04 October 2009

Beck and Limbaugh vs. America

The hypocrisy and the irony are so extreme as to be absurd. Still, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and the like are apparently taken seriously enough by their employers, the public, and an adequate number of advertisers that they still have jobs.

And they may have just outdone themselves.

The watchdog group Media Matters for America describes the latest episode as follows:
Conservative media figures have celebrated the International Olympic Committee's elimination of Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and used the event to bash President Obama, who flew to Copenhagen to lobby IOC members on behalf of Chicago's bid. For instance, Glenn Beck called the news that Chicago's bid had failed "so sweet," Rush Limbaugh declared himself "happy" and "gleeful" with the results, and Matt Drudge proclaimed: "World rejects Obama."
These are the same people who called us unpatriotic if we dared to question the Bush administration's policies of unprovoked war of aggression, torture, and warrantless spying on Americans.

Now they are celebrating the fact that the IOC did not choose Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, and they are suggesting that it is Obama's fault. Never mind the fact that Rio was a shoo-in. Never mind that there is more to life and politics than sporting games. They act as though Obama just lost World War III.

That said, do they not realize that it wasn't Obama who lost the bid, but rather the city of Chicago and the U.S. as a nation? Do they not realize that, in celebrating this loss to our nation, their attitude is extremely unpatriotic? As Media Matters, described it, they are "rooting against America".

In going this far, will they finally have exposed themselves as the hypocritical, unpatriotic pied pipers of mindless, knee-jerk hate that they seem to have become?

Or are the sheep and the media overlords so brainwashed and intellectually lazy that it just won't matter?

Sadly, I suspect the latter. The dumbing down of America is now more complete.

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