The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 October 2003

Scheer on Rush

The often-bombastic Robert Scheer opens with "Free Rush Limbaugh!" and explains why:

Limbaugh's experience is the best argument against the demonization of all junkies — this one throughout his addiction held a big job and presumably paid a lot in taxes. The considerable harm he inflicts daily on the larger society can hardly be blamed on his addiction. The drugs may have even tempered his verbal brutishness. In any case, there is no evidence that the drugs caused him to daily savage others — he was equally offensive before and during his drug abuse. To put it another way, his drug use, if it has caused pain to others, is the least of his crimes.

But why be mean about it and wallow in the suffering of another?

Why, indeed?

At least Scheer isn't calling for Limbaugh's head on a pike, unlike some on the left.

Posted at 8:10 AM to Dyssynergy

I say "Kick 'em when they're down!"

Posted by: Martin at 8:44 AM on 15 October 2003

I think that's Chapter 14 in "How to Make Implacable Enemies."

Posted by: McGehee at 11:47 AM on 16 October 2003

Don Henley, of course, recommends kicking them in all positions.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:55 PM on 16 October 2003

As I read the lyric, that's only to those who do it to him first...

Posted by: McGehee at 5:18 PM on 16 October 2003

I have dibs on this observation.

Posted by: Fûz at 11:28 PM on 16 October 2003

Indeed he does.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:33 AM on 17 October 2003