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RUSH: I don’t know. I just thought I’d wear virgin white today. I haven’t worn virgin white in a long time. All that discussion of marriage and stuff with… You know what the strangest comment I saw about Pence’s marriage was? (chuckles) Some guy tweeted, “You know, straight people are just weird.”

JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday!

RUSH: Okay, folks, look, there’s a reality out there: The Drive-By Media is gonna hold on to this “Russians stole the election” narrative even tighter than CNN hung on to the missing Malaysian airliner. They’re not gonna let go of it. Okay, I have detected something. It’s not something hidden. It isn’t… It’s something actually very obvious. I just want to give voice to this, and it is the way the Drive-Bys set the table every day no matter what. I call it the media hot take, which is the first reaction to any new bit of news.

I’m gonna present this in non-chronological order just to illustrate the point. But when somebody discovered or learned or what have you, that Melania Trump hasn’t moved into the White House, “That doesn’t look good!” Mike Pence and his wife have rules about public appearances. “That’s not a normal look! That’s not a good look!” Trump has put a lot of highly successful businesspeople in his cabinet. “That doesn’t look good! That looks bad!” Trump talked to businesses about keeping jobs in the U.S. before he was sworn in. “That looks bad.”

Trump didn’t want to keep the Obama outdoor play set at the White House because there aren’t any little kids running around. “That certainly doesn’t look good for the children.” Ivanka Trump was photographed sitting at her father’s desk in the Oval Office. “That had to be wrong!” Trump tweets before sunrise. “That’s not normal!” Trump tweets that he believes he’s been illegally surveilled. “That doesn’t look good! That’s not right.” We get it. Whatever the story is — and never is this accompaniment attached to a Democrat story, a story where the Democrats might find themselves in the news.

In fact, it’s just the exact opposite. “Look what the Democrats have learned! Look how the Democrats have been improving their circumstances! Look at the damage the Democrats might be ready to inflict! What are the Democrats gonna do next? How are the Democrats gonna destroy Trump?” It’s all different. It’s entirely different. They set the stage before they even get into the opinion of the story by characterizing it as “That doesn’t look good.”

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