I don't list to Rush. I wouldn't give him the Arbitron point or whatever. I do listen to a show that regularly pokes fun at Rush and other hypocritical right wingers. And, literally every sound bit they play is nearly verbatim what you will post here within 24 hours.
As I suspected.... So you are getting someone's interpretation of what is being said on these shows, and then regurgitating that.
I have no idea what Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, Ed Schultz, Mike Malloy, Randi Rhodes, Stephanie Miller or whoever else you might be listening to is saying about Limbaugh et al, but I'm sure it is not "just the facts" and that there is a hefty dose of "out-of-context" and "liberal spin" added in.
But if you choose to call that "truth".....
Christian73 saidAs for "the article in the New Yorker", I guess FreedomWorks is part of that "conspiracy theory" because their own website says:
The real work of spreading the Tea Party brushfires was done by a small knot of take-no-prisoners young conservatives who worked at [FreedomWorks HQ]
"I don't think this is a secret. Dick Armey and FreedomWorks, which was one of the first organizational mechanisms to bring Tea Party folks together..."
There's a major difference between people and groups "involved in" and "supporting" and "advocating for" a particular group, and "running" and "controlling" a particular group, especially since that group does not utilize the usual "central command and control structure" that most other political parties use.