Secupp is sounding more liberal every day. Perhaps that’s a consequence of working around libs all the time. I don’t know, but to attack Rush out of the blue like she did in the NY Times the other day just seemed uncalled for. Here’s her initial comments:
And we can’t be afraid to call out Rush Limbaugh. If we can get three Republicans on three different networks saying, ‘What Rush Limbaugh said is crazy and stupid and dangerous,’ maybe that’ll give other Republicans cover to feel comfortable disagreeing with him as well from time to time.
As she points out in her piece this morning, people didn’t take kind to her remarks as she’s received a lot of feedback on twitter. And even though there were calls by some for her to apologize to Rush, she says there will be no apology:
I’ll end the suspense for some: There will be no apology. I make a living disagreeing with people who are far more successful, famous, wealthy and important than I am. I have spent thousands of hours on television and thousands of column inches criticizing the President of the United States. If you think I’m going to apologize for suggesting that it might be okay to disagree with a radio host sometimes, you don’t know me at all.
She acts as though Rush says stupid stuff all the time and he must be called out for it. Her detractors asked her to cite an example of this and she did, but it was quite underwhelming in my opinion:
As for the gentleman on Twitter who dared me to cite an example, I’m happy to. If calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” last year for her position on contraception wasn’t the epitome of “crazy and stupid and dangerous,” allow me to explain the obvious.
It was crazy because it invented an irrational connection between her private sex life and her political position. It was stupid because calling someone a name is intellectually lazy. Make an actual argument. And it was dangerous because it trafficked in the same kind of misogyny that liberals use when they blast conservative women for being sluts, prudes or sexually repressed. And that fell right into the well-crafted but dishonest “war on women” narrative that liberals had set up to (successfully) get President Obama re-elected.
Rush is free to say whatever he wants, but how was that productive? And why did anyone defend it?
Geez, she picks the one thing that Rush actually apologized for. Oh how daring of her. Is that it Secupp? Is that all you got? Are you going to cite his drug use as the next example?
Let’s cut to the chase. As Mark Levin pointed out last night on his radio show, there’s nothing wrong with disagreeing with people. But to run to the NY Times and throw our esteemed colleagues under the bus is just wrong. And especially with Rush Limbaugh, who has done far more for the conservative movement in this country than most, I think he’s owed a little respect.
And just as an aside, I did defend Rush during slut-gate because I listened to the show and I knew he was attacking her straw man argument and not her personally. Sure, he came out and apologized for letting it go to that level but I didn’t think he needed to. After all, it was a stupid argument on her part and his comments illuminated it quite well.
You can read her article on Rush here.