From the National Review to Radio to Blogs
Patrick Hynes sums up the course of the Republican Revolution in a brilliant tribute
to the National Review.
Loved this bit:
I would literally skip class in college and sit around the apartment drinking beer, reading National Review and The American Spectator and listing to Rush. I justified it by saying I was actually learning more by doing that than by going to class. And I was right.
I'm ashamed to admit that I was a late convert to Rush; although I converted to Republicanism in the 1984 election, I mostly listened to NPR when I wanted talk radio. It was only when NPR decided to ignore the biggest story of 1998 (the impeachment of Bill Clinton) that I decided to listen to El Rushbo. Before that, I'm afraid I had bought into the mainstream media's caricature of him as a blowhard and a know-nothing (even if he was on our side).