Obama stiffarms Limbaugh and Beck

Jordan Fabian
The Hill

President Barack Obama pushed back against criticism from two of his most strident opponents, conservative talk hosts Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, in an interview aired Friday.

Asked by CBS’ “Early Show” about the strong critiques of his time in the White House, Obama volunteered Beck and Limbaugh and said they have spewed “vitriol” against him.

“When you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, it’s pretty apparent, but keep in mind that there have been periods in American history where this kind of vitriol comes out,” Obama said. “It happens often when you’ve got an economy that is making people more anxious, but that’s not the vast majority of Americans.”

Obama has faced tough opposition from the right, especially during the healthcare debate, which some Democrats have said has translated into acts of hate and violence against some lawmakers.

Some liberals and Democratic lawmakers have blamed Republicans ands right-wing media, such as Limbaugh, Beck and Fox News, which hosts Beck show, of fueling such anger.

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