Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Rush to Judgement

I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh.

He's got his place in the world and he fights for things I fight for -- but I've never had much use for talk radio... just as I don't have much use for your Hannity & Colmes, Chris Matthews, etc...

But here I am reading in the news that Rush owes our troops an apology for slandering them by calling them phony soldiers. And I don't live in a cave, I know who he is and a bit about him.

Woah, there, Nellie.

Show of hands from people who actually believe that is even remotely in line with what Rush is about -- that it would even cross the man's mind to do such a thing.

21%? That's what I thought.

In their latest performance of the Holy Rite of Moral Equivalence, it seems like the progressives are trying to equate a "slander" that wasn't even a slander to the MoveOn.Org "Betray Us" ad.

Of course, Rush was talking about Jesse MacBeth et al. There have been a few people who have claimed horrible things about our troops claiming to have the authority of being a soldier and deployed there themselves, eyewitnesses -- who turned out to be lying about whether they were there or, in the case of MacBeth, theat they were even soldiers.

It's a bit of a stretch -- it's a monumental stretch well past the breaking point, to say that Rush was calling our soldiers "phony". He was calling phony soldiers phony. The ones who lie about where they've been, what they've done, and what they've seen to score political points for the anti-war crowd.

Progressives are instructing us to believe that he meant things he didn't mean. Rush told us what he meant, and it's completely in line with what he said... no pretzel logic required.

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