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19 May, 2009

Well, he can’t be right about everything

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 20:31

I’ve had minor disagreements with Rush Limbaugh in the past. Anybody would, of course. And there have been many times I wished he’d been wrong, like when he predicted that the Left would try to reclassify carbon dioxide as a pollutant. (I remember scoffing back at the radio.)

But now I can say that Rush is just flat out wrong about something.

RUSH: Drudge had as a lead item up there this morning on his page a story from the UK, Sky News: “Scientists Unveil Missing Link In Evolution.” It’s all about how Darwin would be thrilled to be alive today. “Scientists have unveiled a 47-million-year-old fossilised skeleton of a monkey hailed as the missing link in human evolution.” It’s a one-foot, nine-inch-tall monkey, and it’s a lemur monkey described as the eighth wonder of the world. “The search for a direct connection between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom has taken 200 years – but it was presented to the world today —” So I guess this is settled science. We now officially came from a monkey, 47 million years ago. Well, that’s how it’s being presented here. It’s settled science. You know, this is all BS, as far as I’m concerned. Cross species evolution, I don’t think anybody’s ever proven that. They’re going out of their way now to establish evolution as a mechanism for creation, which, of course, you can’t do, but I’m more interested in some other missing link. And that is the missing link between our failing economy and prosperity.

I think Rush has been a powerful force for good over the years. This stunningly ignorant statement, however, blows a giant hole in his credibility.

Rush has been filling in the vacuum left by absentee leadership at the party level. The Republican Party is in serious need of leaders who can see reality.



  1. This is the first time time that you think Rush has been flat out wrong about something? I really find that hard to believe.

    Limbaugh has been pandering (yes pandering) to American religious zealots for years. Heck, every major voice in the Republican party has been pandering to “the Faithful” for years.

    This is simply the only way to remain viable in their theatre of the absurd.

    If his latest reactionary diatribe against science does not slam the last nail in his credibility coffin then I don’t know what does.

    On must question everything the guy says. Everything.

    First and foremost the man is a entertainer, and any good entertainer knows his audience. Rush knows his all to well.

    Personally I don’t formulate my world views on the opinions of entertainers.

    Comment by Bob — 20 May, 2009 @ 7:48

    • Oh, I question everything everybody says. And I understand he’s an entertainer. He’s quite up front about that himself. One of the saddest commentaries on the so-called professional “news” media for the last couple of decades is that this entertainer has been a more reliable news source than they have.

      What made Rush entertaining to me was that his world view coincided with mine in so many areas. No entertainer has formulated my views.

      Comment by buttle — 20 May, 2009 @ 7:52

  2. Point being: Entertainers have no obligation to accurately report the news.

    Limbaugh is widely considered to be a voice of the Republican demographic. I assume you concur from your last sentence in your post.

    Do you want a entertainer, who by default can manipulate and massage the facts to serve his needs (to entertain, ratings etc), to represent your political party?

    I dont. Chefly because entertainers do not need to be credibile to succeed.

    And to be fair, and perhaps prove a point, many on the left use The Daily Show as their political news source as well.

    Scary times!

    Comment by Bob — 20 May, 2009 @ 13:41

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