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    Rush Limbaugh’s Sarcasm on Bin Laden Death – Is This Really Entertainment?

    http://blogs.forbes.com/rickungar/20...entertainment/

    May. 2 2011 - By RICK UNGAR

    While the daily words of Rush Limbaugh can anger as many as those to whom they hold appeal, there is always that footnote suggesting that – at the end of the day- it’s all just entertainment.

    But is that really true?

    I have to admit that while I have little to recommend when it comes to the venom that spills from Rush’s facile mouth, I have always been appreciative of his broadcasting talent.

    Even when Limbaugh pushed it well beyond the limits of anything resembling good taste when he mocked Senator Edward Kennedy upon the man’s death, I tried to remind myself that there is a large segment of the American population who agreed with Limbaugh. If they lacked the human decency to show a little respect at the man’s passing, I suppose it was Limbaugh’s role to speak up for them – even if he furthered his reputation for not possessing an ounce of class in the process.

    Today, on this rarest of occasions when all Americans can feel good about a great success accomplished by our government, Limbaugh took the opportunity to mock the president during his radio show.

    It seems that Limbaugh believed that the president took too much credit for the successful mission that led to the killing of the world’s public enemy number one and used his sarcasm as the only way he could manage to put a negative spin on such an overwhelming positive event – even to Rush’s cadre of listeners.

    While Rush feels the president should have been more generous with the credit, one wonders if Rush would have been prepared to spread the blame around had the mission gone terribly wrong?

    I think we know that answer.

    It seems to me that even the most loyal Limbaugh listener has to question whether this man is worthy of their support and loyalty. It’s one thing to espouse the conservative line in whatever style Rush believes will appeal to his audience. However, on the day when his country has something to celebrate that is as positive to the most extreme right-winger as it is to those on the extreme left, how can a listener take any pleasure from Limbaugh’s need to pour frigid water on so important an event?

    This is not entertainment – and I think the time has come to stop giving this man a ‘pass’ by accepting it as such.

    Rush Limbaugh is a man who has something profoundly wrong with him. I don’t know if it was the drugs or whether he was locked in a closet one time too many as a child.

    As any good comic will tell you, it is not uncommon for entertainers to find their voice through their pain. Maybe that explains Limbaugh’s talent as a radio performer.

    However, comics – at least successful ones – know when a joke is the wrong way to go. Indeed, I don’t hear any comics or entertainers making fun or expressing sarcasm when it comes to this important landmark in our nation’s history.

    Only Rush.

    Limbaugh is no entertainer. Rather, he is the only dark cloud on what is one of the sunniest days this nation has known in a decade.

    Today, Rush told us everything we need to know about what Rush Limbaugh really cares about- and it is not his country. So important to him are his ratings, his ego and his bank account, he couldn’t manage to grasp the benefit of – just this once-joining with his countrymen in appreciation for an important job well done.

    As I see the families of the 9-11 victims on the television screen expressing their profound gratitude, I wonder if it is even possible for anyone to be more out of sync than Rush Limbaugh.

    Has the time now come to realize that this is a voice not worthy of being valued, even by the most ardent supporter of the conservative movement?

    I truly hope so. Because Rush Limbaugh can no longer pass as an entertainer.

    In fact, he can no longer even pass for an American who cares his country – he only cares about Rush.



    Contact Rick at thepolicypage@gmail.com

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    What, no mention of the daily venom the left hurls at an innocent 3 year old Downs Syndrome child?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanPatsFan View Post
    What, no mention of the daily venom the left hurls at an innocent 3 year old Downs Syndrome child?
    Link?

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    Bin Laden is dead, and that's a reason for celebration.

    The fact that one man who wanted to destroy America was killed on the orders of another man who wants to destroy America, is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Jets & Ham View Post
    I heard the actual audio, just finished listening to it at the LA Times website, and he was very congratulatory towards Obama and his congratulations were sincere, the only thing he mocked was "the media" for acting as if no-one had anything to to with the hatching of this plan other than the Obama.

    It was the MSM he was mocking, not Obama, if you listen to the audio that is very clear when he says "according to the media" nonbody had anything to do with this plan other than Obama.

    But again, he praised Obama for his role in this and that praise was sincere.



    Again, thats a total distortion, what he was mocking was the media giving Obama all of the credit, not Obama taking too much credit ... for Obama he had nothing but praise and that praise was sincere.

    IMO this column is written by a liberal who never liked Limbaugh anyway, a liberal with an axe to grind, so he's pretending not to understand the context of Limbaugh's remarks and purposely distorting it.
    Your clarification serves as a pretty good explanation why there was not even one quote from Rush in that entire blog.

    Leads me to believe the OP read the title but didn't bother to read the article itself.

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    Take it easy on Rush he was obviously high on oxycontins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post

    The fact that one man who wanted to destroy America was killed on the orders of another man who wants to destroy America, is not.

    You just equated Bin Laden to the President. Congrats.

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    I am a conservative (not a Tea Party person) and I think Limbaugh is a jerk. Started listening in 1990 or so and now only occasionally - too pompous and arrogant and quite frankly, I think, a racist.
    Glenn Beck was ok for a while but got too complex and boring. Too many conspiracy theories. Hannity is just a big mouth who tries to laugh at everyone.
    THe MSNBC bunch are more than pretty bad. The worst is Chris Matthews (love to punch out his teeth) but Ed Schultz ( the commie) is almost as bad. Keith Olberman, thank God, is gone. A punk.
    Cenk Ungar (the mad Hungarian) is an up and coming commie. Dylan Ratigan is clearly a lefty but at least has a financial background.
    I only check these guys to know what the "enemy"is thinking and saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    Bin Laden is dead, and that's a reason for celebration.

    The fact that one man who wanted to destroy America was killed on the orders of another man who wants to destroy America, is not.
    Well, for rank stupidity, this comment is choice. It's the conservative version of Rashard Mendenhall. And that's not a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by long island leprechaun View Post
    Well, for rank stupidity, this comment is choice. It's the conservative version of Rashard Mendenhall. And that's not a good thing.
    Rank stupidity...yeah, real insightful. Obama is the manifestation of Saul Alinsky's vision -- if you knew anything about it beyond knee-jerk name calling you'd be worthy of a discussion. But as a true lib, just stick with the tried and true name-calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    You just equated Bin Laden to the President. Congrats.
    Not really. Obama has the power and inclination to do far more damage to America than Osama ever dreamed. But hey, congrats to you too, I hear the pubes started coming in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    Rank stupidity...yeah, real insightful. Obama is the manifestation of Saul Alinsky's vision -- if you knew anything about it beyond knee-jerk name calling you'd be worthy of a discussion. But as a true lib, just stick with the tried and true name-calling.
    Didn't call you any name, but did indeed remark on your completely idiotic statement, which does not leave much room for "insight," as it reflected none. And yes, I know who Saul Alinsky was. In what way specifically has Obama "destroyed" America? Silly and hostile. Not much more can be said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Jets & Ham View Post
    I heard the actual audio, just finished listening to it at the LA Times website, and he was very congratulatory towards Obama and his congratulations were sincere, the only thing he mocked was "the media" for acting as if no-one had anything to to with the hatching of this plan other than Obama.

    It was the MSM he was mocking, not Obama, if you listen to the audio that is very clear when he says "according to the media" nobody had anything to do with this plan other than Obama.

    But again, he praised Obama for his role in this and that praise was sincere.



    Again, thats a total distortion, what he was mocking was the media giving Obama all of the credit, not Obama taking too much credit ... for Obama he had nothing but praise and that praise was sincere.

    IMO this column is written by a liberal who never liked Limbaugh anyway, a liberal with an axe to grind, so he's pretending not to understand the context of Limbaugh's remarks and purposely distorting it.
    Teh irony! Thanks for doing the legwork, Hammer. I cannot truck Rush, but I am not presumptuous enough to assume everyone feels that way. The writer goes out of his way to change the story...did he even listen?

    Left and Right media whores fight like Hamas and Mossad. Ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    Bin Laden is dead, and that's a reason for celebration.

    The fact that one man who wanted to destroy America was killed on the orders of another man who wants to destroy America, is not.
    It is really amazing how much Rush wants to destroy America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    Not really. Obama has the power and inclination to do far more damage to America than Osama ever dreamed. But hey, congrats to you too, I hear the pubes started coming in.
    I'm sorry for saying you equated the President to Bin Laden, you actually think he's worse.

    Keep digging that hole.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx View Post
    Your clarification serves as a pretty good explanation why there was not even one quote from Rush in that entire blog.

    Leads me to believe the OP read the title but didn't bother to read the article itself.
    Shockingly, you lead yourself to a false assumption. I actually caught portions of his show and he was his usual self for the most part.

    I thought the writer made an interesting point about Limbaugh's overall appeal and the bogus excuse given when his usual bile comes out from his mouth that anything he says is excusable because he is an "entertainer"....
    Last edited by intelligentjetsfan; 05-03-2011 at 07:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intelligentjetsfan View Post
    Shockingly, you lead yourself to a false assumption. I actually caught portions of his show and he was his usual self for the most part.
    Then, as a self-proclaimed intelligent person, you should have told us yourself what Rush said.... instead of relying on an article which seems to deliberately go out of its way to NOT tell us what Rush said.

    Quote Originally Posted by intelligentjetsfan View Post
    I thought the writer made an interesting point about Limbaugh's overall appeal and the bogus excuse given when his usual bile comes out from his mouth that anything he says is excusable because he is an "entertainer"....
    I still don't know what Rush said about Bin Laden's death (you know, the title of the article....and your thread).

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    Bin Laden is dead, and that's a reason for celebration.

    The fact that one man who wanted to destroy America was killed on the orders of another man who wants to destroy America, is not.
    This is a ridiculous comment......How exactly does Obama want to "destroy America"?

    And to compare him to Bin Laden.....

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    Debt, Cost Of Gas, Inflation and on and on! Not lets forget spending!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    Not really. Obama has the power and inclination to do far more damage to America than Osama ever dreamed. But hey, congrats to you too, I hear the pubes started coming in.
    Obama is now the King of the U.S? You really need to get a grip.

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