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Alex Seitz-Wald: Science, says Rush, is a Democratic plot

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Police Supt. Garry McCarthy together last year.  |  Al Podgorski~Sun-Times

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy together last year. | Al Podgorski~Sun-Times

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Updated: May 8, 2013 6:49AM

On his show Thursday, Rush Limbaugh hosted a climate expert to explain how global warming is “a hoax.”

Sorry, did we say climate expert? We meant a 13-year-old kid from Indiana.

The young man called into Limbaugh’s show and said he had done his own research at the local library for a school project and concluded that it was obvious that man-made climate change is bogus.

“It was really easy for me to find this evidence, really easy,” said young Alex. “I believe the reason that the liberals do not have the evidence [that it’s a hoax] is because they do not want the evidence. They don’t want to hear that it’s wrong.”

Alex said he found all the information at the library, because he didn’t have a computer.

Limbaugh was so impressed that he told Alex he wanted to send him an iPad, assuming his parents were OK with it, in order to help him with future research.

Circling back on Friday, Limbaugh explained, “Folks, just exactly as the news media is no longer about the news, there aren’t any news outlets, it’s a branch of the Democrat Party, so too is much of science today. The Democrats have literally politicized everything they can use to expand government, which is their primary objective.”

Global warming scientists “are just Democrats, folks,” Limbaugh continued. “They are all part of an agenda. It’s where they get their money, it’s where they get their funding to study all this stuff. . . . Government money, grant money. So they’re all part of the agenda.”

So kids, if your parents won’t buy you an iPad, call up Rush Limbaugh and tell him you need to do more research about how global warming is a hoax, or “Feminazis,” or Fast and Furious, or whatever else Limbaugh is bloviating about that day.

Alex Seitz-Wald is Salon’s political reporter.

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