Kathy Shaidle

Top 5 Craziest Leftwing Attacks on Conservative Talk Radio Hosts

Posted on January 23 2011 9:00 am
Kathy Shaidle blogs at FiveFeetOfFury, now entering its 11th year online. Her latest book is Acoustic Ladylandkathy shaidle, which Mark Steyn calls "a must-read."

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#1 “Rush Limbaugh Blamed for All World’s Problems”

Actually, that’s the title of a new parody video by Texas radio’s Michael Berry, but it might as well be true.

Ever since the failed attempt on Representative Giffords’ life, we’ve been hearing increased calls for “civility” from Democrats and their cheerleaders in the commentariat, but their message is nothing new.

These hypocritical bores have been complaining about Ann Coulter’s and Rush Limbaugh’s alleged “vitriol” for many years. And not all those bores are progressives, either.

The funny part is, if you ask many of these name-droppers if they’ve ever read Coulter’s columns or listened to Limbaugh’s show, they respond with outrage. “I don’t have to! I just KNOW those people are hateful!”

I maintain if you replaced Ann Coulter’s byline with P.J. O’Rourke’s and asked  her “conservative” critics to read one of her columns, their reactions would range from indifference to downright enthusiasm.

Or trick a Rush-hater into listening to his show. They can’t believe the fellow with the mellow baritone, who is so polite to his callers (even the crazy ones), is the same loud mouthed blowhard who’s resided in their fevered imaginations all this time.

Some of these haters get so angry, they’re forced to make stuff up!

This week, the left’s bizarre two-decade obsession with Limbaugh, (and its profound confusion about what he’s really like), was concentrated and captured in 13 minutes of hilarity, thanks to Rush’s webcam. In case you miss it, the key word is “tone.”

Watching Limbaugh’s expressions is half the fun:

The left has been trying to sabotage conservative talk radio for decades. Their tools have become more sophisticated over the years, but even with the internet at their disposal (not to mention Photoshop and cheap audio editing software), they’ve barely gained ground.

That doesn’t mean conservatives can afford to lower their guard. We rule the airwaves for now, but we don’t literally own them. It will only take one idiotic Supreme Court decision or one insanely singleminded President to cripple conservative talk radio.

And there is only one Rush Limbaugh — as millions of panic stricken fans suddenly realized when he suffered a cardiac scare last year. We need to cultivate the next generation of talkers, establish a more or less untouchable base camp off the frequency grid and onto the web — and lastly, cut out the name-calling rivalries between hosts that mar so many otherwise entertaining and informative shows.

Let’s stop giving our real enemies ammunition and moral support, and aim at them, not each other.

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