Rush Limbaugh Under Attack: But How Much is Enough?
A pot of controversy to the south, enveloping the most successful radio talk show host in history, continues to boil over.
Rush Limbaugh, the Conservative firebrand, who helms a daily show that boasts 20,000,000 listeners, oft referred to as ‘dittoheads’ , is in a considerable depth of hot water.
A young woman that spoke to members of Congress about reproductive health–and her belief for government support (imagine the nerve!), pushed Rush off his rocker.
“She’s a slut,” he declared, without a hint of sarcasm or satire. He meant it. “She wants to be paid to have sex,” he added.
And then the recriminations from everywhere, including such intellectual giants as Jane Fonda and Joy Behar.
Limbaugh, long a target of the unreasonable left (as opposed to reasonable Democrats like Leon Panetta and Bob Baker) has endured the wrath of a growing, cacophonous cadre of manipulators and false prophets that see the blood in the water and are hoping this will be it: they’ll get rid of Rush Limbaugh.
Well, it won’t happen. Not a chance.
Limbaugh could go down to one advertiser and it won’t matter. He’s made hundreds of millions (as has his stations and sponsors) when his words did and do make sense–as is often the case, that no amount of hard-blowing by the American far left will cast him adrift.
What gets me is the painful contradictions that the left win points on–but hurt America by.
Don Imus, another talk show giant, years ago, referred to a black girl as a “nappy headed ho’ and was rightly fired for it–only to be rehired later–and for more money, thank you. Only in America…
But when a barrage of black rappers and entertainers consistently call each other ‘nigger’ and use the possessive of THEIR women as ‘bitches’, I must wonder just what kind of world we live in. This is excused by suggesting it’s part of black culture. No it’s not. It’s called excusing racist epithets with lies.
Far left commentator Bill Maher, who really must rank as one of the more unqualified and vile creatures to crawl from green room to set, has often referred to Governor Sarah Palin as “a dumb cunt.” An assessment I find at least accurate–considering her insidious, extremist rhetoric, but would I say it? Of course not. Hillary Clinton to Maher was “a stupid fucking bitch” because she wouldn’t leave the Democrat’s presidential nomination contest in 2008 to give Barack Obama more lead time in fighting the Republicans (Maher is an unapologetic Democrat and super Obamabot). Again, Clinton’s credentials as a manipulative, lying, ill-tempered harridan are without question, but is referring to her as a ‘ fucking bitch’–in such summarily vulgar, wholly unflattering terms, really the discourse we should be harbouring in civilized society? And stupid? From Yale Law School. Oh yes, I forgot that self-proclaimed communist, wealth redistribution moron (I know this is redundant) and BC NDP friend Van Jones came from there too.
But I digress…
What examples are we setting for future generations???
We are in the age where fomenting hate is being passed off as political commentary, and this isn’t at all right. It’s one thing to go hard after someone–I do that here often. But no limits? C”mon.
Should Limbaugh be sanctioned? Of course. He’s apologized several times now and has lost five dozen advertisers, which I’m sure he’ll earn back or replace. But let him go back to work and fight the good fight for what he believes in. It’s not like he’s popping off like this on a regular basis (although he once despicably went after Michael J. Fox, mimicking Fox’s shakes due to Parkinsons–a moment far worse than this ‘slut’ business, IMHO).
This whole flap about his recent remarks makes me think, once again, of a modern day black hero named Dr. William Cosby, PhD. You knew him once as Dr. Huxtable or still as comedian Bill Cosby. His words on this type of talk are the words we should all live by. He speaks primarily of the damage blacks do to themselves, but has often branched out into speaking of how such obviously offensive statements as the ones foolishly uttered by Limbaugh, do not further anyone’s cause. The extremes drive such idiocy and telling a woman she has no right to reproductive choice is precisely the kind of stupidity that I just don’t know how to address adequately enough. It’s an emotional and personally conflicting enough issue for most level-headed people, without the added discomfort of referring to someone with an opposing view as ‘a slut’ because she believes that contraception or reproductive choice is safe for her.
Limbaugh was wrong. Enough already.
And Cosby is right: we don’t promote a more open, civilized exchange of ideas and are thus missing the fora requisite to providing fuller passage to such issues into our consciousness.
Or the dialougue we are so desperately lacking to make this a better world by staying away from the kind of incessant hurt we see today.
Tomorrow, Monday, prepare for the REAL story on ‘Telusgate’ and how the Premier considers her personal friendship with a major contributor to her political career more important than your tax dollars–SHE is responsible for what happened, and you’ll read about it here. And then we’re going to do a quick roundup on the breathtakingly embarrassing performance of both Presto! Manning and Christy Clark at the Manning whatever-BS-get-together late last week. Plus, I’ll give you the inside word on why CKNW are going to be falling even further. I warned them…but they didn’t want to listen…too bad, considering they have the best newsroom in BC, bar none.
All that tomorrow.
And later in the week, more on ‘The Atwal Affair’ (Christy doesn’t know him, yeah sure, but guess who came for dinner?) and absolutely more BC Rail/Basi-Virk.
So if you thought last week was a whirl-wind, hang on to your hats! Or whatever you’re holding…