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RUSH: Here’s Fred, Cleveland, Ohio.  Great to have you, Fred.  I’m glad you called.

CALLER:  Hi, Rush.  Hope you’re having a great day.

RUSH:  Thank you, sir.

CALLER:  I have two quick observations I’d like to get your thoughts on.  First, the Anderson Cooper interview.  I watched about 10 or 15 minutes of it, and it looked like two schoolgirls on the playground talking gossip, and I was waiting for a patty-cake game to break out.

RUSH:  Wait a minute, you —

CALLER: I mean, what a disgrace.

RUSH: Now, hang on here a second, Fred.  You’re watching Anderson Cooper and Stormy Daniels, and you thought you’re watching two schoolgirls on the playground?

CALLER:  Yes.  That is what it reminded me of two 12-year-old schoolgirls (laughing) giggling and laughing about the whole situation. I mean, Anderson Cooper seemed to be more excited about the interview than any interview I think I’ve ever seen.

RUSH:  Well, I got a little different impression.  I thought Anderson Cooper was trying to make an interview with a porn star look as weighty and serious as an interview with Henry Kissinger —

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: — and wasn’t quite able to pull that off.


RUSH:  Okay.


RUSH:  So somebody said, “What’s the difference, Henry Kissinger and…?” Okay, take your pick. Throw John Kerry in there. I don’t care.  He was trying to make it look like it had the weight of the world on it, and he’s talking to a porn star.  But you think you saw that he was somewhat titillated by this?  Is that what you’re saying out there, Fred?

CALLER:  I really do.  I thought that he was excited by the whole process.  I mean, it fascinated me — and, quite frankly, made me sick.  You know, what has journalism come to?

RUSH:  There isn’t any. That’s not journalism. There isn’t any journalism anymore.

CALLER:  Right.  That’s pornography.  That’s America.  I have another observation I’d love to throw past you if I could.

RUSH:  You know, I love being asked my impression of observations, so go ahead.

CALLER:  Okay.  Now that Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned to appear in front of Congress, for one, I don’t think he’ll do it.  I think he will weasel his way out no matter how he has to.  But if they get him in the seat, I think that America will be treated to something observationally that will last a very long time.  I think we will see this kid break down in tears and possibly wet his pants and have to go to a recess and cut the cameras off, because this Mark Zuckerberg is in deep water that he cannot handle.

RUSH:  Okay.  Why is Zuckerberg in deep water?

CALLER:  Because Zuckerberg sold his soul to President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

RUSH:  Right!  Which is why he’s gonna be protected!

CALLER:  In front of Congress?  There’s no —

RUSH:  Do you really —

CALLER:  There’s no protection.

RUSH:  You really think the Republicans are gonna come down hard on this guy?

CALLER:  I just… I don’t even think they need to come down on him.  What if the first senator or first congressman says to him, “Uh, tell us exactly what you gave Obama.  Did you open your books to him?” (chuckles) You know, and if he says, “Yes,” then they should say, “Okay, your company is a fraud.”

RUSH:  Look, I don’t think that’s gonna happen.  I wish it would.  You know, if I were a pretend senator for the day and I was on the committee interrogating Zuckerberg, I would say, “Mr. Zuckerberg, I’m having trouble understanding why you’re even here. ‘Cause back in 2008 all the way to 2011, you helped — and practically saw to it — that the Obama campaign got every bit of data on every user you’ve got.

“And they were called geniuses, and you were too.  And now some outfit came along and found a way to get 50 million of your users’ data, and we want to throw you in jail.  Mr. Zuckerberg, I don’t understand why you’re here.  What did you do wrong?” You know, I’d ask it in a certain way.  But I don’t know how hard the Republicans are gonna be.  Time will tell.  But if Zuckerberg wet his pants, Fred, how would you know?

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