Too high a standard for talk show hosts?

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    Perhaps I expect too much in the area of honor, integrity, and the like but lately I have been very disappointed by in-your-face conservative talk show hosts.

    Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a conservative commentator. She lectures people on such topics as sex outside of marriage, premarital cohabitation, and the viewing of pornography. Yet, she had an affair and even had nude photographs made of her.

    There is Rush Limbaugh who was married three times and allowed himself to become addicted to pain killers after he condemned drug abuse.

    Then there is Michael Savage. He asked people to donate money to help him sue CAIR “to the bitter end if necessary” and take CAIR to the Supreme Court if necessary. He chickened out but never offered to return donations to those who believed him.

    Of course there is Sean Hannity who offered to be water-boarded for charity. Keith Olbermann offered him $1000 per second if he would do it. There has not been a peep from Sean since then.

    Now, I’m not talking about politicians. I think that we all know how hypocritical they can be. Do in-your-face liberal radio show hosts and talk show hosts have such a lack of character, integrity, and honor. Seriously, is there anything similar in Keith Olbermann’s background or in Rachel Maddow’s background?
     
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    Rachel Maddow is a lesbian.
     
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    :eusa_eh: So? That does not show hypocracy, or a lack of character, a lack of honor, or a lack of integrity.
     
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    True...
     
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    I'm surprised Keith Olberman calls himself an adult male.. of all the throw down mean assed temper tantrums.. my god and you want to bitch about conservatives???? wqaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaambulance where's the waaaaaaaaaaaambulance???????
     
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    You made a point that you did not intend to make.

    The implied point is that yes, Dr. Laura did have a rough history but she learned from that experience and now wishes to help other people to avoid the same things she went through.

    The implied point is that yes, Rush Limbaugh was addicted to Oxycontin but even today on his show he drew a negative analogy between his own addiction to Oxycontin and the addiction of politicians to power. Effectively, he uses his past experiences to reflect on other issues.

    Another conservative you did not mention is Glenn Beck. He was an alcoholic and living a dangerous life for much of his younger years. But now he frequently references his problems as an alcoholic to current issues today and warns people against the path he took.

    The overall unintended implied point that you made was that these people have gone through bad experiences and have learned from them.

    It would be hypocrisy if these people were still doing these things while at the same time criticizing other people for doing the same, but they're not.

    Therefore, you have unintentionally established that the conservative radio voice is in fact pure in its intentions and devoid of hypocrisy.

    Congratulations.
     
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    has olbermann volunteered to have his brains sucked out?
     
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    So how does that apply to Hannity and Savage?
     
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    It doesn't.

    Hannity should back up his words and Savage should return the money.
     
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    how can he? he dosen't have one!
     

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