“All I did was read the article,” said Rush Limbaugh on his talk show Wednesday. The article to which he referred was one in the UK Guardian wherein researchers in England studying pedophilia said that it was a “normal sexual orientation” that may be good for children. Soledad O’Brien of CNN and others mocked Limbaugh for trying to equate pedophilia with homosexual marriage, not clarifying that he was saying that social norms change.
Mr. Limbaugh said;
“I didn't compare pedophilia to gay marriage. All I said was, to those of you who are hearing this -- i.e., pedophilia is normal -- realize that it's in a liberal publication and it's an advocacy story. They're advocating for it here. Or the people they quote are. It's the purpose of the study. I didn't make any of this up. There are people advocating for classifying pedophilia as normal, they did a study. A lot of people. The results of the study. I simply asked you to think what was your first reaction when you heard first about gay marriage?”
He went on to question the intelligence of CNN reporters;
“What does it say about these so-called reporters that they couldn't figure out what I was saying when all I was doing was reading from a story from the UK Guardian? If they couldn't figure that out, they probably can't figure out most things.”