Brent Bozell

"It is nature's way of telling a-holes like Limbaugh that beers are being thrown back in celebration of that heart attack."

"If he gets well, so be it. If he gets worse, be it paralyzed, comatose, or dead, he's earned it. I hope he dies and I'm glad he's sick. All this fat a-hole has done is encourage a whole generation of Americans to be right-wing, bigoted scumbags like him. I'll never apologize for hating Rush. Or wishing death and illness on him."

"So if Adolf Hitler were to die today would we see a bunch of RIP diaries and 'our heart should go out to his friends and family'?"

It is heartening (pun intended) to note that not every liberal institution behaved so abominably. Let us hold up for commendation sites like the Huffington Post, which made the editorial decision not to run any vicious, attacks on Limbaugh, instead limiting its commenters to good wishes for his recovery.

Likewise, there were numerous liberal activists out there who, while clearly expressing their political differences with the conservative leader, also loudly expressed their desire for his well-being and equally loudly (and futilely) called for their fellow liberals to, well, behave.

But too many liberals didn't because too many liberals just can't, and I don't ever want to hear another sermon from them about "civility" or "the politics of personal destruction." They are no longer allowed to talk about "hate" or pass judgment on what is "mean-spirited." I don't want to hear the words "character assassination" or even "cheap shot" leave their lips.

Unless, of course, it's preceded by "I am guilty of..." Roger Ebert, the long-time movie critic, was for many years a very fat man. He is thinner now after a series of cancer surgeries on his throat and jaw, which have left him unable to speak without a machine. It is beyond curious -- it is crass and downright sick, wholly unprofessional and personally pathetic -- that this man found it appropriate to make Rush-is-a-fatty jokes on Twitter (especially since Limbaugh no longer is overweight).

"Rush: Hawaii is the only country where the Hawaiian shirts come in S, M, L, XL, Rush, and Sumo."

"Surgeons: 'Rush doesn't require a heart transplant, but an installation.'"

"Tests find nothing wrong with Rush Limbaugh's heart. Physically."

Ebert has apologized. Whatever.

Rush, it's good to hear you are well. It's a helluva way to start the new year.

Brent Bozell

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America.
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