On his Friday radio program, radio talker Rush Limbaugh proposed using the website Politico’s rules against the news outlet by finding a “Republican Larry Flynt” to offer a bounty to anyone who can document sexual harassment among members of the media — specifically at Politico.
Turnabout is fair play, so they say.
Limbaugh said that after Politico reported a story last week about allegations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain by two women, and then continued on to report and even promote the report with 90 stories in just five days, the notion of “innocent until proven guilty” has been effectively voided.
Flynt is the liberal publisher of Hustler magazine who offers money for proof of sexual misconduct by Republicans.
“If we had a Republican Larry Flynt — this guy, I would urge him to wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico,” Limbaugh said. “I mean, that’s what Larry Flynt does.
He waves around $100,000, $50,000 for proof of sex with a Republican. So if we had a Republican Larry Flynt — you want strategy Mr. Gregory? I got one.
We have our Larry Flynt offer $50,000 for any news, any proof, quote, unquote ‘proof’ of sexual harassment at the Politco office. And we can win it because the rules have been established by Politico. The truth is whatever the accuser says.
“So we wave around $50,000, we get some woman to come forward and say, ‘Yes, I got harassed at the Politico offices,’ and it’s over because she says so,” Limbaugh said.
“We’re supposed to automatically believe — you see how this could work? Our ‘Larry Flynt’ waves $50,000 around for proof of sexual harassment by anyone at Politico then a woman says, ‘It happened. Give me the money.’ What happened? ‘Well, I was in there once and David Gregory or David Gergen,’ pick a name, ‘hit on me’ or ‘made me feel nervous.'”
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