Yesterday, Saint Paul reported on the hilariously desperate plea for people to start subscribing to the Star Tribune that appeared at Majority Report Radio. The author of this little beaut wailed that:
The Tribune is under assault by right wing nuts here and here and may be losing some subsrciptions.
and linked to two prominent blogs to provide evidence of this claim. No offense to Hugh or the boys at Power Line, but when you mention right wing nuts assaulting the Star Tribune these are not the first names that comes to mind.
Sure the noted shock jock is prone to be a bit loopy at times and the gents at Power Line can get as wild and crazy as the next Ivy League lawyer (especially during the acid flashbacks). And it is certainly true that both of them have been banging on the Strib for some time now.
But c'mon, throw us a bone here people. "Right wing nuts assaulting the Star Tribune" may as well be the official motto for Fraters Libertas. It's part of our mission statement. Our whole raison d'etre, if you will. Hell, it's even sculpted into the frieze over the main entrance of the sprawling FL World Headquarters (good thing that consultant talked us out of "Freedom is slavery").
We were right wing nuts before right wing nuts were cool. And we were assaulting the Strib before assaulting the Strib was cool. We're the pathfinders on this particular mission. The tip of the spear. The first wave on the beach.
We were the ones delivering withering commentary on the Strib in our underpants.
We were the ones
We were the ones who came up the idea (and a brilliant one it was JB) to devote an entire hour of last Saturday's NARN show to a "Dump The Strib" reverse pledge drive.
And when there's a need for assaultin' the Strib, we're the nuts who get the call.