As I have noted on my radio show several times, the hypocrisy on the part of the right-wing is astounding. Laura Ingraham has proven herself to be a right-wing partisan who most recently expressed her desire to see the GOP revive the Southern Strategy. She has critized Obama on everything from smoking (which she herself does) and eating a particular kind of mustard.
Since Ingraham’s declining radio show has been off the air and struggling to find a syndication company, she releases “newsletters” on her website. Today she criticized Obama for meeting with MSNBC hosts recently, even though she and other right-wing radio hosts met with President Bush in 2006.
Ingraham’s staff tried to cover up the embarassment by stating, “”Although I didn’t know Laura had visited the Bush White House with other conservative radio hosts, the circumstances of her meeting the president were quite different.” Of course, this is a lie: The New York Times noted that the 2006 meeting included discussions about the war in Iraq and Bush’s immigration proposals (both of which were under heavy debate at the time). The meeting also took place near the 2006 midterm elections and was reportedly part of a Republican campaign to persuade and energize supporters. Media Matters.