Good Morning America's Dan Harris on Tuesday highlighted liberal hopes to turn Rush Limbaugh's "slut" comments into a "Don Imus moment." The March 6 segment brings the total number of ABC stories on the subject to eight in just four and a half days.
Harris played two nasty clips, one showing Jon Stewart mocking the conservative host as a "terrible person." Harris excitedly related, "This morning, liberal groups are going all out. They're mounting an aggressive online campaign to get Limbaugh's sponsors to pull their ads. They are hoping this is Rush Limbaugh's Don Imus moment."
then played a clip of Stewart excoriating, "I don't get too worked up
about the things Rush Limbaugh says, because he is, and has been for
many years, a terrible person."
A snippet of Stephen Colbert followed: "And, remember, he only apologized to keep his advertisers. Proving Rush will do anything with his mouth for cash."
Harris ended by admitting, "It is even possible, some experts say, that this controversy could actually help Limbaugh draw a larger audience."
Guest host Elizabeth Vargas had a sour look on her face as she replied, "Really?"
ABC offered two stories on Friday, one on GMA and one on World News. Saturday was the same. Sunday featured an anchor brief on GMA. On Monday, the network produced another two. Tuesday, thus far, saw an additional report.
On Monday, ABC's reporters berated the GOP presidential candidates for "equivocating" and not condemning Limbaugh harshly enough.
A transcript of the March 6 segment, which aired at 7:10am EST, follows:
-- Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter.