Friday, April 11, 2014

Rush Limbaugh Is A Bombastic Moron For Going After CBS & Steven Colbert

It's somewhat amazing to me that anyone with an I.Q. over room temperature even tunes in to Rush Limbaugh any more. This guy demeans those who call in to his foolish show, and he demeans the whole country with his babble. We'd seen it earlier - in the run-up to the 2012 elections when for three days running he viciously attacked Sandra Fluke personally,  distorting the contraception issue and finally - after women across the country (at least the ones with brains) got up in arms, offered an "apology".

Anyone with two neurons in their gray matter knew this "apology" was bollocks. I mean, any sensible person - and that includes Ms. Fluke- could tell the genuine article from grandstanding and excuses wrapped in PR. Especially as El Swinebo made his vile comments for not one, not two but THREE days running, and then blamed liberals because he "made the mistake of following their example" as opposed to his own good conscience.

The truth is that this odious, grunting porker miscreant: a) feared the exodus of no fewer than 35 major advertisers already, and b) oinked what was in his heart - which 'oink' also echoed what most of the Woman-hating GOP believe in their own heart of hearts (accounting for their tepid reactions), as well as Rush's sickening listener audience - wherever they lived (mostly in the education backward Red States - where most still believe the Duck Dynasty are real rednecks as opposed to pretenders, see e.g.

Now, this Blowhard of Bombast has once again gone off the rails, as we beheld him frothing at the mouth in a vid-clip played last night on Chris Hayes' ALL In  (MSNBC) show. Evidently, Limbaugh is outraged that CBS could have picked Steven Colbert (of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report') to take up the prized 'Late Show' gig next year, since David Letterman announced he's leaving.

Anyone who's watched Letterman knew at once that his quixotic persona would be difficult to replace. The first person I had thought of, indeed, was Mr. Colbert - who in his Comedy Central gig-  portrays a Right Wing blowhard similar to Bill O'Reilly.  After O'Reilly once complained about Colbert's shtick, Steven replied:

"Mr. O'Reilly!  I DO agree with everything you say on your show even when the words don't agree with each other!"

Limbaugh, in his tirade, bellowed:

"What this hire means is a redefinition of what is ‘funny’ and a redefinition of what is comedy, and they’re blowing up the 11:30 format under the guise that the world’s changing and people don’t want the kind of comedy that Carson gave us or even Letterman.
It’s the media planting a flag here. I think it’s maybe the media’s last stand, but it’s a declaration. There’s no  unity in this hire. They’ve hired a partisan so-called comedian to run a comedy show.”

He went on to claim the CBS was "attacking the Heartland" - whatever the hell that means - but I suppose it means that hiring a true progressive (who not long ago appeared before congress on behalf of migrant workers) was inimical to Red State interests. Of course, this is horse manure, Red state interests and welfare are in the crapper because most of them vote against their own economic interests, a condition superbly described in Thomas Frank's book, 'What's the Matter with Kansas?'  And because Red state voters keep pulling the levers for the 'pukes, it's no surprise that they never get ahead  - since the Repukes are the party of Big Business (well, to be accurate, the Dems are as well, to an extent - with their Neoliberal - pro market parasites - but not to the extent of the pukes who have the likes of the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson trying to buy elections.)

Meanwhile, another puke-loving zombot on railed against Colbert as a person engaged in "political blackface" - whatever the hell that means - for impersonating a nutso Right winger on TV. Evidently, the bozos at Breitbart don't understand the concept of political satire - as Limbaugh doesn't either.

For those of us who partake of late night comedy, it will be as much fun watching the righties squirm as it will be seeing Colbert handle the Late Show with his typical talent and aplomb.

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