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(Talking Points Memo)   Rush Limbaugh angrily defends remarks he says the media "took out of context" and that when he said Robin Williams killed himself because he was a liberal, Limbaugh in no way meant to suggest that Williams killed himself because he was a liberal   (talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2014-08-13 04:14:55 PM  
I think Robin Williams should apologize to Rush.
 
2014-08-13 04:16:00 PM  
Is he now a lovable little ball of fuzz? An entertainer? Someone no one should take seriously? Is that his defense, again?
 
2014-08-13 04:18:34 PM  
When I said "The only way Rush Limbaugh could make millions of people joyous is by dying," I, in no way, meant to suggest that the only way Rush Limbaugh could make millions of people joyous is by dying.
 
2014-08-13 04:26:59 PM  
Rush, go for the trifecta.

Do it!!!

DOO ITTT!
 
2014-08-13 04:30:27 PM  
He's a fat farking liar.  But even if we take him at (today's) word, he's still a moron.  No one is glorifying Williams' suicide.

Reporting on it is not glorification.

Remember his work fondly does not glorify the suicide, it glorifies the man.
 
2014-08-13 04:36:22 PM  
"I didn't presume to know why Robin Williams committed suicide.  I didn't know yesterday, and I don't know today.  But they do.  They claim to know.  All these people giving me the business claim they know why.  And it was that that I was analyzing."

Except that no one credible is claiming to know why he killed himself, Rush. Plenty of people have offered their hypothesis and sympathies, but any ideas anyone may have about it are unprovable, because he didn't tell anyone why--and even if he had, it probably would have only made sense to him anyway (which is why he didn't).

The larger point which everyone is "giving you the business" about here is that you are making this political, you are--as always--working to divide Americans into neat, separate, ideological camps over the death of a nearly universally beloved celebrity--and it's not about that at all, and it should not be about that. So fark off, asswipe.
 
2014-08-13 04:43:43 PM  
"The 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, acceptance, Rush Limbaugh says something dumb," tweeted "Charlie Rose" show Managing Editor Tim Morrison.

http://www.fark.com/comments/8373550/%3Ca%20href=" data-cke-saved-href="https://twitter.com/tjmorrison/status/4993114044 45626368" target="_blank"> 

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/rush-limbaugh-robin-williams-109 963.html#ixzz3AJ5ZHWUQ">http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/rush-li mbaugh-robin-williams-109 963.html#ixzz3AJ5ZHWUQ

Bless his soul, that was funny. You can prise a gem of comedy out of a tragedy.
 
2014-08-13 04:48:46 PM  
And I was worried about this, the coverage of all this leading to copycats, people wanting to get the same kind of treatment in the media, in the pop culture media.

See, Rush isn't heartless. He was just thinking of the rest of us.

What a guy*.

/for "guy" substitute "asshole".
 
2014-08-13 04:50:26 PM  
I'm not sure which speaks more to Rush's lack of character. If he really said it. Or the fact that everyone thinks that this is exactly the type of thing he would say.

Either way Rush is an overstuffed bag of ass and simply needs to go away.
 
2014-08-13 05:02:29 PM  
How can Rush claim that the media is doing this/doing that, but then in the same breath say that he doesn't know the reason why Robin Williams died?  If he truly read and listened to what the media was saying, he'd know that Williams was suffering from an attack of severe depression.  You can either claim that the media is doing something, or you can say you don't know the facts of the matter--you can't do both.  Idiot.

Then he goes on to say that people commit suicide for attention.  What a dick.  Yeah, I'm sure that's why Williams hanged himself, you dolt.  He wanted attention that he would in no way be able to receive.
 
2014-08-13 05:16:53 PM  
The thing is, when Rush Limbaugh says he has been quoted out of context, it never pays to look at the transcript because it is just more of the same malicious stupid bigoted, racist, hateful claptrap. The malice does not come out of context. It permeates the context. Malice and hate are the context in which Rush Limbaugh speaks. He is the voice of Amerika-ka-ka, Babylon the Harlot, the antethesis of America the Beautiful and her noble values and aspirations.

The context in this case is the suicide of a popular humourist, beloved of many for his gentle playful wackiness and sharp, percing high-speed wit. In what context could you possibly say the kind of things that Rush Limbaugh says every time there is a tradgedy that does not involve his own kind? They are always said in the context of tragedy rather than that context, if such a context exists.

