Unable to expound a rational, cogent and coherent argument to Rush Limbaugh, “it is telling that Rush Limbaugh’s enemies — and they are enemies, not critics — always avail themselves of the same three weapons: fat jokes, addiction jokes, and lies.”
As Charles Krauthammer pointed out the other night, “ …the comment he [Limbaugh] made about McNabb: I don’t think it makes him any more racist than the comment Larry Summers made about women in the sciences made him a sexist. And is this all you can pin on Limbaugh who has been on the air three hours a day for 20 years? The total number of words there has to exceed the Bible and Shakespeare combined — and all you got on him is the Donovan McNabb?”
Sadly, “a rash of manufactured quotes attributed to Limbaugh was forwarded to the usual media suspects — CNN, MSNBC — which then incorporated these falsehoods into their reporting without substantiation. Confronted with evidence that the quotes are false, and challenged to produce audio or other documentation of them, media figures insisted that it was up to Rush to prove he had never said these things.”
Presumption of innocence is a legal right that we all are granted. It states that no person shall be considered guilty until finally convicted by a court. The burden of proof is thus on the prosecution, which has to convince the jury that the accused is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In principle, the defense does not have to ‘prove’ anything.
Unless of course, you’re the liberal media in which case conservatives are guilty until proven innocent.