Lessons of Limbaugh
by Ken Alford
There was a time when liberals ranted about how unbalanced
and unfair it was for Rush Limbaugh and his far-right brethren
to control the national media. Limbaugh always responded that
he was providing the "balance" to the so-called "liberal
media." But suddenly we are all being asked to support
their ideas and their agendas, because we are
Karl Rove and his provocateurs are on their way to Hollywood
to talk to those that control what we may see on TV and at
the movies in the months and years ahead. They wish for all
of us to be more patriotic. They wish for the media to change
the reality of the movie we have seen played out on our TV
screens since September 11th. They no longer wish for "reality"
TV. Give us all rose-colored glasses.
But we still have patriots amongst us. They refuse to submit
to the lies and the propaganda put forth by this illegitimate
administration that has taken a tragedy of immense, immeasurable
proportion and has attempted to dispense with our civil rights
and human rights in their battle against terrorism. There
is no doubt in our minds that we can kill more of the "enemy"
than they can of us. That is not how we define a victory nor
how we define justice.
We will continue to criticize these leaders so long as we
are able. We cannot follow the banner of Fox News or CNN as
they wave the flag and praise the new found leadership skills
of George W. Bush. We hear him talk about trust and bipartisanship
and unity as he hides all public records of his and his father's
public service from we, the people. Do not ask us for trust
when you cannot trust us with the information that the law
requires you to provide, Mr. pResident!
So Fox News and CNN and the others can make the decision
to only report what the White House provides them, if they
wish. We here will report the facts and the stories that we
feel are important and will continue to remind the American
people that we are fighting a war with an illegitimate government
and a hijacked Presidency. This is the truth from which we
Therefore Rush Limbaugh and the others can provide whatever
information they wish. They can demand that all the media
be "patriotic". They can request that they all wear American
flag lapel pins. We will provide the other side of the story.
We are the "balance."
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