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Thursday, February 3, 2011

RUSH LIMBAUGH ATTEMPT AT HUMOR, AT EXPENSE OF REPORTERS BEING BRUTALIZED BY EGYPTIAN REGIME


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        I realize this asshole's attempts at humor are supposed to be for amusement purposes only, but sometimes he crosses a line.  Journalists are being harassed, beaten, detained, and in some cases kidnapped, by authorities of the Egyptian government or by supporters of Mubarak.  This may sound like an opportunity to score political points to some people, but I find Limbaugh's commentary offensive, at best.
        Here's part of the transcript, read it for yourselves:
“It is being breathlessly reported that the Egyptian army . . . is rounding up foreign journalists. I mean even two New York Times reporters were detained. Now this is supposed to make us feel what exactly? . . . Are we supposed to feel outrage – I don’t feel any outrage over it. Are we supposed to feel anger – I don’t feel any anger over this. Do we feel happy? Well – do we feel kinda going like [taunting sound]“

        Brian Hartman, an ABC News producer, along with his cameraman and two others, were threatened with a beheading by a mob of men who kidnapped them earlier today.  They only escaped with their lives because their interpreter made an elaborate show of respect for an elderly Egyptian, and praised Egyptians for their tolerance and humanity.  Christiane Amanpour's car was surrounded in the same area, but they managed to avoid capture.
         Rush might think it's funny for foreign journalists to be beaten or threatened for covering these events, especially if they represent networks or newspapers with whom he disagrees.  But it is a frightening escalation of tensions in that country that do not bode well for its future.  A concerted effort is being made to intimidate and threaten journalists, perhaps to encourage them to leave Egypt so that the coming crackdown receives less international condemnation. 
          We should be supporting those who are willing to put themselves in harm's way to bring us this story, not mocking their misfortune at the hands of goon squads hired by a dictator.
           Limbaugh never ceases to disgust me.




6 comments:

The Reckmonster said...

Squat, I hate Rush Limbaugh. I hate him so much I refused to click on the video to even watch his sorry ass. BUT...I DO love your blog! So much so that I have a little award for you:
http://michellelcsw.blogspot.com/2011/02/im-stylin.html

FALEN AKA THUNDERCAT832 said...

I hate that bitch too! He's more of a douche because he lost the weight! When he's fat, I just assume he's miserable cuz he's a fat ass..now he's just a genuine ass hole lol

squatlo said...

After I posted this I tuned in and watched Lawerence O'Donnell on MSNBC report on Rush's show, and he said that near the end of Limbaugh's three hours on the air a couple of Faux News reporters were beaten so badly in Egypt that they're in the hospital tonight. Upon hearing that news, Rush walked back his earlier attempts at 'humor' by saying he was only kidding, and didn't really mean it was okay to beat, kidnap, or intimidate reporters.
Funny how his tune changed when some of his homeys were on the receiving end of a beatdown.
What a prick.
What a prick.
What a prick.

nonnie9999 said...

he's a piece of shit who can't recognize courage in someone else, because that's something completely lacking in himself.

Tim said...

And the Dems let Rush happen. Don't that really piss you off. We sat back all those years ignoring him as if people would wake the hell up and see what he's about. So smug were we. We let them do away with the fairness Doctrine. If nothing else I ever say, believe this, the right fears the return of that Doctrine more than a second Obama term.
Now Rush bear is to big to get to, in many ways...

squatlo said...

Tim, I wouldn't shut Rush up if all I had to do was snap my fingers. Let him bloviate. Like I was once told, if we shut them up, how will be tell who the morons and hate-mongers are?

My hope is that he'll keep firing from the lip, and sooner or later he'll say that one thing, that one unsurvivable thing, that brings the wrath of the civilized world down on his fat face.
But then, the more outrageous his act, the more money he makes.
go figure.