Rush Limbaugh claims that did not say that the Batman villain, ‘Bane’ was part of a Hollywood conspiracy to damage Mitt Romney, although members of the media have reported on his comments.
Limbaugh himself, clarified his remarks yesterday.
“I never said that the villain was created by the comic book character creator to be part of the 2012 campaign. I never said that at all. Everybody’s out there running around saying I got this giant conspiracy theory that the Batman people, the creators, the comic book creators, created this thing to campaign against Romney. I never said that. I didn’t say there was a conspiracy.”
The story originated this week with the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard, who reported that Democrats were planning to use the villain Bane, as a way to remind voters of Romney’s connection to his company, Bain Capital.
Bedard quoted a Democratic strategist who suggested that “the narratives are similar: a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society.”
Limbaugh covered the story earlier this week and noted that there was “discussion out there as whether or not this was purposeful and will influence voters,” and asked, “Do you think it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire-breathing, four-eyed whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?’”