Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rush Limbaugh on his Cochlear Implant

image from Rush
Rush Limbaugh was asked about his cochlear implant this week during his radio talk show. Limbaugh told the caller:
The one thing people cannot replicate is total deafness. They cannot, therefore, understand it. You can pretend to be blind, you can pretend to be paralyzed from the waist down, but you cannot pretend to be deaf. There's no way you can artificially create that. Even if you put yourself in a soundproof room, you hear something. You can hear yourself breathe or whatever. Total deafness, people can't relate to it. That's why the deaf always get blamed for not hearing things, 'cause people can't's the only disability where the "victim," as it were, is blamed for having the disability.
Read a transcript of the entire call and Limbaugh's answer on his website here.