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Are Hannity, Rush, and the big talkers playing us for $$$? (vanity)

Posted on 05/01/2012 8:41:51 PM PDT by teg_76

Do you ever get the feeling that Rush and Hannity don't really care who wins, just as long as their dollars keep rolling in from us tea party saps. Besides Mark Levin, what prominent talker has gone out on a limb and endorsed true conservative candidates? Everyday we have to here Hannity interview the John McCains of the world. If he truly believed in the conservative movement, wouldn't he be out there trumpeting Richard Mourdock and Don Stenberg like Levin is?

As for Rush, he is more interested in commercializing the tea party movement with his "Two if by tea" than promoting it.

Besides Mark Levin, they're all sellouts just like the Republican leadership...looking out for their own career over the well being of the country.

Eric Cantor with his support of Richard Lugar and Adam Kinzinger in their primaries is consolidating moderate, establishment support behind his ambition to be speaker some day. But Hannity is more interested in a softball interview with him than evicerating him for his actions.

There are very few leaders in our movement.


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1 posted on 05/01/2012 8:42:04 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: teg_76

In a word ......................................YES !


2 posted on 05/01/2012 8:43:54 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: teg_76

It’s a job.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 8:45:42 PM PDT by moovova
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To: teg_76

Drive BOR off the air first.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 8:45:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: teg_76

What’s your beef with Rush? He doesn’t do interviews, so that part of your argument is out and he came as close to a Primary endorsement he has ever had with Santorum. I don’t feel played at all.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 8:46:47 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: teg_76

“As for Rush, he is more interested in commercializing the tea party movement with his “Two if by tea” than promoting it.”
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Get over it.
Rush is as patriotic as any American that I know.
He is also a great spokesman for the conservative movement.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 8:47:47 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Two if by tea”...come on.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 8:47:47 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: teg_76

of course


8 posted on 05/01/2012 8:47:47 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Rush is right.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 8:49:28 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: AlexW

Get over it.
Rush is as patriotic as any American that I know.
He is also a great spokesman for the conservative movement.


Ditto that.

Rush must contain himself. Sometimes when he’s discussing liberal politicians and 0bama, he almost lets go full force.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 8:52:02 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: teg_76

Yes, but Rush to his credit is pretty open about it. I don’t think he is joking one whit about bolting if the bottom drops out, and why not? Who would not if the option were there? He has also paid his dues and busted the crap out of many a leftist when he is not, in his own words “carrying water” for the Geriatric Old Plantation.

Hannity . . . Don’t like him for a number of reasons so I will withold comment. I don’t think I can be objective about him.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 8:53:47 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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Ya... we just hate it when people make a name for themselves and make money by promoting their ideas.

Greedy Capitalists promoting ideas just because it sells.

someone should stop them

12 posted on 05/01/2012 8:54:06 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: teg_76
The conservative philosophy has a couple of really great evangelists preaching the gospel every day, but there's always some genius who comes along and thinks they can do it better.
13 posted on 05/01/2012 8:55:05 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: teg_76

Yes....

I’ve gotten to where I don’t take talk radio hosts or news networks seriously, especially if I know they are slanted in one way or another.... Even if it’s a ‘slant’ I agree with.

It’s so easy to turn on virtually any news broadcast(cable or network) and see that they are attempting to manipulate people.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 8:55:47 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: teg_76
“Two if by tea”...come on.

If the radical Left has payed activist working 80 hour weeks to take you off the air and scare off your sponsors, wouldn't it be a fair move to have a backup revenue stream?

I know. Crazy. That scenario could never happen, right?

15 posted on 05/01/2012 8:56:29 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: teg_76

Uh, yes. Notice how quick they fold up and alter their views once their paychecks are in jeopardy.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 8:56:29 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: teg_76

Have you ever listen to Rush? If so, have you listened to him for long? If you can’t answer yes to both then you have no Idea what you are talking about. If you are truthful and can answer, “yes” to both then I feel sorry for you ... you obviously have missed the point.

As for Hannity, I don’t get to listen to him often, but I would put him in the same category as Rush.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 8:56:58 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: teg_76
One way to look at it is we are using them to get our ideas out. If they get too far from home, they go the way of BOR and leave the radio. Fox has their own rules, as we saw with Glenn Beck. Now he can be as crazy as he wants to be, but while at Fox, he was "handled".

