Limbaugh: A Prosecution or a Smear Campaign

Roy Black, Rush Limbaugh's attorney, has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Rush Limbaugh Has Rights Too . Here's what Roy says the prosecutors have done so far to Rush, without charging him with any crime:

Over the past six months, Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krischer has: raided drugstores near Rush's home; seized his medical records without going through the required process enacted by the Florida legislature to protect medical privacy; leaked false information to the media that he was about to plead guilty to a felony; threatened to make his medical records public unless he pled guilty to a felony he didn't commit; released to the media confidential letters regarding Rush's situation that he received from my office; and falsely claimed that the Florida Bar and attorney general's office approved of the release.

Roy asks:

So am I wrong to wonder if something is out of whack when the Palm Beach County State Attorney pulls out all the stops in an effort to nail Rush, while giving immunity to the traffickers who supposedly kept him supplied with painkillers, and who, as a result of a deal with the prosecutor, were able to make a six-figure killing selling their "story" to a tabloid?

Roy has a point. We do think Rush is being treated differently than other celebrity drug users who usually slip away into treatment without the cops all over them. It's just hard to work up a lot of sympathy or righteous indignation for him or his predicament. On the other hand, we're 100% behind Roy.

< Prison Rejects Inmate Newspaper | A Death Row Prisoner's Last Hours >
  • The Online Magazine with Liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news

  • Contribute To TalkLeft

  • Display: Sort: