Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh lashed out at The Huffington Post on Wednesday for publishing a story that ties Mitt Romney's Bain Capital to brutal gangs responsible for political killings in El Salvador.
The Huffington Post article explains how the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee sought financing from dubious investors while launching the private equity firm Bain Capital. Some of those initial financiers had family ties to El Salvadoran death squads tasked with pushing back against reformists and left-wing guerillas during the country's civil war.
Limbaugh's comment was part of several diatribes on Wednesday aimed at what he frequently refers to as the "Huffing-and-puffing-ton Post."
"The 'Huffing-and-puffing-ton Post' reported today that Bain Capital was seeded from money with Hispanic families, by the way, with ties to right-wing death squads in El Salvador and other Latin American counties. No, no, no, no, not talking about the Kennedys. They don't talk about that aspect of the Kennedys, no, no. Don't you find it interesting -- yesterday, Romney essentially killed a guy's wife, and today Bain Capital was seeded with money from death squads?"
Limbaugh claimed that Democrats are the real culprits behind the so-called "death squads," pointing to Democrats' historical support for pro-choice institutions.
"What do you call Planned Parenthood if that's not a death squad?" he asked, referring to the abortion provider.
"This is stuff we do parodies over," Limbaugh said of the death squads piece. "It is depressing to know this stuff works."
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