Tonight Bill Maher defended Rush Limbaugh on Twitter:
Despite Limbaugh's apology, the left continues to attack Limbaugh and drive away sponsors of his show with such intensities to invoke the public's suspicion.
If it really was all about obtaining an apology, apology given, so why the continued drama? Because maybe it's not about an apology, it's about driving Limbaugh off the air. Maher's defense of Limbaugh is recognition of this: He himself has uttered some incredible four-letter descriptions of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. His defense is that he's an entertainer. And? Ridicule is the best weapon; comedy is deadlier than dry-fisking policy.
Perhaps Maher senses something is in the water brought on by this manufactured narrative. He himself has been guilty of the very thing for which Limbaugh is being crucified. If Limbaugh can be gotten, everyone can be gotten. The reigns of power can change hand and the weapons once used against your opponents can be used against you.
Maher may be a progressive but he's not stupid. He senses what progressives haven't yet admitted to themselves: the winds are changing direction. Americans have begun casting their first votes against Barack Obama via primaries and caucuses around the country. The will to change government is palpable and with it, the tools progressives created to persecute those whom they oppose politically will fall into conservatives's hands. Perhaps Maher is hoping to create a trend of judiciousness.