Question: What do the following conservative media personalities have in common?
Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Patrick Buchanan, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly.
Answer: All are not journalists but merely ultra right-wing TV, radio and Internet entertainers who feed poisoned Kool-aid to the conservative masses who want to hear the hate they preach, and they do a damned fine job of it, if you ask me.
On the other hand, Robert Novak, William F. Buckley, George Will, William Safire are/were educated and well read conservative writers and otherwise conservative pundits who usually had some semblance of ethical behavior behind their conservative views. They reported facts from a conservative point of view. I could appreciate their points of view for what they were even if I thought they were full of s**t. They did not lie; they just gave their opinion and called it that.
Novak and Buckley are dead. Will and Safire are less prominent than before. That is probably because they refuse to invent facts or distort quasi facts to the point of causing ridicule to be pointed back at them. Charles Krauthammer may be the only credible conservative star of the rest of the decade. That is frightening.
Rep. Joe “the heckler” Wilson is the best thing that has happened to the Dems lately. If we can get him to team up with the current pack of journalistic impostors and miscreants, the Republican Party will implode.
I am not suggesting a one party system will provide a desirable result, however. The Democrats have issues with stupidity as well, but I will save that for another day. Today, the Rs can sizzle in their own hot oil.
…And Oh yes, have a nice day!