The right and the left both have intemperate voices. But here's the key: only the conservative movement counts the most vile blowhards as leading lights, embraced by the leadership. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Sarah Palin: these are among the most popular conservatives in America. Who are the folks on the left with equivalent popularity and equally?The closest thing on the left to the likes of Limbaugh and Hannity would be Michael Moore, Keith Olberman, and Al Franken and I would submit that none of them have the popularity or influence that their right wing counterparts enjoy. That having been said, any talk of shutting down talk radio is simply idiotic. Shutting down speech, no matter how vile, is never the answer. Let these people speak for themselves and eventually they will spell their own demise with their own words (that goes for the polemics on the right and on the left).
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
An Interesting Question
Andrew Sullivan asks the following –