Skip to comments.Media Lies About Limbaugh on Haiti: Rush Did Not Discourage Donations For Earthquake Relief
Posted on 01/14/2010 10:43:44 AM PST by kristinn
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Stating obvious truth is offensive to people who live in fantasy worlds, and leftists cannot exist outside of na-na land.
That's because to a Democrat Haiti is and has been a major source of new Republican voters in Florida.
As Obama announces 100,000,000 stimulus package of our taxes for Haiti.
Soros’ Media Matters deliberately smears talk radio hosts.
The media seldom reports WHERE they got the redacted (or made up) quotes from. Remember the wikiquotes that were used to deny Mr. Limbaugh a seat at the table in buying an NFL franchise?
What gets me irate is that if these libs really are concerned about helping Haitians they can, without wasting the time and energy and $$ attacking Rush!!
This is definitely a few steps above how many others do things, but:
1. I wouldn’t link to those sources, except with a nofollow tag. Those sites are helped by those links.
2. I would look up the names of the reporters, and call them out by name. There’s a very good reason for that.
On FOX this AM an NGO was interviewed and HE said do not give to Government.
donate only to ngo (legitmate ones)
He said by the time the money goes tru the Government seive little or none get to the people that need it.
v. tr. 1. To speak (a language) without fluency: smatters Russian. 2. To study or approach superficially; dabble in.v. intr. To prattle: smattered on about her vacation.
Like I said, mediasmatters.
I hadn’t heard that. I understand why Cubans have tended to vote GOP, but why would Haitians?
For the same reasons..............
The problem with Rush’s comment is not that he was somehow discouraging people from donating (that’s absurd, of course he wasn’t), but rather that it demonstrates a lack of research. If you actually go to whitehouse.gov (at least as of last night), you’ll see that the site doesn’t take donations for Haiti, but rather directs interested donors to the Red Cross website.
What they do is so transparent it is hardly worth posting here on FR. They are a small child screaming in the grocery store line for a candy bar. They cry and throw fits because like the child, they are tiny, powerless and dependant on the very person who is not giving them what they want.
We can all wish that the childish behavior would stop and we can all be thankful that it is not OUR kid throwing the fit. Perhaps life will come along and provide a sobering swat on the backside to quiet them down.
Twenty million people tuning in every day are not listening to the person the left tries to define him as. We believe our ears and not their lies.
Earthquake victims will have a better life after the quake than they had prior to it and it will be because of conservatives who have money and a generous heart as opposed to the libs who have neither.
Any money coming from the US government is from the taxpayers, the very same conservatives who are going to give out of their own pockets.
The liberal welfare cases will continue living life with a hand out and a general attitude of entitlement.
Hey 0bamao, give up your book proceeds!
The Cubans have a shared hatred of Castro & the Communists - Haitians seem like a natural constituency for the Democrat party for a dozen reasons. Why would they vote GOP?
Wait - Media Matters? You mean THESE GUYS?
They recognize Marxists when they see one................
read the last paragraph of the article. That’s exactly what Rush said.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)
A few minutes later, as he was finishing his daily briefing, Gibbs was asked about Limbaugh's remarks. He paused, then returned to the podium.
"In times of great crisis, there are always people who say stupid things," Gibbs said. "I don't know how anybody could sit where he does, having enjoyed the success that he has, and not feel some measure of sorrow for what has happened in Haiti."
He added: "To use the power of your pulpit to try to convince those not to help their brothers and sisters is sad. My sense is that most people though, because they understand we are part of an amazing world, won't listen."
Rush responded to a caller in the third hour today about the lies by the media about his comments, saying that he did not discourage donations.
That wasn’t a response; that was an evisceration.
It certainly was.
personally, i would never give to the international red cross - i would have to understand which red cross was getting the the donations (american or international)
The real use of monies is for "hands on". The immediate first responders. Then come the carpenters, the roofers, the plumbers, the electricians, and the last but not least, the day labourer. I can only imagine the "fat cats" the smooth operatives, the politicians- well call me cynical.
Rush is an easy target initially, but he has hit back and hard.
You need to add one about the media comparing Michelle to Jackie O.
Media Matters and the Huffington Post have to have their demons, one of which is Limbaugh. And they will lie. This is a perfect example of both. I wouldn’t take too seriously a pack of liars who live in Fantasyland.
“Soros Media Matters deliberately smears talk radio hosts.”
Soros is a propagandist. He only gets praise from the Left because they regard him as a useful idiot.
Obama and the wall street execs. should have to write that 100m check on their personal accounts
I took a look at the the whitehouse.gov site last night. Actually, it isn’t requesting a donation through that site. There is a link to the American Red Cross for donations.
But you’re right. I was listening to Rush yesterday, and he did NOT in ANY WAY discourage donations for disaster relief in Haiti!!
were you planning to provide an honest response to what was a very benign and straight-forward question anytime soon, or just continue to rattle off the bumper-sticker rhetoric?
Haitian-Americans generally identify more with Florida’s black communities than they do with the Hispanics, and we all know who where the black community is marching in lockstep for these days. Josaphat Celestin was the Republican mayor of North Miami a few years back, but he was by far the exception in his community rather than the rule.
Telling the truth has become a revolutionary act. Even O’Reilly said he donates to the Haiti Health fund because this bypasses the government. Rush stated that money to Haiti is siphoned off he never said to not give to the Red Cross. He asked why you would go to whitehouse.gov to give to the RC.
” My fear is Obama will allow all of them to come here since Haiti is no longer worth living in. “
I posted earlier today that it is very easy to imagine Barry ordering a massive humanitarian airlift out of Haiti to New Orleans and into the thousands of empty FEMA trailers.
Logistically , since all of Port au Prince is in shambles and the rest of Haiti is a fifth world country and unable to absorb any more desperate and poverty stricken refugees,
that scenario could be entirely possible.
Plus, with all of those new voters , Landrieu’s seat might now be safe.
As Emanuel declared “ You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
I’ll be very anxious to hear of the personal fortunes donated by Hollywood and the media elite to the people of Haiti.
Never let a crisis go to waste!
I just saw it on Yahoo’s front page
Mark Twain’s adage about how quickly a lie travels comes to mind. Even when the truth is broadcast at the speed of sound (so to speak).
FWIW, here is a legitimate way to donate directly to the people of Haiti..
The media and libs havent gone after Rush since the Spring. (too much bad news for dems.) This is an all out media wave about Rush’s comments. I think they are picking up on the Pat Robertson theme. Next thing the dem will be running ads about Rush in the MA Senate race. MSNBC KO did two special comments in two nights: Robertson and then Rush. They are trying to contrast Obama’s compassion with two heartless republicans as a theme. (Why is this relevent to anything ???)
I guess this gets all the shady backroom health reform deals off the front page. Pelosi wants a vote before Tuesday’s election.
I'll wager Sean Penn is launching his boat to go rescue Haitians at this very moment. I hope he remembers to put in the drain plug first this time around.