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Rush Limbaugh 1, Media Matters 0

Several prominent Democrats, including Senators John Kerry and Jim Webb, have condemned Rush Limbaugh for a comment he made on his radio show about "phony soldiers." The leftist website Media Matters got the flap started. Interestingly, according to Limbaugh, not a single media person or representative of any of the Democrats' offices called him to ask about the Media Matters report.

Let Limbaugh defend himself:

UPDATE: Media Matters and its leftist drones are now claiming the edited-out portion of Limbaugh's conversation replayed in the video indicate he was talking about all antiwar active duty troops, and not just those proven fakes. The transcript of the omitted exchange, though - which I reproduced from the Media Matters site - shows nothing of the sort. It was edited out because, in fact, it had nothing at all to do with "phony soldiers," but was the continuation of what the caller wished to discuss. I invite any of those making the claim to point out which part of the transcript they are basing their opinions upon.

Reader HughS also sends along a link detailing the people and money behind Media Matters, and their connections to the Hillary Clinton campaign.


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OH NO, does this mean the ... (Below threshold)

OH NO, does this mean the media and many of the dems in Congress are less than accurate when reporting 'news'??

Yep, just like MoveON.org, ... (Below threshold)

Yep, just like MoveON.org, isn't it?

Read Jason Whitlock about J... (Below threshold)

Read Jason Whitlock about Jena, linked at RealClearPolitics. Much more about media manipulation.

Media Matters is trying to ... (Below threshold)

Media Matters is trying to hide their own and/or others' support of Jesse Macbeth.

Don't believe the spin. <a... (Below threshold)

Don't believe the spin. Jesse Macbeth was in Iraq and was even captured by Iraqi Militants there are pictures that prove it. And I suggest you follow the links before making any comments on my veracity!

Gromulak would like a word ... (Below threshold)

Gromulak would like a word with you, Eric.

Liberal liars, and the lyin... (Below threshold)

Liberal liars, and the lying liars who listen to them . . .Eric

This question must be an... (Below threshold)

This question must be answered. Are you a democrat or are you an American? The Answers will speak for themselves.

Addison, you mistitled this... (Below threshold)
ChildrenS Do Learn:

Addison, you mistitled this silly post- should read;

Media Matters 2 Limbaugh -1 Wizbang -1

In your overeagerness to lap from the Rush LimPbaugh trough, you all too quickly gobbled up Rushcrap from your posted video.

The reality is that the lying Maharushdee manipulated his taranscript by excising 1 minute, 35 seconds of the original transcript to falsely create the illusion that his "phony soldiers" remark came as a lead-in to his Macbeth rant & he then claimed that that was what his now singular "phony soldier" remark was in reference to.

The original LimPbaugh transcript proves what a conniving and dishonest asspiece that he is and it demonstrates exactly how his minions like you are ensnarled in his lying propaganda.

Had Goebbels been able to avail the services of a master liar prpagandist like LimPbaugh for his Ministry, we'd all be speaking Deutsch today.

Angry ChildThat co... (Below threshold)

Angry Child

That comment and link makes what point?

The point it makes is that ... (Below threshold)
ChildrenS Do Learn:

The point it makes is that the actual transcript reflects LimPbaugh ragging on any soldiers critical of the Iraq war as "phony soldiers." (note the plural)

Then the lying bastard in Addison's clip attempts to make the case that he was referring to "a phony soldier," namely Macbeth, and to make that claim, the lying Maharushdee excises 95 seconds of transcript that preceeded his eventual reference to Macbeth

Originally LimPbaugh was categorizing all war-critic soldiers as "phony soldiers."

Explain why many of the ant... (Below threshold)

Explain why many of the anti-war soldiers appearing in prominent media lately are phony?

Uh, that one's for you, Pue... (Below threshold)

Uh, that one's for you, Puerile Putz.

"Explain why many of the an... (Below threshold)
ChildrenS Do Learn:

"Explain why many of the anti-war soldiers appearing in prominent media lately are phony?
=====================================" Analcle of Wizbang

And the list of these "many" is?

We can start with Jesse....... (Below threshold)

We can start with Jesse....then there was Josh Lansdale (lionized for a nano second...that is, until an adult showed up) in a Missouri senatorial campaign. And we cant forget Scott Beauchamp yet, even though TNR is trying vainly to distance themselves from him.

Just to throw this out ther... (Below threshold)
Dave W:

Just to throw this out there, all of this happened on the thursday show correct? Ok, anyone know when he did his original morning update about the Phony Soldiers? It was recorded Monday September 24th, as the Tuesday Sep 25th Morning update. So he had already brought the story up, but not on his program yet.

Jesse McBeth also went to jail for falsifying documents, so i think his credibility on anything is shot here.

It appears that House Democrats are considering a resolution to castigate Rush Limbaugh. These idiots are going to look completely stupid. They obviously have no idea what they are talking about, and obviously didn't listen to Rush's program on thursday.


Theres the link

DaveThere's no story... (Below threshold)

There's no story here, just a troll that has left his trail through many posts today.

I listened to all of the transcripts again today and it's a story only at Media Matters.

Liberal liars, and... (Below threshold)
Liberal liars, and the lying liars who listen to them . . .Eric

Kim and Mitchell, go back to my comment and click the links. ESPECIALLY the second link. It shows how "REAL" a soldier Jesse Macbeth was. In fact you could say he is a "Real American Hero".

Lefists will lie about anyt... (Below threshold)

Lefists will lie about anything. They count on you to accept their accusations - as the mainstream media obviously did - at face value, without checking up on them.

The left's claim is that Rush "edited" out, in his video clip about, something that "proves" his remark was about ALL antiwar soldiers. As usualy, they are lying.

