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Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:44 PM

 

Why are Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh pushing Hurricane Matthew conspiracy theories?

Mother Nature’s myth: Why are Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh pushing Hurricane Matthew conspiracy theories?
Listening to science? No way
JEREMY BINCKES FRIDAY, OCT 7, 2016 07:24 AM CDT

Florida is hunkering down as a Category 3 hurricane charges up the Atlantic Coast. As of Friday morning, the storm’s eyewall — boasting winds over 100 mph — sat just over a dozen miles from land. The storm battered Haiti, where death toll estimates have been as high as 300, and could deliver strong winds and massive storm surges to much of the state’s east coast. Florida’s Republican governor didn’t mince words Thursday when he told reporters, “this is going to kill people.”

And yet, Matt Drudge thinks this is all a big conspiracy.

Rush Limbaugh joined in the conspiracy train Thursday, noting that people shouldn’t trust the government’s warnings because the government is likely biased. He said that the government was inflating the fears of the storm’s damage. He said people shouldn’t worry, because his house was hit by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and was just fine.

http://www.salon.com/2016/10/07/mother-natures-myth-why-are-matt-drudge-and-rush-limbaugh-pushing-hurricane-matthew-conspiracy-theories/

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Reply Why are Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh pushing Hurricane Matthew conspiracy theories? (Original post)
workinclasszero Oct 2016 OP
katmondoo Oct 2016 #1
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #5
apcalc Oct 2016 #2
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #4
apcalc Oct 2016 #23
bluesbassman Oct 2016 #3
Rex Oct 2016 #6
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #11
Blue_Tires Oct 2016 #7
canetoad Oct 2016 #10
Mariana Oct 2016 #29
FrodosPet Oct 2016 #8
get the red out Oct 2016 #9
MrScorpio Oct 2016 #12
Blue_Adept Oct 2016 #13
Glassunion Oct 2016 #14
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #15
SwankyXomb Oct 2016 #19
closeupready Oct 2016 #16
mnhtnbb Oct 2016 #17
kwolf68 Oct 2016 #22
tavernier Oct 2016 #18
spanone Oct 2016 #20
Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #21
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #25
jmowreader Oct 2016 #24
Thinkingabout Oct 2016 #26
maryellen99 Oct 2016 #27
Initech Oct 2016 #28

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:45 PM

1. Because they are nuts

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:50 PM

5. Well paid nuts too

 

Big coal and Big oil loves them some reich wing nuts no doubt.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:45 PM

2. No appreciation of science?

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Response to apcalc (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:48 PM

4. Science is a leftist plot

 

Who knew?

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 05:02 PM

23. Lol

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:46 PM

3. Mental defects and zero accountability.

And they get PAID for it.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:52 PM

6. Well they both do attract the Stormfront types.

 

And those folks lost their soul and sanity or never had it to begin with. Stupid people will listen to other stupid people and get themselves hurt or killed.

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Response to Rex (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:05 PM

11. Yup Limpballs and Deplorable Drudge are the first

 

Storm Truthers!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:52 PM

7. Because their audiences lap it up like catnip?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:59 PM

10. Bingo

They have seen the depths of ignorance demonstrated by the number of people who support Trump and they are gagging to get rich on the backs of the deplorables.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 05:26 PM

29. How better to rack up ad sales

than to deliver up an audience of the most ignorant and gullible people in the nation?

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:54 PM

8. The most important thing to remember about Rush Limbaugh is...

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:59 PM

9. Idiots! They must want people killed!

I saw the REPUBLICAN Governors of Fl and SC telling people to evacuate in no uncertain terms! This is insanity.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:07 PM

12. Drudge, Rush and their fans should have gone to Florida just to prove a point

Put their money where their slobbering pie holes are.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:11 PM

13. Further attempts to delegitimize government

That's all it is and has been since Reagan. They'll take on anything to try and paint with that brush, no matter how ridiculous.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:23 PM

14. You mean their listeners may not take the danger seriously?

Could this be Darwinism working at an accelerated pace?

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:25 PM

15. Hey you may be onto something there!

 

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 03:03 PM

19. It's a convoluted real estate swindle

The listeners stay home and get killed, and then Rush and Drudge buy up their property on the cheap.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:36 PM

16. I care about them as much I do for Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, or the NY Post.

 

Their opinions are not even worthy of discussion - not even in general, but even MORE so on a liberal discussion board (or one that purports to be) like DU.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:38 PM

17. Death toll in Haiti now being reported as >800 by Reuters

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 04:57 PM

22. Mabye


Maybe those are "Fake" deaths caused by the "fake" hurricane.

Drudge, Limbaugh are bordering on criminal with their spew.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:41 PM

18. In 1935, 408 people died ten miles from where I live.

The town has a service and we lay flowers at their memorial in Islamorada every single year. Very elderly residents still recall the day like it was yesterday. Some of the men helped to find bodies lodged in the trees and mangrove bushes.

These are the people I honor.

Rush and Drudge: Please don't come here, ever. This is hallowed ground, and your feet don't belong on it.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 03:19 PM

20. because they are defective humanoid-like beings

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 04:48 PM

21. Lush Rambaugh is on his meds.

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 05:07 PM

25. Yeah Hillbilly Heroin

 

AKA oxycontin abuse.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 05:04 PM

24. It saves them from having to promote the trumpster fire

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 05:11 PM

26. How fo they get conspiracy out of a weather condition? Here is dumb and dumber.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 05:16 PM

27. They want NWS and NHC funding cut and want them privatized

I'm sure Trump does too.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 05:24 PM

28. Conspiracy theories are what sells now.

Nobody gives a shit about what Rush Limabugh thinks anymore, and Infowars has changed things for the worse, so the only way they can generate an audience is to stoop to Alex Jones' level and just make shit up.

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