Limbaugh's vulgarity not so bad as his mass power
Susan Marie Kovalinsky | August 19, 2009 at 06:46 pmby
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I am not so concenred with the predicable and typical banter which Limbaugh followed up with: What disturbs me is his - and his cronies' - power to mislead the ignorant and the unthinking. That he has a certain satirical wit is not missed by me, nor does it go unappreciated. I can see the machismo, the male vanity, the audacity of vulgarity which is not masquereding as something else, but is proclaiming its right to be vulgar and bigoted. But my feeling breaks out and changes when I see what he has done in the name of ratings, in the service of professional advancement and celebrity glory. It is the folly of whipping a mass of people into a frenzy over a phantom theory: That Obama somehow parallels Hitler; that his ideology is a resurgance of fascism and Nazism. This is no longer satirical, nor cynical, nor the other side's right to speak its mind: It is a relentless disinformation campaign which I wager will ultimately have disastrous consequences.
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