I asked that last month in connection to the Gay Talese disaster, but now here’s Ann Althouse with a subject closer to my heart:
Rush Limbaugh’s favorite epithet “libtard”? I read The New Yorker, but I also keep up with Rush Limbaugh, and I don’t feel as though I have ever heard him say “libtard.” It’s certainly not his favorite epithet. I know that without even checking. When Rush Limbaugh talks about liberals — which is probably his favorite subject — he says “liberals.” That’s epithet enough.
Has he ever said “libtard”? Rush Limbaugh puts the entire transcript of his shows up on his website. As a subscriber, I can search the entire archive. And there isn’t even one instance of him saying “libtard”!
Like Imaginary Ann Coulter, Imaginary Rush Limbaugh is “beloved” by leftists, even though neither of them have the power to raise their taxes or send their children to war.
Before I started listening to Rush, I believed what I’d heard:
That he was LOUD!!!, racist and stupid.
In fact, Rush Limbaugh is the exact opposite of those things, as I’ve said here a hundred times.