at WAR!" shouted the Great One. And obviously, once at
war, anything goes; dead toddlers and babies, innocent civilians,
peoples' homes and businesses, hospitals and mosques, and even our
Constitution and Bill of Rights."
AMERICA'S TRUTH DEFECTOR
Posted April 13, 2004 thepeoplesvoice.org
By: Ted Lang
Talk radio's Rush Limbaugh totally lost it early on his "Open Line
Friday" show this past April 9th. Being it was the day
immediately following that great sitcon, the Condoleezza Rice Show, I
made it a point to defer preparing my income tax returns that facilitate
the sending and spending of my money to and by Halliburton, Bechtel,
Israel and the Carlyle Group, and tuned in to the Excellence in Bombast
Limbaugh insists he's a conservative and that he shouldn't be typecast
as a Republican. That's nonsense! But many Republicans will
never again vote for Bush because of his illegal war in Iraq, his use of
our military to advance the interests of Israel over our own, his
reckless deficit spending that has saddled our nation with record debt
giving increasing control of our nation's assets to the international
bankers, and his "Patriot Act" abolition of our precious Bill
of Rights. No conservative in either his right or wrong mind
supports Bush on these issues.
But Limbaugh keeps insisting he's conservative, and touts the
"Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies."
As explained, Limbaugh is anything but conservative, and nowhere near
the old Robert Taft/Barry Goldwater strain of libertarian conservatism.
His "institute" needs renaming. Here's a title that just
can't miss, comes right to the point in enabling all to instantly
identify Limbaugh's professional offering, as well as his real broadcast
specialty: the Limbaugh Institute for Propaganda, or simply LIP.
Limbaugh bills himself as "America's broadcast specialist,"
and "America's Truth Detector." But even a broadcast
specialist can lose it now and then while providing LIP service and
propaganda for the current administration. And perhaps Limbaugh
was at one time trying earnestly for the truth, but somewhere in his
American adventure, he woke up and smelled the cash. He is now
billable as America's Truth Defector!
"Ensconced behind the golden EIB [Excellence in Bluster]
microphone," as he is wont to say, Limbaugh began his day of
thunder totally flustered at the unfairness of the "liberal"
media. This of course is the same liberal media that kept Sibel
Edmonds under wraps, and allowed the Bush team to smear Paul O'Neill,
and to virtually ignore David Kay. All their testimony and public
announcements, many coinciding with the claims of Richard Clarke, were
dismissed as just politics anyway; yet, the media didn't grab the ball
and run over the Bush administration with it.
Limbaugh started off his tirade by lambasting the "biased, liberal
media." He didn't like the way the media over informed the public
with trumped up reports and articles about the seriousness of the
situation now escalating in Iraq, a situation bound to hurt his Fuehrer.
It's the Bush doctrine that Rush really loves: "Either you're with
US or you're against US." That of course targets anyone and
everyone that disagrees with Bush and his secret Zionist war cabal.
They are now all "enemies of the state!"
How dare the media over report the carnage in Iraq? "We're at
WAR!" shouted the Great One. And obviously, once at war,
anything goes; dead toddlers and babies, innocent civilians, peoples'
homes and businesses, hospitals and mosques, and even our Constitution
and Bill of Rights. "We're at WAR, and we're kickin'
ass!" says he. He also advised he was sick of "this
crap" from the media - real professional, no?
And to protect Condoleezza Rice, he cited poll numbers showing a small
spike in the Bush/Rice public confidence level. Remember how he
used to criticize former President Bill Clinton for over indulging in
public opinion polls? "They don't mean anything," he used to
say when in the past they favored Clinton.
His first caller sucked him right in and criticized him for saying that
the media had politicized some of the 9-11 families against Bush.
Realizing that he wasn't talking to a "Dittohead," Limbaugh
quickly and skillfully re-directed the conversation, causing the caller
to start laughing at his panic. Limbaugh pulled his usual maneuver
and kept talking as though the caller was still on the phone, making it
seem that the guest was being out thought and out flanked by the Great
One. The caller started laughing and the LIP started sputtering.
He changes topics and conversational direction as easily as does a
politician. In fact, he can rightfully be called a broadcast
politician, or BP. He certainly emits a high level of gas.
But what else can be said of a guy that analyzes the words and promises
of politicians and ignores their actions?
© Copyright THEODORE E. LANG 4/09/04 All
rights reserved. Ted Lang is a political analyst and a freelance writer.