Rush Limbaugh, and Speaking Ill of the Dead

MINOT, N.D. — De mortuis nil nisi bonum dicendum est.

Or, translated from the Latin, “of the dead nothing but good is to be said.”

It’s an aphorism the ancient Greeks left us, though you’re probably most familiar with it as “speak no ill of the dead.”

I’ve been thinking about that term today as I observe how the stinking, festering id that is social media reacts to the death of conservative icon Rush Limbaugh.

The modern Twitter user cares little for the wisdom of the Greeks, I’m afraid.

The social media hive mind cares little for any flavor of wisdom, but I digress.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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