One of the great things about driving in LA on Saturdays from 4 to 7PM is that you can to hear Tammy Bruce (on Talk Radio 790 KABC-AM), quite possibly the best female talk show host on the West Coast, if not the nation. This past Saturday after attending a Bar Mitzvah in the O.C. with my pal, capitalist tart Bridget Johnson (AKA GOP Vixen), I had to dash back to LA for an event of my college alumni association. Heading north on the 405, I tuned into Tammy.
And that blogress diva was on a roll. A caller named Marcus phoned in to take issue with her criticism of Iran. When Tammy pointed out just one example of the brutality of that regime — that they punished a woman who defended herself against a man who tried to rape her — Marcus demanded proof of her claim and he wondered if the news organization Tammy referenced was accurately reporting things in the Islamic Republic.
As this guy seemed dubious about the claims of misogyny in a nation whose leaders routinely seethe with hatred against the United States, our allies and Western civilization, I wondered if this man were less skeptical of less substantiated claims against the United States in general and the Bush Administration in particular. Was he one of those who jumped to the conclusion that because a few rogue guards tortured prisoners on one night at Abu Ghraib Prison that the Bush Administration was behind their efforts and sanctioned torture? Recall as well how Newsweek rushed to report the story of Americans flushing Korans down the toilet, a story that that magazine later retracted.
In her book, Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild, Michelle Malkin, another blogress diva, describes American journalists as “predisposed to believe any criticism of our troops, no matter how unsubstantiated or ill-informed.” (p. 92).
Now, I don’t know if this Marcus who called into Tammy’s show was one of those credulous liberals who take as fact any negative allegations made against President Bush and the GOP (no matter how disreputable the source), but it struck me how this man was so skeptical of claims made against an enemy of the United States. And how so many liberals are so eager to believe any criticism of not just President Bush and his party, but also of our nation itself and the brave soldiers who defend it.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com