Sunday, February 15, 2009

Rush Limbaugh and the facts

Rush Limbaugh said this on his national radio show February 13th, 2009:

Summary: Rush Limbaugh falsely claimed that Democrats "have reformatted the [economic recovery] bill -- they've made it a PDF file when they posted it. ... And, so, you can read every page, but you cannot keyword search it. It's not a text file as legislation normally is as posted on these public websites. They don't want anybody knowing what's in this." In fact, as Adobe Systems notes of PDFs: "You can run a search using either the Search window or the Find toolbar. In either case, Reader searches the PDF body text, layers, form fields, and digital signatures."

What an ass. Hey Rush! Type Ctrl+F or use the "Search" function in Adobe.


  1. surprise there. Another example of Limbaugh's ignorance.

  2. I can't decipher ignorance from plane old lying in this case.

    What's worse is that people (who follow him) tend to just *believe* him without fact checking. This is just the tip of the iceberg.