October 14, 2009

Rush Limbaugh's Critics are Big, Fat Idiots

I don't listen to talk radio, and so I only hear what Rush Limbaugh says when someone else mentions it. That said, he's been on the air as a conservative talker since the mid 1980s, with an audience of 20 million. His political and social views, vocabulary, and style are perhaps more well known than any person on the planet.

That is why recent attempts to attribute a series of false racist quotes to him is so unsettling.

Limbaugh has strong views on many topics, and if he was a hardcore racist, he would have been called out for it decades ago, boycotted, and perhaps forced off the air. But the simple logic it takes to process that thought is easily blinded by hate, and a number of left-wing journalists and bloggers have decided to post various false racist quotes attributed to Limbaugh in an attempt to ruin his bid to buy the St. Louis Rams football team.

None of the false quotes even sounds remotely like Limbaugh in tone or substance, and even more tellingly, none are sourced, a red flag to any competent journalist or blogger in a day and age when such things can be easily falsified on the Internet.

Why do these journalists and bloggers lie? Why do they commit an easily disproven libel and slander in order to tar an opponent?

It's about power and control, and the moral relativism that infects them, convincing them that even the most blatant smear is justified if it thwarts their political enemies or can help them achieve even the most temporary victory.

There is a very simple reason that conservative media are ascendant and liberal media are in decline. People have learned that liberal media cannot be trusted to get even basic facts right if their agenda can be forwarded with bias and fraud. Fox News and other conservative outlets may or may not be "fair and balanced," but they certainly comes closer to being the most trusted sources of news, because the American people simply find them more trustworthy.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 14, 2009 10:14 AM

What the whole mess we now call the MSM has demonstrated is that there are consequences for allowing things to happen. For instance, we allowed most college campuses to be taken over and ruled like little fiefdoms by liberals. Free speech, free thoughts and free association has been eliminated through political correctness and outright intimidation. Conservative speakers now face outright bans on many campuses.

We now have journalism taught in most of the major colleges not as the what, when, why and where; but as facilitation for a particular ideology, and I think you know what that ideology is without me pointing it out.

Now we have a hate crimes bill coming before the Congress that will be passed with little or no fanfare that will do to the rest of the country what has been done on college campuses. Barack has signed on to a UN passed resolution that further restricts our rights. If we as a nation don't wake up damn soon, we will lose all our freedoms.

Posted by: templar knight at October 14, 2009 10:30 AM

Conservative white is the new 1950s black. Gotta give the Left their target to polarize, hate, attack and blame for all the ills of their inept and corrupt administration.

Posted by: HatlessHessian at October 14, 2009 11:25 AM

Rush is trying to get back at Jesse and the Reverand. The problem is that if he says something bad about them my response is "so, I know these guys suck." Why does anyone listen to them to begin with?

Posted by: David at October 14, 2009 03:31 PM

The sad thing in this post are the terms conservative media and liberal media. When the word media is preceded by either of those words, we're certainly no longer talking about media (news). We're talking about editorial viewpoints.

I don't know nor care if Rush is or isn't a racist. For anyone who care to spend 10 minutes doing just a little bit of research, there is a preponderance of evidence that Rush has no credibility when it comes to reporting "facts". His agenda is to divide the American people and play off their ignorance and fears. His very living and his wealth depend on it.

The only thing more disgusting than Rush's venom is the sad fact that so many people confuse it with Truth.

Posted by: Dude at October 14, 2009 04:01 PM

Such a preponderance of evidence that you don't offer proof of it? Perhaps you were going to use WikiQuotes or the irrefutable first-hand knowledge of a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker?

Posted by: AFIraqVet at October 14, 2009 04:43 PM

Dude said "Rush has no credibility when it comes to reporting facts etc etc"

Dude, if you would pay any attention whatsoever to Rush you would realize how utterly incorrect that statement was. Why don't you listen to him for about a month, and then report back with what you actually find?

Posted by: Rick at October 14, 2009 05:17 PM

AF, Google "Rush Limbaugh Liar" if you want to read some evidence. There's plenty of it there.

Rick, the thought of listening to Limbaugh for a month is revolting. Years ago I listened to him in order to learn how a conman operates. He's very good at what he does. Of course, he isn't to be taken seriously as any sort of news source. His success depends on keeping the right wing stirred up. That's what he does best and he surely isn't going to let the truth get in the way of that objective.

