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Diabolical propaganda

July 5, 2007

Depending on your mood, this will make you laugh or it might make your skin crawl.

On Rush Limbaugh’s radio show Tuesday, a 13 year old caller named Patrick complained that he was forced to read “liberal magazines like Time and Newsweek” in school which explained the globe was getting warmer. The caller said he was skeptical of the science because “my parents have always been skeptical of it.” Limbaugh then offered the following encouragement to the caller:

RUSH: Patrick, this will be a good lesson. There are liberals everywhere. You may think that just because your town is conservative — there are liberals. They’re hiding in the shadows, and they are lurking there, and they’re around and the odds are that many of them are in the school system. You’ll probably at some point probably have to watch [Al Gore’s movie], unless your parents and other parents find out about it and demand, “If you’re going to show this movie, you better show the Great Global Warming Swindle and put the other side to our kids out there.” Well, congratulations. I’m glad you called and told us this. This is the kind of thing that gives us all encouragement for the future. Here you are at 13, already aware of when you’re watching propaganda. That’s great.

How Orwellian is that!? Denounce propaganda as you spew it. Hmmm….the “other side”…. why are people so goddamn preoccupied with distilling every issue to “sides”? If an asteroid doesn’t destroy our civilization, then this dangerously oversimplified dualistic worldview will.

Okay….back to work. I need to do some evil scientific research. I wonder if Rush considers Sedimentology a liberal journal?

via ThinkProgress


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