Yeah, I'm quoting Rush Limbaugh. So fucking what? The emphasis is mine.
We've been trying to reach out to young people, the Millennials especially.
Just think how many lives we have saved over the years because there is
no boredom. Let me ask you a question. Even if you have gotten bored,
did you ever think about just randomly going out and killing somebody?
Did you ever think about doing that when you were bored?
We all do get bored. None of us are bored during these three hours.
But you're on your own when the program ends -- and when you get bored,
do you ever think, "You know what? Let's go shoot somebody!" Well,
that's what these three guys did in Oklahoma. They got bored and said,
"Let's go shoot a white guy!" Folks, I gotta tell you, there's something
else about this. This is Trayvon Martin in reverse, only worse.
This was nowhere near self-defense. I mean, this is just
cold-blooded, first-degree recreational, for the fun of it, because they
were bored, murder. And you have, what is it? Two black guys and a
white guy in the group. No matter where you look in the media, it's not
a racial event. Nothing about is racist. This is the epitome of media
irresponsibility. It's a classic illustration of just what role the
mainstream media is playing in the destruction of American culture and
There has been more outrage in the mainstream media, more attention
paid in the mainstream media to that stupid clown story at the Missouri
State Fair than there has been to this wanton murder in Oklahoma. I had
this story yesterday with the photos. It had the three perps and a
picture of the victim, and I purposely did not say one word about it. I
was conducting my own personal study to find out how long it would take
the mainstream media to get to a story like this that happened in
Oklahoma, where the victim is white and two of the perpetrators are
I wanted to see how long it would take them to get there and then how
they treated it when they did get there, and it took them 24 hours from
when I first saw this in a Web page, a newspaper Web page. I printed it
out. I had it here in the Stack of Stuff yesterday; I purposely didn't
do it, 'cause I wanted to see. It took them 24 hours to get to this, to
discover it and to start reporting about it -- and they are reporting
it, and letting it go.
They're not paying much attention to it at all. They're not focusing
on the racial component of any of the people involved in this. We have
not heard from the Reverend Sharpton, the Reverend Jackson, the NAACP.
We haven't heard from anybody. There has not been anywhere near the
outrage, the intensity, even that we got on this state fair clown story.
(interruption) I know you could read stories on it yesterday.
Snerdley's sending me a note that he read three stories on it
yesterday, and race wasn't mentioned. He only learned today that two of
the teenagers were black. He heard the story yesterday, and he only
heard today that two of the shooters were black. If you go to the
Facebook page of one of the suspects, you'll notice how often the
suspect quotes rappers, especially rap lyrics about killing people. You
go to this guy's Facebook page and all over it is almost worship for
the lyrics of rappers who talk about killing people.
Yet we don't hear one peep about curtailing the violence that is
celebrated in rap and the rest of the thug culture. Instead, they earn
millions of dollars and endless rewards and profound fame. They are
chosen to endorse products all over this country. It's as destructive
as it can be. It's excused by the left because, they tell us, "It's
cultural, Mr. Limbaugh! You wouldn't understand."
But rap is simply a reflection of the way these people have been
forced to grow up in this country. And rather than get mad and be
judgmental, you need to take time out and try to understand the rage,
and this is how it's excused. This is how it is explained. This is
worse than a double standard. This is a purposeful, willful ignoring of
the exact racial components (but in reverse) that happened in the
Trayvon Martin shooting.
The Trayvon Martin shooting? I'll just tell you something: From Obama
on down, they didn't care about Trayvon Martin. All that mattered was
that incident offered them an opportunity to advance their political
agenda. This doesn't. Everything to these people is political.
There's nothing about this Oklahoma shooting that will allow the left or
the Democrats to advance their political agenda. This harms their
agenda, so that's why the media is not trumpeting it.
That's why they're just reporting it in a perfunctory way. You know, after the shootings in Tuscon and
any number of other instances, the news media immediately tried to
blame right-wing talk radio, or the Tea Party. Brian Ross at ABC! Within
seconds of an event like that happening -- Tucson, Trayvon Martin, you
name it -- it's "Let's go find out what talk show host they listen to!"
Well, now we've got evidence these shooters celebrate and worship
rappers and lyrics talking about killing people, and the media can't be
The Oklahoma shooting is not getting anywhere near the
coverage the Atlanta elementary school shooting got where nobody,
thankfully, was shot. In Oklahoma, the white guy drove the getaway
car. The shooters were the two African-Americans. Now, what the
Drive-Bys are doing here, folks, is they're looking at the Oklahoma
shooting, and their focus is guns. It's "gun safety." They're gonna use
this to say, "This is why we need gun control."
