Mark Steyn exposes the new dominate political correctness, which shuns Rush Limbaugh for words he never said, but forgives a White House official for applauding a murderous dictator. Here are a few of the best parts of this must-read article:
The first quotation was attributed to Rush Limbaugh. He never said it. There is no tape of him saying it. There is no transcript of him saying it. After all, if he had done so at any point in the past 20 years, someone would surely have mentioned it at the time.
Yet CNN, MSNBC, ABC and other networks and newspapers all around the country cheerfully repeated the pro-slavery quotation and attributed it, falsely, to Rush Limbaugh. And planting a flat-out lie in his mouth wound up getting Rush bounced from a consortium hoping to buy the St. Louis Rams. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the talk-show host was a “divisive” figure, and famously nondivisive figures like the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson expressed the hope that, with Mr. Divisive out of the picture, the NFL could now “unify.”
The second quotation – hailing Mao – was uttered back in June to an audience of high school students by Anita Dunn, the White House communications director. I know she uttered it because I watched the words issuing from her mouth on “The Glenn Beck Show” on Fox News. But don’t worry. Nobody else played it.
So if I understand correctly:
Rush Limbaugh is so “divisive” that to get him fired Leftie agitators have to invent racist sound bites to put in his mouth.
But the White House communications director is so undivisive that she can be invited along to recommend Chairman Mao as a role model for America’s young. …
Well, so what? All those dead Chinese are no-name peasants a long way away. What’s the big deal? If you say, “Chairman Mao? Wasn’t he the wacko who offed 70 million Chinks?,” you’ll be hounded from public life for saying the word “Chinks.” But, if you commend the murderer of those 70 million as a role model in almost any schoolroom in the country from kindergarten to the Ivy League, it’s so entirely routine that only a crazy like Glenn Beck would be boorish enough to point it out.
Steyn also notes that the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is being all but ignored. That’s no doubt true in the mainstream media, but note that our friends at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation are highlighting this important occassion and reminding us that the fight for freedom is still being waged around the world.