Limbaugh’s Dismissal of Irma ‘Panic’ Riles Forecasters


“Rush Limbaugh has created a storm of his own by suggesting that the “panic” caused by Hurricane Irma benefits retailers, the media and politicians seeking action on climate change.

The conservative radio personality’s swerve into meteorology had Al Roker, the “Today” show weatherman, saying Wednesday that Limbaugh was putting people’s lives at risk.

Limbaugh’s lengthy soliloquy on his radio show the day before was apparently set off by seeing a rush on supplies of bottled water in south Florida, where he lives. The powerful Hurricane Irma is still in the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters warn it could affect Florida by the weekend.”

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