3/3/12, "Shorter ‘Washington Post’: Bill ‘C*nt’ Maher’s Million Okay For Obama, GOP Must Abandon Limbaugh," Big Hollywood, Dan Riehl
"Today, the editorial board of the Washington Post took a stand against Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, claiming that the GOP must distance itself from the popular radio talker....
It’s both well known and extremely well documented that, in the not so distant past, (Bill) Maher’s disdain has manifested itself in his name calling directed at former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin.
The facts above suggest thatwhen it involves a conservative and the GOP, the Post’s seemingly lofty call for civility in discourse– as well as a voice in who politicians, or political parties may align with — is subject to the charge of being driven by an egregious double standard, if not political ideology.
We call on the Washington Post’s editors to note these facts and elaborate on why it is only acting now and only with respect to a right-leaning perceived offender. To not do so will leave many with the clear impression that the editorial board of the Washington Post is little more than an extension of the Left and the Democrat Party."
The Washington Post says Limbaugh should be ostracized and caused economic harm because he's a person in a high place attacking a private citizen. The Washington Post had no objection when the most powerful man in the world, Obama, attacked private citizens, the Koch brothers, by name in a fundraising letter to masses:
2/24/12, "In an unprecedented attack on two private citizens, the Barack Obama campaign has issued an email from Jim Messina, the campaign manager, specifically targeting the Koch brothers."...
- 2/24/12, "BREAKING: Obama Campaign Attacks Koch Brothers, Blames Them For Gas Prices," Big Government, Ben Shapiro
"Here's the text:
"In just about 24 hours, Mitt Romney is headed to a hotel ballroom to give a speech sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a front group founded and funded by the Koch brothers.
Those are the same Koch brothers whose business model is to make millions by jacking up prices at the pump, and who have bankrolled Tea Party extremism and committed $200 million to try to destroy President Obama before Election Day.
This number will update every five minutes to show how many people give in the 24 hours until Romney greets the Kochs:
Here’s what Mitt Romney told his supporters just after his victory in the Florida GOP primary:
“We must not forget what this election is really about: defeating Barack Obama.”
Pitch in $2 or more over the next 24 hours to show that, while that message may fire up two oil-industry billionaires, it’s also one that plenty of us are tired of hearing:
Obama for America"
This is outrageous. Not only is the Obama campaign – yes, the re-election campaign of a sitting president – attacking the Koch brothers by name, the campaign is also accusing them of responsibility for high gas prices.
That’s scandalous. The Obama campaign is going for a two-fer: misdirecting on gas prices, and using radical left-wing conspiracy theories about the Koch brothers to fundraise for the guy who is actually responsible for the rise in gas prices....
Again, this sort of rhetorical assault is unprecedented. President Bush never mentioned George Soros, even though Soros spent $27 million trying to defeat Bush in 2004, and was famous for manipulating global money markets. For Obama to level his guns at the Koch brothers is a declaration of war not just on private industry but on private citizens engaging in politics as a whole....
His job is to govern, not to target private citizens for engaging in legal business activity, or First Amendment-protected political behavior.
But Obama thinks his job is to fundraise, no matter whom he has to destroy in order to do it. I hope the two bucks are worth it."
3/2/12, "The GOP can no longer avoid its Rush Limbaugh problem." Washington Post Editorial
Ed. note: The GOP establishment hates talk radio anyway and would love to be rid of Rush as the Washington Post probably knows.