Media Blog

Attacking Rush, Continued

Last month I noted a synchronized verbal assault launched against Rush Limbaugh by so-called political analysts Paul Begala and James Carville.  They were feverishly making the case that Rush is the de facto leader of the Republican party, and repeated this talking point as often as possible.

At the time, I theorized these attacks were no coincidence; likely hatched during the daily conference calls among Bagala, Carville, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.  

Lo and behold, this past weekend, Stephanopoulos induced Republican Rep. Eric Cantor to repudiate Rush on This Week.  Meanwhile, down the dial on CBS, Rahm Emanuel raised the Limbaugh issue unprompted, rehashing the Begala/Carville meme about Rush’s status within the GOP. 

I concluded my previous post on this topic with a joke about CNN simply hiring Robert Gibbs as an “analyst.”  Never fear: He’s in the loop, too.

Most Popular

Law & the Courts

The Second(-Class) Amendment

Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth in a series of articles in which Mr. Yoo and Mr. Phillips will lay out a course of constitutional restoration, pointing out areas where the Supreme Court has driven the Constitution off its rails and the ways the current Court can put it back on track. The first entry ... Read More
World

The Mad, Mad Meditations of Monsieur Macron

Almost everything French president Emmanuel Macron has said recently on the topic of foreign affairs, the United States, and nationalism and patriotism is silly. He implicitly rebukes Donald Trump for praising the idea of nationalism as a creed in which citizens of sovereign nations expect their leaders to put ... Read More
World

The Brexit Crisis

After what seem like years of a phony war, British and European Union negotiators finally agreed on the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU earlier this week, and Theresa May announced it in the House of Commons. The deal covers more than 500 pages of legal and bureaucratic prose, and few but the ... Read More