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Shorter Media Matters: “Rush Limbaugh is a big meanie man”

November 2, 2009


George Soros‘s Media Matters fancies itself a “watchdog,” but more often than not, it comes across as a hyperactive lap dog, snapping wildly at every sound, however innocuous.

Case in point: Media Matters is predictably outraged about pretty much everything Rush Limbaugh said during his interview with Chris Wallace yesterday. Their headline calls the Fox News interview a “half-hour deluge of misinformation.”

Reasonably enough, Media Matters presents graphs challenging Limbaugh’s assertions about the economy.

Yet after they run out of charts (which is pretty quickly), Media Matters resorts to the left’s laziest rhetorical technique: simply quoting their opponent’s more “incendiary” statements word for word, without comment. No analysis, insight or refutations are unnecessary, you see: this person’s words are self-evidently worthy of condemnation by all right-thinking (that is, leftist) folks.

So Media Matters slams Limbaugh for referring to President Obama as an “inexperienced” “man-child.” But Obama is young and inexperienced, compared to most other men who’ve sat in the Oval Office. Media Matters didn’t blink when Hillary Clinton made an observation last year that Rush himself might have been proud of, snarking that her fellow Democratic Presidential candidate’s biggest accomplishment was a speech he gave in 2004.

Again and again, the Media Matters’ “take down” of Rush’s interview amounts to nothing more than a transcript of what he said, which one could just as easily acquire from the Fox News website. Occasionally, they bother to “bold” the parts they find particularly egregious — the left’s equivalent of scrawling “NOT TRUE!!!” in the margin of a school book.

Media Matters can’t refute Rush’s opinions because they are just that: opinions. They may not go down well among the bien pensant at the Media Matters office, but 20 million Americans clearly find them sound or at least worthy of consideration.

Wouldn’t it be daring and courageous for the George Soros Steno Pool to stop merely quoting Rush (in bold type or otherwise) and instead, go after all those loyal listeners who likely share his views?

Or would that take a couple of accessories the average neutered Papillon no longer has at his disposal?

  1. AuntWie permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:07 am

    I don’t think those particular accessories are politically correct anymore.

  2. John Davidson permalink
    November 2, 2009 1:11 pm

    While George Sopros sneaks in the back door of the While House, Rush blankets the atmosphere surrounding it.

  3. In the Know permalink
    November 2, 2009 1:25 pm


    George Soros does not fund Media (hardly) Matters. It’s funded by and “anonymous” jewish billionaire ex nazi collaborator. Sheesh! Next you’ll tell us healthcare for america NOW is funded by leftover obama campaign contributions….

  4. Revnant Dream permalink
    November 2, 2009 6:35 pm

    George Soros’s is Americas Maurice Strong. Socialist Billionaire elitist Fascist’s both.
    Working hard for a World for their Entitled who deserve their entitlements. Both use the bogyman climate change con to endorse their identical policies on social engineering towards a collectivist future. With the usual hate for individual freedom of the average man or women. They mean to redistribute money (most to themselves) while holding back innovation or the right for people to advance through hard work or talent. This keeps society in stasis, with them always at the top.

  5. deimos permalink
    November 2, 2009 7:07 pm

    hey you weren’t trying to get your fans to email andrew richmond and tell him what a piece of dogpoop he is were you? because i did. sorry sometimes i just can’t help myself. regards from Maine (where the people have no taste and are clearly proud of it)

  6. donnamarie permalink
    November 3, 2009 5:03 am

    You know, I was not always a Rush fan but as I listened to him more I find him to be one of the funniest “entertainers” (as the White House now calls him) out there. As for Media Matters, why should they be outraged-Rush did not say anything in that interview that he has not said on his radio show. I do not know where he provided “misinformation” about anything-he only gave his opinion. Maybe it would have helped Media Matters to have explained to its readers why Obama is not a “man child”, or why Obama’s salute at the coffin of only one soldier was “not” a photo op, etc….

  7. shane comeback permalink
    November 3, 2009 5:47 am

    Hey Kathy don’t pick on AndrewRichmond at . He is no poopface or terd like Mark Stern. Really, cuz his mom told me so.

  8. Jack Hampton permalink
    November 3, 2009 6:57 am

    I think Media Matters should be ashamed but it is apparent they have no shame. Guess you might say they are shameless.

  9. November 3, 2009 8:02 am

    I actually wish you had included a few of the graphs and explained why they were inaccurate.

  10. November 3, 2009 12:53 pm

    You want to clean up America . . . America. Rush for President, Beck for Vice President, Palin for Secretary of State 2012. That would be the lefties worst nightmare.

    The Turban Torpedo

  11. AuntWie permalink
    November 4, 2009 5:46 am

    Rush and Glenn won’t run. Personally, I think we need them where they are. Have you seen the video at YouTube of Mike Pence?


    I don’t know the guy, don’t live in his state. I’m just really impressed with what I see in these clips.

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