No thanks. I won't be listening to Rush anymore.

Posted by: Dude at October 14, 2009 06:27 PM

Dude, you're crazy in looking at Limbaugh as a news source. He's a news commentator, not a reporter, and his agenda is to make a living giving an opinion that can be taken or left. And if it promulgates the cause of conservatism as he sees it, that's just icing on the cake to him.

People listen to Rush to hear his take on the news...which he typically cites and then recites on-air along with relevant sound-clips if available. Citing a Google search as the basis of your accusations is about as baseless as the charges of racism made against him.

Posted by: Shwiggie at October 14, 2009 06:42 PM

Google "Rush Limbaugh Liar"

...and the top two or three hundred hits will be lefty sites that have an axe to grind against him. About as trustworthy as the anonymice who invented these quotes and smeared him with them.

As for what sort of credibility you should give him: no less than any other commentator, and more than many. While he is neither as smart nor as well-informed as he thinks he is on many subjects, he's a very gifted political commentator. He's also one of the simplest, most straightforward men you'll ever meet. He is not a con man. He's not trying to trick anybody. He has two goals: to push the conservative political philosophy for as long as there's breath in his body, and to have as much fun as he can get away with while doing it.

Posted by: wolfwalker at October 14, 2009 06:46 PM

Dude, your answer to my observation that you cite nothing to back up your assertions is to suggest a Google search? Seriously? If I'm to understand this correctly, whatever I find on the internet will be true. Do you work for a major media outlet of some sort? You seem to exhibit the same work ethic as MSNBC or CNN when it comes to making an assertion and backing it up (Hint, that means none).

With the news that Rush has been dropped from the investment group making the bid, it'll be really interesting to see how many journalists, TV commentators and news organizations are named in the slander/libel lawsuit.

Posted by: AFIraqVet at October 14, 2009 08:05 PM

Personally, I'm glad that the group dumped him. He probably is, too. Gives him another non issue to stir up the ditto heads.

It would make no difference what links I might post showing that Rush wouldn't know the truth if it slapped him in the face. Your very statement that the first 200-300 returns would be leftie sites proves my point that YOU wouldn't believe it. I'm not lazy. I'm just not going to do your work for you. Wouldn't do any good anyway. To be clear, no, I'm not suggesting that whatever you find on the internet is the truth; far from it! I am suggesting that you do a bit of research for yourself.

I KNOW that Rush isn't a news source. Many people who listen to him everyday (I don't know how they stand it) DO believe that he's in the news business.

There is one bit of hope that I get from Rush. As long as he's the face of the Republican Party and considered by many to be their spokesperson, that's good for those of us who are more reality based.

Rush needs one crisis after another to survive. If one doesn't exist, he'll create one. That's how he makes his living.

Posted by: Dude at October 15, 2009 12:02 AM

Let's see, you're the one making the assertion that Rush lies yet you won't provide one example to back that up. I think it has more to do with you being unable to come up with something that isn't Wiki-libel, than any desire on your part to educate us to the vast wealth of truth you claim to possess. You don't agree with him, or most of us, which is quite clear but when your bluff is called to provide a concrete example you simply can't produce.

If it were truth, as you claim, and not a left-wing hack website that you obviously don't hold to the same standards that you claim Rush should follow, a simple copy/paste link should suffice to educate us supposedly "ignorant" folk. As it stands, you simply look like someone who points a gun with the giant red "BANG!" flag on a stick hanging out of the barrel.

Posted by: AFIraqVet at October 15, 2009 12:38 AM

This post has been linked for the HOT5 Daily 10/15/2009, at The Unreligious Right

Posted by: UNRR at October 15, 2009 07:24 AM

"Fire can't melt steel. Google it!" - Rosie

Posted by: brando at October 15, 2009 09:11 AM

Dude, be honest, you never did listen to Rush to any extent. If you did, and feel the way you do, then your brain is vapid.

I'm soory to be so offensive, but when up against an obstinate liberal as yourself is hard not to be.

Posted by: Rick at October 15, 2009 09:16 AM

"Dude, be honest"

Good luck with that.

Posted by: brando at October 15, 2009 09:31 AM
Personally, I'm glad that the group dumped him. He probably is, too. Gives him a cause of action to sue the people who've been sliming him.

Fixed that for you.

Posted by: Pablo at October 15, 2009 12:09 PM