Of Course, David Frum Believes Top Conservatives Will Sell-Out…

My friend and co-blogger, Kathy Shaidle, was incredulous when David Frum suggested that many of the top people in the conservative movement would sell out if given the opportunity

David Frum finally loses it, “writes”:

That question is easy: Yes of course Limbaugh and Beck express the same views in private as in public. Consistent hypocrisy demands exorbitant levels of imagination, energy, and cynicism. Much less exhausting over time simply to bring your private views into alignment with what you are paid to say in public.

Let me put the thought experiment slightly differently however. Suppose an agent arrived in the offices of Limbaugh/Beck/Hannity/O’Reilly etc. with an offer. “I can guarantee you a deal that will pay you twice as much – bring you twice as much fame – and extend your career twice as long – if you’d say the exact opposite of what you are saying now.” Which of them would sign?

My nominations: O’Reilly accepts for sure. Beck likewise almost certainly says yes. Limbaugh would want to think it over, but would ultimately say no. Mark Levin: certainly not. Sean Hannity would need the offer explained a few times. Ann Coulter – that one puzzles me – but probably no. Roger Ailes? Do you even need to ask?


Sure, David. They’re all just full of sh*t and doing it for the money.

Of course, David Frum thinks they’d sell out for a good deal. How could he think anything else? After all, he sold out on his principles and all of his friends who supported him to become a dancing monkey for the Left. And all he got out of the deal was to be the head honcho at a medium traffic blog, a Newsweek cover, and a few appearances on MSNBC. When a man sells his honor so cheaply, how can he look at other men and admit to himself that they’re better people than he is?

That’s not to say there aren’t people in the business doing what they do for their own personal advantage, not principle. Those people certainly exist — and men like David Frum, who abandoned what they hold dear because one election went the wrong way and another was about to do the same, are proof of that.

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