David Frum, founder of the unorthodox conservative website New Majority and permanent pincushion of the far-right, recently riffed on a question being batted around by the left: Do conservative pundits, like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, believe privately what they say publicly? Or are they simply entertainers who'll say anything for good ratings?
For Frum, it's obvious. The pundits do believe what they're saying. But he wonders at what point, given a financial incentive, Limbaugh, Beck and the rest would crack and switch sides. Consider this "thought experiment" he provides:
Welcoming a week's worth of talk radio vitriol, he ventures a guess:
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