“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.
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I wouldn’t want to be Rush Limbaugh’s daughter. Unless she has the capacity to shut him up for a long time.
“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?
He is gross.
Literary and legal theorist Stanley Fish offers an interesting if (judging from the comments) controversial view about the Limbaugh kerfuffle:
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.
Jamie, thanks a lot for that link.
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