Monday, October 26, 2009

rush limbaugh: why apologize when you're wrong?

hey, why apologize when you're wrong?

that's what we want to teach our kids, right? when you're wrong, don't apologize. just keep believing what you desperately hope is true, and keep telling everyone-- even when you KNOW it's false-- that it's probably still true anyway. THAT'S why rush limbaugh is not an asshole. i get it now.

the following is from aol news...

"(Oct. 25) - A fictitious article that claimed President Barack Obama slammed the Constitution in his college thesis had some people fooled into thinking it was the real thing -- including Rush Limbaugh.
The conservative radio show host reported the story as fact on his show Friday after an obscure blogger, Michael Leeden, picked it up from a satire Web site last week, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. But after Limbaugh found out the piece was a fake, he didn't apologize for his mistake.
Limbaugh sounded off on the false report about a college thesis written by Obama, titled "Aristocracy Reborn." In it, the report claimed, the president criticized the nation's Founding Fathers, the Constitution and the distribution of wealth.
"While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned," read the fake report on Obama's Columbia University thesis, referring to the Constitution. "While many believed that the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy."
Limbaugh went off on his show.
"So here is who we have as our president of the United States: an anti-constitutionalist man who finds it an obstacle and is finding ways around it on purpose, unconstitutionally," Limbaugh said.
"Much of what he's doing is unconstitutional, and I'm waiting for the lawsuits to be filed by some of these people at some point," he added. "How is that hope and change working out for ya, folks?"
Later in the program, Limbaugh learned the report was a fake and alerted his listeners. But he insisted the fabricated thesis was still in line with what the president thinks, the New York Daily news reported.
"So I shout from the mountaintops: 'It was satire!'" Limbaugh said on the program. "But we know he (Obama) thinks it. Good comedy, to be comedy, must contain an element of truth, and we know how he feels about distribution of wealth."
Leeden has since apologized for making the mistake."

wait! leeden apologized for his mistake?!?!?!?! ...what was he thinking?!

the five things i fell in love with today...

1) poppyseed bagels.
2) bacon.
3) waffles with syrup, and way too much butter.
4) the willpower to avoid such things.
5) big. honking. win by my steelers yesterday!

song of the day...
"crazy, he calls me" by anita o'day

movie of the day...
"the jerk"

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Ryan...did you happen to listen to the Limbaugh clip? I listened to the whole segment(s) yesterday, and I would argue that AOL News did misrepresent what actually happened. Limbaugh did say that the article was not true, and he did make the quotes listed on AOL, but the AOL news reporter took them out of context. Just a thought that it would be worth hearing the whole thing...

    I love reading your blog, and I do look forward to it every day!