The Center for American Progress "Bill Bennett Hypocrisy" award went to a most deserving recipient this week, Rush Limbaugh. Until last week, Limbaugh was in the service of two masters, playing both the mighty trumpeter for the army of interests waging the costly and devastating war on drugs, and also apparently playing the junkie who scored black market drugs in the service of his need for a fix.
The contradiction uncovered by the revelation of Limbaugh's addiction is breathtaking: perched safely away from the mass policing and incarceration of millions of Americans, Limbaugh sneered at the ruinous consequences of the war on drugs, particularly for people of color. Fairness, he blustered, did not require reductions in the incarceration of people of color, but rather an increase in the incarceration of whites who, all too often, get away with illegal drug use.
Of course no one should hold their breath waiting for Limbaugh or his supporters to submit to Limbaugh's edict. In fact, one can almost imagine Limbaugh morphing into that old Saturday Night Live character-Jon Lovitz's pathological liar: "Yeah, that's the ticket, I'm for incarcerating all white drug users too..No wait, forget about what I just said--- that's not what I meant-what I meant to say was, uh."
Anyone expecting that Limbaugh or his apologists would lay down their arms and take up Limbaugh's call for the incarceration of white drug abusers like himself, or better yet, call for a dramatic overhaul of American drug policy, is in for a rude awakening. Not only do his supporters refuse to confront the counterproductive consequences of this war and its obvious race and class-based double standards, they've turned hypocrisy into their own rallying cry.
With appalling chutzpa, the conservative choir has excused Limbaugh's hypocrisy while simultaneously accusing "liberals and the media" of either themselves doing drugs or defending those who do. Indeed, according to the warped logic of one of his most vocal supporters, Limbaugh's hypocrisy is acceptable in large part because of the media's hypocrisy. As conservative pundit Matt Drudge declared recently on Buchanan and Press "There's no law against being a hypocrite a few times in your life and this industry is built on hypocrisy. I'm challenging the media tonight to empty their pockets." Drudge's defense of Limbaugh is taken directly out of the Right's playbook: "When caught red-handed living a lie, deflect attention from your personal responsibility and shoot one directly across the bow of those perpetual evil-doers, 'the liberals and the media.'"
TIME TO CONTACT THE GREAT WINDBAG AND SPEAK OUT ABOUT HIS HYPROCISY.
GIVE HIM YOUR RAGE.
NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT!
IF YOU DO WE ALL LOSE.
REMEMBER THE PEOPLE WE ARE FIGHTING ARE ALL ABOUT POWER AND CONTROL.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IS THEIR ENEMY.
CALL INTO HIS SHOW.
(1) Get your information ready, you never go into a battle without your facts and proof of information. The internet is a great place to research, or your library.
Search about information like the connection of corporations and the media.
Power and control of the people is what they are all about.
Operation Northwoods is a good example of the lies and the evil behind it.
When you call the show they will ask you what you are going to talk about, they are looking to screen out anything that will not put his show in a good light.
Say that you are a ditto head and sound like you like the guy.
A ditto head in the case that you don't know is a person that looks at life in America like rush.
(2) When you call his show, you must call about ten minutes before the start of the show. After the show is on, it's almost impossible to get a open line.
(3) Make sure that you know the time difference, his show starts at 10:00 am mountain time.
(4) Give him a call and sound like you like him, say that you are a ditto head.
Tell them that you want to talk about what ever he has started his show on that day.
He is long winded and likes to talk about him self.
So you will have a chance to hear his latest rant.
(5) When you get online with him, be nice and make him trip on his own words if you can.
Set him up to catch him in a lie. And let nature take it's course.
YOU can call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time.
You can e-mail Rush at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can fax Rush at: 212-563-9166
You can write Rush at: The Rush Limbaugh
Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Other Neo-Nazi's to contact as follows:
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To call Sean during the show dial 1-800-941-SEAN (7326). Show hours are 3PM - 6PM Eastern, 12PM - 3PM Pacific
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