Rush Limbaugh

Gary Bryan, a great morning disc jockey on K-EARTH 101 in Los Angeles, said, “Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh have the same birthday. So much for astrology.”

You have to admit that he makes a good point. A very good  point.

If you don’t live in Southern California, try catching Gary’s syndicated weekend oldies show, Dick Clark Presents Rewind with Gary Bryan. It’s on radio stations all across the country.

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Source: Gary Bryan, KRTH-FM/Los Angeles

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Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has made himself judge, jury and sounds as if he’d like to complete the trifecta and become the executioner. But of talk show host Rush Limbaugh, not of Jared Loughner.

Dupnik announced that the talk show host is “irresponsible” for his vitriolic comments.

ABC News has the Dupnik details:

“The kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush Limbaugh, in my judgment he is irresponsible, uses partial information, sometimes wrong information,” Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said today.

“[Limbaugh] attacks people, angers them against government, angers them against elected officials and that kind of behavior in my opinion is not without consequences.”

Limbaugh today railed against the media and Dupnik for trying to draw a link between the heated political climate and the shooting rampage, calling the sheriff a “fool.” But Dupnik stood by his assertions.

“The vitriol affects the [unstable] personality that we are talking about,” he said. “You can say, ‘Oh no, it doesn’t,’ but my opinion is that it does.”

Pot, meet kettle: Dupnik seems to be an expert when it comes to vitriol. He decided no investigation was necessary because he knew exactly what motivated Jared Loughner within minutes of the shooting.

At the risk of using a phrase that Dupnik might call vitriolic and irresponsible, one might call his actions a clear case of, “Ready, fire, aim.”

Source: ABC News

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You put Al Sharpton in front of a camera with Ed Schultz and it’s inevitable that something stupid will be said (again).

Sharpton didn’t disappoint in his remarkably unsuccessful, yet on-going jihad against Rush Limbaugh. He wants government regulations to stop the world’s highest rated talk show host from saying those horrible things Sharpton imagines that he says.

Sharpton: Well, first of all, we’re not talking about censorship. We’re talking about standards. [R-i-i-i-g-h-t.] And there are already standards in place. We’re saying those standards ought to include those that in an explicit or even an implicit way practice racism or sexism or homophobia on the airwaves. And can you imagine the arrogance of saying federally-regulated airwaves should not be subjected to federal public hearings, so they should just grant licenses, allow people to say what they want?

Just wondering, Al, would those new regulations stop you and Ed Schultz from saying the things you say?

Nah, we didn’t think so.

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Rush Limbaugh made a joke. A pretty funny joke. The set up is that the media always positions any criticism of President Obama as racist. So when Democrats criticized his tax compromise, Rush turned the tables and said they must be racists, too.

Here are Rush’s exact words:

Rush: Man, oh, man, oh, man, ladies and gentlemen. The left, what a bunch of racists. I mean they’re all over MSNBC. They are all over the New York Times, the Washington Post. I have never seen such a collection of racists, all these liberals criticizing Obama on this compromise on the tax bill. Well, every bit of criticism of Obama’s always been said to be racist, hasn’t it?

Proving that he’s just as dense as his critics claim, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz didn’t get the joke. Neither did his guest, the esteemed Charlatan Al Sharpton.

Duh.

The following very serious, very outraged discussion ensued.

H/T: Newsbusters.org

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Stunning stupidity. Incredible ignorance. And a remarkable willingness to call damn near anything racism.

Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson-Lee ably demonstrated all three on poor Ed Schultz’ MSNBC program.

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Please allow us to introduce Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee to Sergeant Schultz. Since you both know nothing, you should get along just fine.

Special Ed was on one of his nightly rants about the unfairness of Rush Limbaugh’s success and how it can only be attributed to raaaaacism when he asked Jackson-Lee this question:

“Congresswoman, is there anything the African community can do about this? The comments speak for themselves.”

“I’m always committed to the First Amendment because as you well know,” Jackson-Lee responded. “You’ve been called Sergeant Schultz. I don’t know that to be your name. I’m a little sensitive to what that is to garner. Is that because you have a name that may be ethnically connected to being a Sergeant? I’m not sure what that is. I find that insulting as well.”

