RUSH: So yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, I told you that the media would not be upset over this FCC idea of monitors in newsrooms, and I further told you — and I admit this was a guess but it was an educated guess — that I wouldn’t be surprised if I found out that a journalism school was actually behind this idea. While mentioning to you that there wouldn’t be any protests from journalists or journalism schools, I said:
“If it turns out here that a dean or an entire J school is behind this idea, it won’t surprise me a bit,” and guess what? There are two, ladies and gentlemen. “The FCC commissioned the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Communication and Democracy to do a study defining what information is ‘critical’ for citizens to have.
“The scholars decided that ‘critical information’ is information that people need to ‘live safe and healthy lives’ and to ‘have full access to educational, employment, and business opportunities’ …” That’s what the news should be. Any mea culpas in there? Anybody now want to now admit what I told you: This isn’t about news anymore, it’s about advancing the Democrat Party agenda? It’s about advancing the leftist agenda. (interruption) Why is it uncanny?
For 25 years I’ve been accurately predicting this. This is interesting. It really is. For 25 years I’ve been predicting this, and yet people still doubt me. Now, look, I’m smiling when I say this. I don’t want anybody to misunderstand. But on the one hand, it is kind of serious. I am a renowned authority — one of the world’s foremost — on the left. I’m never wrong about them, and yet even now, after 25 years of demonstrable proof of that assertion, I’m still doubted.
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