5.19.2004

Fun with right-wingers

Actually I used to consider myself a "right-winger" but now I'm more a middle of the road libretarian or something. I dunno exactly, but the last thing I want to be anymore is a right-winger.

At any rate, Fluxblog has some audio today that is recorded from shortwave radio that, he says, is even worse than right-wing talk radio:
...but right wing hosts on shortwave always go a few steps beyond the pale and launch into the kind of white supremacist rants and hysterical conspiracy theorizing that could never make it out over the more strictly regulated and advertiser-dependent commercial airwaves. In the case of this excerpt, the host suggests that the torture and humiliation of the prisoners at Abu Ghraib was nothing more than "a college hazing, good natured fun to help build the morale of our soldiers."
I guess he's not aware that this was actually the very same response that Rush Limbaugh, the tamer, more mainstream right winger, had to the abuse story:
CALLER: It was like a college fraternity prank that stacked up naked men --

LIMBAUGH: Exactly. Exactly my point! This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation and we're going to ruin people's lives over it and we're going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day. I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You of heard of need to blow some steam off?
Limbaugh used Skull and Bones as an example because Bush was a member during his time at Yale. So he just begs the question, is he saying that President Bush took part in initiation ceremonies in which he was stripped, forced to lay on the floor in a pile of other naked men and possibly even sodomized? That, and more, all happened at Abu Ghraib and Limbaugh says it is "no different" than what goes on at Skull and Bones so... you know... just asking...



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