Rush Limbaugh is walking his comments back after he recently suggested that Robin Williams's "leftist" views" led the comedian to kill himself.
On Tuesday, the radio host said that Williams' suicide "fits a certain picture or a certain image that the left has. Talk about low expectations and general unhappiness and so forth."
Limbaugh claimed on Wednesday that he never said Williams killed himself because of his political views, and that his comments were "misquoted, purposely taken out of context" by the liberal media.
He said he was actually criticizing the media's coverage of Williams' death. "I don't presume to know why Robin Williams committed suicide," he said. "I didn't know yesterday, and I don't know today."
"They are the ones trying to tell us why," he continued, criticizing the liberal media. "They are the ones trying to explain it. They are the ones justifying it. They are the ones glorifying it."
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