Friday, July 30, 2010

Some JournoList.serv members aren't TOTAL LEFTIST HACKS & actually appreciate Rush

The Daily Caller is Tucker Carlson's revenge on Jon Stewart, as he effectively defangs Journolist just as Andrew Breitbart declawed the criminal ACORN operation. One example of an exception to the usual nasty third-rate mindset of the 400 Dwarfs is singled out by DCaller:
...when Sarah Spitz, a producer for NPR affiliate KCRW, fantasized aloud about watching Rush Limbaugh’s “eyes bug out” if he had a heart attack in front of her (Spitz apologized following TheDC’s reporting on the incident), Toobin defended Limbaugh.

“Rush cannot be replaced. What people miss about Rush is that he is just astonishingly good as a broadcaster. He is compelling, funny, entertaining. I haven’t heard Thompson often, but he’s probably pretty lame. Ingraham is ok. I never listen to Hannity on the radio. But Rush is the man,” he said.

On another occasion, Toobin warned against likening Tea Partiers to Nazis: “For what it’s worth, I think it’s better to stay away from any use of the Nazis in discussions of contemporary politics. I know you weren’t saying conservatives-are-Nazis, but people just shut down when they hear that analogy drawn.”

There were other examples, and Toobin came across as one of the least caustic members of the list.

My daughter had introduced me to Jon Stewart whom I liked because he occasionally took shots at corrupt Dems and did have some interesting book author interviews---even of Republican and Conservative authors. But I only got interested in Rush after a distinguished PhD specialist in social sciences mentioned that Limbaugh was incredible, even prophetic, in his analysis of how the media would react in a given political situation. I started listening and found that Toobin was spot-on, indeed, compared to Rush, guys like Air America's Franken and even Fred Thompson, whom I somewhat liked, came across as very unprepared, and in Franken's case, catastrophically unfunny. Worse than Chevy Chase on his 29-day stint as a late-night talk show host in the early nineties.

Good to see that the usual JournoList agitprop from creeps like Ambinder and the Kleins, including the freak from Time Inc. who blames American stupidity for not accepting Obama's tax-and-spend socialism, are leavened with occasional outbursts of truth and honesty

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