‘Yeah, that’s where we’re headed’
PALM BEACH, Florida — As the political left continues its onslaught against any speech in support of President Trump and conservative values, radio superstar Rush Limbaugh says he expects his own popular broadcast will become a target.
“Yeah, that’s where we’re headed,” Limbaugh said Monday on his national program.
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His remarks came in the wake of a statement by a former Facebook executive calling for news outlets on the political right to be deplatformed by telecom giants including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.
“We have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences,” said Alex Stamos, the former chief security officer at Facebook, during an appearance Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
“There are people on YouTube for example that have a larger audience than daytime CNN, and they are extremely radical and pushing extremely radical views. So it’s up to the Facebooks and YouTubes in particular to think about whether or not they want to be effectively cable networks for disinformation.”
On CNN this morning:
“We have to turn down the capability of these Conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences.”
“There are people on YouTube for example that have a larger audience than daytime CNN”
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Limbaugh, who hosts the most-listened-to program in America, immediately scorched every comment by Stamos.
“I don’t know if he understands the First Amendment or the Constitution – and if he does, he doesn’t support it. I’m not trying to give him the benefit of the doubt. I guess it sounds like I am. He either doesn’t understand the Constitution or just doesn’t support it or believe in it. It’s gotta be one of the two, because he does think these conservative groups …
“He (Stamos) said, ‘Look. It’s up to the Facebooks and YouTubes to think about whether or not they want to be effectively cable networks for disinformation.’ That’s what conservatism is, you see. Disinformation. ‘We have got to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences.’