Hating Rush Limbaugh
11:19 AM, Jul 22, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The Daily Caller reported yesterday on public radio employee Sarah Spitz's desire to watch Rush Limbaugh die:
What's genuinely shocking about Spitz's comments is not just their graphic detail, but the fact that she wrote these words while Limbaugh was being rushed to the hospital with chest pains. (The Daily Caller story doesn't give the date of Spitz's email, but the story's author, Jonathan Strong, confirms that Spitz's email was in response to news that Limbaugh was in the hospital.)
Spitz didn't make some sort of abstract "drop dead" insult, but genuinely wished to watch a man--whose life may have been in immediate peril--die. Apparently no one on Journolist rebuked Spitz. In fact, her sentiment wasn't unusual. The Daily Caller reported on reporter David Weigel's response:
Weigel, for his part, is contrite about his "joke." Asked if he had personally apologized to Limbaugh, Weigel wrote in an email to TWS: "Not personally -- I wrote my Big Journalism piece in the wake of that and apologized to everyone in there. I apologize to him now. It was a mean and stupid thing to joke about."
Here's Spitz's official "apology":
She apologizes to "anyone I may have offended." She can't bring herself to directly apologize to Limbaugh. The Washington Examiner gets Limbaugh's reaction to the Daily Caller story: "Not having wished anyone dead, nor having fantasized about watching someone die, I cannot possibly relate to this."
I know that the line between good and evil runs through every human heart, but I really can't imagine any conservative I know wishing that Keith Olbermann would die while he was being rushed to the hospital. Could one of the Journolisters please try to explain why they demonize Limbaugh and hate him so much?
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