Would it be racist to point out that Sergeant Schultz was a character – a white German character – on the 1960s TV show Hogan’s Heroes?

Would it be racist to point out that Sergeant Schultz’ most famous line was “I know nothing” and that even if that is true, he’s a genius compared to Jackson-Lee?

Would it be racist to point out that it’s pronounced Lim-bah, not Lim-bow.

Seriously, Congresswoman, you should at least be able to pronounce the name of the guy you want to boycott.

Source: Real Clear Politics

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This ranking of radio talk show hosts and the size of their audiences comes from Talkers magazine, the bible of the talk show industry. Well, call us blasphemous, but we doubt the word of the bible.

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We buy the rankings, but not the audience size of the liberal talk show hosts. It’s just not possible for Stephanie Miller, for example, to have ten percent of the listeners that Rush Limbaugh does. Just not possible.

Now, perhaps, the discrepancy can explained by the fact that Miller’s show airs in the more highly-rated morning slot, while Limbaugh airs in the generally lower-rated midday time period. But that still can’t explain away the fact that Miller doesn’t air in most major markets and has low ratings in the markets in which she does air.

So either the lib talkers’ numbers are grossly overstated or Limbaugh’s numbers are grossly understated.

And that would be the only thing understated about Rush Limbaugh.

Source: Talkers.com

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Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is delusional. Completely delusional.

She went off on Rush Limbaugh yesterday, calling him “un-American” because the talk show titan had the nerve to call the Chevy Volt a lemon.

Actually, it was the New York Times that called it “General Motors Electric Lemon”, but why quibble about facts when you’re defending a $41,000 car that will only go 40 miles on a charge?

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That racist Rush Limbaugh is at it again. He forced a random black man to come in off the street and perform a minstrel show at his wedding ceremony.

What’s that? The black man is actually “The Hutch”, Pastor Ken Hutcherson and he’s a friend of Rush’s and he performed the wedding. Nonsense. Everyone knows Rush Limbaugh is a racist.

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All liberal stupidity aside, congratulations to Rush and Kathryn.

Check out more photos of Rush’s racist wedding at Rush’s new Facebook page. Stunning photography by Donna Newman, who’s pretty damn stunning herself.

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You know that old movie about the aging big game hunter who’s spent years stalking one particular lion, but has never managed to bring the magnificent beast down? There’s nothing he wants more than that lion’s head hanging on his wall. It’s become a personal battle and the hunter’s failure has made him bitter, angry, and obsessed.

In this case, think of Media Matters as the hunter and Rush Limbaugh as the lion.

The crazy old left wing hunters want nothing more than to destroy Rush Limbaugh’s career by catching him uttering racist words so offensive that they can be used to turn public opinion against the talk show host.

So Media Matters waits, hiding in the bushes, waiting for Limbaugh to expose himself so they can get a clear shot. So far, they’ve missed every time.

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We must have been too busy with stories about the Gusher in the Gulf, because we missed this story last week.

The Hill reports that the first shot has been fired in a possible civil war among conservative media giants:

In a new biography on sale Tuesday, Rush Limbaugh calls fellow conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly a “Ted Baxter” — after the fictional character on the “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” who was portrayed as a vain, shallow, buffoonish TV newsman.

“Sorry but somebody’s gotta say it,” Limbaugh is quoted as saying in Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One by Zev Chafets. At press time, O’Reilly had yet to respond to the comment.

But it wasn’t just Bill-O who took grief from Big Rush. Limbaugh said he doesn’t consider any of his fellow conservative talk show hosts to be in his league.

“Sean Hannity and Mark Levin are protégés,” writes Chafets, “and [Limbaugh] has defended Glenn Beck.”

But Limbaugh “doesn’t really consider them, or anyone else, in his league.”

Bill O’Reilly as Ted Baxter? Why that’s absolutely insulting. Insulting to the memory of Ted Baxter.

Source: The Hill

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Despite the thrill he gets up his leg whenever Barack Obama speaks, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews played it pretty straight during the Clinton impeachment debacle. And as he demonstrates in this clip, one can safely assume that was because he’s no fan of the Clintons.

