Gene Weingarten, a humor columnist for the Washington Post, has skewered Rush Limbaugh with his latest chat. He begins:
Were you as gratified as I was when Rush Limbaugh finally admitted on the air yesterday that he has gotten rich and famous by “pandering to the prejudices and insecurities of marginally literate, unfathomably ignorant jackasses who have to be told what to hate”?And that's not all. Join me below the squiggly for more of Mr. Weingarten's commentary...
Please excuse the lack of my own commentary in this diary, but Mr. Weingarten has rendered me speechless:
I was surprised yet delighted that he finally forthrightly addressed his past criminal charges stemming from his addiction to prescription painkillers, saying he used them to numb his conscience to the terrible knowledge that his soul had become “a spavined, corrupt, shriveled, pathetic, withered little thing, not unlike my manhood.” That final reference was to a 2006 contretemps in which he was detained at an airport for carrying 29 100-mg Viagra pills in a mislabeled bottle. Yesterday, Limbaugh admitted this was enough Viagra “to arouse a corpse” but noted that he needs the extra stimulation since “the only woman I ever found truly sexy was my mommy, circa 1978.”Wow. Just wow. It just gets better and better:
All of these frank disclosures, which I applaud, come just a few days after Limbaugh finished his bizarre attack on Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student. Lost in much of the deserved furor over his unprovoked, leering, sex-frothed tirade against a young woman Limbaugh clearly fantasizes about when alone in futile but increasingly desperate efforts at self arousal that sometimes involve industrial power tools – lost in all this was a rather astonishing fact: All of his criticisms stemmed from the constantly restated falsehood, a total invention by Limbaugh, that Ms. Fluke – and here I quote Limbaugh directly (and accurately, for the first time in this post) -- “goes to a Congressional hearing conducted by the Botox-filled Nancy Pelosi and testifies that she is having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills!”I encourage all Kossacks to follow the link and read the column for yourselves. Enjoy!
UPDATE: Cool! First time on the Rec List! Thanks everyone, with an extra special thanks to Mr. Weingarten!