Like Ann Coulter he is a harpy, befouling the feast with his waste products, corrupting and destroying moments of grief and of outrage at cruelty and stupidity. An actor dies, a youth is shot, a city destroyed, a people grieves, and there is Rush Limbaugh like a giant pimple on the ass of the Devil, spewing his malignity, there is Coulter, jabbing like a hat pin in the hands of a mad pricker at the sore place.

This is what Limbaugh said about "Liberals":  "They're never happy, are they? They're always angry about something. No matter what they get, they're always angry."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/rush-limbaugh-robin-williams-109 963.html#ixzz3AJAhbbEl">http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/rush-li mbaugh-robin-williams-109 963.html#ixzz3AJAhbbEl

Could he be more perfectly lacking in self-awareness or consciousness of irony?

When what you say applies better to yourself than your subject, when it applies better to your own than to others, you are a hypocrite. There's that "they" which betrays the prejudice, the attribution of all evil to the other and all good to one's own, the characteristic of the hater and the prejudiced. He says this of Liberals and the clamour of applause from Conservatives sweeps it back into his mouth like shiat hitting the fan. He wallows in his own filth, unaware of himself, never catching on to his own little ways. Is there no mirror in his studio? Would he be able to tear himself away from it long enough to speak if there were?

For the strong-stomached, here is a transcript. Perhaps you can amuse yourself counting the logical fallacies as Rush Limbaugh plays pop psychologist to everybody but himself and his Tribe. Wrapped up in the triteness of the "laughing on the outside, crying on the inside" clown meme, and the "survivor guilt meme" and other claptrap is a real poison pill of a strawman.

I've seen this before and not just trotted out by radio shock jocks--Cardinals of the Church employ the same false logic against atheists, liberals and anybody they wish to trash--it is the Meme of the Unbeliever's Dispair.

BS. Total complete BS.
 
2014-08-13 05:35:27 PM  

Diogenes: He's a fat farking liar.  But even if we take him at (today's) word, he's still a moron.  No one is glorifying Williams' suicide.

Reporting on it is not glorification.

Remember his work fondly does not glorify the suicide, it glorifies the man.


This. No one is GLORIFYING suicide you fat, vile fark. Though we might glorify yours.
 
2014-08-13 05:42:14 PM  
Shrinking audience, advertising revenue down...How long, I wonder?
 
2014-08-13 05:42:47 PM  
"What I did yesterday was express some real concern over the fact that the way they are glorifying this -- and I made this clear that I'm not comfortable with the glorification of suicide,

So, massive media coverage of a HUGE star committing suicide is 'glorifying' suicide? WTF you no sense making massive sack of disingenuous shiat?
 
2014-08-13 05:43:12 PM  
There is a very short list of people for whom I will celebrate their deaths.

Rush Limbaugh heads that list.

And no, I really don't give a fark if you think I'm a bad person.
 
2014-08-13 05:44:24 PM  
It's rare that Rush can say something in his haze of Oxycotin euphoria that is barf worthy to both left and right.  But he really outdid himself yesterday.
 
2014-08-13 05:45:17 PM  
Rush needs to be humiliated, on air, before his supposed millions of listeners.

This is as good a time as any.
 
2014-08-13 05:47:46 PM  

qorkfiend: There is a very short list of people for whom I will celebrate their deaths.

Rush Limbaugh heads that list.

And no, I really don't give a fark if you think I'm a bad person.


His suicide would make me think better of him. It would mean that he had a conscience, and it finally kicked in.
 
2014-08-13 05:48:11 PM  
Does HE even know what the fark he's talking about?

"Blah blah blah LIBrul blah blah words words bullshiat etc."

What IS the context, Rush, if not the same "libruls R stoopid" message you've been pushing for decades?
 
2014-08-13 05:48:19 PM  

nijika: It's rare that Rush can say something in his haze of Oxycotin euphoria that is barf worthy to both left and right.  But he really outdid himself yesterday.


I'm shocked that he can even recall what he said yesterday, to be honest.
 
2014-08-13 05:50:28 PM  
The man you are about to see has no neck...

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"I would like..."

