Joe Conason, author and columnist for the New York Observer, plants the “R” word on Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh in a recently published article entitled, “The Racist Truth About Beck and Limbaugh”. His assertions are obviously incorrect. Considering the recent realization by the New York Times that their content may be “left-of-center” it’s understandable that his rant contains all the balanced journalistic integrity one can expect from a New York rag.
Joe continually makes the assertion that Beck and Limbaugh believe that Obama called them racists. Conason goes on to explain how that is a lie. In actuality, Beck said of Obama, “so you unleash the hounds and point the fingers, and everybody is a racist.”. That much may well be true.
The dogs were unleashed as a multitude of congressional democrats sprayed the “R” word around as much as possible. Just because the president says that he does not believe they are racists, does not mean that he believes it.
Obama’s actions speak louder than any of his nuanced, fluffy, difficult to pin-down words. He has never condemned a single democrat for slinging the racist term at anyone, ever. Why? Because he supports the use of the term and the defamation of anyone that disagrees with him and he needs to use this tool to silence the opposition. The President just can’t say that so he has everyone else do it for him. Mr. Conason performs his part of the act beautifully by not only deflecting the racist behavior of the liberals away, but then having it land squarely on those that were defamed.
Joe’s deep-seeded hatred for anything not ultra-liberal is obvious by perusing his other writings on his homepage [link]. He spins his unabashed ultra-liberalism into articles that do things like defend ACORN, Joe Wilson-bashing, saying conservatives are not compassionate, support for the investigation of CIA members, trashing Churchill, I could go on forever.
Joe can’t help but display his obvious bias as he labels left-leaning publications as “liberal media”, but right-leaning alternatives are the “Republican noise machine”. He doesn’t support his claims, is incorrect on so many fronts, and writes in a manner that is feeding the liberal media with worthless ammunition.
So does Conason go after Beck and Limbaugh just because he’s part of a minuscule left-wing posse? No, he and the ultra-left have run out of intellectual ammunition and need to stop the conservative message – at all costs.
I found Mr. Conason’s recent article while perusing the Rasmussen Reports website. Finding an opinion piece on an opinion-pollster’s site surely seems fitting. I would love to see a poll that shows how well his idiotic ramblings are received and by which demographic.