The Cowardly Lion strikes again
I'm trying to figure out why Howard Kurtz had Hugh Hewitt on in the first place today, but we do learn once again that his opinions are divorced from reality. This morning on "Reliable Sources," he made the wildly insane claim that Rush Limbaugh is America's most trusted journalist. I thought he was a talk show host, but his evidence is that Rush has the biggest audience. When talking about Daily Kos' popularity on Hannity and Colmes his argument against Kos was that Larry Flynt is popular too.
(CNN provides the transcript)
HEWITT: But we all know that everyone tilts one way or the other. They just hide it better or less. And my argument at this conference was that transparency means tell people what you believe so that they can correct for the lie of the green. And if you want trust back -- that was what our big thing was, how do you get trust? The most trusted journalist in America -- it might shock you -- is Rush Limbaugh. He has the highest sustained audience. And I made that argument to them. And people can't argue with his rebranding as America's anchorman.
KURTZ: But Rush Limbaugh would make no pretense of being an objective journalist. He's a commentator.
Media Matters documents some of Limbaugh's ridiculous opinions.