Almost exactly a year ago, radio host Rush Limbaugh ripped a caller who complained about some comments that had aired on Fox Business: “You need to stop watching these people, because they’re not going to change,” he blasted. Some in the media interpreted the words as a slam on Fox itself, but Limbaugh later clarified that he was merely directing his thoughts to the liberal commentators deployed by the network. “I did not tell anybody to stop watching Fox,” railed the host. “I said stop listening to these people.”
Yet Limbaugh himself apparently doesn’t watch a lot of Fox News, or CNN or MSNBC, for that matter, to judge from comments he made today on his show:
I must admit, and I sometimes worry about this, but I don’t watch cable news much anymore. There are a lot of reasons for it. I remember I used to be habitually — well, not addicted, but I made appointments every Sunday to watch the Sunday morning shows. And after a while I stopped, I lost interest. And the reason I lost interest is I stopped learning things. It didn’t matter who the guests were, what they were going to say was predictable. So there was no anticipation for what might be said, what might happen, even if there were some scandal going on and some member of the Regime was gonna show up, or even a previous administration, it just lost interest for me. And over time much of cable news has, because it is all so formulaic and predictable.
Elsewhere on his program today, Limbaugh criticized President Obama.