Media lashes out at Rush over #BringBackOurGirls criticism

By Neal McNamara | May 13, 2014
FLOTUS

The left-wing media is coming down hard on KTTH host Rush Limbaugh for comments he made about the Twitter campaign aimed at raising awareness about the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram.

Last week, Michelle Obama brought notoriety to the campaign by tweeting a photo of her with a sullen expression, holding a piece of paper with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. The campaign went viral, causing celebrities as diverse as the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis to tweet the same sign.

Limbaugh called the campaign “pathetic and inconsequential.” And is Rush wrong? Is this carefully orchestrated, celebrity-inspired hashtag campaign going to cause the violent lunatics in Boko Haram to suddenly release those kidnapped girls?

“If you in any way represent the administration of the United States, the government, and you do this hashtag, I mean, it’s pathetic. It’s absolutely pathetic and it’s inconsequential. It’s not going to matter a hill of beans except in one way,” Limbaugh said. “These phonies on the left get behind their Twitter hashtag campaign and they get credit for caring.”

Limbaugh, on the other hand, is lambasted for pointing out the emptiness of the hashtag gesture.

In an ironic empty gesture of his own, Daily Show host John Stewart got involved in piling on to Rush, creating a profane hashtag to ridicule Limbaugh.

Ann Coulter took to Twitter to rebuke the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, tweeting a selfie where she’s holding a sign with the tag “BringBackMyCountry. Leftists cruelly manipulated Coulter’s photo to include obscene phrases and images.

“I mean, if the objective is to get the girls back, getting behind a hashtag campaign on Twitter isn’t going to do it, and holding up a picture all of hashtag, wherever you are, in the White House, on the battlefield in Afghanistan, I don’t care where you are, it isn’t going to matter a hill of beans. But it’s sure going to send a message that you care to the pop culture media and its customers, the low-information voter.  And so in that sense it’s a rousing success,” Limbaugh said.

 

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