Follow Up On Rush
“Maybe he was just high on his drugs again, but that shouldn’t be an excuse.”
~Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
And you thought that Democrats decried personal attacks. Right…
You’d think that of all the things that Rush Limbaugh says, the democrats wouldn’t pick their fight against Limbaugh with something he didn’t say. The charge they made is that in his radio broadcast Sept. 26, Mr. Limbaugh described Iraq war veterans who oppose the war as “phony soldiers.”
The transcript for the show goes something like this:
Mike in Olympia,” who identified himself as an Iraq war veteran, complained Democrats and journalists “never talk to real soldiers. They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media.”
“The phony soldiers,” Mr. Limbaugh responded. After the caller hung up, Rush elaborated: “Here is a morning update that we did recently, talking about fake soldiers. This is a story of who the left props up as heroes. They have their celebrities and one of them was Army Ranger Jesse Macbeth…“
The left wing group Media Matters passed out an edited transcript of the conversation that omitted all references to Mr. Macbeth, to bolster their claim that Mr. Limbaugh had been referring to all antiwar veterans. Stupid.
Go back to the beginning of this note. Did you re-read that quote from Senator Tom Harkin? Good. Let’s brush up on Mr. Harkin. In 1991, he claimed he was a Naval aviator who had flown combat missions in Vietnam. And he was a Navy pilot, but he never got anywhere near the war zone. So he probably took it personally that Rush Limbaugh was insulting soldiers who embellished their military records.
So after the Democrats got the edited version of Rush’s transcript, they were estatic because they thought they could bring down a hated enemy. But then the real transcript came out and the Democrats had to withdraw their claims. Nope, still more lies. But when the news media is almost entirely liberal, why NOT lie?