Why? Why are you still listening to Limbaugh?
Now, before you think this is a rhetorical question, or some sort of attack: STOP! I am sincerely asking you to tell me why you are still listening to him? I want to know.
Me? I try, but it has become as difficult to listen to Limbaugh as it is to listen to any of the other ‘government-controlled’ media out there (yes, that definitely includes FOX News). I tried to listen to Rush today, and I couldn’t. Limbaugh is in the bag for Trump along with Breitbart and FOX and the rest of the ‘lame stream media.’ But that deserves an explanation.
Today, Rush was ‘explaining’ what he thinks Trumps plan is for winning a brokered convention. In the process, he repeatedly used the term ‘lying Cruz.’ Now, I understand that Rush will say he is just using the term Trump would use, but let me ask you a question. When ‘W’ was in office, and the ‘Left’ was attacking Bush, how often did Rush ‘explain’ the Left’s position using their language? Hint: he didn’t. In fact, he took great pains to explain that the Left uses such tactics so they can turn people against their opponents. But that was when it suited his purposes. So why use those terms now, especially against thee person Limbaugh claims is the most ‘Conservative’ candidate in the race? Why is Limbaugh helping to ‘label’ Cruz and bias people against him and toward Trump?
And for those who accept Limbaugh’s explanation as to why he speaks this way: STOP! I am a long-time listener, and I have heard Limbaugh explain this many, many times. He will tell you that the ‘Left’ puts things in a way that they can point to a transcript and say “See, I was not saying that.” Limbaugh has explained that this is how they can send their coded messages while providing themselves with the evidence they need to deny it. Well, Rush is the one who has explained this, so Rush shouldn’t get upset when we catch him doing it. That means, even though he ‘claims’ he is neutral and is just using Trump’s language to explain things, the fact that he is violating his own declared principles suggests that he is trying to turn people against Cruz in a way that let’s him claim he is neutral (after all, he needs to keep his audience).
So, yes! I have soured on Limbaugh — but for sound reason. I have caught him doing many of the very things he has told us for decades are indications of a ‘Liberal’ attitude/agenda. But what I want to know is why are YOU still listening to him? What are you getting from him that I do not see? Or, more importantly, what might you have missed about yourself that we have both missed?