Rush Limbaugh is starting off the New Year the same as always: bashing the media.
The radio talk show host accused the media of manipulating the recent "cold snap" to put the blame on human influence in order to further propel their global warming "agenda."
"Right on schedule, the media have to come up with a way to make it [the cold snap] sound like it's completely unprecedented," Limbaugh said, "because they've got to find a way to attach this to the global warming agenda."
In August, Limbaugh sparked controversy when he stated that anyone who believes in God "cannot believe in man-made global warming." His recent statements expanded on his previous claims:
"They're [liberals] perpetrating a hoax," he said. "They are relying on their total dominance of the media to lie to you each and every day about climate change and global warming."
Limbaugh noted that media outlets have created a "polar vortex" to exaggerate the harsh weather conditions by publishing "fraudulent pictures," including photographs of the North Pole "melting" in order to convince people that "we're responsible -- we're causing it."
"Any weather extreme now is said to be man-made and therefore it fulfills the leftist agenda," he added. "Obviously there is no melting of ice going on at the North Pole."
Limbaugh's comments contradict a FAIR survey released in December which showed that while reports of extreme weather are increasing in the media, mentions of "climate change," "global warming" or "greenhouse gases" remain scarce.
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(h/t: The Right Scoop)