January 8, 2004
Why Would Limbaugh Pay Blackmail If He Did Nothing Wrong?
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Reporting in the land of make-believe . . .
Limbaugh's defense in the money laundering investigations is that his housekeeper "bled him dry" blackmailing him. Here is his attorney Roy Black's explanation for his use of prescription painkillers: Black described Limbaugh as a victim who suffered from a degenerative disc disease with "pain so great at one point doctors thought he had bone cancer."
He said Limbaugh chose to take the addictive painkillers, rather than have surgery to try to correct the problem, because doctors would have to reach his spine through his throat, which could threaten his career as a commentator...
"It's not money laundering to pay blackmail and extortion," Black said.
As that story was broadcast into millions of homes, there are bound to have been 11-year-olds wondering why Limbaugh was willing to pay blackmailers "substantial amounts of money" not to tell about his use of legally-prescribed painkillers for his painful, degenerative disc disease.
Journalists don't seem to share that curiosity. Once again, information that makes no sense is reported as if it did.
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