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Thank you Steny Hoyer (update)
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

A NY Times article by Carl Hulse gets to the bottom of the manufactured outrage over comments about "phony soldiers" (in the wake of the conviction of phony soldier Jesse MacBeth)Rush Limbaugh made:
Having abandoned for now their effort to force President Bush to withdraw troops from Iraq, Democrats are not giving ground against a lesser nemesis: Rush Limbaugh.

With the help of liberal advocacy groups, the Democrats in Congress are turning Mr. Limbaugh’s insinuation that members of the military who question the Iraq war are “phony soldiers” into the latest war of words over the war.

A resolution introduced by 20 Democrats urges the House to condemn the “unwarranted slur” made by Mr. Limbaugh, though it does not condemn the broadcaster himself.

Their push, not coincidentally, comes after House and Senate Republicans maneuvered some Democrats into voting to condemn an advertisement by in The New York Times last month that referred to Gen. David H. Petraeus as “General Betray Us.”

“What’s good for the goose is good for the gander
,” Representative Steny H. Hoyer, Democrat of Maryland and the House majority leader, said Tuesday.
That, frankly, is about all you need to know about this particular dust-up and its motivation.

Meanwhile the "quick to call for the censoring anyone they disagree with" Democrats are attempting to have Limbaugh removed from the Armed Forces Radio Network.

UPDATE: Headline in the Boston Globe:

"Phony Iraq veteran runs up big bar tab".

But, you know, all the critics know exactly the context of the remarks Limbaugh made. Just ask 'em.
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Actually, it would be great for Limbaugh if Congress did take him of AFR. Can you imagine the uproar from soldiers?
Written By: JWG
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I think they should put their money where their mouths are and have Limbaugh testify before Congress. Wouldn’t THAT be fun to watch! He’d tear them all a new one.
Written By: Joel C.
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I would love to see that...
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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I guess that would be fun to watch. But what would Rush testify about?
That Rush is an idiot? Or that congress is full of idiots? Anyone with half a brain already knows that. Fun to watch, of course, but why bother?

Besides, I’d rather see Rush up against a Keith Olbermann, or perhaps Jon Stewart. Now that would be fun to watch. And we wouldn’t be wasting the people’s time.

Written By: PogueMahone
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Besides, I’d rather see Rush up against a Keith Olbermann, or perhaps Jon Stewart. Now that would be fun to watch. And we wouldn’t be wasting the people’s time.
Because that would be the proper forum(s) for this sort of nonsense.
Written By: McQ
Limbaugh takes himself to seriously to match wits with Jon Stewart.

Entertaining idea however!
Written By: looker
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Celebratory Pundit Death Match!!!

There can be only one!!!
Written By: Keith_Indy
"Because that would be the proper forum(s) for this sort of nonsense."

Amen. I am wondering just what business does Congress have making such a fuss about the words of a private citizen. He is not the first, nor will he be the last, celebrity to say something some in Congress consider objectionable. I think it is obvious why this particular incident has created an uproar; Democrats will use any excuse to stick it to that thorn in their side. It is a testimony to Limbaugh’s effectiveness, and I am sure he recognizes it as such. Ann Coulter is probably jealous.

Written By: timactual
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Phony Senators and Congressones unaware of this "phony soldier".
Written By: Neo
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Celebratory Pundit Death Match!!!
My money’s on Stewart in the 5th round.

Then he can square off against Coulter - that one’s harder to call.
Written By: looker
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So the "chill wind" blows across the land....
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