Rush Limbaugh: Obama ‘promoting’ film at U.N.
By KEVIN CIRILLI | 9/25/12 4:14 PM EDT
Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that President Barack Obama is “promoting” an anti-Muslim video to “distract” people from blaming him for attacks on U.S. outposts earlier this month.
Limbaugh criticized Obama for referencing “Innocence of Muslims” in his speech Tuesday to the United Nations. A trailer for film has been cited in protests and violence at U.S. diplomatic missions around the world, including the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
“Every time Obama talks about this video, he creates a curiosity about it. Most people haven’t seen it. Now he goes to the U.N. and he starts talking about vile, rank, whatever, however he described it movie. I guarantee you people say, ‘Whoa, whoa! I want to see that. What’s he talking about?’ And they make a mad dash to YouTube to try to find the thing. In essence, Obama is promoting it,” Limbaugh said on his radio show, according to a transcript.
He added: “It’s a one-man promotional department for what he calls a disgusting, inflammatory video. All of that is to distract from the fact that the embassies were vulnerable and were attacked on his watch, and it’s a green light to more violence.”