Rush, borked

The Washington Times Weekly - - Culture, Etc. -

“Rush Lim­baugh [. . .] is cer­tainly a well-trav­eled, well-read and cul­tur­ally cur­rent, very worldly baby boomer. His taste in rock and roll or com­edy as ex­pressed on his show re­veal him to be what used to be called ‘pro­gres­sive.’ [. . .]

“Yet in a na­tion of in­creas­ingly well-ed­u­cated peo­ple, there is a new turn in the seem­ingly end­less tales of lib­eral elites and their snobby pre­ten­sions that go be­yond their dis­dain with the [. . .] heart of Amer­ica. [. . .] That turn can be summed up in one word: be­trayal.

“Were Rush Lim­baugh ex­actly the same but a lib­eral [. . .] there would be no con­tro­versy to be had. [. . .] To have the au­dac­ity to be both a baby boomer and ques­tion the pre­vail­ing baby boomer lib­eral wis­dom, to ac­tu­ally agree with mid­dle Amer­ica on the most im­por­tant is­sues of the day is to risk sheer, un­mit­i­gated fury from one’s gen­er­a­tional peers. To do this with the cre­den­tials of pol­i­tics, the law, the me­dia or Hol­ly­wood se­curely in your back­ground is to set off a bork­ing, the ob­ject of which is not to dis­agree, but de­stroy.”

Jef­frey Lord, writ­ing on “Bork­ing Rush,” Oct. 30 in the Amer­i­can Spec­ta­tor On­line at www.spec­ta­tor.org

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