Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Take the Limbaugh Challenge" -- Startling LAT Headline

The Los Angeles Times opinion page today looked like something the guys at Hot Air might write. (Not Allahpundit but the good looking one, Ed.) The LAT telling the truth right out loud and in public has caused a lot of cognitive dissonance among conservatives. It is as if they were trying to throw us off just before a major attack. Though some people think this only happened because the Times has been losing money faster than Obama can print it.
It was by a conservative named Andrew Klavan. And it said some things that just never get said in the LAT. For instance:
“You're not a moderate or you wouldn't be reading this newspaper. You're not tolerant of a wide range of views; you are tolerant of a narrow spectrum of variations on your views. And, whatever you claim, you still haven't listened to Rush Limbaugh.
. . . . . . . .
“Now let me tell you the real answer: You're a lowdown, yellow-bellied, lily-livered intellectual coward. You're terrified of finding out he makes more sense than you do.”
But its main focus was on the intellectual dishonesty in recent liberal attacks on Rush Limbaugh. Here area couple of good quotes from the piece:
“Whenever I interrupt a liberal's anti-Limbaugh rant to point out that the ranter has never actually listened to the man, he always says the same thing: "I've heard him!"

“On further questioning, it always turns out that by "heard him," he means he's heard the selected excerpts spoon-fed him by the distortion-mongers of the mainstream media. These excerpts are specifically designed to accomplish one thing: to make sure you never actually listen to Limbaugh's show, never actually give him a fair chance to speak his piece to you directly.

“By lifting some typically Rushian piece of outrageous hilarity completely out of context, the distortion gang knows full well it can get you to widen your eyes and open your mouth in the universal sign of Liberal Outrage. Your scrawny chest swelling with a warm sense of completely unearned righteousness, you will turn to your second spouse and say, "I'm not a liberal, I'm a moderate, and I'm tolerant of a wide range of differing views -- but this goes too far!"“


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