Matthews: Let’s take a look at Rush — I have to do this — Rush Limbaugh today impersonating Bill Clinton and assessing the situation. Let’s listen to Rushbo.

Andrea Mitchell: Oh dear!

(Begin video clip)

Rush: (Doing Clinton impression) I’m going to kiss your (BLEEP) if you kiss my (BLEEP). I’ll make sure that you — if you come groveling to me, I’ll be happy to help you out here. Now look at what has happened here, they go to Bill Clinton. He’s famous for getting people jobs. Monica Lewinsky offered a job at Revlon. She was offered a job at the United Nations. She didn’t take any of them. But they’ve got Bill Clinton. Isn’t it great, folks, that they found a guy who they know will commit perjury to carry the water here?

(End video clip)

Matthews: Well sometimes even he can get it right. That was pretty good lampooning, I’ve got to say.

“That was pretty good lampooning”? Very strange wording and oddly reminiscent of Richard Nixon saying to David Frost, “Do any fornicating this weekend?”

Or is it just us?

H/T: NewsBusters.org

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If you’re looking for a Fifth Avenue penthouse, Rush Limbaugh has a deal for you. He’s slashed $1,000,000 off the price of his New York home and you can now own it for a mere $12.95 million.

Yes, you could find yourself living in 4,661 square feet of luxury at 1049 Fifth Avenue. The photo above is just one example of Rush’s exquisite tasteRush’s exquisite taste.

We assume, of course, that Rush will be generous with a finders fee when one of our readers buys the place.

Source: New York Curbed

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This is sad. Really sad. Chris Matthews is now hoping to find one dissatisfied Rush Limbaugh listener who will come on his show and badmouth the talk show king.

But what are the odds that he can find such a person within his miniscule audience?

Matthews: And out on a Limbaugh! We’re issuing a challenge tonight and every night to elected Republicans. Come on Hardball please sir and madam and tell us you disagree with Rush on anything! Tell us you’ve had it with his distortions, his misrepresentations, his outright falsehoods. We invite you to tell us he’s not the leader of the Republican Party. It’s our standing offer. Come on Hardball and tell us Rush isn’t telling the truth.

When he finally finds the Limbaugh listener he’s looking for, we suspect that he’ll be shrouded in shadows and have his voice distorted like someone who’s turned on the Mafia.

And even with those precautions, he’ll undoubtedly sound remarkably similar to Keith Olbermann and announce that Limbaugh is the world’s worst person.

Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic.

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It must have been difficult for President Obama to hear Harry Smith’s question when it was asked because of the fact that newsman’s lips were firmly planted on the President’s ass, causing the words to be a bit muffled.

So just in case you have trouble hearing the question and answer, he’s a quick summary:

Smith: Listening to talk radio… The kindest of terms, you are sometimes referred to out in America as a socialist. The worst of which I heard you called a Nazi.
Obama: Well I think that when you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck it’s pretty apparent. It’s troublesome.

Indeed, we can imagine that it does seem a bit troublesome when freedom of speech keeps getting in the way of your socialist utopia.

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Can we all agree on something? Can we just do away with all this nonsense about hate speech from the right. Here’s 1:28 of pure, unadulterated hate from left wing talk show host Mike Malloy. He calls for the death of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly.

Now don’t go telling us that Malloy isn’t representative of the left, because he was a mainstay of Air America, so we can only assume he is the best and the brightest they have to offer.

Correction: The best and the brightest and the most vile.

Source: Radio Equalizer

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You have to feel sorry for poor Ed Schultz. No one watches his television show. No one listens to his radio show. If it weren’t for websites like IHateTheMedia.com, no one would know he exists.

But Big Eddie has a solution for that problem. Socialize the airwaves. Give him as many stations as Rush Limbaugh.

The only problem with that theory is that no matter how many stations Ed was on, he would still have no listeners.

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Talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh often complains about his treatment at the hands of New York city and state tax authorities. Now he’s put his Fifth Avenue penthouse up for sale and is cutting ties with the Empire State.

