Liberal reality reflected in Lincoln blunder and lesser network’s defense of bad history.
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In particular, after noting the Lincoln blunder, Sheppard noted the disingenuous game Olbermann played with Rush. I confess to something that apparently just is a dead letter at MSNBC. That would be astonishment at the idea that presumably smart and educated people who run MSNBC do not understand after over two decades that 20-plus million Americans listen to Rush Limbaugh — and genuinely like the guy. Dare I say it? Respect him. Love listening to him. Do these Suits really think that all these millions and millions of people — the size of audience for which Keith Olbermann and his MSNBC colleagues would sell their souls and are trying daily — are really Mel Gibson clones? Do they understand that Rush, who is after all these years viewed by millions as a treasured part of the American radio family, who was just married by the Reverend Kenneth Hutcherson, aka “The Hutch” — a black man — and celebrated that marriage with all manner of friends of all colors — is really, truly some secret foaming racist like the obviously troubled actor Gibson? Quite aside from the sheer delusion here, not to mention the intellectual dishonesty that is seen by potential MSNBC viewers as just laughably mendacious, this could easily be seen as little short of some form of liberal media seppuku. More familiarly for an American audience, hara-kiri.
Liberal media suicide.
Rush Limbaugh is a racist? How about Lincoln only lost a single election? The stimulus created millions of jobs? Health care will lower costs? How about Elvis lives!
Oh right. This is a look through The Olbermann Window. Never mind.
AT THIS POINT in their careers, surely Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck or Bill O’Reilly could care less about Olbermann’s antics. Why should they? As a humble writer for a lesser blog, my bet is they could care less what is said about them by… ahhhh…a lesser host from a lesser network whose motivation sometimes seems to be nothing deeper than sheer professional jealousy. When he isn’t busy offering a staunch defense of a political philosophy that has a charming track record of inducing poverty for millions when it isn’t busy supporting the racism behind slavery, segregation, lynching and…dare we say it… illegal immigration.
But even if they did care, does the reality of assailing the vast audience of these media stars as idiots and worse invite potential Olbermann and MSNBC viewers to pull up a chair every night and engage in some brisk, enlightened discussion through The Olbermann Window — if the facts from which that brisk, enlightened discussion must flow are off the table? Replaced by stories like Lincoln’s one election defeat or Rush is a racist?
Unless, of course, you really believe what you see through The Olbermann Window.
Abraham Lincoln lost an actual election to Stephen A. Douglas? To Lyman Trumbull? To William Dayton? To John Hardin?
Nah. Never happened.
And oh, by the by, Rush Limbaugh is a racist. And the earth is flat.
How do I know? Trust me.
Keith Olbermann told me so.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
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