07/09/2013 07:51 am ET Updated Sep 08, 2013

Rush Limbaugh To Caller: Stop Watching Fox News (UPDATE: Limbaugh Responds)

Rush Limbaugh escalated his battle with Fox News on Monday when he told a caller to stop watching the network.

"Tony in Tampa" was in the middle of a lengthy rant about the Obama administration when he mentioned a pundit named Julie Roginsky. When he heard that she worked "somewhere on Fox," Limbaugh--who recently accused the network of trying to prevent him from speaking about immigration and divisions in the GOP during an appearance on "Fox and Friends"--then cut in.

"You need to stop watching these people, because they're not going to change," he said. "Your blood pressure is going to suffer if you keep watching these people. I mean, they're designed to get you ticked off. They're designed to make you question your sanity. You're going to watch these people [and] you're going to say, 'how in the world can we have such idiotic people?' And you're going think maybe they're not and you're crazy."

UPDATE: Limbaugh responded to several stories about the phone call on his Tuesday show. He insisted that he was referring only to liberal commentators on Fox News and Fox Business, not to the network overall.

(h/t Politico)



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