Rush Limbaugh from NewsBusters.org
If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would.
But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio (update: Spitz was a producer for NPR affiliate KCRW for the show Left, Right & Center), that isn’t what you’d do at all.
In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed in torment.
In boasting that she would gleefully watch a man die in front of her eyes, Spitz seemed to shock even herself. “I never knew I had this much hate in me,” she wrote. “But he deserves it.”
Spitz’s hatred for Limbaugh seems intemperate, even imbalanced. On Journolist, where conservatives are regarded not as opponents but as enemies, it barely raised an eyebrow.
Point me to the conservative bloggers who are posting wishes of horrendous death on fat headed Ed Schultz or other dimwits like him. I know there are some out there, but they are not conservatives – they are assholes.
I will agree that Keith Olbermann gets a lot of grief but none of what I read wishes him to die an ugly death.
It’s just disgusting to read this stuff from people who are supposed to be providing us with unfiltered (as can be possible) information.
Not only has this story from Carlson put the spotlight on unbiased journalists, but it has made us all more disappointed in the 4th Estate and it’s fairness to provide us with information that we need to make informed decisions. Who can you trust? Is it any wonder that so many are turning to the internet and to blogs and bloggers?
The “new media” seems to be the only place to find any semblance of fact. And the big sites (pardon the pun) like Carlson’s and Breitbart’s are being held to a very high standard. The best news is that they seem to be up to that task.