The world is upside down

Norman Podhoretz says It’s Not Rush Limbaugh Who Should Apologize. That particular observation can be applied in many circumstances where people take off on Limbaugh without much care for reality. In this case, it centers on Limbaugh’s commentary regarding Podhoretz’s new book Why Are Jews Liberals?. That book provided another opportunity for Limbaugh to speculate about the reasons that the Jew community tends to vote leftist.

Of course, any Limbaugh talk about a minority that has its advocacy groups can create a knee jerk response and Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League provided it. Foxman declaired Limbaugh an anti-semite and demanded an apology. But, as Podhoretz notes “if an apology is owed here, it is the national director of the Anti-Defamation League who should apologize for the defamatory accusation of anti-Semitism that he himself has hurled against so loyal a friend of Israel as Rush Limbaugh.”

The world is upside down. People vote for the enemies and attack their friends. One way to understand this paradox is to discuss it as Limbaugh does. But those defending an upside down world cannot tolerate such examination of their view of reality. That does not bode well.

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