Rush Limbaugh on Monday accused CNN of using a misleading on-screen “headline,” usually referred to as a chyron, to make the GOP look bad.
The headline: “GOP Wants to Impeach Obama.”
“I was watching CNN this morning — well, I don’t watch CNN; it’s on, and I happened to glance up a moment and I saw a headline, ‘GOP Wants to Impeach Obama.’ I looked at that, and I said, ‘No, no, that headline is a lie.’ So I turned on the sound,” Limbaugh said. “And that headline went with a story about Obama trying to goad the GOP into impeaching him. The graphic, the headline on screen said nothing about Obama. It just said, ‘GOP Wants to Impeach Obama.’”
He went on to claim that by putting the idea out there that the GOP “wants” to impeach Obama, the “drive-by media” are trying to make sure Republicans “get creamed by it even if they do nothing.”
“It’s a strategy,” he concluded. “There is no journalism anymore, don’t forget. There’s only advocacy and support for the Democrat agenda, disguised as the news.”
Listen to the audio via the Daily Rushbo:
While House Speaker John Boehner has made it clear that the GOP does not plan to try to impeach President Obama, a recent CNN/ORC International poll revealed that about 33 percent of Americans say the president should be impeached while 65 percent say he should not face impeachment.