Rush Limbaugh told listeners of his Monday radio show that the mainstream media only covered stories that pushed political agendas.
He also suggested that Trayvon Martin's death received so much media attention because the media was trying to "limit individual liberty and freedom." Limbaugh said:
My point is this: take the Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin case. The moment it's first reported, all you have to know, to know what the likely truth is, is who's pushing it. And if CNN, MSNBC—anybody in the big media—is pushing this thing than you know. They are not concerned with the nature of the evidence. They are trying to advance a political perspective. Because they want to change the country and empower government so that it can't be stopped. Their objective is to limit individual liberty and freedom ... All these crimes where black thugs kill or beat up white people that don't get reported -- why? You know it as well as I do. It doesn't advance liberalism. Not only does it not advance liberalism, but it exposes it for the fraudulent existence that it has.
Last week, Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the death of Trayvon Martin. Limbaugh has reacted to Martin's death in the past. When President Obama reacted to the teen's death last year, the conservative radio host accused the president of using the killing as a "political opportunity."