"I bet you would."

"To take you..."

"Where?"

"On a strange journey..."

"Inside the mind of Rush Limbaugh, opening December 23rd at select theaters"
 
2014-08-13 05:50:42 PM  
I wish we could have the funny/smart buttons at the bottom of the comment instead of at the top.
 
2014-08-13 05:52:49 PM  
"What I did yesterday was express some real concern over the fact that the way they are glorifying this -- and I made this clear that I'm not comfortable with the glorification of suicide," he continued. "And I was worried about this, the coverage of all this leading to copycats, people wanting to get the same kind of treatment in the media, in the pop culture media."

Dude, it was ROBIN WILLIAMS, not Kurt Cobain. You might want to get your 'Narrative in a Can' generator recalibrated, it's like 20 years off...
 
2014-08-13 05:53:39 PM  

fusillade762: Diogenes: He's a fat farking liar.  But even if we take him at (today's) word, he's still a moron.  No one is glorifying Williams' suicide.

Reporting on it is not glorification.

Remember his work fondly does not glorify the suicide, it glorifies the man.

This. No one is GLORIFYING suicide you fat, vile fark. Though we might glorify yours.


Sure, you're no better than him with that comment.
 
2014-08-13 05:54:23 PM  

peacheslatour: I wish we could have the funny/smart buttons at the bottom of the comment instead of at the top.


Are they only funny or smart when you have scrolled to the bottom of the comment? :-)

I know if I scroll back up, they lose their punch.
 
2014-08-13 05:55:32 PM  

theknuckler_33: "What I did yesterday was express some real concern over the fact that the way they are glorifying this -- and I made this clear that I'm not comfortable with the glorification of suicide,

So, massive media coverage of a HUGE star committing suicide is 'glorifying' suicide? WTF you no sense making massive sack of disingenuous shiat?



I think I get it now.  He's jealous.  He sees the sympathy for Robin Williams and he can't stand it.  He resents that people only made fun of him for his own drug problems, which he totally deserved because he was a hypocritical shiathead.  Yet Williams gets all the attention.  So he attacks it as "glorification" and hides behind "concern".

Every single word out of that fleshy parrot fish of a mouth is a cry for help.  He's begging for acceptance.  This is about a big fat self-hating scapegoater who has spent his whole life pointing fingers at the entire world because tearing everyone else down is his way of lifting himself up.
 
2014-08-13 05:55:38 PM  

GleeUnit: nijika: It's rare that Rush can say something in his haze of Oxycotin euphoria that is barf worthy to both left and right.  But he really outdid himself yesterday.

I'm shocked that he can even recall what he said yesterday, to be honest.


I heard that his Dominican Rent Boy had to print out the transcript of the show.
 
2014-08-13 05:56:04 PM  
Rush thinks it's being "glorified" because our shock and grief is keeping it stuck in the news cycle and suddenly nobody is paying attention to him.

Sorry Rush, we're just all a bit farked up over what happened. We'll get back to giving a shiat about you in a while, okay little buddy?
 
2014-08-13 05:56:55 PM  
THOSE WERE HIS WORDS! HIS! HOW DARE YOU USE HIS OWN WORDS, RECORDED AND DIGITIZED, TO POINT OUT WHAT HE SAID! HOW DARE YOU USE HIS OWN COPYRIGHTED WORDS! YOU LIBERALS ARE DISGUSTING IN YOUR APPROPRIATING WORDS THAT HE ORIGINATED AND THEN PUT OUT ONTO THE PUBLIC AIRWAYS! YOU CAN'T JUST RECORD HIS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND THEN USE IT AGAINST HIM, BY QUOTING THEM DIRECTLY! THAT'S NOT WHAT HE MEANT, AND YOU KNOW IT, BECAUSE HE...he pretty much said some things, put them out on the air, and a guy whose been in radio and TV by now should realize that tape lasts a while. Yeah, the above is an argument that continues to get used, by those who can't seem to grasp that once you put words onto the airwaves, you pretty much open yourself up to criticism for those exact words. You'd think that someone who works in the medium might be cognizant of that, but then again, this is Rush Limbaugh we're talking about. A man that has divorced how many women, and still continues to talk about "family values." This is a man who suckles down Oxy like they're kettlecorn, and then points fingers at the dirty addicts. This is a guy who hates fat, ugly people, and is about four pounds from a hoverround. Looking for anything resembling intellectual integrity or continuity isn't exactly a go to with this guy. That Glenn Beck sometimes looks contrite compared to this cat is saying something. He sets the bar for intellectual ingenuity...
 
