Crosstalk Hypocrisy

From Crosstalk Blog:

Posted by Ingrid Schlueter in Freedom Under Fire, Media, Politics on April 19th, 2010 | one response

It was only a matter of time. Pardon the play on words. Time magazine’s Joe Klein and New York magazine’s John Heilemann is accusing Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck of sedition for using their free speech rights in opposition to the socialist economic agenda of our present Administration.

Newsbusters blog reports on the terrified liberals in the media who are watching their plans for a socialist revolution accompanied by sweetness and light degenerate into a loud and healthy show of taxpayer outrage.

Those frustrating things called the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are all that stand in the way of their Leftist takeover, and the only thing they can do is skweem and skweem about “violence” and sedition and right-wing nuts. Thankfully, nobody has to listen to these buffoons in the increasingly irrelevant “news” media any longer. Can there be a loud and sustained cheer for alternative news sources and the still standing First Amendment?

Notice the second to the last sentence.  Ingrid refers to Joe Klein and John Heilemann as “buffoons”.  Once again, a Christian, who preaches the love of Christ and the “fruit of the Spirit” shows rudeness and disrespect toward people who disagree with her.  This is actually pretty tame for Ingrid.  I have listened to her numerous times over the years on Crosstalk and found myself turning the radio off in mid program because I couldn’t take the venom she was spewing at whoever happened to be her target that day.  On one program about a year ago she referred to a caller as a Nazi for supporting abortion.  If a caller calls in to disagree with her she shreds them to pieces with her verbal attacks and name calling. 

The other thing about this post that I find interesting is that it wasn’t too long ago that people like Ingrid were accusing the liberals of sedition because they were criticizing President Bush’s handling of the war.  The mantra back then of folks like Ingrid, was that it was unpatriotic to criticize Bush because he was the Commander-in-Chief of our military during wartime.  I don’t know how many times I heard from conservative pundits that that kind of criticism amounted to treason. 

Unfortunately, neither liberals or conservatives can claim the moral high ground in political debate.  Both sides will use whatever tactics necessary to discredit the other side.  I remember back to the 1992 presidential elections where the conservatives were criticizing Clinton’s lack of experience and mocking him for claiming that being the commander of chief of the Arkansas National Guard provided him the experience he needed to be Commander-in-Chief of the US armed forces.  Fast forward to the 2008 elections and the conservatives were playing up Palin’s experience as commander-in-chief of the Alaska National Guard and the liberals were the ones mocking that experience.

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