Of course that wasn't even anywhere near the focus in the
Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case. See, this story does not advance the
Democrat agenda. This does not advance the agenda that minorities are
put upon and discriminated against. This harms the left's agenda. So
let's take elements of it. There was a gun used. "Oh, my God, that's
horrible! So we'll focus on gun violence." But their heart really isn't
I'm watching the Drive-Bys cover this story, and, boy, they're being
drawn to this reluctantly. They really don't want to get anywhere near
this, and the reason they don't is because this is black-on-white crime,
and that doesn't happen. In the mainstream media world that they
portray, in the mainstream media world that they present us each and
every day, black-on-white crime doesn't happen. So it can't happen
here. It won't be reported. They'll just report it casually, and focus
on the gun aspect.
I just checked Yahoo News. Yahoo News, for low-information voters,
is still the biggest news portal on the Internet. Kids and
low-information voters go to Yahoo News, and you can't find a story
about the Oklahoma shooting on Yahoo News. They do have a story about
Hawaii becoming the 50th state on this date 54 years ago, but even when
you drill down to the AP feed, there's nothing. There's nothing on Yahoo
News about this. I mean, they're covering it, but just enough to let
It is. It's fascinating. Let there be a shooting at a school in
Newtown, Connecticut. Let there be the Trayvon Martin episode. Let there
be a shooting of Gabby Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. Let some guy go
crazy at a theater in Aurora, Colorado, and what do the media first do?
Try to find out what conservative media the shooter listened to. Gabby
Giffords' shooter was said to have been influenced by a crosshairs icon
on Sarah Palin's website, and then me. Sarah Palin and me. And then
the Aurora, Colorado, shooter, Brian Ross of ABC said the guy was a Tea
I mean, within minutes of the event (paraphrasing), "Yeah, there's a
Tea Party member with the same name." And they said, "Now, we can't be
sure yet if it's the same guy." Well, then why report it in the first
place? These shooters, on their Facebook pages there's all kinds of
hero worship for rappers and thugs who celebrate killing in their rap
lyrics. Media can't be bothered. Media can't be bothered to tell us
what is actually known and no speculation required here.
So what they're doing, they're very reluctantly covering this story,
and they're not making a big deal about it at all. And to the extent
that they are covering it, it is to focus once again on gun violence.
The only problem for the Drive-By Media trying to use the shooting in
Oklahoma to promote gun control is that none these kids are old enough
to own a gun, in any state in the country. So what good do gun control
laws do? There are laws on the books which prohibit people of their age
from having them. But they had 'em. And they used them. Let's go to
the audio sound bites. We'll start here with a montage of reporters at
CNN, ABC, and NBC about this episode.
KATE BOLDUAN: Outrage on two continents after an Australian student
is senselessly murdered in Oklahoma. Prosecutors say the teen suspects
who allegedly shot the man did it out of sheer boredom.
AMY ROBACH: Three Oklahoma teenagers are now in custody, formally charged with the murder of a popular college baseball player.
GAYLE KING: There is worldwide outrage this morning over the random
killing of an Australian baseball player in Oklahoma. Three teenagers
are under arrest for the shooting.
MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO: Prosecutors say three teenagers targeted, shot,
and killed 22-year-old Christopher Lane simply because they were bored.
RUSH: And I remind you of how the Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin story was
reported. "White Hispanic" George Zimmerman wantonly and in cold blood
murdered a defenseless young, wonderful black child by the name of
Trayvon Martin. I mean, not in those exact words, but that was the
impression conveyed. "White Hispanic" George Zimmerman. Race is not
even mentioned here. Race is not even a curiosity. Race is not even
worth mentioning. No, it was boredom. Just sheer boredom. No
curiosity whatsoever on the part of the media to try to find out if, in
the midst of their boredom, did they say, "Hey, let's go find a white
guy." Did they not? We don't know because the media has not endeavored
to find out. They have zilch, zero curiosity about this.
Why haven't we heard from President Obama on this? I mean, after
all, it's an international situation. The dead baseball player is from
Australia. In fact, the former Australian deputy prime minister on CNN this
morning is warning citizens not to visit the US. I mean, even the
Australians get the Democrat playbook that this is the NRA's fault. Kate
Bolduan said to the former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, "I think
everybody agrees this tragedy in Oklahoma is absolutely just that, a
sensible tragedy, but why boycott the US over the horrible actions of
what appears to be a few disturbed teenagers?"
FISCHER: Not true. You've had on average 400 more people shot dead
since Friday and the shocking murder in Duncan, Oklahoma. In other
words, there is murder mayhem on main street USA every day of the week,
but you hide from that. You don't face up to that, and you let your
congressmen and senators escape and dance around the bush when it's a
very real circumstance supported by the NRA.
