Saturday, January 31, 2009

This one will have your blood boiling...

I caught this rotten fish in my "Rush Limbaugh" roundup of news stories. Frank Rich, New York Times (surprised?), twists info to make it fit his premise (surprised?). Along with his ridiculous gyrating opinions disguised as fact, he again repeats the "Rush said he wanted Obama to fail" line.

These guys get their talking points and marching orders and off they go.

This op-ed looks really, really impressive though. He has a lot of links so it looks like he actually did some real research on the piece... I called his bluff and actually clicked on some of his links. Gee, surprise, surprise, they go to other articles written by fellow journalists. Politico, Washington Post, AP stories and such. I guess if I clicked all the links I might have found something other than another journalist or press release. Doubtful.

Turn up the air conditioner if you decide to attempt this article:

Herbert Hoover Lives
Published: January 31, 2009
HERE’S a bottom line to keep you up at night: The economy is falling faster than Washington can get moving. President Obama says his stimulus plan will save or create four million jobs in two years. In the last four months of 2008 alone, employment fell by 1.9 million. Do the math.

Heritage Morning Bell: The Stealth Plan to Silence Rush

Does President Barack Obama believe that the greatest threat to progress resides in Rush Limbaugh? Earlier this week while trying to sell his Trillion Dollar Debt Plan to Republican leaders, Obama said, “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.” Thankfully House Republicans listened to the hundreds of constituents calling their offices asking them to vote against the bill and not the guy who thinks he can buy their votes with a couple of cocktail and Super Bowl parties. Now we find out that Obama’s far left allies are upping the ante. The leftist umbrella organization American Untied for Change is pouring money into radio ads in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nevada. The ads ask listeners, “Will you side with Obama or Rush Limbaugh?” ... More

Heritage Morning Bell: The Stealth Plan to Silence Rush

We're ready to rumble for Rush!

Mr. Obama threw down the gauntlet regarding Rush Limbaugh recently. The President told GOP leaders, "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done."

This may be the first time a sitting President has elevated a talk show host to this level of power!

We believe Mr. Obama's ultimate goal is to shut down talk radio and the voice of opposition. Free speech will be on the chopping block.

In a separate move, the mainstream media took some of Rush Limbaugh's comments out of context (again) and piled it on a bit more saying Limbaugh wanted Obama to fail.

Now there is an ad pitting Rush and Obama against each other, and the Democrats have a petition to express outrage at the out-of-context, incorrectly portrayed comment.

Mr. Obama and the Democrats are using Rush Limbaugh as a rallying point to continue their assault on any speech that voices opposition to their policies and agenda. The implementation of the un-"Fairness Doctrine" is the next step in this war. Once we start down the path of curtailing freedom of speech on the radio there will be more. It will be the Internet, the television and other media. We invite you to help fight this battle.

Whether you are a ditto-head or just someone who believe in free speech, you can't afford to sit on the sidelines in the current skirmish.