Monday, October 26, 2009

It's not true but it is because we know it is

No, that's not some Zen Koan, it's Rush Limbaugh. Caught being fooled by some blog with a fake Obama speech allegedly from his college years, Rush didn't apologize for his total lack of journalistic integrity but instead called it "satire."

"You can't beat that", said Chris Matthews this evening on Hardball this evening and he's right. Rush did his usual bouncing up and down excoriating Obama for advocating massive redistribution of wealth and using as evidence a speech Obama never made. Typical Rush stuff and typical Limbaughian attempt to weasel out of it.

Humor he said, needs to have a grain of truth in it and this is humor, which of course wasn't identified as such until it became clear Rush was a victim of an amateur hoax, and that truth is provided by our inner knowledge that although Obama never ever said it he somehow has inner knowledge that Obama was thinking it - as has not been demonstrated. Get it? That's right. Rush is a mind reader and therefore can be excused for denouncing someone for something he never said or did. You can't beat that and since we know Rush is a Satan worshipping prophet of the Auntie-Christ who eats cute puppies, has sex with dead goats, is an admirer and homosexual lover of Slobodan Milošević and has a secret collection of Nazi memorabilia in his attic that he wears on Jewish holidays -- since we know it, we can sell it as the absolute truth and claim that it's journalism. That's Rush.

You can't beat it.


RR said...

How can you even stand reading anything about this guy (Rush) ...

Just the mention of his name causes stomach upset for most sane people.

I guess someone has to keep an eye on these nut-cases: I just can't do it.

mrsleep said...

Somehow I have good friends who listen to the pustule every day. As long as we don't talk Politics we're good to go. We start talking Politics and the fur flies.

Capt. Fogg said...

I can't actually read or listen to him, but Chris Matthews was so funny in lambasting the guy, I had to share it.

I have lots of friends I don't dare talk politics with and it's a really sad thing. It's the price I pay for living in the South, even a South populated by Northerners.