And Rush Limbaugh, whose radio show has made him wealthy almost beyond measure, has had a litany of inappropriate utterings long before he called Sandra Fluke a slut this year. Here’s just one: “Let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do — let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work.”
Chris Matthews certainly wasn’t operating anywhere close to the best tradition of his NBC predecessors Chet Huntley and David Brinkley when he said: “I’m not going to pander, or pee all over Jesse Jackson every night just to make a point with the conservatives.”
The Bill Mahers, Don Imuses, Michael Savages and too many others are thriving. But we should demand better than insipid pranks and bluster on our airwaves.