Rush Limbaugh, a Florida resident, is getting a lot of advice on where to stand when Hurricane Irma makes U.S. landfall.

In the wake of his talk-show comments (“These storms, once they actually hit, are never as strong as they’re reported”), the conservative icon is weathering a storm of derision.

At The Washington Post, Callum Borchers wrote: “Limbaugh’s bad advice reveals the metastasizing nature of ‘fake news’ attacks on the press, which have been led by President Trump. How did we get from Trump’s claim that he has ‘never seen more dishonest media than, frankly, the political media’ to the idea that weather reports are phony, too?”

Limbaugh had said: “The media benefits with the panic with increased eyeballs, and the retailers benefit from the panic with increased sales, and the TV companies benefit because they’re getting advertising dollars from the businesses that are seeing all this attention from customers.”

Borchers also noted hurricane skepticism by Alex Jones:

“The Infowars founder … has for years promoted the notion that the U.S. government possesses the power to conjure and control weather events. Just last week, as Hurricane Harvey battered Texas, Jones devoted part of his show to questioning why the government didn’t ‘use the technologies to kill [the storm] out in the gulf.’”

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