Saturday, January 16, 2010

Roger Ebert to Rush Limbaugh: "You should be horse-whipped ..."

Chicago Sun-Times movie critic legend Roger Ebert is, well, a legend for his movie criticism, not his politics. But he makes occasional forays into the political arena, and when he does, he displays both an intelligence and an intensity that does him credit.

He has an open letter to talk show big-head Rush Limbaugh on his web site. I urge you to read it. It is in reference to Limbaugh's suggestion that Obama is out to use the Haiti tragedy for cynical political ends.

Ebert's first sentence: "You should be horse-whipped for the insult you have paid to the highest office of our nation." (If only David Broder could start a column like that.) And it gets better from there.

Limbaugh won't care, of course; having a liberal midwestern media elite criticize him is fodder for his fame. But good people should not let the moral indifference of the Limbaughs of the world prevent them from pointing out the moral indifference of the Limbaughs.

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