Thursday, May 31, 2007

Absurdity #19- Left Condones Vandalism Against Right

absurd-ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous

Robert Murrow, a spokesman for the city's Department of Public Works, saw the vandalism as he drove to work this morning on I-83 near the Guilford Avenue exit. He called The Sun, saying that someone had poured paint on the image of Rush Limbaugh's face.

Limbaugh, who is nationally syndicated, can be heard on WCBM 680 AM from noon to 3 p.m.

"It looks like they took globs of paint and threw it on his face. It looks great. It did my heart good," said Murrow, who admittedly is not a Limbaugh fan.

Kurt L. Kocher, chief spokesman for the city's Department of Public Works and Murrow's supervisor, took issue with Murrow's statement.

"As much as you don't like Rush Limbaugh, you don't endorse vandalism, period," Kocher said. "It's an outrageous comment, and he shouldn't have said it. It is not our policy. I think he got overenthusiastic about his feelings for Mr. Limbaugh. I am very upset about that comment, and I've let him know I'm very upset about that comment. It's his personal comment and it's wrong. It does not belong out there in any kind of official capacity. As far as I'm concerned, he was not speaking for the department."
Robert L. Pettit, the general manager for WCBM, said the vandalism was first noticed Monday and that the billboard is to be replaced later today. It was put up two weeks ago in an alley near Preston Street and Mount Royal Avenue.

"It's tough to be number 1," Pettit said of Limbaugh's show. "People deface billboards all the time. It's going to be fixed today."

Could this be classified a 'hate crime?'

3 comments:

Jungle Mom said...

Please remember us all in your prayers as we are having difficult times here in Venezuela these days.

Pastor David said...

jungle mom- I am sure you are- please email me with specifics if you can and I will take it before the church on Sunday-

Jungle Mom said...

Our email is not always getting through. (Now state owned) We just need prayer for safety and wisdom. My husband is crossing the country by car right now and the situation can change so quickly from spot to spot.