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On the effects of Rush Limbaugh’s words March 5, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jender @ 6:21 pm

“I’ve spent the last two days trying to convince my 16 year old she is not a slut.”  Rush Limbaugh and their ilk help to shape and to shore up horrendous world views.  These views have real and far-reaching effects on real people’s lives.  Appalling.

 

(Thanks, J-Bro!)

 

7 Responses to “On the effects of Rush Limbaugh’s words”

  1. I wouldn’t want to be Rush Limbaugh’s daughter. Unless she has the capacity to shut him up for a long time.

  2. j Says:

    “Sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is once again proven to be a lie. People like RL do enormous amounts of damage. Freedom of speech: is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

  3. james Says:

    good thing

  4. Moishe Says:

    He is gross.

  5. Nemo Says:

    Literary and legal theorist Stanley Fish offers an interesting if (judging from the comments) controversial view about the Limbaugh kerfuffle:

    http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/two-cheers-for-double-standards/

  6. jamiedreier Says:

    Nemo, John Holbo has a nice post at Crooked Timber about that Fish column.
    I find Stanley Fish very odd. A few things he’s written strike me as quite worth while, but he has a habit of producing almost stunningly bad arguments when he tries his hand at more mainstream issues in philosophy.

  7. Nemo Says:

    Jamie, thanks a lot for that link.


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