By John V. Santore, Media Matters for America
Posted on August 11, 2009, Printed on August 11, 2009
It was an ugly week, and a telling one.
“Global warming is no different than health care, is no different than cap and trade,” Rush Limbaugh explained on Monday. “It is simply another branch of liberalism, statism, that is designed to expand government control over individuals and their liberty and their freedom and their income.”
“And if this plays out right … you can do some great damage, culturally, to liberalism,” he concluded.
The next five days showed how seriously the right wing is taking those words and how far it is willing to go to confuse and manipulate the public, and to capitalize on the ensuing fear and rage. The goals: the complete delegitimization of Obama and the wholesale destruction of the progressive movement he leads.
Continue reading at: http://www.alternet.org/media/141865/glenn_beck%2C_rush_limbaugh%2C_lou_dobbs_enflame_scary_right-wing_rage/