Rush Limbaugh would like you to wake up and smell the coffee.
On Tuesday, the talk-radio titan alerted us all to the fact that “The Dark Knight Rises,” the third film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, is the product of a massive left-wing conspiracy. Should you have any doubts, simply note that Mitt Romney’s “evil” private equity empire is called Bain, while the main baddie in “Dark Knight” is — you knew it — BANE.
“The movie has been in the works for a long time, the release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time,” Limbaugh said. “Do you think that it is accidental, that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?”
While The National Memo‘s Henry Decker predicted the awkward Bain/Bane parallels back in January, he never could’ve imagined that they would be noted in such a paranoid manner.
How deep does the conspiracy go? Here we’ve taken a look at some famous movies as seen through Rush Limbaugh’s conspiratorial eyes: