Not Attacking Rush Limbaugh Strangely Triggered Leftists in the Media

All I did was say there is truth and when the truth is known conservatives should speak the truth.

There is a section within both ideological camps that refuses to believe there can be anyone decent on the other side. Yesterday, I appeared on Meet the Press and strangely triggered many of those on the left who think the only decent conservative is one who really is not one.

All I did was say that when the truth is known, we have an obligation to the truth. What they're really upset with is that I did not attack Rush Limbaugh. It really seems to be grating on people from Soledad O'Brien to Paul Krugman that I would not condemn or otherwise attack Rush. But then any conservative on television after the events of this past week would probably get them upset unless they heard their own platitudes repeated or a repudiation of one's core beliefs.

As an aside, I see some conservatives attacking Chuck Todd for his questioning. I think the questioning was fair.

What is actually the funniest part of all of this is that I've been on Meet the Press multiple times in the past year and these lefties who are supposedly regular watchers are shocked and appalled I'd be invited on. They probably will want to avoid MSNBC altogether for the next few weeks.

The irony here is that I also said we have divided ourselves into communities of our own creation and have very few things in common anymore. We have divided ourselves up so much that we watch different news outlets, have different people we think have valid opinions, etc. We have lost our sense of community. And their reaction proves me right.

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AmericaISgreat
AmericaISgreat

It truly is amazing the people who are so adamant about the defense of PP and the greatbods they will go through to defend them.

phantonym
phantonym

Someone quoted George Orwell below...

Quoting a person who was so adamantly opposed to your own worldview is certainly amusing, but none too bright.

"All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts. A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage — torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians — which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by ‘our’ side."

It reads as if he wrote it about the American Right just this week rather than 75 years ago.

Students of history you most definitely are not.

phantonym
phantonym

It has been entirely surreal watching the evolution of the parties over the last two decades.

Progressives have replaced conservatives as the nation's moralizing busybodies attempting to control what people think, say and do in an absurd attempt to rewrite our entire culture overnight. They are beyond annoying.

While the once moral, proud and stand-tall conservatives have become a paranoid gaggle of truthers fearful of their own shadows. Literally terrified of civil wars, leftist violence and of course "others"...while simultaneously murdering those same people at a rate second only to islamic terrorists.

Stop being part of the problem. Eject the loons from your party!

tla
tla

Pot meet Kettle... Erick it's bit disingenuous to be complaining about the twitter outrage machine when you're basically doing the same thing here and ginning up the outrage machine on your side.... However, I agree wholeheartedly with your other point about that we've basically divided ourselves in to our own communities with our own realities - that's the biggest problem with social media.

Veritasenvitas
Veritasenvitas

Unfortunately this is the truth! The left is hardly ever objective about anything. I've always thought that Erick was very consistent and very measured as right of center pundits go. You must realize however that Krugman et al do not represent all Democrats. At least not this one. It's unfortunately the result of being in an echo chamber. Echo chambers can be of any making, right wing, left wing etc. If one never exposes oneself to the other side then one resides in an echo chamber. I have been blasted by both sides for being a moderate. Leftists tell me I'm an enabler of the right and my right wing acquaintances just place me in the "leftwing" column. No nuance, no grey areas. This is the problem with our system today. Everyone is either for you or against you. There is no middle way!