Andrea Mitchell Snarls: Rush Limbaugh Is a 'Bully With a Megaphone'

MSNBC journalist Andrea Mitchell berated Rush Limbaugh in an interview with More magazine, deriding the conservative star as a "bully with a megaphone." Mitchell is often billed as one of the network's serious journalists, but sounded more like Rachel Maddow in the article.

Discussing Sandra Fluke in the June issue, the reporter sympathized that the college student became "part of a national debate where her reputation was being sullied by a bully with a megaphone." "That just really touched me," she added. On the issue of the so-called war on women, Mitchell lectured, "The women who live in the suburbs and work every day inside and outside the home don’t want to be told what to do with their bodies."

According to Mitchell, there hasn't been enough outrage over how women have been dealt with in the 2012 primaries. The journalist reminisced, "It takes me back to the Clarence Thomas hearings."

She continued, "Some of the most liberal senators behaved miserably because they did not stand up for fair treatment of Anita Hill."

Mitchell mocked Foster Friess, a multi-millionaire backer of Rick Santorum as living "on a different planet from where most women."

The anchor turned into a cheerleader when it came to the contraception issue: "It has been a consciousness-raising experience for a generation of young women who always took these rights for granted. I have never had so many women approach me—it just seems to have galvanized them."

On the network of Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and Maddow, it's sometimes hard to see the difference between them and Mitchell.

The full interview can be read here.

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing editor for NewsBusters.org