It would be nice if these brilliant New Yorkers would have some basic facts about Rush instead of parroting Media Matters talking points.
First of all, Rush is on the radio, and not on television. Hell, sane Americans went out of their way to actually not watch television when Rush resurrected the AM dial. This is because millions of Americans were sick of all the left-wing propaganda on television. The left owned the entire media for the most part when Rush had a brief stint on television before going to talk radio.
Second, Rush is not an establishment or an uncritical Republican. Rush busts the establishment’s chops all the time, criticizes Wall Street and the government for bailouts and stimulus, and mercilessly slams non-conservative, unprincipled Republicans. Limbaugh is an ideas man, and cares deeply about his principles. One cannot say the same for 90% of Democrats. (Anti-war movement, anyone?)
For the left, anyone with any principle is no different than al Qaeda, regardless of the kind of principle one holds dear. Unless you’re a moral and cultural relativist, you’re a fanatic. Christians are like “American al Qaeda,” even though they want to preserve life, not end it.
More left-wing fantasy brought to us by MRC and Breitbart.