Rush Limbaugh proved his detractors right again on Tuesday by taking what amounts to a classless, race-baiting cheap-shot at a dead guy. In referencing the death of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, El Rushbo said "That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires" and he "...fired a bunch of white guys as managers right and left". One of many references HERE.
Mind you, this is coming from a guy who once said that President Obama is a man who "sees everything through a racial lens" (citation unavailable, as I actually heard this myself but I don't recall the date/time). Gee, just who is the one that actually sees everything, including death, through a racial lens? Ironic that this comes on the heels of race-baiting comments from the opposite extreme of the spectrum in the guise of Jesse Jackson.
I know, I know, the Limbaugh apologists will just laugh it off as Rush "just being Rush". My brother (and Limbaugh fan) likes to say that "you can't take everything Rush says seriously", which while true as a general statement fails in practical application, as many people actually DO take everything Rush says seriously. Yes, there are people who really do drink the Limbaugh cool aid; I remember when news broke of his little drug problem, there were more than a few callers into WILK who basically said that the whole story was fraudulent and made up. That's the crew that hangs on every word this guy says.
So congratulations to Rusty (as his mom liked to call him) for never failing to fail.
Michael Savage is 10X better than any of them IMHO.
Randy Rhodes takes the cake though, insofar as a trainwrck of a personal life is concerned.
Criticizing a dead guy is about the cheapest shot one can take. Criticizing a dead guy in front of 20 million people? Well that says far more about Limbaugh than it does Steinbrenner.
I've actually listened to Michael Savage a few times. Not a fan of Limbaugh from what I've heard. Then again Michael Savage is psychotic. He pales in comparison to G. Gordon Liddy though. Liddy is about the only one in that sub-species who can claim to "walk to talk".
Speaking of Savage, I think he should be broadcasting under his given name. Just imagine: "The Weiner Nation"? Sounds like an Oscar Meyer commercial.
As for the rest of them, Rhodes, Hannity, Ingraham and the like, well that act only goes so far. Limbaugh at least has talent as a broadcaster; the rest are just hacks.
I agree that Limbaugh has talent as a braodcaster. He has a great website (although you need to be a member for the REALLY good content) and he's somewhat funny in his commentary that occaisionally hits the nail on the head.
Savage is psychotic? He's a prince compared to Chris Matthews.
I highly recommend G. Gordon Liddy's autobiography Will. It helps you understand where he's coming from. I read it 15 years ago and I've been considering ordering it again but the Mrs will strangle me if I continue buying more books.
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