Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves to condemn what he called the "low-rent" media that took his comments about Robin Williams' death and ran with them in an out-of-context manner.
"All of these low-rent, despicable, irresponsible, pathetic, so-called media watchdogs on the left are trying to make it sound like I said that Robin Williams gave up because he was a liberal and is hopelessly doomed to misery and despair because that's what liberals are devoted to," Mr. Limbaugh said, Politico reported.
Mr. Limbaugh, a conservative, said his comments were actually said in context of analyzing the media coverage of Williams' suicide — not of the actual suicide itself, Politico reported.
"What I did yesterday was express some real concern over the fact that they're glorifying this," he said, Politico reported. "I was worried about the coverage of all this leading to copycats."
The day before, Mr. Limbaugh was accused by the likes of Media Matters of "exploiting" Williams' death and making perceived inappropriate comments.
Among his remarks on his Tuesday show, Politico reported: "Now, what is the left's worldview in general? What is it? If you had to attach not a philosophy but an attitude to a leftist worldview, it's one of pessimism and darkness, sadness. They're never happy, are they? They're always angry about something. No matter what they get, they're always angry."
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