Rush Limbaugh: The First Amendment Doesn’t Give the Press “Immunity from Criticism”

RealClear Staff


     Recently, Rush Limbaugh provided a “refresher” course on the First Amendment and the press. While they do have the freedom to report...that doesn’t make them untouchable in terms of US citizens opining on the press’s tactics—even on a public level. They’ve been known to do the same thing. (See 13:25 to 19:05.)

[Video: courtesy of Tish Dixon via Rush Limbaugh]

Further, Limbaugh told FOX News the media would fail in their efforts to bring President Trump’s demise. He referenced Chuck Todd being unsatisfied with the president’s current stance on the media.

[Source: Twitter/Chuck Todd]

Additionally, Limbaugh explained how this lends to the media appearing as them thinking they’re free to attack public figures/government officials. More, “since they are recognized in the First Amendment…they have constitutional immunity.”

Limbaugh’s rebuttal was the First Amendment “does not grant them immunity from criticism. It does not grant them freedom to be disagreed with. It does not grant them freedom from opposition.”

Like a boss, he held “powerful Democrats” accountable for the same press-pushing philosophies. (Hey, equal rights...equal fights.)



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