Growing up as a democrat, it was easy to laugh at Limbaugh or Coulter or Hannity–they always seemed to be frothing at the mouth at worst or unfunny, stiff, and arrogant at best. I even remember reading Al Franken’s Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot in elementary school, before I knew it had anything to do with politics. I just liked Franken because he was Stuart Smalley, the friendly self-helper from Saturday Night Live. Later on in life I grew a fondness for Michael Moore. I mean, come on–you may not agree with his ideas, or even his methods, but he is a lovable guy. And he’s funny. Basically, I liked the liberals because they were funnier. Think of that what you will. I suppose humor is important to me. Maybe more than health care or global warming.
Lately, however, the liberals have been doing their best to act like bigoted ignorant neanderthals. Lawrence O’Donnell and Keith Olbermann* can now officially join the excusive group of Limbaugh, Coulter, and Rosie O’Donnell, (are they related?). Whether the entire media is slanted to the left is still up for debate in my opinion, but MSNBC seems to be doing their best to balance out FOX News.
– O’Donnell’s tirade on Mormonism
– O’Donnell further making a fool of himself
(I would go into detail about each of these and why I thought they were lame, but that might take a while. If you want to talk about one of them specifically, I would love to hear it.)
Where have the compassionate, caring, and NONprejudice liberals gone? I’m sure there are some out there.
Hugh Nibley was my kind of democrat. One who ACTUALLY practiced his ideals, unlike O’Donnell, for example, who calls himself a socialist–yet he seems to be living a nice rich actor/commentator’s life. I have little respect for anyone with extreme political beliefs on either side who lives on more than they need.
*NOTE (12/16) – Due to some feedback, I just watched the Olbermann clip again, and have to say I was not fair to him, nor accurate in my assessment. He may be smug, but he did not say anything bigoted against Mormonism. My mistake.