Last night Keith Olbermann waded into the media thicket that is Rush Limbaugh's interview with the Today Show when he decided, "as a public service," to "deconstruct and translate" Limbaugh's answers.
A sample of said deconstruction: when Limbaugh refuses to name a leader of the Republican party while still calling himself the annointer of GOP leaders, Olbermann translates this as:
in other words, like all demagogues he dreams secretly of being summoned like Cincinnatus by a desperate nation. That, or that was rare honesty and he can't think of a single Republican likely to get more than 400,000 votes in 2012.
Olbermann also concluded that boasting about "spawning" Glenn Beck was dubious at best: "Like congratulating yourself on spreading syphilis."
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