Monday, May 25, 2009

Quote of the Day: 5/25/2009

"So what right do I have to object because [Rush] Limbaugh makes fun of different people than I do?
I object because he consistently targets dead people, little girls, and the homeless - none of whom are in a particularly good position to answer back. Satire is a weapon, and it can be quite cruel. It has historically been the weapon of powerless people aimed at the powerful. When you use satire against powerless people, as Limbaugh does, it is not only cruel, it's profoundly vulgar. It is like kicking a cripple."

Molly Ivins, "Lyin' Bully", May/June 1995, republished in You Got to Dance..., p. 138. The same article gives several good examples of Rush getting the facts wrong.

I miss Molly Ivins more all the time. What a great voice she was for sanity.

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