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Name the Best, Worst Rush Limbaugh Guest Hosts
Self | July 6, 2013 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 07/06/2013 6:52:45 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Name the BEST and the WORST (in your opinion) of the Rush Limbaugh guest hosts when he is absent from the EIB airwaves. Here is my humble opinion:

The BEST guest host is Mark Steyn who substituted for El Rushbo yesterday. Usually I miss listening to Rush but Steyn is so good that he actually makes for an enjoyable break. His wit and polished accent makes for good listening.

The WORST guest host had to be Bill Cunningham. Thankfully, I think I only heard him once and that was one time too many. Cunningham's delivery throughout the show was like one long LOUD screech. Painful on the ears and it actually started to give me a headache.

I also remember another guest host whose name is thankfully forgotten who spent a big chunk of the show ignoring current events in favor of playing silly number (or word) games on the air but Cunningham stands out in memory as truly annoying.


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Okay, now you weigh in with your choice of BEST and WORST guest host on Rush Limbaugh. BTW, please correct me if I am wrong but didn't Chris Matthews actually once serve as a guest host? I didn't hear that show but I thought I read that somewhere.
1 posted on 07/06/2013 6:52:45 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Steyn is the best by a country mile.


2 posted on 07/06/2013 6:54:32 AM PDT by ecomcon
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Best: Walter Williams/Mark Steyn tie

Worst: Chris Matthews

3 posted on 07/06/2013 6:54:42 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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Mark Steyn is the best. I actually like him better than Rush.

Mark Davis is the worst.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 6:56:16 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: gorush

I concur.


5 posted on 07/06/2013 6:56:17 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: PJ-Comix

Matthews was the worst.

I’m assuming Limbaugh let him on because he lost a bet, or made the offer after having consumed too many adult beverages.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 6:56:18 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I don’t know about Rush, but Arianna Huffington once substituted for Laura Ingraham.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 6:58:02 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: mkmensinger; gorush

Make that three, with Williams and Steyn in that order.


8 posted on 07/06/2013 6:58:49 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: PJ-Comix
Oh, as far as best go... he had a guest host some years ago that went on to his own talk show. When he got his own show, Rush immediately stopped using him as guest host.

Was it Mark Levin? I'm not sure.

Anyway, that person was the best. Sorry I can't remember who it was.

9 posted on 07/06/2013 6:59:07 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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Among the worst: Paul W. Smith (Detroit WJR 760 am)

Among the best: Mark Belling


10 posted on 07/06/2013 6:59:29 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: gorush

You reflect my view, but with an honorable mention for Tony Snow.


11 posted on 07/06/2013 7:00:44 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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Worst: tie between Chris Matthews, Karl Rove, and Mark (spit, spit) Davis.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 7:00:54 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Chris Matthews was a guest host a day of the week of the Columbine massacre.


13 posted on 07/06/2013 7:01:03 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: ecomcon
Mark Steyn -- by far the best

Walter Williams in his heyday -- right up there...

Urbanski in the middle...

Davis/Belling et als...
....Tied for last.

jmho

14 posted on 07/06/2013 7:01:56 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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15 posted on 07/06/2013 7:03:01 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Steely Tom

I’ve been listening for 2 decades +. When, WHEN was Chris Matthews ever a sub? How did I miss that? Hoax?


16 posted on 07/06/2013 7:03:03 AM PDT by pioneerstakethearrows
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To: PJ-Comix

Mark Davis and Mark Simone are the worst. Steyn’s good, but I get tired of his laughing/guffawing at his own jokes, all the time. Chris Plante (WMAL) would be a better choice, IMO.


17 posted on 07/06/2013 7:03:16 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: PJ-Comix

In current times, no one matches Steyn. Walter Williams is good, but only on occasion. He also probably is a little past his prime, unfortunately. Of all time, Tony Snow was my favorite. He was a tremendous person and great host.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 7:04:34 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: PJ-Comix

Mark Steyn, Walter Williams, and from the distant past Tony Snow.

The worst? No idea, I usually turn it off when it isn’t one of the above.


19 posted on 07/06/2013 7:04:45 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: PJ-Comix

No contest. Best is Dr. Walter E. Williams, Jr. Steyn is a second banana in the bunch. The others are also-rans.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 7:04:46 AM PDT by ammomajor (If 'helicopter Ben' says gold isn't money, I want more of it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Bob Dornan was the all time best.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 7:06:46 AM PDT by Diago
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To: PJ-Comix

Almost sure that back in the bronze age Bill Cunningham on 700WLW was doing Rush before there even was a Rush.

Agreed Mark is very entertaining with his ironic wit,I guess in times like these it’s better we laugh.


22 posted on 07/06/2013 7:06:59 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: PJ-Comix

Mark Steyn - Best by a mile
Mark Davis - Worse

As a Texan than pains me to see that an “undocumented host” is better than a fellow Texan.


23 posted on 07/06/2013 7:07:40 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows
When, WHEN was Chris Matthews ever a sub? How did I miss that? Hoax?

Not a hoax. I heard the show. It was right after Columbine.

24 posted on 07/06/2013 7:08:33 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Cunningham is the only one that I would rate as poor.


25 posted on 07/06/2013 7:08:48 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Chris Matthews substituted for Rush once that I can recall. It would have been around 1998 or so. I don’t recall him being so hard-core left in those days. Left, yes, but not as hard core as now.


