Limbaugh scolds media coverage of Robin Williams’s suicide

By Stephanie Klein | August 13, 2014
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By Trey Sanchez

On Rush Limbaugh’s radio program Tuesday, the host blamed liberal media for sensationalizing celebrity suicide by making the coverage “fawning and glorious, and positive.”

According to a transcript, a caller phoned in and said the media used to “downplay celebrity suicide” but now sensationalizes it. He wanted to know the media’s political motivations in focusing so much attention towards Williams.

Limbaugh explained:

This really is an example of the dedication the media has to pop culture events and how important it is in the eyes of their audience. Whereas in Washington, the media thinks the world is on fire because of what’s happening in the Middle East, your average TMZ viewer thinks the world doesn’t make any sense anymore because Robin Williams committed suicide. 

Limbaugh went on to say that he is gravely concerned about “copycats” who get caught up in the “heroism” displayed in the media’s coverage. Adding this alongside the allure of tell-all social media, Limbaugh fears others who crave attention could seek similar “fame.”

Read more at Truth Revolt.

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