One of the aspects of this job that both amuses and unnerves us is the way in which Rush finds new and inventive ways to out-crazy the crazy things he said the day before. What amuses us is the idea of pacing -- we're not even five months into Obama's first term, and Rush has spent the entirety of that time in high dudgeon, hurling every possible slur he can at the president and screaming bloody murder at even the slightest outrages. What's he going to do when a real controversy comes down the pike? But this rhetorical escalation is also unnerving, and yesterday, Fox News' Shepard Smith explained why. Smith, reporting on the tragic shooting at the Holocaust Museum, said he's receiving "more and more frightening" emails from people who are "way out there on a limb," and then read an example: "Shepard, how dare you tell us to get over Obama not being a U.S. citizen. Where is the birth certificate? Where? He won't show it, so why are you so trumped up to believe it? I cannot stand Hussein. He is a socialist Marxist who is at fast rate destroying our country." Look at the content of that email, which Smith called "frightening," and compare it to what Rush has said over the past week: Obama is "destroying the United States economy"; he "does not have a birth certificate"; he's a "socialist."
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Evil Minds That Plot Destruction
Rush Limbaugh and his ilk are monsters, and if you can't figure that out, something is seriously wrong: