Conservative Pundits’ ‘Art Form’ Slammed

Editor, News-Register:

Ever wonder whatever happened to the vituperative malcontents whose apparent top priority for their existence in classrooms on the primary and secondary levels was to constantly severely and unjustly criticize fellow students and prefects alike in order to bring attention to themselves by their unrelenting negativity toward those viewed by others as being respected, popular and successful, of whom they conveniently and inappropriately blamed for their personal shortcomings?

It is my hypothesis that the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity were likely practitioners of this most detestable and reprehensible behavior early on, which they have turned into a very financially lucrative entertainment “art form.”

I am also curious as to if the aforementioned are in reality as negative and hateful as are their “public personass,” or is such simply part of an “act” to increase ratings?

Why is it that these members of the conservative media elite are virtually never willing to debate those with whom they disagree? I suggest that these individuals employ this strategy to essentially mask their ignorance of the issues on which they pontificate.

Alas, but such is the demeanor of the classic bully although these individuals incredulously prefer to attempt to claim to be victims when in fact it is they who often victimize others.

As was profoundly and appropriately stated by Frank Lucas in the theatrical production of “American Gangster (2007)”, the loudest in the room is the weakest in the room. How true!

Sadly, many Republican conservative “law makers” of late have also adopted this negative, reactionary philosophy, which has led to the current Congress being the least productive in the history of our great nation, with an approval rating of a paltry 9 percent.

Richard Hord

Martins Ferry