In a marketplace of ideas, the bad ideas go away eventually. CNN. MSNBC, and others are examples of that. There is absolutely nothing to stop you from blogging, becoming a writer, or becoming a talk show host. To keep an audience, you would have to keep some opinions close to your vest. Savage and Stein prove that. Levin is the only one that can call someone a liar, or communist and get back on the air the next day. I think hat's because he's a lawyer and leaves a way out. Look at what's happened to Anne Coulter. I bet her next book isn't quite the best seller she is used to.

18 posted on 05/01/2012 8:57:26 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: teg_76

All Hannity cares about is how many football tosses he can get into his 1 hour time slot. Yeah yeah shoot your arrows but Glenn Beck is one of the few who actually believes in his message and has forgone big $$$ to do so.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 8:58:11 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: teg_76

The only one I listen to regularly is Rush. I don’t get to listen to all of every show by any means, but you only have to listen for a few minutes to know how much he wants Obama to be defeated. If you have listened to Rush for as many years as I have, you know that he never endorses anyone in the primary, but will support the eventual nominee because that is the best way to defeat the liberal agenda. BTW, one reason Ruah started his “Two If By Tea” company was to prove that the entrepreneurial spirit is still alive and well in America.


20 posted on 05/01/2012 8:59:46 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: teg_76

Rush and Levin are the only ones I listen to. Occasionally Beck...tho I’m growing tired of the ‘spectacular revelations’ he has (i.e. the Buffett connection to the pipeline deal. FReepers knew about that MONTHS ago!!!)

Hannity drives me nuts and I turn his show OFF as of late. He’s a toadie for the RNC....panders to the establishment with this “can’t we all just get along” attitude.

Particularly pissed about his lecturing to us about Breitbart’s death and that HE knew about Andrew’s heart condition and that we should lay off about the autopsy.

Most annoying with him is his pandering for the ‘black vote’ with the guests and callers he has on. It’s like....”well I know you’re going to vote for Obama......but can I sway you and your kids by sending you a beautiful arrangement of flowers from Pre-Flora and toys for the kids?” It’s disgusting. I’m sorry, No different from what the Democraps promise them. And that’s my damned opinion. So, there.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 9:02:26 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: teg_76

Rush is the very best he can be. Your comment betrays a smallness of character. Rush speaks honestly but he does not seek to be telling people what to do, but rather how to think conservatively. Your petty comment is a greater indication of what is wrong. What are you doing to help conservatives? Besides bitching and moaning.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 9:02:35 PM PDT by kentramsay
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To: teg_76

Foolish post

Hannity came close as he could to endorsing Cain, and had he or any of them endorsed anyone, every other candidate could have demanded equal time.

Foolish


23 posted on 05/01/2012 9:02:51 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: KoRn

“It’s so easy to turn on virtually any news broadcast(cable or network) and see that they are attempting to manipulate people.”

I’ve noticed that too, regardless of the personalities or the agenda, propaganda seems more . . . crass? obvious? ineffective? I wonder if it is because it takes less effort, or because there is just such a saturation of propaganda that it is less effective, and indeed counterproductive. I am not aiming this at radio or any particular personalities, just ‘news media’ in all forms and at all levels.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 9:03:31 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: teg_76

Occupy the airwaves!


25 posted on 05/01/2012 9:03:52 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: teg_76
It's not Hannity's, Rush's, Levin's or any other talk show host to elect the President, Governor, Mayor, Senator, Congressman, City Councilman or Dog Catcher.

That's your job.

They provide information, entertainment and motivation. And deserve their hefty compensation for their talent regardless of whether or not their views are genuine.

26 posted on 05/01/2012 9:03:52 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: MindBender26

I bet you enjoy falling asleep to a Hannity podcast of one of his numerous McCain interviews.


27 posted on 05/01/2012 9:04:50 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: teg_76; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ...
It's a business. You are surprised?

Levin is far from perfect.
He convinced many (suckers) in his audience that Palin was really running which was obviously not the case even at that time, and then he was rewarded with that exclusive interview by her well over a month afterward to admit it was not so, that she was not going to run.
Notice he asked her no real questions about all the things she did that ‘looked’ like she was running. That is why she picked him, a free ride.

On the positive for him, Levin's podcasts are free, The others demand $$$.

He is ABBBO now isn;t he?

28 posted on 05/01/2012 9:05:11 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: teg_76
Well, overall talk radio and Fox News has done better while Obama has been in office. It's just the way it is. "He'll sell more papers."
29 posted on 05/01/2012 9:05:41 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: sjmjax

Exactly...it is my job. Which I did in 2010 and will do in 2012.

