Limbaugh, Scarborough: Democrats "celebrating" anniversary of Abu Ghraib scandalApril 27, 2005 1:12 PM EDT ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF
Referring to an April 26 statement by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) marking what Kennedy called the "the sad anniversary of the Abu Ghraib torture scandal," syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh said "the Democrats are actually celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Abu Ghraib scandal." MSNBC host and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough also stated that Kennedy "decided to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Abu Ghraib."
From the April 26 edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show:
LIMBAUGH: Matt Drudge has just posted a statement by Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the anniversary of the Abu Ghraib scandal. The Democrats are actually celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Abu Ghraib scandal! Senator Kennedy's statement says -- I mean, it is a huge statement. It was seven pages here. Well, yeah, I guess it is seven. It is. It is seven pages! There goes four of them right there in the trash. [tossing pages] It is seven pages. I'm not going to bother you with all of it. But Senator Kennedy begins this way: "The sad anniversary of the Abu Ghraib torture scandal is now upon us." [laugh] Sad, my foot! These guys are happy as hell to be celebrating this today. But I think that we should encourage them. They have misread the public totally on this, and they still think this is an election-winnable issue for them.
From the April 26 edition of MSNBC's Scarborough Country:
SCARBOROUGH: And, finally, I've got issues with Ted Kennedy. Now, while most of us Americans celebrate wedding anniversaries, national holidays, historical high points like the D-Day landing, Massachusetts' liberal lion has decided to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Abu Ghraib, urging Americans to remember one year later just how depraved their finest in uniform really are.