Friday, August 07, 2009

Limbaugh Compares Democrats To Nazis.

Cenk explains to Limbaugh the difference between AstroTurfers and genuine activism.


Glenn Greenwald makes a great point, which utterly undermines the rights fatuous claim that there exists such a thing as the fabled "liberal Media".

In 2004 there was an entry to a MoveOn.Org competition which compared Bush with Hitler and set off a media fire-storm which lasted for weeks. The Republican Chairman Ed Gillespie called the ad, "the worst and most vile form of political hate speech" and demanded that the nine Democrats running for president must repudiate the advertisement.

Rush makes repeated comparisons between the Democrats and Hitler and we hear....


Where is the outrage? Where are the demands that Rush must apologise? When an anonymous person posted this ad on MoveOn.Org's site it was condemned as a "lack of discretion [which] cheapens the level of political discourse in America."

As Glenn says:

What could possibly justify a week-long, Scandal of the Month deluge by the major media when an anonymous person on the Internet does this, while ignoring it when the leader of the conservative movement does it to his audience of 15 million?
Glenn has written to the most vociferous complainers of the MoveOn.Org ad and has asked for their opinion. Oh, they'll condemn what Rush has said, but only because Glenn is embarrassing them into doing so. But the very fact that they weren't all over this like a rash sort of highlights how it's one rule for the left and an entirely different rule for Rush.

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