by Scoobie Davis
Arriana has a great post on the phony outrage by Hannity and Limbaugh over anonymous commenters on the Huffington Post who wished that Dick Cheney had been killed by the recent terrorist bombing in Afghanistan. Read the post. It's succinct and to the point.
Let me add a few additional ironies:
1) Yesterday, Limbaugh's co-author Joseph Farah once again put forth the "the Clinton Body Count"--an infamous urban legend and a staple of wing-nut conspiracy theorists during the 1990's (thanks to ConWebWatch for pointing this out). Regular readers of this blog know that Farah doesn't seem to like to admit to propagating this smear around the mainstream media circles. Limbaugh also liked to fantasize that the Clintons were murdering their political enemies or friends who knew too much. Additional irony: today Farah wrote the following in his WorldNetDaily column:
This is a love letter.
It is an expression of how I feel about you for making WND a bigger success
than I ever imagined 10 years ago when Elizabeth and I first began planning
what we saw then as "an Internet newspaper" committed to the highest
ideals of American journalism [emphasis mine].
2) Limbaugh wrote the forward to the paperback edition of the literary fraud Slander: Liberal Lies about the American Right
(the ironic premise of the book is that the lack of civility in political discourse is "all liberals' fault"). The book's author, Ann Coulter, had previously written
about whether whether "to impeach or assassinate" Bill Clinton. UPDATE: Media Matters has more
3) Hannity helped to launch the career of Hal Turner
. UPDATE: Bob Geiger has a must-read post on Hannity
4) I could go on and on and on and on and on and on but I think the point has been made.