Conservative firebrand Rush Limbaugh took the mainstream media to task during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” with host Chris Wallace, insisting that biased journalists and editorial boards will never be successful in their mission to derail President Donald Trump and his administration.
In defense of his prior claim that the leftwing establishment is trying to “sabotage” Trump’s presidency, Limbaugh blasted several recurrent media talking points.
“It is preposterous to believe that the Russians had any effect on the outcome of voting in this country,” Limbaugh said. “It’s absurd. There is zero evidence – zilch, zero nada.” He went on to accuse the New York Times of running two stories on the topic that amounted to “propaganda.”
“People who voted for Donald Trump and people who supported Donald Trump really, really believe that they were going to lose the country if Hillary Clinton won,” Limbaugh continued.
Limbaugh went on to accuse a faction of the Democratic Party populated by the likes of Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama for being part of a “deep state” that is encouraging leaks within the Trump administration and pushing the Russian narrative in an attempt to discredit Trump’s leadership.
The popular radio show host suggested that the media is acting as the forward-facing arm of the shadowy deep state.
“The media did not make Donald Trump, and they can’t destroy him,” Limbaugh said. “They have a formula, they have a blueprint for destroying Republican political officials they don’t like,” he continued, listing outlets like NBC, ABC, CBS, The Washington Post, and USA Today as complicit in the scheme.
“It’s not gonna work on Trump. He doesn’t fit that mold. They’re trying every day. It’s kind of comical to watch,” Limbaugh continued.
As to whether Limbaugh agreed with Trump’s Twitter contention that “fake news” is the “enemy” of the American people, he offered that the media bias is more geared toward hurting Trump than the voters.
“Trump won the election, on substance. Trump did more interviews. He explained his agenda more than any political presidential candidate ever has in my memory. And he has tried to stick to it,” he said, adding: “This effort – it’s clearly anti-Trump.”