Published: Sun, September 10, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Rush Limbaugh evacuates after linking Irma to media hoax, 'climate change agenda'

Rush Limbaugh evacuates after linking Irma to media hoax, 'climate change agenda'

Two days ago, right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh said that Hurricane Irma's news coverage was a ploy to create "fear and panic", and predicted that the storm probably wouldn't impact the major population centers of South Florida.

He added that he'll be back on the air next week from "parts unknown".

According to The Hill, fellow conservative commentator and author Mark Steyn will fill in for Limbaugh.

The radio personality had been criticized for complaining about the hype attached to the storm and has questioned some of the forecasts. "There haven't been more hurricanes and no more unsafe than any others in previous years", Limbaugh told listeners.

"So the media benefits with the panic with increased eyeballs, and the retailers benefit from the panic with increased sales, and the TV companies benefit because they're getting advertising dollars from the businesses that are seeing all this attention from customers".

Two more Hurricanes, Jose and Katia form in Atlantic after Irma
The National Hurricane Center forecasts Katia to move in a southwesterly direction and make landfall late on Friday, Sept. 8. Additional strengthening is forecast, and Jose is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday night.

Limbaugh's swerve into meteorology had Al Roker, the "Today" show weatherman, saying Wednesday that he was putting people's lives at risk.

"If it ends up not hitting where you are, hits somewhere else, you might temporarily breathe a sigh of relief, but you're still gonna think, 'Man, there might be something to this climate change", Limbaugh said. "If you see orange like his face, shelter in place and red like his ties to Russian Federation, just evacuate now". "There is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it", he said, per a transcript from his show. "And then they hype it and hype it and hype it".

Let's all remember Limbaugh as the real victim here, as the guy who couldn't go to a movie screening because the media chose to hype the liberal climate change hoax.

News of Mr. Limbaugh's evacuation was greeted on social media by a storm of scorn as users mock the 66-year-old Missouri native.

Limbaugh told his listeners earlier in the week that he had taken a close look at the storm and come to the conclusion that people were overreacting-even decrying the "Big Waters guy" who were making money off of people buying bottled water ahead of the storm. He strongly urged people to evacuate if asked to do so by local officials.

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