Rush Limbaugh evacuates studio ahead of Irma after complaining about 'panic'

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma

Earlier in the week, Limbaugh essentially accused the media of hyping up Hurricane Irma as a way to boost ratings and because the media has a "symbiotic relationship" with retailers who profit from people buying supplies in advance of storms.

"Do not listen to @rushlimbaugh when he says #Irma is not a risky #storm and is hype", Roker wrote on Twitter. And we're not hyping this and we're not putting ourselves in the line of fire just to hype something up. "These storms, once they actually hit, are never as strong as they're reported".

In any case, it's a massive and powerful storm, despite the attempts by some to paint it as another liberal conspiracy. The agency often works with local news outlets to inform residents of looming disasters and recommends checking the TV and radio often.

All I did was remind everybody that there are people throughout levels of government that believe in climate change, it's an emotional issue, and they look at for any evidence they can to prove it and they go nuts with it - and that's exactly what's happening here.

On his show Thursday from his facility in Palm Beach, he said that airing his show Friday would be "problematic" and "legally impossible".

'You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic.

"If it ends up not hitting where you are, hits somewhere else, you might temporarily breathe a sigh of relief, but you're still gonna think, 'Man, there might be something to this climate change", Limbaugh said. It is not. This is life threatening. "It could be devastating, and if anyone tells you otherwise, it is nearly criminal".

Roker didn't mention Limbaugh's name on MSNBC, but on Twitter, he made it clear whom he was referring to. They don't have to go through the environmentalist wackos.

The local media, in turn, reports in such a way as to create the panic way far out, which sends people into these stores to fill up with water and to fill up with batteries, and it becomes a never-ending repeated cycle.

In fact, most serious climate scientists acknowledge little linkage between climate change and hurricanes in the past century.

So did Rush decide to maybe stop claiming the concerns about Irma are overblown and part of the lib agenda? No.

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