RUSH: So let me refresh my memory on this. I want to get this right. Who was it…? That’s right. It was Andrea Tarantula who was talking to Lanny Davis, filling in for Hannity last night, and she said: “Your good friend Hillary Clinton admitted recently that the [Regime] is losing the information war,” and then asked him, “Is that why you guys want to put monitors in newsrooms?” That’s when I asked, “What is ‘losing the information war’?”
Who in the world is Obama losing the information war to? Me? Fox News? So I ended up doing an exhaustive search, and here are the fruits of that labor. It’s actually from almost a year ago, January 27, 2013. Hillary Clinton: “America Is Losing’ an Information War That ‘Al Jazeera Is Winning’ — Secretary of State Hillary [Rodham] appeared before a US Foreign Policy Priorities committee this morning,” a year ago, “stating that counter to our history, we are now ‘losing an information war’ to other countries.
“Clinton also told the committee that private media isn’t up to the task of fighting the information war…” Private media. It “isn’t up to the task.” Here’s her quote: “Our private media cannot fill that gap. In fact, our private media, particularly cultural programming, often works at counter purposes to what we truly are as Americans and what our values are. I remember having an Afghan general tell me that the only thing he thought about Americans is that all the men wrestled and the women walked around in bikinis because the only TV he ever saw was Baywatch and World Wide Wrestling.”
RUSH: Because Hillary is saying that her friends are doing a lousy job getting the true story of America out there. She’s been saying something like this since 2011. So Andrea Tarantula was asking Lanny Davis, “Is this why the regime wants monitors in there, to make sure that the stories that are told help America’s image abroad?” What’s the Secretary of State supposed to do? What did she tell the Afghan general after he said that? This is just… I don’t know, folks. These people are just absolute whackos.