Rush Limbaugh is, let’s put it bluntly, an idiot, a moron, and a hipocrite. He’s a cheerleader for the right — his job is not to persuade anyone that the Right has the right answers, it is simply to keep the dittoheads of the right wing pumped up and ready to go.
I’m extraordinarily surprised that after his drug scandal he still has a radio show. And I do wish him the best with his recovery from that addiction. Lord knows our prison system is already way overcrowded with folks who shouldn’t be there, and I’m sure Rush’s size would require a dedicated cell.
So when I read on Oliver Willis this “FCC ACTION ALERT” — and an accompanying campaign through Atrios — my first reaction was “Fuck yes, let’s stick it to that fucker the way the right keeps stickin’ it to everybody else!”
But then I paused. I remember Jeff Jarvis writing that only three folks had initiated an FCC crackdown over a horrible TV show, “Married by America.”
And I’m still up in the air. Part of me says that we should adapt the same tactics as the right and go after Limbaugh with a vengeance. The other part of me says that we should keep the moral high ground on the free speech issue, by aggressively targeting the FCC. And I think I’m leaning with the latter. Why? Because it is only a matter of time before the FCC comes after the internet, and with that, the blogosphere.
Let us indeed say, in one voice, “FUCK YOU GUYS, we’re better than you, always HAVE BEEN, always WILL BE.”