I’ve decided to move this from the headlines, as it bugged me all night long and I was still chewing on it this morning. It reflects a cult of personality gone psychotic among the Left for Barack Obama, where any kind of dissent equates to treason. However, we’ve (almost) come to expect that, but as the Newsbusters point out, Larry King — who gave Bobby Jindal a tough interrogation the other night over something somebody else said — doesn’t even bother to follow up:
STEPHANIE MILLER, LIBERAL TALK RADIO HOST: I guess that is what Nancy and her friends want. As long as you have a place to listen Rush on the radio — if he fails we all fail.
KING: If his policies fail, he fails, right?
MILLER: Exactly. To me that seems treasonous.
King’s hard-hitting response?
KING: Lars, a fair question. [Arianna Huffington had jumped in after Miller to gripe about George Bush]
Later, Miller tried to get a reaction from King again:
MILLER: Nancy, you are right about one thing. We love this episode of Republican. It’s delightful and it’s not solving any of the serious problems that the country is facing. You know who is it good for? Rush Limbaugh. He loves this attention.
If I could say something tonight that gets me that kind of attention, like maybe Rush Limbaugh should be executed for treason. How about that?
And King’s hard-hitting follow-up?
KING: It is true that any kind of — Rush is a personality — is enjoying this, isn’t he?
Gee, I wonder what King would have said if Rush, Sean Hannity, or anyone else had appeared on his show in spring 2007 and called Harry Reid’s declaration of defeat in Iraq on the Senate floor treasonous. Somehow, I think he would have given that person the Jindal treatment, and not the pass he gave Miller on Tuesday. Contrast the vastly different ways in which King handled Jindal and Miller this week, and the word hack comes quickly to mind.