On his "99.8% right all the time" talk radio show Thursday, Rush Limbaugh lambasted The New York Times for "two shameful, despicable stories" targeting, you guessed it, Donald J. Trump — one quite literally.
As The Daily Wire pointed out, the Times apparently couldn't find enough actual news about Trump to spin badly enough to meet their standard, so it went out looking to manufacture some in the form of a "spy and crime" fiction series that included one charming piece that ends with the Secret Service helping a Russian agent assassinate President Trump.
"Some days it just gets to me. I just ticks me off," said Limbaugh of the media's hysterical campaign against Trump. Limbaugh agreed with a recent Trump tweet blasting the Fake News Media:
"Every word of that is true! They’re out there calling Trump Hitler! They’re calling him a Nazi," said Limbaugh. As evidence of the unhinged bias of the media, Rush noted the Times' "fantasizing about Trump's assassination."
"The day that this bomb business started, The New York Times had a story yesterday fantasizing about Trump’s assassination," he said. "You want to talk about lack of civility? You want to talk about public discourse. The New York Times published a fictional piece [on October 24th] imagining President Trump’s assassination at the hands of a Russian and a Secret Service agent. Novelist Zoe Sharp wrote the following narrative of the president’s assassination," he read. He then provided a quote from the key passage of Sharp's literal hit-piece:
The president didn’t seem to notice. He waved, in his desultory fashion. The Secret Service agents clustered around him, ushered him toward the armored limo idling outside at the curb.
The Russian waited until they were a few steps past before he drew the gun. He sighted on the center of the president’s back, and squeezed the trigger.
The Makarov misfired.
The Secret Service agent at the president’s shoulder heard the click, spun into a crouch. He registered the scene instantly, drawing his own weapon with razor-edge reflexes.
The Russian tasted failure. He closed his eyes and waited to pay the cost.
It did not come.
He opened his eyes. The Secret Service agent stood before him, presenting his Glock, butt first.
“Here,” the agent said politely. “Use mine. …”
"New York Times published this yesterday," said Limbaugh. "A Secret Service agent helping a Russian agent assassinate Donald Trump after the Russian’s gun fails to fire. No wonder The New York Times couldn’t resist publishing it even on a day when they are pretending to be horrified by the thought of violence because of some bombs being sent to Democrats."
He then noted that if the author had bothered to do even minimal research, she would've discovered that Secret Service aren't issued Glocks, but Sig Sauer P229s.
After noting that the Times tries to rationalize publishing the story because "one of the biggest stories out there, of course, is the Mueller investigation and the relationship between Trump and Putin," Limbaugh exclaimed, "It’s made up! They’re justifying a story on the assassination of Trump by a Secret Service agent based on the Mueller investigation! I’m telling you these people are not right, folks. They are troubled. They are suffering psychological disorders that have been brought on by the unrelenting hatred they feel over the outcome of the 2016 election. They are out of control."
"There wasn’t any collusion!" he pointed out later. "Anybody with an open mind and an IQ of a pencil eraser knows it by now! But not these people. Happiness, glee over fiction resulting in the assassination of Donald Trump, promoting it on the same day they’re wringing their hands about how sordid and horrible it is that so many bombs have been sent to 'Trump targets.'"
Before his dramatic reading of the Trump assassination porn piece, Limbaugh highlighted another "shameful" story by the Times that, once again, attempts to portray the president as an inept "idiot" who's chatting away on his phone while the ChiComs and Iranians listen in.
"The New York Times had a story that Donald Trump has three iPhones, and the one that he uses the most is totally unsecure and that the ChiComs and the Iranians listen in on every conversation and that Trump knows it but doesn’t care. Really? Really, really?" said Rush.
"You know what my reaction to this is?" he said after ripping the Times for its arrogance and condescension. "All these little smart-ass leftists out there sit there in their smarminess and their arrogance thinking that Donald Trump is a mental midget and an idiot, and they couldn’t accomplish 1% of what Donald Trump has accomplished — and yet they smugly sit there and assume that he’s such an idiot. And they’re very scared that Donald Trump is giving away American secrets by stupidly using a cell phone that the ChiComs routinely hack."
He then pointed out the glaring hypocrisy of their mockery: "Can you imagine how upset those same smug smart-asses would be if they learned that for four years an American secretary of state was using an unsecured private server in the basement of her home that handled thousands and thousands of classified, Top Secret communications, and that that secretary of state carelessly allowed those communications to be transferred to the laptop of a serial internet crazed pedophile who called himself Carlos Danger? Can you imagine what The New York Times and these smarmy leftists would think if they found that …?"
He then hammered his point home: "Oh! Oh, wait! I’m sorry. They do know that. They know that we actually had a secretary of state who was using unsecured servers for her tenure as secretary of state trafficking in Top Secret, classified documents and data, and they didn’t care. They thought she was so brilliant, they wanted to elect her president! I mean, this is worse than hypocrisy. This is abject stupidity."
"These are people that really and genuinely want to put this nation at risk," he said. "It isn’t Donald Trump putting this nation at risk. It’s Donald Trump that is helping to withdraw this nation from the jaws of risk and transfer the risk to our enemies."
Transcript via RushLimbaugh.com