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September 29, 2015

Politico and the Democrats Now Politicizing Mars

Yesterday, there was a lot of #ScienceLoving over NASA's report that its satellites suggest (their word; not "prove") that there is flowing water on Mars -- not just water trapped in the caps as has long been believed, but "very briny" water flowing down its mountain peaks and leaving dark furrows as it goes.

Fun news.

Politico immediately turned it into a political matter -- a chance for liberals to self-promote "I f*cking love science so hard" -- by misleading its audience about a Rush Limbaugh riff.

Their claim:

Rush Limbaugh pans evidence of water on Mars as part of 'leftist agenda'
By ELIZA COLLINS 09/28/15 06:13 PM EDT

He said no such thing, of course. He did not posit a conspiracy, as this headline (and the tweet that promoted it) suggests.

Flowing water on Mars? That's just part of the liberal agenda, Rush Limbaugh says.

Nope! Not what he said.

The conservative radio talk show host addressed NASA’s announcement on Monday that it had found evidence of flowing water on present-day Mars, and -- spoiler alert --he doesn't believe it.

Also, not what he said.

"OK so there's flowing water on Mars. Yip yip yip yahoo. Hey, you know me, I'm science 101, big time guy, tech advance it, you know it, I'm all in. But, NASA has been corrupted by the current regime," Limbaugh said on his show, according to Media Matters. "Don't know how long it's going to take, but this news that there is flowing water on Mars is somehow going to find its way into a technique to advance the leftist agenda."

Limbaugh did not say he didn't believe the news, nor that the finding was itself part of the leftist agenda -- but that it would immediately be used to advance the leftist agenda.

As Media Matters immediately did, and then Politico did, quoting them.

I mean, Rush was totally, totally wrong, wasn't he?

Wasn't he?




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