We at AltTulsa like to keep our eyes and ears open, which is why we spend a few minutes each week listening to the rants of right-wing radio talkers like Rush Limbaugh. Last time we tuned in, Rush was blasting the lefties again (yawn…) for their crazy conspiracy ideas about 9/11. Apparently, liberals now know that George Bush himself was behind the whole thing. He even cited a "liberal" website that proves the Bush connection.
There is such a site. Except that, just maybe, this isn't a liberal website at all. Maybe this charge is one of those Rush talking points that whips up the indignation of the faithful Dittoheads (and they are so well named) but disappears once you take a look at the facts.
We can say with great confidence that the liberals we know and the progressive blogs we read don't make this charge. They don't even bother to repeat it. They ignore it because they too think it's nonsense. Yet Rush himself repeats it right here in Tulsa and blames the Godless liberals, the source of all evil in the Western World.
Again, it's nonsense. But nonsense is a big part of Rush's radio rant. If you paint all liberals as wild-eyed wackos and repeat it often enough, somebody will believe it. In the world according to Rush, there's no need to bother with "liberal" notions of fact, evidence, data, or truth. That stuff—it's all part of the liberal conspiracy to undermine America.