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Did Rush Limbaugh REALLY Say Robin Williams Committed Suicide Because He Was A Liberal?? See The Quotes HERE!

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Rush Limbaugh has said some pretty awful things over the years.

But did he really say that politics played a part in Robin Williams' death?

The right wing shock jock is defending himself after various sites are claiming that he said on his radio show that depression and suicide come from a "leftist worldview."

But Rush says he was actually just criticizing the liberal media's coverage of Robin Williams. So what's the real story? Well, in order to show we're not quoting Rush out of context, here is the full quote:

"So our last caller from Des Plaines, Illinois, wanted to know, 'What is the politics in the coverage of the suicide of Robin Williams?' Well, I believe there is some. But I don't think that the politics is driving it. I think there was, on the part of media and Hollywood, genuine affection for the guy that is driving it, but there is politics. If you notice the coverage is focused on how much he had, but it wasn't enough.

'He had everything, everything that you would think would make you happy. But it didn't.' Now, what is the left's worldview in general? What is it? If you had to attach not a philosophy but an attitude to a leftist worldview, it's one of pessimism and darkness, sadness. They're never happy, are they? They're always angry about something. No matter what they get, they're always angry.

They are animated in large part by the false promises of America, because the promises of America are not for everyone, as we see each and every day. I mean, right here there's a story on the Fox News website. Do you know, it says right here, that the real reasons that Robin Williams killed himself are he was embarrassed at having to take television roles after a sterling movie career.

He had to take movie roles that were beneath him, sequels and so forth, and he finally had to do television just to get a paycheck because he was in so much financial distress. He'd had some divorces that ripped up his net worth, and he had a big ranch in Napa that he couldn't afford any longer and had to put up for sale, and a house in Tiburon that he couldn't afford anymore. This is all what's in the Fox News story.

He had it all, but he had nothing. He made everybody else laugh but was miserable inside. I mean, it fits a certain picture, or a certain image that the left has. Talk about low expectations and general unhappiness and so forth."

OK, he certainly is talking about the media's coverage and not the act itself. And he does NOT say that Robin killed himself because he was a depressive leftist.

But we have to take issue with this anyway. First off, the "liberal media" he's attacking is Fox News? How far right is Rush now anyway??

But the real issue here is that even though he wasn't ascribing his odd, horrific image of liberalism on the late Robin Williams, what he IS doing is using the story as an opportunity to espouse his angry rhetoric. Again.

Is there anything political in people trying to make sense of a tragedy? People can't understand why their hero, their icon, their friend took his own life. They're speculating, they're asking questions. They're trying to make sense of it all!

There is politics here- but it's all coming from one man– Rush Limbaugh.

[Image via Pacific Coast News.]

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17 comments to “Did Rush Limbaugh REALLY Say Robin Williams Committed Suicide Because He Was A Liberal?? See The Quotes HERE!”

  1. 1

    Who even listens to this bloated pill-popping douche?

  2. liquid kitty says – reply to this


    Keep eating and smoking Rush so the rest of the sane world can say you died from gluttony.

  3. Ciara says – reply to this


    Rush is a waste of biomass. His view of liberals actually seems to fit conservatives more, and I have no idea why he has a radio show. It's not like you can get on unless you say you agree with him, and he hangs up on people when they have a valid point. I'm not in the least bit shocked that his small mind would say something like that.

  4. Ranger Dan Parsons says – reply to this


    The devil has no conscience, compassion, or empathy, and he's waiting for you Rush.

  5. BS says – reply to this


    Rush would not understand this, but one of the reasons Robin Williams had no money was because he was TOO generous. For example, when his friend Christopher Reeve broke his back, it was Robin Williams who stepped in to pay his bills. When Reeve died, Robin Williams was there to help his wife and kids. It's also now public that Robin was suffering from Parkinson's Disease. Limbaugh is such an insensitive douche bag.

  6. My cousin Lazarus says – reply to this


    Who cares! It is not as if what he said would bring Robin Williams to life…

    ——-What!? Modern science has managed to raise Lazarus?———–

  7. Whadaya Mean says – reply to this


    Rush Limbaugh - a shart on the underwear of society.

  8. 8

    How this guy is still on the air is beyond me. His ignorance and lack of humanity really knows no bounds.

  9. Gary Shee says – reply to this


    It's difficult to argue with "old Rush", the farthest non-elected right wing (and richest) conservative (Republican) presently alive in the good old United States, but as asinine as these observations of his are, I, for at least one, can't help but feel that possibly Robin Williams felt that what he saw was taking place in U.S., with the "Tea Party" crowd, and , ("Alberta, Canada's") Texas Senator Ted (and would-be president) Cruz, was probably not a world or country that he wished to live in. ….Sorry, but I seldom write sentences of this length….mea culpa….also, grammatically one shouldn't end a sentence with an "in".

  10. Troll Hater says – reply to this


    Re: liquid kittyRe: liquid kittyRe: liquid kitty – Such a jerk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have never liked him. Waste of space

  11. kelbel says – reply to this


    God that man is such a dick.

  12. The_J's_ Momma says – reply to this


    I LOVE RUSH!!!

    Most people can't handle the truth which is why people don't like him. He is not filtered for any party, religion, or color.
    Then I like him b/c he will just say what he say unfiltered. Very rare in the world we live in. Most people choose not to speak bc you might offend someone!!!

  13. 13

    He is an ignorant person. Nothing more to say about that. If Robin Williams died because he was a "left winger" than by that same rational, does that mean ol' Rush is a pill popping drug addict because he is so far right? Ignorance. That is all it is. Oh - and I hope Rush gets hit by a mac truck.

  14. allan says – reply to this


    why is that fat fuck on the air

  15. mandee says – reply to this


    liberals "dark and pessimest" so Rush is light and cheerful full of light" Seriously! People should not talk about what they do not know about therefore if Rush talked about what he knew it would be a very very quiet show.

  16. Jessica d says – reply to this


    This is not a political issue. He acts like you can be an expert in generalizing, but in actuality you can only be an expert on specialties… For instance being a complete ahole.
    On another note I disagree w/ the author of this article. He fully and completely blames and relates Robin's suicide to be a lefty. He mentions it in every paragraph. How can you say there is no relation.
    All I can say is fuck politics in general. What the fuck is the point. It unifies nothing, but instead completely divides this country.

  17. K says – reply to this


    Re: mandee – sooooo who do you suggest we all listen too?