Perpetrator of Fraudulent Rove Indictment "Scoop" Demands Rush Removal From Airwaves
Once upon a time there was a Trust Fund Kid who was bored with his life. His biggest accomplishment had been to co-author a BOOK (#912,129 on Amazon) with the now disgraced SCOTT RITTER. As you can see by the Amazon numbers, the book made barely a ripple on the ocean of fame. Meanwhile how to put himself front and center? The answer was to throw a Hail Mary pass to get himself into the limelight in the form of a journalistic "scoop." It didn't seem like such a big gamble at the time, May 2006. David Shuster of MSNBC had practically guaranteed that Karl Rove would soon be indicted by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald. Therefore William Rivers Pitt, along with his TruthOut co-conspirators, the unstable Jason Leopold and editor and former fashion photographer Marc Ash broke the "scoop" in TruthOut. Despite the fact that Leopold already had a reputation for writing completely unreliable stories, Pitt completely backed him up as you can see HERE:
"Jason is completely up-front about the troubles in his past. Hell, he even wrote a book about it. He isn't hiding the mistakes he has made, and speaking personally, I can say that he has moved mountains to do his job with passion and integrity. His work on this matter is above reproach."
So why did Pitt go all out in backing up Leopold? Because he was desperate to grab that golden key to fame. Breaking that story, would have meant instant attention. Perhaps he could become a political pundit like Bob Shrum and hold court with the press in Boston at expensive restaurants. Alas, it was not to be. Karl Rove was never indicted on May 12, 2006 (even though Pitt publicly promised it would happen within "24 business hours") or at any other time. Meanwhile the story went out all over the news services as a legitimate story with multitudes of Democrats (including Hillary Clinton at a meeting of Michigan Democrats) loudly applauding the "good news" of the Rove indictment. When the story turned out to be a fraud, those same Democrats were left with egg on their faces and a lifelong resentment of William Rivers Pitt & Co. for causing them to make fools of themselves in public. In addition, TruthOut was removed by Google as a news source. Jason Leopold pretty much disappeared from the scene and a grumbling Pitt ended up wallowing in his misery in which he posted a voluminous PARTIAL BIRTH NON-APOLOGY in which he indulged in a lot of self-PITTy but no explanation for his journalistic fraud. To this date he has yet to apologize and, in fact, stubbornly refuses to discuss the topic for which he is best known.
So now the perpetrator of the Karl Rove Indictment fraud has the chutzpah to call for the removal of Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves as you can see in this THREAD, "The Scum of the Earth." Scum of the Earth? Hey Pitt, what do you call someone who never had the fortitude to man up and APOLOGIZE for perpetrating the journalistic fraud for which he is best known? Therefore, let us now watch Pitt get on a high horse with a gigantic chip on his shoulder demanding the removal of Rush from the airwaves in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wondering when Pitt will remove himself from DUmmieland as he promised (and went back on that promise) several times in in the [brackets]:
The Scum of the Earth
[Jason Leopold or you, William Rivers Pitt?]
Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, GOP luminaries Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh have once again waded into a catastrophic tragedy with all the care and concern of hammerhead sharks unleashed into a fish tank full of orphans. For those not yet in the know, the dynamic global response in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti was accompanied by comments from Robertson and Limbaugh that would be unutterably sickening if they were not so completely predictable. To wit:
["Karl Rove was indicted on May 12, 2006."]
"I have been to Haiti way, way back a long time ago when it was a cruise ship stop, Port Au Prince, and I've seen pictures of Haiti. It is a devastatingly poor place. Nothing has ever changed, and right across the mountain ridge in the middle you've got the Dominican Republic, which is like night and day. It's like night and day. What is the one common factor. That place, Haiti, has been run by dictators and communists. How long is it going to be, how long is it going to be, before we hear Obama and the Left in this country say that what we really need to do is reinstate the communist Aristide to the leadership position down there, to coordinate putting the country back together. The Haitian economy is entirely dependent on foreign aid. They produce nothing, zilch, zero, nada, and it's been that way for the longest time."
[So Rush calls Haiti poor and corrupt. And for telling the painful truth, the "hero" the Karl Rove Indictment "scoop" wants Rush removed from the airwaves as we shall see.]
