Remember when Rush Limbaugh promised to leave the country if the health care bill passed? Way back in the March 8th edition of his radio show?
"I’ll just tell you this. If this passes and its five years from now, and all that stuff gets implemented, I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica."
Well I'm sure being one of those "honest" right wing talking heads who is always finding reasons to call out others (Obama, Democrats, anyone who doesn't agree with them) for lying or breaking promises, that Rush should be in his new home waiting for the movers to bring him his furniture.
Right? Well if you ask Rush how life is in Costa Rica you might get a response similar to what he said on the March 22nd edition of his radio show.
"It’s funny. I can’t tell you how many invitations I am getting to go to Costa Rica today who thought that I said I would move to Costa Rica if we got health care passed. No, no, no once all this implemented I am going there for my health care. They’re asking me to go ahead and move."
Is his memory so bad because of addictions to painkillers that he can't recall what he said less than a month ago? I'm just asking the questions that Rush should step up and answer.
What does this mean when you're trusted "news source" who is quick to make accusations of bribery, lies and broken promises is basically caught doing the same? Well for starters that maybe they are not reliable outlets for "news" or political commentary. Rush, Hannity and Beck, to name the most known, are entertainers with no more politcal knowledge or integrity than a SNL show. Their job is to keep people entertained to bring in ratings for their show, and like any other actor in an entertainment show they will do or say whatever it takes to bring attention to themselves and make more money.
In his March 23rd show Sean Hannity says that the democrats had to "use every trick" to get it passed, including "bribery and bullying". Unfounded accusations of bribery? He might as well have said they performed acts of rape on congress members until they voted with the party line.
The bottom line is they are not here to be a voice of the people or "ask the questions that need to be answered". They're here to make a buck. If Fox News told Beck or Hannity that they want to cut their salaries by 80% because of the economy and to keep from firing their employees, do you think they would continue to do what they have said is their patriotic duty to their listeners/viewers? I doubt it.