RUSH: Oh, the media loves this guy. So here's a deputy prime
minister of Australia blaming the NRA, blaming guns, and suggesting that
Australians not visit America because of all of these deaths, all of
these shootings. See how the media, see what they do? Everything is
going to be turned into a story that will advance their agenda. Pure
and simple. He goes on to claim that Australia has zero gun massacres
since 1996. The CNN infobabe said, "But are there statistics that gun
related homicides have gone down dramatically in the US," and that, by
the way, is true.
Gun violence in this country is way down as innocent citizens have
armed themselves to protect themselves. Gun violence is way down. And
she points this out to the former Deputy Australian Prime Minister Tim
Fischer. "So it does appear the US is making progress. I'll ask you,
why is this senseless tragedy an indictment of an entire country? Many
people enjoy visiting America, sir."
FISCHER: Because your massacre level, I mean, since 1996, since we
took positive action under John Howard's legislation, zero gun massacres
in Australia. Since 1996, every year in the USA, more gun massacres.
Try the Harvard study which points out that children in the USA are 11
times more likely to be shot dead through -- and from guns than any
other OECD country in the world. You have to face up to this.
RUSH: Which children would that be? Hmm? Which children would that
be, Mr. Fischer? So, anyway, you have the CNN infobabe, Kate Bolduan,
very, very upset here that he would indict an entire country for a
senseless shooting here, these guys did it just out of boredom. I don't
know about you, this kind of stuff makes me seethe. You look at how
they spent months ginning this country up, roiling this country up,
creating racial division, racial divide, did everything they could to
promote disharmony with the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman story, and
here they just ignore it for all intents.
And then when you do bring it up, focus on the NRA and gun violence
and not the perps because the perps, we can't look at the perps. The
perpetrators happen to be black, and leave 'em alone. We have to be
understanding and a little tolerant and all that. So we'll ignore the
racial aspect. There really isn't any racism here, there's no
prejudice. That only happens when a white person or "white Hispanic"
pulls the trigger. When I heard about this deputy prime minister
commenting on this, I wanted to see what they were saying in the
I have a story here by Carmel Melouney in the Australia Herald Sun.
It's quite long, and it's got Australian slang in it, which needs to be
translated for you. But this story in the Herald Sun had some of the
earliest and most complete reporting on the case, and this story also
makes points that no one in the US Drive-By Media will make, such as
what appears to be the involvement of the shooters in the Crips.
Apparently the shooters either idolized and held in great reverence role
models, if you will, the Crips, or else they were members.
Their Facebook pages. You're not gonna get this in the Drive-By
Media. Their Facebook pages indicate that they love the Crips and that
they were celebrating and honoring rap music artists' lyrics about
killing people. The US media is putting most of the blame on guns,
which is like blaming lynchings on the rope. But that's what they're
doing. No blame placed on the thug culture. But if there had been an
opportunity to find a way to include right-wing talk radio in this
story, they would have found it.
There is a direct link on the perps' Facebook pages to rap music
idolizing killing. "Oh, can't go there. No, we're gonna ignore that.
No, that wouldn't be helpful. No, that wouldn't be useful." I mean,
there's a lot of quotes on these guys' Facebook pages from rappers.
These shooters were not listening to talk radio. The article also notes
this. "Chief Ford said the teens had no motive other than to ''make a
name for themselves.'"
Now, the US media is telling us that these guys did this because they
were bored. This story in the Australian Herald Sun is telling us that
these guys wanted to be famous. And, lo and behold, they've got
Facebook pages. And, lo and behold, on their Facebook pages they
idolize and hold in great reverence the thug killer lyrics of rap
music. You know, one of my often expressed concerns about all this
social media is that -- well, there's two things. If you spend a lot of
time reading social media you're gonna get a complex, 'cause you'll
think everybody else is having a great time and why aren't you. Must be
something wrong with you, 'cause everybody gets on these social
websites and lies.
(Note: This is VERY true, and it is why I don't do social media. I did Facebook briefly for a few months and just got sick of the phonyness and the lies. It really isn't healthy. Stuff like this blog is much better for you : )
They lie about who they know, where they go, what they're doing, and
how much fun they've been having. Everybody thinks, "Whoa, what am I
missing?" They start getting complexes. Then they want to get famous,
do anything to get noticed. And, lo and behold, this story quotes Chief
Ford as saying these guys had no motive. It wasn't boredom. No motive
other than to make a name for themselves. In any case, folks, the US
Drive-By Media is down playing all elements of this story as best they
can. Yahoo News, nothing. And that's a major news portal for young
people and low-information voters.