I’m just not a sap that hangs on their every word like some around here.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 9:06:55 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: teg_76

I listen to Rush every day. He has never connected his Two If By Tea to the tea party movement. Damn good tea, by the way.


31 posted on 05/01/2012 9:08:43 PM PDT by Montanabound
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No


32 posted on 05/01/2012 9:10:02 PM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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Rush is the best! I have listened to him since the beginning. He is playing straight with his audience. My other favorite is Michael Berry, the rest are not on my wavelength.


33 posted on 05/01/2012 9:12:29 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Montanabound

I listen to Rush every day. He has never connected his Two If By Tea to the tea party movement. Damn good tea, by the way.
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No, he hasn’t. I need to get me some! Or send some as gifts!


34 posted on 05/01/2012 9:13:21 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: teg_76

so change the dial....

if you want a leader then be a leader


35 posted on 05/01/2012 9:13:45 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Montanabound

Is his tea very sweet, because I prefer a tarter iced tea?


36 posted on 05/01/2012 9:14:40 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: teg_76

I wonder if Two If By Tea comes in Sour Grape flavor?


37 posted on 05/01/2012 9:16:31 PM PDT by digger48
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To: teg_76

President Obama is either 1. destroying the USA on purpose, or 2. intellectually >unqualified to be President of the USA.

Let’s worry about sending Obama&cronies back home in 2012.

Rush Limbo repeatedly states the defeat of >Democrats, liberals & the enemies of the USA should be the main concern of ALL Americans.


38 posted on 05/01/2012 9:16:47 PM PDT by gghd (A Pro-life Palinista & a member of the NRA)
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To: Psalm 144

Would you explain a little bit more about Rush bolting? It’s been a good 2-3 weeks or more since I listened to his show. Is he talking about leaving the U.S.? I’d love to know when he discussed this.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 9:17:03 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: teg_76

One of my heroes is Gov. Scott Walker. A man of such courage but he doesn’t have a radio show. I have found YOU have to research and re-research your own information and not depend on talk shows for everything.


40 posted on 05/01/2012 9:22:02 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: ChocChipCookie

I haven’t heard it recently, but fromt time to time during the past several years he has said “I’ll let you know when it is time to go” and teased about going to New Zealand or some other unnamed place. I take him to be half joking. Half. But he has not talked that way recently.

I am sure he has contingency plans though, both as to his person and his fortune and his closest circle. He is a wily and pragmatic man, with the means to put his plans into action should he choose.


41 posted on 05/01/2012 9:26:33 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Rush and Levin and others are very brave. If 0bama is re-elected, there is a chance that their lives could be in danger.


42 posted on 05/01/2012 9:27:21 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Psalm 144

He said he’d go to Costa Rica of all places. That was back in 2010 before the passage of ObamaCare.


43 posted on 05/01/2012 9:28:37 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Theoria

Yes, he mentioned that too.


44 posted on 05/01/2012 9:30:50 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: teg_76

teg_76

Why haven’t you created an “about” page? You’ve been on FR for a long time according to the date attached to your name. Why haven’t we seen any postings before? What have you been waiting for?


45 posted on 05/01/2012 9:36:13 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 52% who pay Federal taxes)
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Rush still likes money but he is reaching an age where money becomes gradually less important. He is already super rich so what he is looking for now is recognition and adoration.

Hannity was never about the money. He has stronger core than any other celebrity IMO.

Levin is more about money than above two combined.

O’Reilley was always about money and rating and still is. His show is very entertaining as evidenced by top rated show for dozen years running.


46 posted on 05/01/2012 9:36:36 PM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: teg_76
Rush envy is on you heavy..........................

Come on.....

47 posted on 05/01/2012 9:37:07 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: GregoTX
Ya... we just hate it when people make a name for themselves and make money by promoting their ideas. Greedy Capitalists promoting ideas just because it sells. someone should stop them

Filthy tricksey capitalisticsists. Using filthy advertisementing to sell... THE PRECIOUS.

48 posted on 05/01/2012 9:42:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: teg_76

Yes, they always go for the establishment. Levin said support Romney. I don’t worship them..I use to adore them since they seem authentic. It’s insane to put liberal Romney at the head of the republican party. He began Romneycare. Their sheep will follow them-see these posts among us.


49 posted on 05/01/2012 9:43:05 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: teg_76

They all make money - so what? If you give them money and regret it - then stop!


50 posted on 05/01/2012 9:43:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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