Shocking LA Times Op-Ed: Liberal Critics Never Listen to Limbaugh
How often have you wondered whether or not the liberals who are so outraged by conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh have ever actually listened to his program?
Shockingly, an op-ed in Sunday's Los Angeles Times asked such a question.
In fact, author Andrew Klavan took it a step further:
If you are reading this newspaper, the likelihood is that you agree with the Obama administration's recent attacks on conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh. That's the likelihood; here's the certainty: You've never listened to Rush Limbaugh.
That was just the beginning (h/t Gary Hall):
Whenever I interrupt a liberal's anti-Limbaugh rant to point out that the ranter has never actually listened to the man, he always says the same thing: "I've heard him!"
On further questioning, it always turns out that by "heard him," he means he's heard the selected excerpts spoon-fed him by the distortion-mongers of the mainstream media. These excerpts are specifically designed to accomplish one thing: to make sure you never actually listen to Limbaugh's show, never actually give him a fair chance to speak his piece to you directly.
By lifting some typically Rushian piece of outrageous hilarity completely out of context, the distortion gang knows full well it can get you to widen your eyes and open your mouth in the universal sign of Liberal Outrage. Your scrawny chest swelling with a warm sense of completely unearned righteousness, you will turn to your second spouse and say, "I'm not a liberal, I'm a moderate, and I'm tolerant of a wide range of differing views -- but this goes too far!"
I promise this isn't one of my Sunday Funnies.
Don't believe me? Read the whole thing here...it really is an LA Times link.
Of course, now that the left has shills like ThinkProgress and Media Matters, every liberal in the country can have an opinion about the most popular talk show host in the nation without ever turning on the radio.
But that's the point of good propaganda, isn't it?