Here is another quote that the MSM and Democrats seem to have missed. This is one from Gloria Feldt, former CEO of Planned Parenthood, made in February, 2012: “It’s time for these men, like Pat Buchanan, Foster Friess, and Rick Santorum to climb back under the prehistoric rock from whence they came. Their beliefs are the detritus of millennia of patriarchy, racism, homophobia, and assorted other oppressions.” Was I again too busy to see/hear/read the reaction? Shame on me for missing the reaction!
That remark by Feldt was made about the firing of Pat Buchanan by MSNBC. About Rush Limbaugh, Feldt said, “No apology is good enough. Rush must go. Period.”
Can we examine the firing of Pat Buchanan? As a reason for firing Buchanan, MSNBC president Phil Griffin proclaimed that Buchanan’s book is unfit for the “national dialogue” despite the fact it was a New York Times bestseller. If Buchanan’s ideas that made it onto the NYT bestseller lists are too dangerous for TV, we should not be surprised that some liberals/progressives believe the radio talk show host with this country’s largest audience should not be heard either. And guess who cried out for Buchanan to be fired? None other than Color of Change co-founder Van Jones, avowed communist and 9/11 truther. Now there is a credible voice. Are Jones’ views mainstream and unimpeachable, fit for the national dialogue?
Again, regarding Griffin’s remarks, no reaction that I remember. I must be living under the prehistoric rock of which Feldt spoke. Or perhaps the MSM is protecting Feldt?
And I seem to remember that Senator Al Franken (D-MN) wrote a book entitled Rush Limbaugh Is a Big, Fat Idiot. I missed the uproar from the MSM and Democrats about that as well. Perhaps I need to get out from under my rock more often.
And all of you commenters who still cling to the notion that Sandra Fluke is/was a private citizen may find this quote by Jacob Laksin and Nichole Hungerford at frontpagemag.com of some interest: “Fluke had willingly inserted herself into the public square to support the Obama administration’s new rule requiring employers to offer health plans that include birth control coverage.”
While Pat Buchanan and Rick Santorum are both public figures, I don’t remember Foster Friess ever being a public” figure. Yet there was quite a reaction by MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell and the MSM about Friess’ remark. Kinda puts a big hole in the public figure argument, doesn’t it? But wait, Friess is a Santorum supporter, so I guess he’s fair game, while Fluke is not.
I’ll keep this simple so that even the BC commenters can understand it: If you don’t like Rush Limbaugh, don’t listen. You have the right not to buy a product or service you don’t wish to buy (except, of course, health insurance, but that’s a subject for another article). If you think his ideas are mistaken, debate and refute them in a way that logical and rational people will find convincing. I have made my argument and provided sources to back it. I await someone/anyone to refute my argument by doing the same. Simply expressing your opinion is not debate. Opinions are like a certain singular part of the human anatomy: everyone has one.
To put the concept another way: the great French thinker Voltaire (pen name ofFrancois Marie Arouet) once said, “I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Can you liberals/progressives extendthe same courtesy to we conservatives?
The bottom line? MSM and Democrat outrage applies only to conservatives.
But that’s just my opinion.