As Gawker.com reports:

Limbaugh promised that he’d sell his Manhattan apartment last March after the Paterson administration proposed raising taxes on New York residents who make more than $500,000 a year. (That wasn’t the first time he’d made the threat. On the eve of the 2008 presidential election, Limbaugh said he was “seriously considering selling it,” since “it may now become stupid to own any property there.”)

…The 20th-floor penthouse at 1049 Fifth Avenue, which Limbaugh purchased in 1994 under the name RH Trust (Rush’s middle name is Hudson) was officially listed two weeks ago for $13.95 million. And although he’s described the place on his radio show as “fashionable,” it’s doubtful that will be the word that comes to mind when you look at the photos below, which show off moldings of “hand painted gold leaf” and his “hand painted ceilings and walls” by “renowned artist” Richard Smith.

Jealousy is such an ugly thing, Gawker.

Don’t get us wrong. We’re not saying we like Rush’s taste in decorating. But we don’t like Gawker’s taste in stories, either, and you don’t see us complaining about that.

Source: Gawker.com

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The true size of conservative American hearts

by editor on February 24, 2010

Tired of liberals calling you a heartless conservative? Here’s Rush Limbaugh at CPAC 2009 explaining why conservatives have the biggest hearts of all. Despite what the media may say.

Written by guest author

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Ed Schultz, Ron Reagan and Mike Malloy, three liberal paragons of kindness and compassion, react with real anger to Rush Limbaugh’s hospital press conference in Hawaii.

The total audience for these three clowns combined is a mere fraction of Limbaugh’s audience. If they want to know why, this tape makes it pretty damn clear.

Source: RadioEqualizer

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Get well soon, Rush, and get back behind the golden EIB mic

We attack liberals and the liberal media 24/7 here at IHateTheMedia.com. And although we wish liberal policies would die, we’ve never wished that a liberal would die.

Fact is, we can’t think of any conservatives who’ve wished for the death of any liberals. Sure, there may be a whacked out lone wolf out there who’s done it, but we can’t think of any incident that has caused conservatives en masse to wish for the death of any liberal.

Liberals demonstrate a completely different kind of anger than conservatives do. In short, they hate people, but we hate policies.

This has never been demonstrated more clearly than by some of the tweets left by left wing Limbaugh haters upon hearing news of the talk titan’s Honolulu hospitalization.

It’s ugly out there in liberal land. And we’re not just talking about the women.

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK: Some vile language and a lot of vile thoughts are included.

@kenneth212 Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital in Honolulu. Maybe Santa did get my letter.
@tontocorazon RT @Pumpy_Beanis DIE RUSH LIMBAUGH YOU F***ING PIG MAN JUST F***ING DIE
@phontigallo: I was scared of another death this year til I heard Rush Limbaugh was in the hospital. Come on 2009; don’t fail me now
@amazingatheist: Ruch Limbaugh hospitalized with chest pains. Let’s all hope he dies.
@heartfeltrobot YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS! RT @cnnbrk Radio host Rush Limbaugh was rushed to a Honolulu hospital with chest pains.
@Teevho Rush Limbaugh in serious condition in the hospital? Oh happy day! Are they sure he didn’t just ingest too much hillbilly heroin?
@bbb1962 RT @MelechT: Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the Hospital. Just when I thought Christmas was over… #divinejustice #kanyeshrug *Lmfao!*
@Yves_V So Rush Limbaugh in the hospital? If he dies, 2009 won’t be so bad after all #JustSayin
@twofacedmonster So sad…cough. RT @cnnbrk: Radio host Rush Limbaugh was rushed to a Honolulu hospital with chest pains
@OTOOLEFAN: Rush Limbaugh rushed to the hospital? Are the Death Panels in place yet?
@riegelracing Rush Limbaugh had a heart attack?!?! Its a late birthday present!!!!!!
@stratogato Rush Limbaugh, say hello to LUCIFER when you get there my friend
@margery Is Rush Limbaugh terminally sick? Yippee
@ocicat_bengals Smite Rush Limbaugh in 2009!
@ZSS This just in, Rush Limbaugh hospitalized. How much you want to bet the words “hookers” and “blow” aren’t too far behind?
@RJ_Acosta i now heard this rush guy is an asshole,Rush Limbaugh,i hope you die in hell mother f**ker!
@dingane1: if rush Limbaugh dies ill let 09 slide on taking MJ
@the_condor RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOULD BE IN PRISON FOR HATE CRIMES. LET HIM DIE.
@dreamhampton Rush Limbaugh doesnt deserve to die the same year as MJ. Keep breathin u fat f**k
#JerseyHardcore9 Btw f**k rush limbaugh hope he had a coronary and finally bit it
@Mysterious_Andy In case that last tweet was unclear: I hope that hate-mongering f**k, Rush Limbaugh, dies. The world would be a better place without him.
@9thwardBee Rush Limbaugh can choke on a fat dick F**k Him!
@KushME Rush Limbaugh n tha hospital… Shit that fool gets no sympathy from me… he doesn’t like my kind! So f**k em!
@BEZZLE “MAN F**K Rush Limbaugh TELL EM I SAID IT!” TELL HIM I CO-SIGNED THE F**K ALSO WITH A SWINE FLU INDUCED BABY LEG IN HIS ASS
@iHateJeffBaker Rush Limbaugh Hospitalized in Hawaii. Guess what? Who gives a f**k? Not I.
eapsta: F**k I hope rush limbaugh is really dead
@SaidInTexas “All I want to hear is that Rush Limbaugh is dead! I got up early. I’ve watched all day. Just DIE already.” woman on phone in Odessa sbux
@beauessai You know, I think I could have forgiven this decade for all its bullshit if it had ended with a dead Limbaugh.

