Nevertheless, Limbaugh's willingness to offend hasn't done anything to alienate his most ardent fans (or "Dittoheads
," as they're known); rather, their bond seemingly has grown stronger thanks to that attribute throughout the duration of the Obama presidency.
Thus far, it has been denounced in the Nation and the Huffington Post, dubbed the "most despised science book of 2012" by the London Guardian, defended in the New Republic (where Nagel's critics were blasted as "Darwinist dittoheads
" and a "mob of materialists"), subjected to a feature story in the New York Times, and put on the cover of the Weekly Standard, which depicted Nagel being burned alive, surrounded by a cabal of demonic-looking men in hoods.
His fans have every right to listen to hours of those rants and become "dittoheads
" - Limbaugh's rather demeaning term for his loyal listeners.
35), Rush Limbaugh's "Dittoheads
," Sarah Palin's "Mama Grizzlies," the Tea Party uprising (pp.
But when I hear Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu complain about the world's reaction to Israel's attack on the humanitarian flotilla--followed by the dittoheads
of major Jewish organizations and the neocon punditocracy--I think, perhaps not so much.
There is more dissent against this destruction of Gaza among the Israeli people, the Knesset, the Israeli media, and Jewish-Americans than among the dittoheads
on Capitol Hill.
People complain about the dittoheads
who have to be told what to think.
Of the book's two main audiences--(1) right-wing talk radio listeners and readers of other Regnery books by Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, etc., and (2) national security scholars and professionals--The West's Last Chance will certainly find a more enthusiastic reception among the Limbaugh "dittoheads
." Wellwritten and thought-provoking, it certainly deserves the warm reception it has found among its target audience.
They're vulnerable to being battered by Fox, Rush, and the dittoheads
barking over their right shoulders.
Why let Rush Limbaugh's "dittoheads
" have all the fun?
There is no reason why Rush Limbaugh's "dittoheads
" should monopolize the nation's participatory airwaves.
If that kind of segmentation isn't enough for you, you can sign up for satellite radio--on XM's 101 channels, rock and roll comes in an endless variety of flavors, including "stadium rock" and "hair bands." And of course the whole premise of talk radio is that you can go all day long without hearing an opinion you disagree with--Limbaugh's fans, after all, call themselves "dittoheads