Talk Radio, Partisanship and Hackery
Yesterday, James noted some quotes from Hugh Hewitt and Rush Limbaugh which appear to promote the notion that they both were cheerleaders for the GOP prior to the election loss to the point that they defended Republicans who didn’t deserve defending, but did so anyway to promote a Republican victory on Tuesday. Both quotes suggest that both Limbaugh and Hewitt are relieved that they don’t have to do that any more now that the GOP has lost.
Given the healthy commenting community here at OTB, it seemed to me that this all might raise some questions worthy of discussion.
1) Where’s the line between being a partisan because it promotes your ideological goals and being partisan for partisanship’s sake.
2) Do you expect/want people like Limbaugh, Hannity and Hewitt to be GOP boosters?
3) Is “partisan” a positive, negative or neutral term to you, and why?