Cognitive Dissonance

Here’s a staggering observation from Jay Nordlinger:

One of the creepiest, most disturbing things about the “war on Rush” — particularly as orchestrated from the White House? Limbaugh is a private citizen. A reader wrote, “The same people who gasped because the FBI surveilled John Lennon are more than happy to have government employees — including Emanuel and Gibbs — conduct a campaign to demonize and diminish a radio personality for political purposes.”

Rush is a big boy, and he can handle it. But still . . . There is something creepy about bringing the weight of the government down on a radio host, even if that host is prominent, influential, and brave.

Obsequiousness aside, it’s kind of astounding that Nordlinger will acquiesce to foolish wars, warrantless surveillance, and illegal torture without so much as a peep, but when Rahm Emmanuel uses harsh language, he’s suddenly up in arms over the overweening power of the federal government.

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