March 17, 2011
WASHINGTON – Right-wing US radio host Rush Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday that the media is overplaying the nuclear crisis in Japan after last week’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami.
“We have all these people on the media who we’ve never heard of, never heard from ever before, making calls to evacuate,” Limbaugh said on his show on Premiere Radio Networks.
He singled out a European Union organization for criticism, saying it was exaggerating the situation in Japan, where Friday’s quake and tsunami have left thousands dead or missing, and touched off a nuclear crisis.
“Something called the EU energy agent is saying all this is uncontrollable.
“We had a panic story yesterday that one of the reactors was in the process of meltdown, and it was so bad all the workers had been sent out.