October 2, 2003

A World of Spin (& Druggie Rush)

Yesterday, the blog world saw the explosion of the Wilson/Leak story, a story we'd been concerned about here since July 17. But the most amusing part of this whole thing is watching some of the diehard Bush supporters I know spin like tops.

The best conspiracy theory yet is that this is all a Clintonite plot to bring down Bush & Co. Novak was so stupid, he was actually talking to some anonymous person who only claims to be an administration official. Yes, someone actually voiced that opinion.
Of course, there have been less outrageous spins from the slightly less deluded, and other people are getting full enjoyment out of them. But, really, if you haven't yet, I urge you to talk to a serious Bush supporter. If you've ever seen that original series Star Trek episode where the Enterprise crew gets Harry Mudd's robots to overload.

Some of the best spin was coming out of Rush Limbaugh. I won't link to it here, though because it's not fit for consumption by reasonable people.

Speaking of Rush, he recently started his dream job as an ESPN football commentator. And, he recently lost his dream job as a football commentator for approaching the job with the same journalistic integrity he applies to everything else. And, to add to it all, he's being investigated for a illegal drug purchases. How the hateful have fallen.

Is it schadenfreude, for me to pass this news along to you? Perhaps a bit. But, really, my sincere hope is that people stop listening to the distorting "entertainer."

Posted by James at October 2, 2003 10:10 AM
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I hope this was the wake-up call Rush and his fans needed when he finally made idiotic comments outside the cozy safety of the fantasy world he calls a radio show. When you live in LimbaughLand, making dismissive statements about people based on their race seems perfectly OK. Maybe now that they realize that the real world is different, some of them will snap out of their trances.

Not likely, but I can dream.

Posted by: julie at October 2, 2003 11:52 AM

On the other hand... because Rush is usually full of crap, I tend to assume the worst. So my natural instinct is to defend the football player.

But even a broken clock is right twice a day. It's theoretically possible that Rush's remark was justified. Perhaps he actually knows something about football. (He's got to know something about something, right?)

I don't really know anything about McNabb. If Rush is getting yelled at for saying something that's only politically incorrect but otherwise true, that would make a difference in how I feel about this. Playing the odds, though, I think I'm probably safe in continuing to consider him a useless boob.

Rush blasts other people all the time for annoying him by saying true things that he doesn't like. At the very worst, he's only getting a taste of his own medicine.

Posted by: julie at October 2, 2003 12:15 PM

I agree - he's really saying that the NFL is racist, or trying to say it in a weasely way.

However, it's still a stupid accusation without proof, expressed like all the other stupid comments he's made over the years.

It's just part of the irony that here in sports reporting, it's the first time he's gotten in any trouble over his stupid comments.

Posted by: James at October 2, 2003 12:35 PM

The Big Fat Idiot and his idiotic exploits will be the subject of tonight's Nightline.

Posted by: julie at October 2, 2003 3:40 PM

Turns out McNabb is a very good QB by any standard (other than the Big Fat Pumpkinhead standard).

Posted by: julie at October 3, 2003 9:56 AM

WHERE IS MSNBC...FOXNEWS...ON RUSH "DRUGGIE" LIMBAUGH...WHY ARE THEY NOT TALKING ABOUT THE REAL REASON WE WENT TO WAR? DEMOCRATS NEED TO BE TALKING ABOUT THESE THINGS, WHERE ARE THEY? BUSH AND HIS FLYING JETS,AWOL,ALCOHOL,MISLEADING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE,THESE ARE TOPICS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED.

Posted by: JIM at December 3, 2003 12:09 AM

DON'T LOOK FOR MAGGET LIMBAUGH TO SERVE ANY TIME OR GET ANY FINES,HE HAS JEB HOLY BUSH AND ASSCROFT TO BAIL HIM OUT.

Posted by: JIMBO at December 3, 2003 12:25 AM

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