Politico has a transcript of Rush Limbaugh's head explosion from earlier today. Conservatives last night were waffling between blaming the audience (Goddamned New York libruls!), blaming the fact that there were excessive questions by women (Goddamned women!), blaming Obama (Goddamned interrupter!), and blaming Candy Crowley (Goddamned uppity woman journamalist!). Here's what Rush decided to land on:
“In a real world, [Crowley] would’ve committed career suicide last night. In the real world — in the media world I grew up in, her career would be finished,” he said.
He added: “She committed an act of journalistic terror or malpractice last night. If there were any journalist standards, what she did last night would have been the equivalent of blowing up her career like a suicide bomber. But there aren’t any journalist standards anymore. And she’s going to be praised and celebrated, probably even get a raise, give her another half hour on that show she hosts.”
Never forget 10/16. It was like the 9/11 of journalism, wrapped up in a Hitler-skin jacket and covered with a powdery dusting of anthrax.