Rush Limbaugh Update

Gone from the top of his homepage is the prominent notice about how he knows nothing of any investigation. Draw your own conclusions.

Now there’s a new headline, “I Meant Exactly What I Said, No Clinton Here.” Isn’t it telling that in his moment of truth, Limbaugh chooses yet again to kick sand in Clinton’s face?

This is exactly why I find it hard not to criticize Limbaugh in his hypocrisy. I simply say to myself, What would Limbaugh do if those he loathed (like, say, Bill Clinton) were in a similar situation? Would he show compassion? Would he extend sympathy? Would he be politely silent?

Rush Limbaugh, politely silent? The king of the smear, the man who has elevated innuendo into a fine art?

I won’t mock Limbaugh in regard to the drug allegations; I don’t know the facts, and to do so would be to descend to Rush’s level. But I can comment on his slippery, true-to-form sliminess, using a crisis of his own making to take yet another jab at Clinton, and speaking in the same type of legalese he used to lambaste Clinton for during the Monica days.

I would have hoped that now, in his most dire moment, he would have shown a different side. But no. He remains the same Rush Limbaugh we know and love, using his own mess to smear others. So my sympathy level drops to yet another new low, and I can’t help but wonder whether there is a poetic justice to Limbaugh’s plight.

The Discussion: 5 Comments

But I don’t understand???? I thought they were reforming. I’m so confused.

October 7, 2003 @ 5:42 am | Comment

Conrad, I think you posted this comment to the wrong post — maybe you meant the one up above, on the arrest of the AIDS leaker?

October 7, 2003 @ 5:52 am | Comment

I’ll mock him – that fat bastard is an addict. He replaced food with pain killers, and it’s just poetic justice that he reaps physical pain for the emotional pain he puts others through.

October 7, 2003 @ 5:56 am | Comment

At the very least, if he is found guilty, he should receive precisely the same sort of punishment he himself would mete out to anyone else for a similar crime.

I’m not going to hold my breath, though.

October 7, 2003 @ 10:52 am | Comment

I don’t care if he does drugs. So what, 87% of Americans have tried illicit drugs. I care that he’s a hypocrite, and yes, if Clinton got caught mainlining oxycotin, we all know he wouldn’t stay silent. That’s the definition of a hypocrite.

December 12, 2003 @ 9:02 am | Comment

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