Ask Rush Limbaugh
How has the right-wing media reacted to the Rumsfeld-in-the-hotseat incident in Kuwait earlier this week? Outrage over the lack of armored vehicles? No. Outrage over the fact that the manufacturers of Humvees refuted Rumsfeld’s claim that the Humvee companies were working at full capacity and couldn’t possibly increase production? No.
The Right is directing its fury at the embedded reporter who prompted the U.S. soldier to ask Rumsfeld about the lack of armor and other equipment. Click here for details. U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq without armor – whatever. The fact that Rumsfeld lied and said Humvee manufacturers were working at full capacity and couldn’t possibly increase production, and then got called on his lie – by the Humvee manufacturers – right in front of God and everybody? No biggie. But, Oh My God, a reporter prompted this soldier to ask Rumsfeld about this inexcusable situation – what an Outrage!
Let’s look at some early American history through this same Rush Limbaugh lens: Sure it’s too bad the colonists were being bullied and victimized by their British colonizers, but the Boston Tea Party was illegal. Private property (the tea) was illegally dumped into Boston Harbor, and yet our pinkotreehuggerfrenchsissy history books are portraying these rabble-rousers as heroes?!?
It can be very entertaining to read the right-wing media’s totally backward slant on current events; but unfortunately, lots of gullible people read and listen to this dreck, and they believe it.