Bonehead Quote of the Week: Rush Limbaugh on Robin Williams
Of course Rush would be the guy to make even a beloved entertainer’s apparent suicide political.
After the tragic and sudden passing of Robin Williams, conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh spouted off on his show that Williams’ death, and the media coverage that followed, is a reflection of a “leftist worldview,” which he characterized as being “one of pessimism and darkness, sadness.”
“He had it all but he had nothing, made everybody else laugh but was miserable inside,” Limbaugh says of Williams. “It fits a certain picture or a certain image that the left has…low expectations, general unhappiness.”
What’s worse, Limbaugh also perpetuated a claim–made by an unnamed source in none other than a Fox News story–that Williams had “survivor’s guilt” after losing friends and fellow actors Christopher Reeves, John Belushi, and Andy Kaufman.
“He could never get over the guilt that they died and he didn’t, ” Limbaugh presumes. “Well, that is a constant measurement that is made by political leftists in judging the country.”
In response to Limbaugh, comedian Lewis Black says it best: