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An Example of Why Nobody Trusts Old Media: WaPo's Joel Achenbach

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RUSH: Now, let's get to this Muslim business, ladies and gentlemen. Joel Achenbach, an obscure, relatively unknown member of the ruling class partisan political operative media writes a blog at the Washington Post: "Are Americans Total Numskulls? -- God help us." Now, here you have a member of the media, in the Democrat Party, these people don't like God, they don't like Christians. This is what's amazing to me, they're going so far out on a limb here -- well, I mean they're hell-bent on convincing us that Obama is a Christian, and they don't even like Christians, and this guy starts his piece: "God help us"? I mean to these people God is a tree. "Could so many Americans really be that dumb, ill-informed, paranoid, gullible and goofy? It must be tricky being Barack Obama, winding down the U.S. presence in volatile Iraq, trying to keep Afghanistan from degenerating, pondering war with Iran, even as, according to the latest bulletin, one in five Americans thinks he is a Muslim." Yes, he's been working so hard. He's tamed the economy; he's tamed Iraq. The oil spill is fixed, he plugged a hole, and now he gets to go to Martha's Vineyard.

And Mr. Achenbach is very disturbed at the stupidity of you people, nearly 20% of you, 25, depending on the poll, believe that he is a Muslim. "Why not just believe he's an alien from outer space? Or a Manchurian Candidate, programmed by, say, the Chinese to bring America to ruin? Crazy times. It's also dismaying that so many Americans are opposed to the mosque near Ground Zero. In America you can worship wherever you want, regardless of religious belief. We protect religious minorities here. This isn't merely the law: It's a core value." Like this guy would know what a core value is. These are the people that smirk at core values. These are the people that tell us to shut up about the social issues.

By the way, a brief departure. This business that the mosque is illegal to build, is it against the law to let your 16-year-old who just got his license to drive the car? No. It's perfectly legal. Would you let your 16-year-old who just got his driver's license drive the family car across the country with a car full of friends? No. Does he have the right to do it? Yeah. Should he do it? Ain't no way, Jose. Good parents shouldn't shy away from these questions, they would embrace them, make a decision not based on a technical reading of the law, whether something is legal. Should you do it? These are judgment calls. I mean, for crying out loud, all kinds of things are legal but they're stupid to do sometimes. Anyway, this Achenbach piece, I mean this is classic. This is ruling class elitism to a T. You people are idiots, open idiots, fools, bigots, racists, stupid. Why in the world would you think Obama's a Muslim? Why, his father was, one of his mothers was, was an atheist. He has said the most beautiful sound in the world is the Muslim call to prayer at sundown. I mean, why would people think it? Aunt Zeituni, why would anybody think this? You know, on and on and on and on.

He says, "This goes back to the Pilgrims, I seem to recall. The backers of the mosques are the good guys, the ones who preach tolerance. There should be no hedging on this at all from American leaders: If we can't allow a mosque in lower Manhattan we might as well close shop for good and turn out the lights. A lot of times, polls are deceiving, through vague wording, or perhaps by not giving people enough information to start with. For example, the question about the mosque may not have been framed in a way that made clear that this would not be a place to advance the cause of radical Islam, jihad --" what does this guy think mosques are? The divide here -- it's like, remember the brilliant but brief verbal essay yesterday on where we are with the media. There's is such a divide. We're the enemy. Their audience is the enemy. They actually do their work for other journalists and for the regime. Achenbach, I'm sure, wrote this piece hoping that it would be widely read in the West Wing and that it might be highlighted on MSNBC.

"What this shows is that disinformation remains powerful and infectious, and that large elements of the country distrust the official story about anything." Who writes the official story, Mr. Achenbach? You do. And that's the one thing in this piece that's right. You are damn right the vast majority of the American people do not trust you, do not trust what is known as the mainstream media. You're a bunch of hyperbolic scare mongers. Why do you think we called you Drive-By? Look at what you did to the Gulf of Mexico with this oil spill. Look at the tourism damage you did, you and your colleagues, over nothing. Perfect example, Drive-By Media, you guys run in there, you create all this havoc, it's a crisis, it's a disaster, and you wait for these, and you want 'em to be as bad as they can be, and then when they don't materialize, there you go down the road on to the next place that you're gonna strike while people have to clean up the mess you made. The biggest mess in the Gulf of Mexico is the one the media made, not the oil. Speaking of that, a bunch people said, "Oh, yeah, that damn oil still is there." The regime is lying. The regime's trying to get this issue off the table. And the story actually says an invisible plume of oil, an invisible plume of oil can be seen. Excuse me. Invisible plume of oil can be seen. How is that possible?

So, anyway, Mr. Achenbach, let me help you out here. The reason that we are at a starting point of thinking everything is a lie is because of people like you. We don't trust the Fake Media. You are partisan political operatives disguised as journalists. Thank God we have the New Media, we have the Internet so we can find out what is true because we won't find out what's true in the ever-shrinking pages was the Washington Post, the New York Times, or any other cable network or newspaper.

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RUSH: You can say what you want about this mosque controversy, but nobody has lost their jobs because of it, Mr. Achenbach, like they have lost their jobs because of the professional left's media hysteria and intentional lies about the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We got a wish we got a drilling moratorium because of your panic, because of Obama's agenda. At least nobody's losing their jobs here over this mosque business.

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