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Irony Alert: Limbaugh Spreads Fabricated Quotes. Or, Paging Newsbusters

Sunday, October 25, 2009

By Eric Boehlert
Media Matters

Will Newsbusters' Tim Graham demand Limbaugh apologize??

As Simon Maloy detailed yesterday, Limbaugh spent a portion of show hyping a clearly fabricated story about non-existent college thesis that Obama wrote in college. This was the right-wing money quote form the bogus thesis:
 "The so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believed that the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy."
As CF noted, the entire right-wing blog story was a made-up hoax. (Shocking, I know.)

But here's the best part. It was just a week ago that Limbaugh and Dittohead Nation threw itself a pity party because, during Limbaugh's failed NFL bid, a couple of racist quotes were attributed to the talker; quotes that he denied ever making. He was going to sue!

At the time I noted the deep irony:
Hmm, suddenly, Limbaugh doesn't like being on the other end of misinformation? Suddenly he's demanding folks back up and source all their information, in a way that he almost never does?

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