(Politico) – Commentators reacted swiftly to condemn remarks conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh made Tuesday during a segment in which Limbaugh suggested actor Robin Williams’ “leftist worldview” played a part in his apparent suicide.
Liberal-leaning watchdog group Media Matters accused Limbaugh of “exploiting” Williams’ death to attack the political left. Another headline, this one from the site Uproxx, called Limbaugh’s remarks “impossibly stupid.”
Twitter users sniped at Limbaugh as well, piling on with accusations of exploitation and politicizing the actor’s death.
“The 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, acceptance, Rush Limbaugh says something dumb,” tweeted “Charlie Rose” show Managing Editor Tim Morrison.