Right-wing mouthbreather Rush Limbaugh has an idea about Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was transporting 100 of the world’s top AIDS researchers to Melbourne, Australia that was shot down over Ukraine this week. According to Limbaugh, the attack is just an opportunity to shift the media’s focus off of Obama and the border.

“I haven’t had CNN on all day.  What do you bet they have broomed everything and are covering wall-to-wall the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down by a missile,” mused Limbaugh. “I mean, you talk about… I don’t want appear to be callous here, folks, but you talk about an opportunity to abandon the bad Obama news at the border?  And, no, I’m not suggesting anything other than how the media operates.  Anyway, it’s eerie.  It is really eerie.”

The only eerie thing is Limbaugh concocting the implications of the news as some kind of Obama victory because it gives the conservatives nothing to talk about. The 295 deaths that occurred this week on Flight MH17 are horrendous and tragic. Limbaugh’s exploitation of this tragedy for his own fomentation is nothing more than tactless barbarism.

Limbaugh’s statements hang between petty and atrocious. The attack on Flight MH17 requires international attention and illustrates the turbulent environment in which people in eastern Europe live. But what do you expect from someone like Limbaugh?