CNN's Limbaugh Bias

I receive “Breaking News” email alerts from CNN. Moments ago, I received this one.

Rush Limbaugh arrested on prescription drug charges and released on bail, law enforcement officials in Florida, tell AP.

Now, doesn’t that sound like Rush was on a street corner in Florida with a dime bag in one hand and a wad of bills in the other? Well, that wasn’t it at all. They just felt like sensationalizing it. Here’s the real story.

Rush Limbaugh reached a settlement with prosecutors Friday in a fraud case involving prescription painkillers, though the conservative radio commentator maintains his innocence.

Limbaugh turned himself in to authorities about 4 p.m. on a warrant for fraud to conceal information to obtain a prescription, the first charge in the nearly 3-year-old case, said Teri Barbera, a spokeswoman for the state attorney. He was released an hour later on $3,000 bail.

Under the deal, Limbaugh would eventually see the charge dismissed in 18 months if he continues treatment for drug addiction, Black said.

Limbaugh also must continue to seek treatment from the doctor he has seen for the past 2 1/2 years, Black said.

Limbaugh entered a plea of not guilty in court Friday.

Drudge has Roy Black’s statement.

Those guys at CNN are a bunch of weasels.

Comments

  1. CBS’ was worse than that. They even took the time out to call him a hypocrite:

    Before his own problems became public, Limbaugh had decried drug use and abuse and mocked President Clinton for saying he had not inhaled when he tried marijuana. He often made the case that drug crimes deserve punishment.

    “Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. … And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up,” Limbaugh said on his short-lived television show on Oct. 5, 1995.

  2. The media sensationalizes every story I believe. Republican or Democrat, the MSM will make a mountain out of any story. The Rush story will be no different. They will continue talking about it until the ratings go down. If the ratings don’t go down (see Hollaway, Natalie), the media will talk about it forever.

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