I once worked with a very intelligent young woman, who grew up as a have not, and worked her way through college, which made it difficult for me to comprehend why she listened to the factually challenged fat boy.
I very seldom purposefully listen to him, as his statements such as “You don’t have to think, we will do the thinking for you” are offensive and, as one who works hard for everything that he knows, is contradictary to me. Having heard many accomplished speakers in my life – E. O. Wilson – most recently, RL’s self-proclaimed knowledge rings both hollow and disinenuous.
In the early 1960’s, it was fashionable among some to say (speaking of the Luce empire): “Life is for those who can’t read; Time for those who can’t think”. Today: “Rush Limbaugh is for those who can’t think; Fox Noise for those who don’t”.
Bob Cesca, in HuffPost writes:
“The Democrats are going about the business of cleaning up the mess of three decades of Reaganomics, while the GOP is duct-taping themselves to the ample bosom of the most self-satirical political sideshow geek in American media history.”