Limbaugh: "We don't retract anything we do here because we never lie and make things up on this program"
Research ››› ››› ANDREW SEIFTER
On February 15, the same day that FOX News host Bill O'Reilly claimed that "[n]o lies have been told about anyone" on his show, nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh boasted: "We don't retract anything we do here because we never lie and make things up on this program." Limbaugh also defended the accuracy of FOX News, stating: "You know, at FOX News, I have to tell you this, they haven't had to retract one story, major story that I can recall since they've been on the air."
Media Matters for America has documented frequent instances of smears, falsehoods and distortions from FOX News' "hard news" reporters and commentators.
And here are some examples of misstatements, lies, and distortions from The Rush Limbaugh Show:
- Limbaugh lied about 9-11 Commission report
- Limbaugh falsely claimed "Nobody ever said there was" a connection between Iraq, 9-11 attacks
- Limbaugh misrepresented Duelfer report on Iraqi WMDs
- Limbaugh lied about AIDS
- Limbaugh overstated the minimum wage
- Limbaugh made false claims about the Democratic National Convention
- Limbaugh distorted the Kyoto Protocol
- Limbaugh falsely accused Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
- Limbaugh claimed Clintons are funding Swift Boat Veterans for Truth
- Limbaugh lied to defend Swift Boat Vets
- Limbaugh misstated Pew report on journalists
- Limbaugh mischaracterized the federal deficit
- Limbaugh misstated federal education spending
- Limbaugh lied about Bush's false uranium claim