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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Will Limbaugh's Career Finally Be Over In A Nano-Second?

Rush Limbaugh labeling Batman movie-goers as "brain-dead" people just days before the shooting in Colorado.
"The audience is going to be huge. A lot of people are going to see the movie. And it's a lot of brain-dead people -- entertainment, the pop culture crowd -- and they're going to hear Bane in the movie and they're going to associate Bain."

Mark Steyn, who was substituting for Limbaugh on Friday, defended Limbaugh from those who associated him with the disaster in Colorado.

Hollywood Reporter Excerpt:
“The whole point about blaming it on right-wing talk radio, by the way, is that you guys, the listeners to this show, [...] are too stupid to be able to tell when Rush is dealing in some whimsical, fantastical way with a little bit of movie commentary, and you take him literally and you decide to go out and gun down a bunch of people,” Steyn said. “It’s quite disgraceful that they peddle this line.”

Hey Steenie, you, like Limbaugh are making quite a few assumptions there. Obviously, your remarks shouldn't be taken literally either, but then ...

Hollywood Reporter Excerpt:
“The definition of a nano-second used to be the time, they said in New York, between the lights changing from red to green and the car behind you honking. The definition of a nano-second now is the time between a mass shooting and some guy from the left blaming it on talk radio, or Sarah Palin, or Fox News,” Steyn said.

In that case, the definition of a nano-second could just as easily be the time in between when a guy on the right with a megaphone targets a movie as a liberal conspiracy, and some other guy just as freakin' crazy honking .40 caliber guns," targets a theatre for mayhem where that movie is playing.

1 comment:

Man MKE said...

Steyn's syntax is unfortunate for Limbaugh, because Steyn inadvertantly calls the listeners too stupid to tell when Limbaugh is joking. Ah, so he's joking around when he acts serious? Of course, Steyn meant to suggest the dittoheads actually CAN tell the difference. However, that presumes there's ever a time when Limbaugh is joking, and it further presumes the audience really has drunk the Kool-Aid and is in on their own dissing. Not likely!

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