Silly moms, what do YOU know?

News & Politics

A pair of Media Matters items caught my attention today and not just because they involve two of the Right's looniest action figures.

The first has Rush Limbaugh squawking [AUDIO] that Cindy Sheehan is too stupid to know what she's doing ("[she] doesn't have the IQ of a pencil eraser") and that she's a pawn for some vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

Attack the mother of a soldier who died in Iraq. Yeah, that's classy.

The second item is from Ann Coulter's illustrious return to the public stage opposite Alan Colmes, Fox's house liberal who lit up the blogs last February by confronting her when her venom settled on him.

This time Colmes called her out for her patrio-smutty description of fallen football-star Pat Tillman back when he was a rightwing posterboy. She called him "virtuous, pure, masculine like only an American male can be." Pure? He's not a bar of freaking Ivory soap for God's sake...

Of course, that was before we found out recently that not only was he killed by U.S. troops but that he was sharply critical of the war in Iraq and had planned to meet Noam Chomsky when he returned to the states. Which never happened.

Faced with either admitting that she'd lionized a liberal or ignominiously taking it back, she chose to attack reality and just deny that the information on Tillman is accurate [VIDEO].

And where did it come from? His mother: "Mary Tillman said a friend of Pat's even arranged a private meeting with Chomsky..."

Who in the hell do these people think they are to disregard and disrespect the mothers of fallen soldiers? It's true that two cases don't necessarily make it de rigeur for the Right but what other conclusion can you draw? I'm asking.

And while we're at it, anyone know of any other cases out there?

Ever see anyone in the media yell at the mother of a dead conservative soldier or insinuate that she's lying?

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