December 1, 2005

Is Rush Limbaugh Ashamed?

Posted by Eric Jaffa
August 22, 2005 @ 3:08 pm
Filed under: Right Watch, Media Watch

Note posted Aug. 24, 2005: Visitor to this website, JC, says in the comments that Keith Olbermann is mistaken and that the Aug. 15, 2005 transcript is still at the Rush Limbaugh website.

I’m the editor of a liberal blog, Move Left.

Therefore, it’s unsurprising that I find some of Rush Limbaugh’s recent remarks about Cindy Sheehan offensive.

What may be surprising is that Rush Limbaugh pulled the transcript of his August 15 show from his website.

Is he ashamed of some of his smears against Cindy Sheehan?

Perhaps he’s just embarassed. It’s a subtle difference. Shame involves a moral realization. Embarassment is like when someone says, “Darn! I did something stupid!”


It’s been pointed out to me that a staffer could have taken down the transcript of the August 15 show on his own.

However, the totality of Rush Limbaugh’s behavior regarding his remarks (distorting what he said, misdirecting people to the August 12 show) suggests he’s involved in a cover-up.

NOTE: I wrote about Rush Limbaugh’s remarks of August 15 (“FM Types”) and August 16 (“It’s just a joke.”) As far as I know, Rush Limbaugh had the August 15 transcript taken down from his website but not the August 16 transcript. (I’m not registered at the website, and therefore can’t check.)


Not Everyone Deserves to Wear a Badge

Posted by Eric Jaffa
August 22, 2005 @ 12:55 pm
Filed under: Government, Free Speech?

For example, if a Delaware State Trooper terrorizes teenage girls at a book signing, he deserves to lose his badge.

Unfortunately, the Delaware State Police Dept. says this behavior is acting “appropriately.”


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Posted by Eric Jaffa
August 22, 2005 @ 6:27 am
Filed under: Media Watch, TV

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