Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rush Fools In

They say even a blind pig will eventually find a truffle. And so it is that Rush Limbaugh had a moment of clarity, talking to a listener about watching Fox "news."

"You need to stop watching these people, because they're not going to change," he said. "Your blood pressure is going to suffer if you keep watching these people. I mean, they're designed to get you ticked off. They're designed to make you question your sanity. You're going to watch these people [and] you're going to say, 'how in the world can we have such idiotic people?' And you're going think maybe they're not and you're crazy."

Next, a little inward-directed self-reflection (that part of the pig ain't never gonna get truffled), and hope could spring. (Sadly, Americans prefer getting their news from TV, where neither thinking nor effort is required; and Fox remains their #1 source. Given the rampant if puzzling need for so many people to close their minds around falsehoods rather than facing reality, it ain't gonna change.)

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