Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Limbots go ballistic when station drops show

One of the reasons this blog isn't as meaty as it used to be is that the right-wing brain trust has gone so far off a cliff that we usually just take it for granted when they act like the fools they are. But every once in a while, they outdo even theirselves.

Recently, a radio station in Florence, South Carolina, dropped Rush Limbaugh's show because of minuscule ratings. The station had carried El Rushbo for over 20 years.

To be sure, this was enough to make Rush's followers bunk gaping perforations through their pantaloons. They responded by calling not only the station's offices but also its local call-in shows. It gets funnier: They also wrote letters to the region's major newspaper threatening to cancel their subscriptions, even though the paper has absolutely no affiliation whatsoever with the station. Their rationale for canceling their newspaper subscriptions is their claim that the station's cancellation of Limbaugh is part of a conspiracy by the "liberal media" to silence conservatives.

They're really doubling down on the crazy lately, aren't they? When most people have a belief that gets disproven, they accept the facts and move on. But when members of the right-wing thugosphere find their views challenged - such as their goofy notion that the media has a liberal bias - they double down and become even more strident. It's been called the "smart idiot" syndrome - because they're imbeciles who think upping the ante for discredited ideas makes them geniuses. They lack the stability to cope any other way.

Meanwhile, the newspaper is reporting no decline in its circulation numbers in recent days - proving once again that the Far Right may be loud but is also very small in its amount of popular support.


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