This is more than vaguely reminiscent of a story we did on a British website called MaggiesDead.com. It celebrates the “imminent” death of former British Prime Minister Maggie Thatcher. Sick, sick, sick.

Peace, love and happiness, libs.

Partial source: Race42012.com

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“Cheers” was a very funny television show. But it was a damn drama compared to what Joy Behar puts on the air every Monday to Friday night.

Clearly, Cheers star Ted Danson is too stupid to understand the irony of an entertainer involved in politics complaining that another entertainer is involved in politics.

The combination of Joy Behar’s sparkling wit and Ted Danson’s glittering intelligence is a marvel to behold.

Source: JammieWearingFool

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“Unless President Obama and his men get serious and focused on governing, they’ll end up like the St. Louis Rams–winless, and nearly owned by Rush Limbaugh.”
– James Taranto

Source: Best of the Web Today

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was on Capitol Hill testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. Republican Congressman Steve King took the opportunity to grill the Commish about the hypocritical treatment Rush Limbaugh received at the hands of the league.

That sound you hear is Ed Schultz whimpering over in the corner.

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Juan Williams and Reverend Ken Hutcherson, a former NFL player and long-time friend of that raaaaacist Rush Limbaugh put the entire Limbaugh-NFL fiasco in perspective.

One really interesting point of discussion is that Demaurice Smith, head of the NFL players union who denounced Rush, was a member of Obama’s transition team and formerly worked for Attorney General Eric Holder.

Make no mistake about it, Juan Williams is no one’s “house negro.” But he is Fox News’ house liberal.

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Rush Limbaugh celebrates the ratings success of conservative radio

Rush Limbaugh celebrates the ratings success of conservative radio

Brian Maloney at RadioEqualizer.com did a great job detailing Rush Limbaugh’s incredible ratings success in market after market across the country.

But we thought it might be interesting to contrast the ratings success of conservative radio to the abysmal ratings failure of lib talk radio.

We defined “conservative radio” as stations that carry Rush Limbaugh and “liberal radio” as the stations that carry Stephanie Miller and/or Ed Schultz. (There are several markets in which both are carried by the same station, some markets where only one is heard, but no markets in which they are heard on different radio stations.)

Our snapshot research covers the most recent Arbitron ratings in the top 19 markets (we’ve eliminated Puerto Rico – market number 13 – because neither Rush nor Steph/Ed are heard there). Rush is carried in all nineteen of the remaining Top 20 markets, but Steph and/or Ed can only be heard in eleven.

Rush affiliates’ ratings are higher – considerably higher, in fact – in every market. They are often ten times higher.

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