Despite On Air Bravado, Rush Limbaugh Evacuates South Florida


Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh poses with a bust in his likeness during a secretive ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday, May 14, 2012, in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith)
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Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is getting trolled on Twitter for leaving South Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall after accusing the media of using the storm to push a “climate change agenda.”

Earlier this week, Limbaugh said on his show that those in “the official meteorological circles” are simply trying to push the idea “that climate change is creating more hurricanes and stronger hurricanes.” He said that “bias is built in” to the hurricane coverage, and that media creates “fear and panic” in order to help retailers sell things like bottled water and supplies.

“There is symbiotic relationship between retailers and local media, and it’s related to money,” he said on his Tuesday show. “All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent, and bigger, and more dangerous, and you create the panic, and it’s mission accomplished, agenda advanced,” he said.

Now, however, Limbaugh is giving in to the “fear and panic.” He announced Thursday that his nationally syndicated show, which tapes in South Florida, will not air on Friday.

“I’m not going to get into details because of the security nature of things, but it turns out that we will not be able to do the program here tomorrow,” he said on Thursday. “We’ll be on the air next week, folks, from parts unknown.”










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