Here is the transcript from the remark to the mention of Jesse Macbeth, as found at the Media Matters link:

CALLER 2: No, it's not, and what's really funny is, they never talk to real soldiers. They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media.

LIMBAUGH: The phony soldiers.

CALLER 2: The phony soldiers. If you talk to a real soldier, they are proud to serve. They want to be over in Iraq. They understand their sacrifice, and they're willing to sacrifice for their country.

LIMBAUGH: They joined to be in Iraq. They joined --

CALLER 2: A lot of them -- the new kids, yeah.

LIMBAUGH: Well, you know where you're going these days, the last four years, if you signed up. The odds are you're going there or Afghanistan or somewhere.

CALLER 2: Exactly, sir. And -- and my other comment was -- and the reason I was calling for -- was to report to Jill about the fact that we didn't, didn't find any weapons of mass destruction. Actually, we have found weapons of mass destruction in chemical agents that [inaudible] been using against us for awhile now.

I've done two tours in Iraq. I just got back in June and there were many instances of -- since [inaudible] not know what they're using in their IEDs [improvised explosive devices]. They're using mustard artillery rounds. The vx-artillery rounds in their IEDs.

Because they didn't know what they were using, they didn't do it right, and so it just kind of -- it, it didn't really hurt anybody but there are -- those munitions are over there, it's just -- it's a huge desert. If they've buried it somewhere, we're never gonna find it.

LIMBAUGH: Well, you know, that's a moot point for me right now --

MIKE: Rush --

LIMBAUGH: -- the weapons of mass destruction. We gotta get beyond that. We're, we're there. What -- who cares if, if -- we all know they were there and, and Mahmoud [Ahmadinejad, Iranian president] even admitted it in one of his speeches here about -- talkin' about Saddam using the poison mustard gas or whatever it is on his own people -- but that, that's moot, right? What, what's more important is all this is taking place now in the midst of the surge working.

And all of these anti-war Democrats are getting even more hell-bent on pulling out of there, which means that success on the part of you and, and your colleagues over there is, is a great threat to them. It's just, it's frustrating and maddening, and it is why they must be kept in the minority.

Look, I want to thank you, Mike, for calling. I appreciate it very much. I gotta -- let me see -- got something -- here is a "Morning Update" that we did recently talking about fake soldiers.


Now, although the lefties insinuate the "missing" conversation "proves" Limbaugh was talking about all antiwar soldiers, not just the fakes like Jesse, there is nothing of the sort there. The intervening stuff was edited out because it had nothing to do with the "phony soldiers remark AT ALL.

It's there for you, as supplied by the leftists themselves, to read: they talk about the caller's service, WMDs, then Limbaugh brings MacBeth up again.

Eric, enough of your insole... (Below threshold)

Eric, enough of your insolence, Hu-Man.

Their are phony soldiers,an... (Below threshold)

Their are phony soldiers,and apparently libs support them more than actual fighting and dying soldiers.

Phony Soldiers and the Libs... (Below threshold)

Phony Soldiers and the Libs who love them,tonight on ABC News as Brian Ross investigates,oh wait,he did that story on September 24th.

that was funny, eric. nicel... (Below threshold)

that was funny, eric. nicely done. did anyone else follow the links to the proof of jesse's existance?

Yeah, the link was pretty f... (Below threshold)

Yeah, the link was pretty funny.

Sorry - I meant eric's link... (Below threshold)

Sorry - I meant eric's link on Macbeth. It will leave a mark.

I have to go with the Insta... (Below threshold)

I have to go with the Instapundit here. This isn't really about Rush Limbaugh and his phony soldiers comment. Anyone who isn't a rabid partisan can see Rush Limbaugh was right yet again. Their are phony soldiers out there and the Democrat mouthpiece (Known as the MSM) will talk them up every chance they get.

What this is really about is positioning for the 08 election. Folks like Rush, O'Reilly and Hannity must be marginalized before the 08 general gets heated up.

This is the first salvo. Fortunately for everyone not a crazy lefty, this trick is getting old and less people are falling for it these days.

And we cant forget Scott... (Below threshold)

And we cant forget Scott Beauchamp yet, even though TNR is trying vainly to distance themselves from him.

TNR supported the Iraq fiasco and is better know to some of us as "Joe Lieberman Weekly"

Folks like Rush, O'Reill... (Below threshold)

Folks like Rush, O'Reilly and Hannity must be marginalized before the 08 general gets heated up.

They are already marginalized.

Several prominent Democr... (Below threshold)

Several prominent Democrats, including Senators John Kerry and Jim Webb,...

John McCain and Mitt Romney have also condemned Fats.

TNR supported ... (Below threshold)

TNR supported the Iraq fiasco and is better know to some of us as "Joe Lieberman Weekly"

Steve J

Stop talking to yourself and call Franklin Foer and ask him why Beauchamp's wife isn't on the masthead anymore. Then read what is really going:


This is a volunteer militar... (Below threshold)

This is a volunteer military. Almost by definition, an anti-war soldier is phony.

And the left thinks they have a point anyone but a moonbat would understand?

Here's some <a href="http:/... (Below threshold)
MantisWonder why Dud... (Below threshold)

Wonder why Dude can't get his story in TNR? Why can't Dude star in Democratic campaign commercials?
Dude has a sense of humor, but more important, some sense. That's probably why.

mantis, the very first sent... (Below threshold)

mantis, the very first sentence of your link is a lie. You can do better.

The interesting thing here ... (Below threshold)

The interesting thing here is the exposure, not unknown before, of the close connection between Media Matters and the Clintons. I'd just assumed it was a front group for Soros. That Clinton is OK with this sort of transparent media manipulation is going to come back to haunt her.

mantis, when is Richardson going to lose his BDS generated views on the war?






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