12/06/2013 09:51 am ET

Rush Limbaugh: Sandra Fluke Scandal A 'Manufactured Controversy'


On Thursday, Rush Limbaugh referred to the backlash over his comments about Sandra Fluke as a "manufactured controversy."

Rush Limbaugh is under fire after the comments he made attacking Pope Francis. The radio show host said the media's treatment of him is just another example of their effort to make him a "villain" in a "contrived, phony" story.

“This is another manufactured controversy. I happen to be a villain in this massive soap opera script," Limbaugh said, drawing comparisons to when he called Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a "slut."

"This is just like the Fluke controversy," Limbaugh said. "There were massive efforts to cancel this program and get me thrown off the soap opera, to get me written out of the script. Do you recall that?”

This is the second time in one week Limbaugh has compared news outlets to a "soap opera." On Wednesday, he made another controversial statement when he said that nightly newscasts are a "daily soap opera" that are "all regurgitating the same thing."

(h/t: Politico)


Rush Limbaugh