That was governor Rick Scott’s properly serious crisis communication message last week, as discussed on September 8th in an ABC news article titled Florida governor urges residents ahead of Hurricane Irma: ‘You’ve got to get out; you can’t wait.
Contrast his message with one from talk radio personality Rush Limbaugh, who on September 5th instead ranted about My Analysis of the Hurricane Irma Panic. By September 8th instead the Washington Post reported Rush Limbaugh indicates he’s evacuating Palm Beach days after suggesting Hurricane Irma is fake news. Yesterday Politifact discussed his statements and their implications in an article titled In context: what Rush Limbaugh said about Hurricane Irma before evacuation.
He’s gotten negative publicity from halfway around the world. Today Callum Borchers had an article in the Sydney Morning Herald titled Rush Limbaugh evacuates Palm Beach days after suggesting that Hurricane Irma is fake news. Meanwhile from Los Angeles Mr. Limbaugh whined about how it was One of the greatest smears of my career.
My title came from the punch line of a speech from the science fiction television series Babylon 5.