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