Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Limbaugh's Reckless Claims

Themaiden, in a blog posting I Can't Figure Out Why Anyone Takes This Guy Seriously reported on a hoax that claims to disprove global warming that Rush Limbaugh immediately reported to his audience as true.

Limbaugh has repeatedly shown that he cares nothing about the fate of others - that he is willing to put hundreds of millions of people at risk for the pure pleasure of having a radio show where he can do this. Yet, this guy stays on the air. In fact, he makes himself rich in performing this disservice to humanity.

The problem is not that he does not believe that global warming is man-made. The problem is that he does not care whether the claims he makes are true or false, where false claims put hundreds of millions of people at risk.

Yet, the real moral crime rests with those who feed him and keep him on the air - because they obviously do not care either.

The members of the culture that feeds people like this have no legitiate claim to any type of moral superiority.

1 comment:

Hume's Ghost said...

He also thinks carrots are deadlier than second hand smoke.

Something is seriously wrong that he has as much influence over the fate of the nation as he does.