner. According to Limbaugh, back-and-forth attacks among the candidates were part of an orchestrated effort that showed the hosts’ desire to win approval from their counterparts in the mainstream media.
“[I] missed the first 40 minutes live,” Limbaugh explained. “And that didn’t help either by the way. And when I started watching I said, ‘My gosh — does nobody on this panel remember that we’re running against Obama? What is this business of these guys trying to tear each other up?
“Then I figured out that’s what Fox wants. Fox wants these people to tear each other up. I said, ‘Why does Fox want these people to tear each other up?’ They want approval from the mainstream media because that’s what the mainstream media would do — is tear these people up, or try to get them to.”
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