2014-08-13 05:57:20 PM  
This is classic Rush.
 
2014-08-13 06:02:10 PM  
Cut a wucking funt.
Diaf.
 
2014-08-13 06:04:31 PM  
Look, the guy has great instincts.  He knows exactly which story to insert himself into to generate media attention and give his fans a feeling he is still relevant.
 
2014-08-13 06:04:55 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: This is classic Rush.


He's today's Tom Sawyer he GETS HIGH ON YOU
 
2014-08-13 06:06:35 PM  
When I wrote that I wanted to know where Rush was buried once he makes the world a better place, and that I wanted to drink a case of beer enroute to his grave site, I in no way meant to imply that I intended to deposit copious amounts of urine upon it

/It was more of a declaration
 
2014-08-13 06:08:36 PM  
The media's abuzz, I'd better say something stupid fast!
 
2014-08-13 06:10:21 PM  
What a squamous asshole.
 
2014-08-13 06:13:49 PM  
At some point, you'd think that people would be embarrassed to admit that they listen to this asshole.
 
2014-08-13 06:15:44 PM  
The reason Robin Williams killed himself was a dearth of Dominican boys and hillbilly heroin
 
2014-08-13 06:16:02 PM  

Diogenes: He's a fat farking liar.  But even if we take him at (today's) word, he's still a moron.  No one is glorifying Williams' suicide.

Reporting on it is not glorification.

Remember his work fondly does not glorify the suicide, it glorifies the man.


Actually, virtually all of the coverage I have seen is the exact opposite. It is about how much was lost when he killed himself. How many more years of Robin Williams's work could we have had if Robin had received the appropriate assistance with his depression and/or other issues. Followed by pleas for others to seek out the help they need rather than giving up.
 
2014-08-13 06:16:21 PM  

born_yesterday: At some point, you'd think that people would be embarrassed to admit that they listen to this asshole.



Nobody listens to him if you go by self-reporting.  Every dittohead I've run into denies it, but they all parrot his lines.  They're Independents, you see.
 
2014-08-13 06:16:40 PM  
Rush/Coulter: "A famous person is dead. Quick, say something shiatty to get attention!"
 
2014-08-13 06:16:52 PM  

born_yesterday: At some point, you'd think that people would be embarrassed to admit that they listen to this asshole.


Buh-buh I don't have to agree with everything to agree with him.

*makes Richard Nixon face*

You have to listen to the show on a regular basis.
 
2014-08-13 06:18:53 PM  
David Gerrold put it best I think:

Rush Limbaugh,

So please go screw yourself. The sheep will appreciate it and they will no longer be exposed to any diseases you might be carrying.

You are a pustulent boil on the ass of humanity. You are a malignant cancer. You have sold your soul for oxycontin and whores. You are a screeching badger of hatred. You are a failure as a man. You have betrayed the 2% of your DNA that is human and the 98% of your DNA that is chimpanzee. Even the lowest of primates would be embarrassed to have you on the same family tree. You are so wrapped up in yourself, you are trapped in your own layers of stupidity, greed, arrogance, and flatulence. You are not only intellectually bankrupt, you have absolved yourself of compassion, empathy, and the simplest bit of respect for anyone else's feelings. There must be a cork in your asshole, because the shiat continues to come out of your mouth. You seem determined to lower the common denominator. You are a Phi Beta farkhead, incapable of leaving your bucket of stupid outside. You must have been freebasing black tar batshiat.

You have never learned that life has other flavors besides bitter. You are a hate-monger of the worst order, a shameful disgrace upon the airwaves. You are a doucheberg -- 90% of your douchery is still hidden beneath the surface, but somehow you have managed to expose yourself tonight, and it's not a pretty sight. The best you deserve is to be kicked so hard and so violently that you starve to death before you finally stop rolling.