It is well-nigh impossible to decipher what Limbaugh spewed on Haiti. It is perfect gibberish: he's seen pictures, the place is poor, Aristide is a communist, and the country produces nothing (except Disney merchandise, a fact Rush left off). Coherent? Hardly. Hateful? You tell me.
[Truthful? You tell me. ...And it was certainly 100% more truthful than your Karl Rove Indictment story. Or do we still have to wait another 24 business hours for the truth on that for which you NEVER apologized and still refuse to talk about?]
Limbaugh, not content to stand pat on the aces-high hand of stupidity he dealt himself, responded by pushing the envelope even further. " has refused to apologize for his comments," reported ABC News on Friday. "On Thursday, he blasted a female caller. 'I did not say do not send donations to Haiti,' Limbaugh said, implying he was misinterpreted. He said the caller was a 'closed-minded bigot.' 'If you had listened to this program for a modicum of time, you would know it,' he said. 'But instead, you're a blockhead. Your mind is totally closed. You have tampons in your ears.'"
[Pitt wants Rush to apologize for telling the truth (unless Haiti is really prosperous and has an uncorrupted government) yet he has yet to apologize for his Rove Indictment fraud that he foisted upon the public via TruthOut.]
Yeah, we could dismiss all this as more bad noise from a couple of idjits whose verbal diarrhea is undeserving of attention. Most of the time, I would agree, but this ... this is different. The senses and sensibilities of the American public have been bombarded for days with images of horror that beggar comparison. Bodies in the streets, arms and legs sticking out from twisted rubble, screaming children, dazed men and women wandering the streets of a city that looks as if it was dropped from space and smashed against the ground.
[And this somehow contradicts the TRUTH told by Rush that Haiti is poor and corrupt?]
It is a free country, and the likes of Limbaugh and Robertson have every right to say what they think into as big a microphone as they can find. But we are as free as they are to drive them from the airwaves with pressure on the stations that broadcast them and the sponsors who support them. Let us flex that freedom and drive these two gargoyles from the body politic. They are the scum of the earth, and there is no merit in allowing their inclusion in the national conversation to continue.
[And what do you call someone who attempts the easy path to fame by gambling on promoting a news story backed up with NO real facts other than what comes out of the fantasies of one Jason Leopold? I would call such a person "scum of the earth" especially since he never apologized and continues to hide from the mere mention of that journalistic fraud. And now that very same person is calling for the removal of Rush from the airwaves for daring to say that (gasp) Haiti is poor with a corrupt government.]
They are free to say it. We are free to shout them down. The time has come.
[The time has come for Pitt to quit hypocritically grandstanding for the DUmmies and finally issue a Karl Rove Indictment Fraud apology after all these years. ...And now for the anti-climatic rants from the rest of the DUmmies...]
These two are just willfully ignorant, intentionally mean and obviously destructive. The Jesus I was raised to respect shares not a single value with Robertson and Limbaugh. If we're to judge a tree by its fruit...well, it's very sad for the many Christians who do a great deal of good work without spewing hate in the process. This strange Robertson/Limbaugh fruit ain't doin' the tree much good, in my opinion, and the disease this fruit bears tends to be contagious. If I were the tree, I'd ditch this rotten fruit like the plague.
[A supporter of the "Fairness Doctrine" chimes in.]
no ordinary scum. stealing people's money using god's name.
[Bev Harris is just $10 away from overturning the results of the 2004 election.]
Get Rush off Armed Forces Radio
[Great way to anger military personnel.]
Self righteous scum; the most dangeruos kind of slime.
[Self righteous? I think the author of this thread easily fits into that category.]
Similarly with that snake-oil huckster Limbaugh, he has to distort history and fabricate an interpretation that will distract from any discussion of reality. Again it's blame the victims.
[More like noting the TRUTH that Haiti is both poor and has a corrupt government. Or would you prefer that we hand all the aid over to the Haitian government to distribute to the victims? Somehow I believe the bulk of such aid would wind up in the pockets of the officials. Oh, shame on me for noting an obvious TRUTH.]
And both could benefit from a public horse whipping. And I'm not being hyperbolic. In the name of bigotry and hatred, they've both stolen far too much from the weak minded.
[Um...Could you name just ONE person that Rush has stolen from?]
I really wish this would end both of their careers. In a sane world it would.
[In a sane world the perpetrator of the Karl Rove Indictment fraud would be too embarrassed to be casting stones at Rush.]