RUSH TO JUDGMENT

Bloviating Rush Limbaugh Attacks Distraught Gay Boy In Viral Photo, Hillary Clinton As “Phony”

The internet was rightfully moved by the recent Humans of New York post about a gay youth expressing fears that his future would be one of lonely despair, but while those with beating hearts in their chests opted to reassure him that there’s a whole wold of love and happiness out there waiting to be enjoyed, ‘ole pill-popping Rush Limbaugh felt the need to go on the offensive.

Here’s how the post appeared when it was published:

“I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.”

Posted by Humans of New York on Friday, July 3, 2015

As we reported yesterday, among those lending words of encouragement were Hillary Clinton and Ellen Degeneres:

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But Rush won’t be fooled. He called the whole thing “phony.” Here’s what he said on air:

Where the Clintons are concerned, there are no coincidences with the Clintons. There just aren’t any. And I feel very confident and safe speculating that this whole thing is as phony as it gets. We’re supposed to believe a photographer walking the streets of New York City sees this kid crying on his stoop then takes his picture? And then the kid says this to the photographer ‘I’m crying about my future because I’m gay and I’m really worried about my future and I don’t think I’m going to be loved and it’s going to be really hard out there.’ The kids looks like he’s 8 or 9. You know who the kid looks like? The kid looks like the kid that was in the gay pride parade last week- picture showed his mom proudly had him out there dressed up in some kind of rainbow colored drag queen get-up with a Roman crown of whatever on his head. This kid looks exactly like that kid. I’m not saying its the same kid. I’m just saying thats what this 8-year-old looks like…Anyway, its just a little too convenient.

If you can stand the sound of his voice, here’s the clip:

h/t MediaMatters