Friday, September 17, 2010

Rush Limbaugh: Michelle Obama, Food Police

"White House monitors" will "report" citizens' food choices to First Lady, Limbaugh says
Glenn Beck isn't the only Con commentator positing that Let's Move! will lead to a Food Nanny State. Media Matters chronicles a right-wing attack on First Lady Michelle Obama and her campaign during the September 15, 2010 edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show.

After a caller from New Jersey told the radio talk show host about what she was cooking for dinner, and where she'd gotten it (following a discussion of another topic), Rush Limbaugh announced that the caller would be "reported" to First Lady Michelle Obama for "being part of the obesity problem."

"In the not too distant future, monitors assigned by the White House who listen to this show will have to report that woman to Michelle Obama," Limbaugh said. "Because she will be considered part of the obesity problem here in the United States."

What, no global mayhem, no Friots? Update, 9/20: At Right Nation 2010, Beck engages the First Lady's campaign again

*Audio of The Rush Limbaugh Show from Premiere Radio Networks