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Showing posts from March 7, 2021

"Revenge of the Liberal Media" on Rush

In 2003, Joe Sobran, who was a Patrick Buchanan conservative, wrote one of the great articles on Rush Limbaugh after it was found out that he had "been illegally buying prescription painkillers and publicly confessed his addiction." It is a marvelous work of writing because it showed the greatness of Rush despite his failings and revealed the hypocrisy of the liberal media by showing its supposed most prized "virtues":  Revenge of the Liberal Media “Limbaugh’s long-running act as a paragon of virtue is over,” crows Evan Thomas in Newsweek. The magazine devotes its October 20 cover story to a snide portrait of the talk-radio superstar, who has been illegally buying prescription painkillers and publicly confessed his addiction. Its columnist Jonathan Alter also chimes in, predicting that Limbaugh will receive “the compassion he routinely denies to other people” and hoping he’ll now offer “a more tolerant and less vitriolic message.” Say what you will

Are Francis Catholics like the Leashed Dog in the Foghorn Leghorn Cartoon? Last year, the Catholic Monitor did a post called "Formal Correction: Why are Cd. Burke & Francis Trads like the Leashed Dog in the Foghorn Leghorn Cartoon?" which showed that the loyalty of many Catholics to Francis appears to be analogous to the old Warner Brothers cartoon rooster Foghorn Leghorn's archenemy George P. Dog's behavior. The dog after getting hit hard with a two by four in the rear end by the rooster would chase him, but being on a leash meant he could only go as far as the length of the rope leash and had to stop while never thinking of freeing himself from the leash. In that post, this question was asked: Why are Cardinal Raymond Burke and Francis traditionalists such the Remnant's Michael Matt and Taylor Marshall as well as other Catholic media like Leghorn's archenemy George P. Dog not allowed to go passed the line with the sign that reads "Rope Limit"? Yesterday, Catholic Monitor commenter