"After heavy criticism from The Washington Post and NBC meteorologist Al Roker, among others, Limbaugh devoted considerable time on his radio show to insist he had also said Hurricane Irma, a deadly Category 4 storm with winds of up to 185 miles per hour that has been tracking to likely hit South Florida for days, was "dire" and' mammoth, '" The Hill said. But even if Irma doesn't take out Mar-a-Lago, climate change eventually will. The Guardian reported past year that "water is already creeping up bridges and advancing on access roads, lawns, and beaches because of sea-level rise" near Mar-a-Lago.
"We'll be on the air next week, folks, from parts unknown", he promised.
Rush Limbaugh has created a storm of his own by suggesting that the "panic" caused by Hurricane Irma benefits retailers, the media and politicians who are seeking action on climate change. So here comes a hurricane that's 10 to 12 days out and here come the initial model runs, and if it's close-sometimes it's not close, sometimes the hurricane will turn to the north out in the mid-Atlantic and there's no way you can fake that.
"The views expressed by the host of this program documented to be nearly always right 99.8 percent of the time", he said.
"Now, how do you do this?" Let's take south Florida television, for example. It revolves around money. You have these various retail outlets who spend a lot of advertising dollars with the local media.
Limbaugh expanded on his conspiracy theory Tuesday, adding to his cast of villains local reporters, south Florida businesses and what he called "Big Water" - all of them manipulating the public into a panic to sell emergency supplies and TV ads.
Anyway, old Rush announced Thursday that his proprietary data analysis threat matrix system has. convinced him to evacuate the major population center (Palm Beach, Florida) where he records his show.
On Friday, when another Twitter user reported that another host was doing the radio show because Limbaugh had chose to leave, Roker tweeted, "Wait".
Omg. "Legally impossible" = mandatory evacuation. Fight the power, Rush. But it's particularly disgusting that, after Limbaugh told people not to worry about the storm and then made a decision to evacuate, he didn't have the decency to walk back his comments and admonish his listeners to heed warnings about the storm.
"Evacuate miles - not hundreds of miles".