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Rush Limbaugh

CNN's Don Lemon on Rush Limbaugh's latest rant.

I think this is a fair editorial by Don Lemon. I hadn't bothered to say anything about Rush, simply because I figured the publicity would garner more listeners.

I was actually surprised that sponsors pulled out over this. I think they should have pulled out a long time ago. But that's just me.

As Lemon said, it's not about politics, it's about sinking to personal insults.

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veronica_rich
Mar. 5th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
I've an f-lister who posted a blog entry from somewhere pointing out misogynist statements made by pundits on the left, as well. I didn't feel like going into a whole long screed about why Rush's remarks were particularly venomous, so I just pointed out (1) yes, that happens, but (2) I'm generally far more interested in actions than words when it comes to laws and policies, and no matter which side says what, I know which one is more actively involved in trying to deny women their basic rights and health care via legislation and public pressure.
bonnie_halfelvn
Mar. 5th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
Some things it's just better to keep a bit of distance.

But I agree about actions.
snowywolfowl
Mar. 5th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
I think this really showed his particular true colours, since his position that people should pay for their own contraceptives is a position that can be debated and defended on its own merits without using any personal insults. The fact that he spent three days piling those on makes me wonder why anyone takes him seriously, since he hurts his allies arguments with the undecided voter.
bonnie_halfelvn
Mar. 5th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
I think most people who still listen to him (like my dad) will not be deterred by this. And yes, he will still be taken seriously. I know from the long thread my dad started on FB about it. Rush can do no wrong in his eyes.
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