Rush Limbaugh: Are Democrats and CNN Trying to Silence Their Critics?
On his nationally syndicated radio show on Tuesday, host Rush Limbaugh suggested that the crowd urging Twitter and Facebook to ban certain individuals and websites is a group of House and Senate Democrats along with “some people on CNN.”
On this subject of banning websites and individuals from Twitter and Facebook. Take a look at who’s behind it, who’s urging this. You know, this is something that doesn’t often get mentioned. What we hear is that somebody somewhere has decided, in a fit of morality and justice, that certain sites are dangerous and must be limited in their distribution capabilities. And our social media companies must not participate in the wide distribution of such hate-filled, dangerous rhetoric.
Limbaugh continued, “Who is urging this to happen? That is to me as much of the story as the actual banning or limiting or what have you. And if you take a look at who’s suggesting this, it’s elected officials, Democrats in the House, Democrats in the Senate, and if you listen closely, you’ll hear people on CNN suggest that some of these sites should be banned from social media.”
“CNN doesn’t want to be criticized by certain websites or people so they urge Facebook and Twitter so ban them,” Limbaugh said. “And then when Facebook and Twitter do ban them, here comes CNN applauding it. And then here come official elected Democrats, ‘It’s just the tip of the iceberg. This doesn’t even get us close to where we need to be’.”
“And who is it that doesn’t want critics to have a voice? Well, they’re certainly not people that believe in the First Amendment, and they’re certainly not people who are fearless,” he added.