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Published On: Wed, Feb 11th, 2015

Rush Limbaugh attacks Obama on ‘wrong’ sexual assault, rape data

President Obama spoke briefly during the Grammy Awards with a PSA style message to raise awareness of violence against women, mentioning stats which talking head Rush Limbaugh claims is bogus.

Limbaugh on air: “Now, I haven’t seen the full transcript of Obama’s public service announcement on violence against women that ran during the Grammys.  Did he mention ISIS or Al-Qaeda at all?… He didn’t mention ISIS or Al-Qaeda in that PSA during the Grammys? …So he just confined himself to making up statistics about the number of women who were sexually assaulted in the US.”
Limbaugh reviews the data presented by President Obama, “…now nearly one in five women in America has been a victim of rape or attempted rape” and “more than one in four women has experienced some form of domestic violence.” 
Rush Limbaugh points out the bogus assertions by President Obama during his Grammy "PSA"  photo/ donkeyhotey

Rush Limbaugh points out the bogus assertions by President Obama during his Grammy “PSA” photo/ donkeyhotey

“…this is totally irresponsible.  You have a bunch of made-up malarkey that is emanating on the campus. After the fake rape story at the University of Virginia ran in Rolling Stone magazine, all kinds of people pointed out that, hey, it didn’t happen.  There were no rapes,” Limbaugh bolstered.

“The Rolling Stone story was totally wrong,” he states, linking to a previous rant on the topic and then mocks the liberal assertions.
” The defense of that was, ‘Well, well, that’s not important.  That story may not have been true, but you know it’s happening. And so our story served a purpose, to raise everybody’s consciousness level about this, because it is happening.  There are massive events of rape happening all over America and all over the campus, and if it didn’t happen at the University of Virginia, it doesn’t matter.’  This is how the left and the Drive-By Media cover the lies.  This is how they make up for or try to cover up for the lies that they report.  ‘Well, it’s happening somewhere.  We might have got it wrong here, but doesn’t matter.  We still got it right overall.'”
Limbaugh then excels at quoting the math: 316.1 million in the US, half are women,  this means there are about 158 million women and girls in the US, so if 20 percent of American women have been raped or almost raped, that’s a total of 31.6 million women.
 public domain pic from May 4 1916

public domain pic from May 4 1916

“These numbers are wildly out of line with national crime statistics, which don’t show anywhere near that number of rapes in the past two decades,” Limbaugh points out, comparing the size of alleged rape victims to the size of Texas or California.

“The national crime stats show fewer than two million rapes being reported in the last 20 years.  That’s a big difference, 31 and a half million versus two million…”
“…and Obama is now throwing gasoline on that fire and using totally made up statistics creating a situation of rampant fear among college women all over the country with these mythical stories about the rape culture that exists there.  And now here’s Obama throwing gasoline on that fire, which is just gonna further divide men from women and vice-versa.””This is not unity. This is not comity. This is not everybody getting along.  This is pitting people against each other.  This is creating culture wars, or in this case exacerbating them.  And for what purpose, what in the world, what purpose is served with Obama making these numbers up?  What purpose is served by lying to the American people and telling them that 31 and a half million women have been raped or almost raped in this country?”

The Washington Free Beacon did not that data used has been discredited, but most of the press has been silent.

President Barack Obama meets with senior advisors in the Roosevelt Room.  2/16/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama meets with senior advisors in the Roosevelt Room. 2/16/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

 

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