I've felt uneasy listening to Rush Limbaugh ever since that windbag first hit the national scene years and years ago...uneasy because even then his outrageous lies struck me as dangerous. While others were dismissing him as a mere entertainer that nobody should take seriously, I was all too cognizant of the fundamental propaganda rule that lies, repeated loudly enough and often enough, "become" the truth. Simultaneously I've been alarmed at the sheer cowardice of the media which, I think, can be traced all the way back to the Reagan administration. It absolutely amazes me that with an administration as corrupt as this one that there is no one in the MSM crusading to expose the bastards. But then there's Bill Moyers. Moyers apparently delivered a speech recently which hit the nail on the head so precisely that it ticked off that most pompous guardian of ethics and morality, Rush. Link What Moyers said is not important so much for its originality -- people have been complaining about this for years -- as for the fact that it's rare for a media personality to acknowledge this failing. I take it as Moyers challenging modern journalists to check between their legs and see if they still have anything down there. It's also notable for having infuriated Uncle Rush. I'm glad it irritated the other side, because we need to talk about this in the public discourse. (And as an aside: has anybody noticed that the formerly ebullient Rush seems constantly on the edge of explosion lately? I don't know if it's drug withdrawal symptoms or if he's frustrated that the liberals are finally causing some trouble in Congress, but he seems to be headed towards a nervous breakdown or something. Anyway.) So I say good for Bill Moyers. If the rest of the MSM doesn't pick this up, then I hope he keeps scolding them until he does shame them into talking about it. Whatever happens, I just hope this doesn't turn out to be one more speech that just vanishes into the ether. The issue is too damned important.