Yes, it’s true that if Rush Limbaugh had tackled a protester, Al Franken in particular and the media in general, would make a huge stink about it. We’d see the protester on the Today Show talking about the “fascist” tendencies of the American right with Katie Couric nodding along. So, Franken’s a hypocrite and the media has a double-standard. Big news there.
But generally speaking I don’t have that big a problem with what he did. Larouchies are crazies and who knows what kind of vibe the guy was giving off at the time.
What does trouble me is that Franken’s Johnny-on-the-spot take down demonstrates a martial acumen no one had suspected. Maybe Rich Lowry should be worried?