by John Galt
April 15, 2016 18:00 ET
Rush Limbaugh spent some considerable time on his radio program today highlighting an obvious Roger Stone-like dirty trick executed at the Republican Party of New York Gala held in Manhattan last night. The mainstream media highlighted how “Ted Cruz was ignored by the crowd for his New York values comment,” but in reality the planners, whomever they were working with had this sabotage in the works many weeks ago if one is to believe El Rushbo’s commentary today.
What did Rush say?
Here ya go from El Rushbo’s website and radio program today:
Here is an excerpt from his transcript at the link above:
So I studied it, I looked at it, and in 30 seconds I figured out what happened. They had cut Ted Cruz’s microphone at the podium and they had replaced it with what sounded like microphones at five or six tables where you heard nothing but the table noise. The clinking of knives and forks on plates, people swigging beverages. You could hear people smacking their lips while they were eating. At least it sounded like it to me. You could hear people chatting with each other. I said, “What the hell is this?”
It was so different from anything I had heard all night at this thing that my attention was riveted. And I said, “Something’s gone wrong here.” This is obviously an audio glitch, and I stayed riveted for the Fox News Channel to fix it. And I stayed riveted, and I stayed riveted, and I continued to watch. Five minutes went by and not one change. Then another two minutes went by and then there was silence for a couple seconds. “A-ha,” I said, “they’re gonna fix it.” But when it came back, it was all the same. I could not hear Ted Cruz. Cruz had no idea. He’s still up there gesticulating, he’s doing his normal speech, can’t hear him anymore, don’t know what he’s saying. All you hear is what’s going on at the table. You hear the waiters running around; sounds like people were dropping plates and knives and forks on the floor and stomping on them.
And then the next thing that happened was I saw the face of Sean Hannity, who said, “Sorry. Audio problems.” And then he turned to Eric Bolling to begin discussing the virtues of Trump and Corey Lewandowski. And I said, “Well, hot damn.” I said, “This is one of the best damn tricks I have ever seen. They just sabotaged Cruz at this thing.” I didn’t know who did it, but somebody — I said, this is amazing. And I waited for the lid to blow.
I started reading people’s Twitter feeds. I started reading all kinds of things, and there wasn’t one reference to it. I said, “This can’t be.” I can’t be the only person that noticed this. I can’t be the only person that saw it. And then I finally saw a thread, and I was even more impressed. I was even more incredulous, because the thread had a theme. You know what the theme was? Cruz was so boring, Cruz was so bad, Cruz is so hated that nobody listened to him. We had Drive-By Media supposedly on site as witnesses tweeting and reporting that nobody listened to Cruz, that the crowd was getting up and walking around and milling around and being rude, that the whole room had turned Cruz out.
I just smiled. I said, “Whoever put this together is a genius.” ‘Cause they have coordinated every bit of this. In the first place, they sabotaged Cruz, then they get to the media and make it look like what happened was totally natural, Cruz is hated, despised, everybody started ignoring him. Such tweets as, “Wow, this crowd is not digging Cruz’s speech. A lot of people talking amongst themselves as Cruz speaks at New York GOP gala. So far the most enthusiastic crowd reaction to Cruz has been a couple of moments of tepid applause. It’s legitimately loud in here, people talking and eating and ignoring Cruz.”
Of course the MSM and the Trump News Channel (FNC) did what they always do and claimed “see, everyone hates Cruz” type of commentary. Sean Hannity who is the Unofficial Fox News Trump Fluffer, never skipped a beat and of course went to the Junior Fluffer, Eric Bolling, to gloat about how wonderful Trump was this evening and wondering if the Donald would breed their wives so they could have kids just as wonderful as his registered Democrat offspring. It was obvious watching and listening to the replay that someone at Fox, perhaps even Hannity also, was quite aware of the sabotage and just played along in an attempt to humiliate Senator Cruz.
Rush was puzzled why the “Cruzzers” as he calls us are not outrage and lighting up social media; that answer is simple:
Most Ted Cruz supporters have quit watching the Fox News Channel.
If you review their daily program schedule, it’s not hard to figure out why(all times Eastern):
6:00 A.M. – “Trump and Friends”
9:00 A.M. – “Trump’s Newsroom”
11:00 A.M. – “Trump’s Happening Now”
12:00 P.M. – “Outrumpered”
1:00 P.M. – “Trump’s Happening Now More”
2:00 P.M. – “Shepard Smith’s Reporting on Trump”
4:00 P.M. – “Your World with Neal Cavuto”
5:00 P.M. – “The Four Trumpers Plus One”
6:00 P.M. – “Special Trump Report”
7:00 P.M. – “On the Trumpster with Greta Van Sustern”
8:00 P.M. – “The O’Trumper Factor with Ted Baxter”
9:00 P.M. – “The Kelly File”
10:00 P.M. – “Flufferanity”
So why would anyone who supports Ted Cruz watch that channel again?
All I know is that Rush is wrong because unlike the sheeple who think TNC is relevant, he of all people should remember that we as Constitutionalism advocates and Libertarians can seek out alternative news sources on radio and the internet. As much as I enjoy watching Ted Cruz speak, I figured out the scam hours before when I heard that dinner was not served and he was deliberately scheduled as the last speaker of the evening. Thus I tuned into Mark Levin on LevinTV and watched a playoff hockey game with the sound down.
The marriage with Faux News and numerous so-called conservative talk radio hosts is over and after this election, the ratings will reflect this fact.