Smearing Rush: Duke lacrosse redux

Yesterday, several Senate Democrats took to the Senate floor claiming that Rush Limbaugh called those among our troops who oppose the war ‘phony soldiers.'

Rush has, of course, never made such a statement. He used this phrase in reference to a fake and fraud by the name of Jesse Macbeth who claimed that he served in Iraq where he allegedly witnessed atrocities committed by our troops. This turned out to be a lie and Jesse Macbeth is now in jail.

A George Soros-funded group called Media Matters for America, however, put out a release in which it made the allegation which is now parroted by the Democrats. Both the Democrats and the hacks responsible for that release know that it is a lie.

This feels like the Duke Lacrosse rape case all over again. There is an accusation which has not a grain of truth in it. The place of the unscrupulous prosecutor has now been taken by rabid Senate Democrats who -- like the disgraced Mike Nifong -- hope to score political points by willfully spreading a brazen lie about a prominent private citizen.
Yesterday, several Senate Democrats took to the Senate floor claiming that Rush Limbaugh called those among our troops who oppose the war ‘phony soldiers.'

Rush has, of course, never made such a statement. He used this phrase in reference to a fake and fraud by the name of Jesse Macbeth who claimed that he served in Iraq where he allegedly witnessed atrocities committed by our troops. This turned out to be a lie and Jesse Macbeth is now in jail.

A George Soros-funded group called Media Matters for America, however, put out a release in which it made the allegation which is now parroted by the Democrats. Both the Democrats and the hacks responsible for that release know that it is a lie.

This feels like the Duke Lacrosse rape case all over again. There is an accusation which has not a grain of truth in it. The place of the unscrupulous prosecutor has now been taken by rabid Senate Democrats who -- like the disgraced Mike Nifong -- hope to score political points by willfully spreading a brazen lie about a prominent private citizen.