Radio host Rush Limbaugh said that the media are "humiliating themselves" with their coverage of the Trump administration.
"Little Jim Acosta" of CNN is "chasing the red laser light point around and bumping into walls and sofas," Limbaugh joked on his Wednesday broadcast. (Graphic via rushlimbaugh.com)
"The media is now gob-smacked. They are in the process of humiliating themselves every day."
According to Fox News Insider, Limbaugh mentioned the "glaring example" of CNN, which had to back away from a story connecting Trump associate Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian bank system. The story resulted in three CNN employees being let go.
"The whole Russia story has simply consumed the media," the radio pundit said.
"I think Trump has got them so discombobulated and so disoriented that they themselves are being consumed with hatred and rage, and they are frustrated now at their inability to get rid of the guy," Limbaugh concluded.
The Washington Times reports coverage of the president’s media feuds prompted Mr. Limbaugh to excoriate CNN’s Clarissa Ward and Wolf Blitzer, among others.
“Ward fretted that ‘people’ in war zones have been ‘emboldened’ by President Trump’s ‘declaration of war on the media,’” the conservative said. “Ward, expressing concern for members of the media in dangerous areas of the world, said to guest Chris Cillizza, ‘I can only imagine what a person like you is dealing with. At what point does this become reckless or irresponsible?’ … Wolf Blitzer has weighed in on the fact that Trump is endangering the lives of journalists.”
“You know, these people, they can say whatever they want about you. They can trash you, they can libel you, they can slander you, they can make things up, and if you’re a public figure there’s precious little you can do about it. They can impugn you. They can destroy you … You can’t do exposes on them. You can’t do profiles of them … But they can turn around and do anything in the world they want to you.”
Mr. Limbaugh said the proper perspective on political rhetoric must take into consideration the fact that it was Rep. Steve Scalise and other congressional Republicans who survived an assassination attempt on June 16 by left-wing gunman James Hodgkinson.