Sunday, March 02, 2003

The giant sucking sound you hear

Hesiod at Counterspin Central makes a keen observation about reading Rush Limbaugh in black and white:
Put aside your opinion of his political ideology...when you actually sit down and read what he says, transcribed, it looks like utter and complete gibberish.

It's just like that homeless, psychologically disturbed guy on the street corner having a conversation with some phantom presence.

It's really weird.

And you know what? You read his words trying to figure out how so many human beings in this country find him so convincing. You really do.

I've been spending more time than I should over at the new Rush Transcript, and have come away with exactly the same feeling. It is mind-boggling to wade through his material and realize how little of substance is there. Indeed, the transcripts are more in the way of anti-substance. And Limbaugh's mind is like a great Black Hole.

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