Visiting rushlimbaugh.com, it’s no surprise (or crime) that the stories have a conservative slant.
What I didn’t expect is an obviously deceptive front page headline that highlights Limbaugh’s ignorance.
Limbaugh’s claim is obvious: Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians (transcript from the show). Nicely feeds into the “Obama is a secret Muslim” belief without saying so.
Limbaugh goes on to claim the LRA is Christian and fighting for a democracy within Uganda. Making sure, of course, that his listeners get the message “Obama is trying to wipe out Christians”.
At the end of the transcript, there was this:
Is that right? The Lord’s Resistance Army is being accused of really bad stuff? Child kidnapping, torture, murder, that kind of stuff? Well, we just found out about this today. We’re gonna do, of course, our due diligence research on it. But nevertheless we got a hundred troops being sent over there to fight these guys — and they claim to be Christians.
As well informed as Limbaugh claims he is, it’s odd he doesn’t know anything about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. They have been operating for over two decades and show up in the news from time to time.
Even if he didn’t know anything about them, it takes a minute of research to find out why the LRA is considered a “bad guy”.
The US troops will have permission to operate in Uganda so it’s not an “invasion”. The LRA is also not Christian in the sense that most people in the States understand Christianity.
Limbaugh is a great entertainer, but sacrifices presenting the full truth to hold his audience.