Why the #StopRush Effort is *not* Censorship
Jay Adler has an excellent post that pushes back against Rush Limbaugh, his “crisis management” team, and his army of Twitter minions who now complain that the #StopRush efforts, which began as a response to Limbaugh’s misogynistic attacks on Sandra Fluke — amounts to liberal censorship.
As you might expect, that claim is hogwash:
It’s hard enough sharing the country with a bunch of jerks, why do so many of them have to be so full of shit? (Or is that a contradictory complaint?) The jerks, of course, are those who stand for everything you detest. You know – the other side. The full-of-shit are fairly equally distributed, though some shit smells sweeter than the rest.
Rush Limbaugh, let’s be clear about it, is a jerk. He may be your jerk, you may like the way he jerks, you may forgive his jerknsess because the people he attacks are, in your expert opinion, jerkier than he is, but he’s a jerk. If you won’t admit that, I’m sorry – you’re full of shit.
Some people, when they are told that Rush Limbaugh is a jerk, and why, say, “So’s your Mom” “So’s Bill Maher.” Okay. I’ll give this some credit. What do the two have in common? Do they both talk about politics? Check. Are they both entertainers? Check. Yeah – check. I’ll give that some credit. But this is where we need to start making some distinctions, and making distinctions, you know, is the beginning of thought. If you won’t acknowledge distinctions, you’re a jerk. If you try to prevent other people from perceiving distinctions, you’re full of shit. Either way, I’ll bet you think this post is about you.
Read the whole thing. It’s a great read.