You are a sick malicious shriveled little prick. You are an addle-pated, pompous, popinjay. You are a panty-sniffing, blue-nosed, malignant tumor. You are a walking elbow-wrinkle. You are the sad pathetic evidence of what happens when teenagers are told not to masturbate. You have sold your soul to the devil and wrapped yourself in self-righteousness. You are one sick human being. In other words, it's time for you to play Hide and Go fark Yourself.

In the long run, you are just another fatuous ignoranus. A waste of skin. A pompous pustulant blowhard. A blue-nosed popinjay, full of pus and bluster. A foghorn that generates its own fog. As pertinent to the conversation as a fart in an elevator. It's people like you who give assholiness a bad name. There is a statue of you in the Proctology Hall of Shame. My favorite thing about you is that there's only one of you. I look forward to reading your obituary.
All the separate atoms in your body have spent a gazillion years coming together in just the right way and at just the right time so you could be an asshole. That this universe has produced you is evidence that this is a pretty sorry excuse for a universe.

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2014-08-13 06:19:24 PM  
Face it, Rush, you don't do "contrite" well. Just keep moving right along. A slut like Lauren Bacall needs to be shamed today, and, if you of all people won't do it, then by God who will?
 
2014-08-13 06:22:20 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: When I wrote that I wanted to know where Rush was buried once he makes the world a better place, and that I wanted to drink a case of beer enroute to his grave site, I in no way meant to imply that I intended to deposit copious amounts of urine upon it

/It was more of a declaration


Damn, and I had "you want to deposit copious amounts of fecal matter upon it and the beer was just a celebration"
 
2014-08-13 06:22:54 PM  
Die soon you fat, vile fark.
 
2014-08-13 06:23:15 PM  
brantgoose: For the strong-stomached, here is a transcript

Actually, it's difficult to tell just what he's attempting to say. Sounds like a drunken 3am rant down to the VFW more than anything else. And they actually pay him money for this? Makes one think that all those "sell your soul to the devil for fame and fortune stories" are really true.

One things for certain: That boy is back on the drugs again. Reckon it's a sin, but I'm rooting for an overdose.
 
2014-08-13 06:24:17 PM  

brantgoose: The thing is, when Rush Limbaugh says he has been quoted out of context, it never pays to look at the transcript because it is just more of the same malicious stupid bigoted, racist, hateful claptrap. The malice does not come out of context. It permeates the context. Malice and hate are the context in which Rush Limbaugh speaks. He is the voice of Amerika-ka-ka, Babylon the Harlot, the antethesis of America the Beautiful and her noble values and aspirations.

The context in this case is the suicide of a popular humourist, beloved of many for his gentle playful wackiness and sharp, percing high-speed wit. In what context could you possibly say the kind of things that Rush Limbaugh says every time there is a tradgedy that does not involve his own kind? They are always said in the context of tragedy rather than that context, if such a context exists.

Like Ann Coulter he is a harpy, befouling the feast with his waste products, corrupting and destroying moments of grief and of outrage at cruelty and stupidity. An actor dies, a youth is shot, a city destroyed, a people grieves, and there is Rush Limbaugh like a giant pimple on the ass of the Devil, spewing his malignity, there is Coulter, jabbing like a hat pin in the hands of a mad pricker at the sore place.

This is what Limbaugh said about "Liberals":  "They're never happy, are they? They're always angry about something. No matter what they get, they're always angry."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/rush-limbaugh-robin-williams-109 963.html#ixzz3AJAhbbEl">http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/rush-li mbaugh-robin-williams-109 963.html#ixzz3AJAhbbEl

Could he be more perfectly lacking in self-awareness or consciousness of irony?

When what you say applies better to yourself than your subject, when it applies better to your own than to others, you are a hypocrite. There's that "they" which betrays the prejudice, the attribution of all evil to the other and all good to one's own, the characteristic o ...


Hunter S Thompson rose from the grave and got a Fark.com account, I see.
 
2014-08-13 06:26:01 PM  
Have any of you actually gone to the trouble of finding the actual transcript of what the fat man said? It's not hard to find, and he was criticizing the media, not Williams.
 
2014-08-13 06:26:41 PM  

donwregefark: Have any of you actually gone to the trouble of finding the actual transcript of what the fat man said? It's not hard to find, and he was criticizing the media, not Williams.


Shut up troll.
 
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