Rush Limbaugh: Bill Cosby Rape Allegations No Big Deal — ‘It’s Not Like He Did It Yesterday’ (VIDEO)

On Friday, Rush Limbaugh was, unfortunately, his usual self in defending people accused of rape. Limbaugh devoted an extended portion of his show to defending Bill Cosby against what he seems to feel is an attempt on the part of the media to assassinate the comedian’s character because Cosby told black families to “step up” in the past.

Cosby has been accused of sexual assault numerous times by multiple women since 2004, but Limbaugh shrugged off the accusations with a simple, “It’s not like he did it yesterday.” The allegations recently gained momentum when actress Barbara Bowman wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, in which she recounted her experience being drugged and assaulted by Cosby when she was barely an adult.

It’s not like Cosby is innocent. The TV personality settled the lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand for an undisclosed amount of money. Bowman was asked to testify, but never had the opportunity.

“I was drugged and raped by that man,” Bowman told the Daily Mail of her experience. “He is a monster. He came at me like a monster. My hope is that others who have experienced sexual abuse will not be intimidated into silence by the famous, rich and powerful. If I can help one victim, then I’ve done my job.”

Bowman also spoke to CNN’s Don Lemon of the sexual assault — and Limbaugh says that Cosby is the real victim in all of this because the media is trying to “destroy” him.

“It looks like they’re trying to destroy Bill Cosby,” Limbaugh said in audio captured by Media Matters. “Apparently a woman has come forward, or came forward some time ago, claiming he raped her, numerous times. And she has been on CNN today repeating the story and CNN has decided to adopt this story and make it the number one cause célèbre of the day, and they’ve got experts left and right testifying on what it all means and why it happened and what could it mean to Cosby’s reputation.”

Limbaugh claimed that Cosby was targeted, not because he is accused of raping numerous women, but because CNN has a deep-seated vendetta based in the funnyman’s espousement of highly conservative ideologies concerning his fellow African-Americans.

“And I asked myself, what did Bill Cosby ever do to tick off some producer at CNN? Or some reporter? Or some assignment? What happened here?” Limbaugh said. “And then I had to stop and remember, Bill Cosby has numerous times in the recent past given public lectures in which he has said to one degree or another that black families and communities had better step up and get hold of themselves and not fall prey to the forces of destruction that rip them apart. And basically he started demanding that people start accepting responsibility. And the next thing you know he is the nation’s biggest rapist as far as CNN is concerned.”

Apparently, time heals all wounds, including those borne of being sexually victimized — or, at least, time absolves one of all blame.

 “It’s not like he did it yesterday,” Limbaugh said. “It’s age old stuff, right? Twenty years ago…thirty years ago. That’s right. The stuff that being alleged was back when he was the lovable Mr. Huxtable and had the deal, perfect TV family, on the ideal perfect TV show.”

Hear these disgusting remarks for yourself, below: