Rush Limbaugh Catches Rachel Maddow In Bald-Faced Lie About Him

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Friday exposed Rachel Maddow for lying about him on her MSNBC program.

On Thursday, during a lengthy segment about Barack Obama's birth certificate, Maddow said (video follows with transcript and commentary):

RACHEL MADDOW, HOST: I will say -- I thought at the time when President Obama released the second form of the birth certificate that that would not put this thing to rest, that it wasn’t fact-based, and giving more facts wouldn’t help, but it did put it to rest. I was wrong. It put it to rest.

On the president’s 50th birthday today, it is now just the dead-enders and the profiteers at this point who is plugging this thing. There is nobody who has any pull at all in conservative politics or Republican politics at all who has -- seriously? Are you sure?

Are you sure this is not from last -- this is this week? This is from yesterday? OK. Play it.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

RUSH LIMBAUGH, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Tomorrow is Obama’s birthday. Not that we’ve seen any proof of that. We haven’t seen any proof of that. They tell us August 4th is the birthday. But we haven’t seen any proof of it. Sorry.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MADDOW: Sorry. Apparently, it’s not over.

Problem is, the clip Maddow played was from last year. Here's what Limbaugh had to say about that Friday:

LIMBAUGH: It's fun time now. Now, I've told Cookie, just so you people know this, that we have a moratorium on any audio sound bites from hosts at MSNBC, for a host of reasons, but every moratorium is lifted occasionally now and then, even if temporarily. Today is one of those days. Last night on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, she talked about me and President Obama's birthday, and she played an audio clip of me.

MADDOW: On the president's 50th birthday today, it is now just the dead-enders and the profiteers at this point still flogging this thing. There is nobody who has any pull at all in conservative politics or in Republican politics at all who has (pause) -- seriously? Are you sure? Are you sure this is not from last -- this is this week? This is from yesterday? Okay. Play it.

(BEGIN AUDIO CLIP)

LIMBAUGH: Tomorrow is Obama's birthday. Not that we’ve seen any proof of that. We haven’t seen any proof of that. They tell us August 4th is the birthday. But we haven't seen any proof of it. Sorry.

MADDOW: Sorry. Apparently, it’s not over. Rush Limbaugh is still a birther? I mean, isn’t birtherism over now?

(END AUDIO CLIP)

LIMBAUGH: So she played a clip of me from a year ago that they said I said yesterday. And I think they've gotta be called on that. This is no different than these people making up all those phony quotes during the NFL, St. Louis Rams business. Plus taking it out of context. All of that has always been in the context of a joke.

Here's the transcript from August 3, 2010:

LIMBAUGH: Tomorrow is Obama's birthday. Not that we've seen any proof of that, but tomorrow is Obama's birthday, and they're trying to rally Obama's base by sending out fundraising letters -- (interruption) what? What, Snerdley, what? We haven't seen any proof of that. They tell us August 4th is the birthday. We haven't seen any proof of it. Sorry. It is what it is.

This is some really pathetic nonsense from Maddow and the folks at MSNBC. Is this really what passes for journalism at this disgrace of a so-called "news" network?

In any profession, such negligence would be met with the harshest consequences.

Why are media members today allowed to lie with total impunity?

(H/T Right Scoop)

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.