After calling Hurricane Irma a liberal media conspiracy, Rush Limbaugh evacuates South Florida

Just days after claiming Hurricane Irma was a liberal media conspiracy, radio host Rush Limbaugh will be evacuating from South Florida.

“So there is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it. You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic. You don’t need a hurricane to hit anywhere,” Limbaugh said on his show Tuesday. “All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and bigger and more dangerous, and you create the panic, and it’s mission accomplished, agenda advanced.”

This Thursday, Limbaugh announced that his show would be off the air for the nest few days due to the powerful storm.

“I’m not going to get into details because of the security nature of things, but it turns out that we will not be able to do the program here tomorrow,” Limbaugh said. “We’ll be on the air next week, folks, from parts unknown.”

But as ThinkProgress pointed out, Limbaugh didn’t warn his listeners to evacuate and even doubled down on his earlier rhetoric.

“The views expressed by the host of this program [are] documented to be almost always right 99.8 percent of the time,” Limbaugh said before announcing his departure. “There is a reason for that because we engage in a relentless and unstoppable pursuit of the truth and we find and proclaim it and that happens to drive people crazy.”

On his show Tuesday, Limbaugh slammed the “drive-by media” for focusing so much coverage on Hurricane Irma, accusing news outlets of using the potentially deadly storm to further “panic” over climate change and claiming there’s a conspiracy between media outlets and their advertisers to convince people climate change is real while at the same time increasing their profits.

“There is a desire to advance this climate-change agenda and hurricanes are one of the fastest [ways] to do it,” Limbaugh said, adding that “you have people in all of these government areas who believe man is causing climate change, and they’re hell-bent on proving it, they’re hell-bent on demonstrating it, they’re hell-bent on persuading people of it.”

Listen to Limbaugh Thursday comments in the audio below, via ThinkProgress:

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