26 posted on 07/06/2013 7:09:01 AM PDT by GeorgiaGuy
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2008/03/14/chris_matthews_eib_guest_host


27 posted on 07/06/2013 7:09:19 AM PDT by WKB
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To: Steely Tom
Was it Mark Levin? I'm not sure.

You might be thinking of Rodger Hedgecock, he was an excellent fill in.

28 posted on 07/06/2013 7:11:01 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rats vs. GOPe = Same train, different speed.)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows
I’ve been listening for 2 decades +. When, WHEN was Chris Matthews ever a sub? How did I miss that? Hoax?

I can't find the exact date.

The Wikipedia article on the Rush Limbaugh Show lists Matthews as having been a guest host, but doesn't give the exact date. It only says it was "during the late 1990s."

I heard it though. Or at least part of it.

Matthews talked very fast during most of the show. He seemed to want to get it behind him as fast as he could.

I think I turned it off during or after the first hour. Matthews wasn't a particularly good host, but the curiosity factor was strong.

29 posted on 07/06/2013 7:11:55 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
You might be thinking of Rodger Hedgecock, he was an excellent fill in.

Yes, that may be it. Thanks.

30 posted on 07/06/2013 7:12:34 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Karl Rove was the worst.

I would rather Chris Mathews than Karl Rove, to be perfectly honest.


31 posted on 07/06/2013 7:17:27 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Jason Lewis was great. Too bad he’s not on anymore. Wonder why?


32 posted on 07/06/2013 7:22:05 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: GeorgiaGuy

The Chris Matthews of today would hate the 90’s Chris Matthews.


33 posted on 07/06/2013 7:22:58 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: PJ-Comix

I like Steyn but lately I don’t enjoy his yuk-yuk humor as the country goes down in flames. It just isn’t funny. He is sharp, has a good take on things but I just can’t find anything to laugh about as the constitution burns..


34 posted on 07/06/2013 7:24:06 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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Tokyo Rove was guest host just once ... and he didn't let me down ... I expected nothing of him and he didn't let me down

He was awful

Within the week he had taken up some issue altogether inapposite any conservative philosophy and Rush came down on him like a brick wall

he was never invited to guest host again ... thank you

I must say I do like Mark Steyn ... and several of the other Marks as well

There must be a connective reason it's called Mt. Rushmore ... he really should be up there ... greatest communicator since Ronaldus Maxus

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35 posted on 07/06/2013 7:24:54 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: gorush

Double Dog Dittos to your choice — mine, too!!


36 posted on 07/06/2013 7:25:02 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I really like Walter Williams too

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37 posted on 07/06/2013 7:26:28 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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The first guest host I heard was B-1 Bob Dornan who got pretty rowdy and I don't think he was invited back.
Chris Matthews led off emotionally, nearly crying on the air. His stint was incredibly pathetic.
Others: Bob Grant, Jason Lewis, Roger Hedgecock, Mark Levin, Paul W. Smith, Mark Davis, Mark Belling, Mary Matalin, Doug Urbanski, Mark Steyn, Walter Williams, Tom Sullivan ...
38 posted on 07/06/2013 7:27:58 AM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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... Sean Hannity, Tony Snow, Karl Rove (one hit wonder)...


39 posted on 07/06/2013 7:30:38 AM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Best: Steyn
Worse: that unmagnificent bastard Rove


40 posted on 07/06/2013 7:31:38 AM PDT by kanawa (FB...Save George Zimmerman from racial onslaught)
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To: gorush

The one time Karl (Tokyo) Rove) hosted was like getting a root-canal.


41 posted on 07/06/2013 7:31:58 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

I heard Matthews sub
when I was in college. Around 1989...


42 posted on 07/06/2013 7:32:54 AM PDT by nixonsnose (you never know how much pee splatters until you are standing at the urinal in flip flops.)
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To: Steely Tom
"When he got his own show, Rush immediately stopped using him as guest host."

Seems I've heard/read somewhere that once a host gets nationally syndicated Rush can't use them anymore. I don't know if it's a contractual requirement or what.

43 posted on 07/06/2013 7:35:01 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Hedgecock is very unlikable and difficult to listen to, IMHO.


44 posted on 07/06/2013 7:36:13 AM PDT by GSWarrior (When someone points at the moon, don't stare at his finger.)
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To: Amagi

... Michael Medved, Mike Rosen, Matt Drudge, Jed Babbin, Bill Handle ...


45 posted on 07/06/2013 7:36:18 AM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: carriage_hill

I agree - too many jokes with Steyn.

Walter Williams is the best guest host, hands down.


46 posted on 07/06/2013 7:40:22 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: PJ-Comix

My all time favorites:

1. Dr. Thomas Sowell
2. Mark Stein
3. Dr. Walter Williams

I don’t recall listening to any guest host as being bad but I don’t recall hearing Matthews or Rove.

Unfortunately, most Americans will die never hearing Thomas Sowell’s view of this country but I deeply appreciate Rush giving him an opportunity to introduce himself to millions of listeners years ago.


47 posted on 07/06/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT by mconley22
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To: Amagi

Judge Ellen Morphonios...


48 posted on 07/06/2013 7:41:22 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: mconley22

I believe tony snow was a sub host.

These days, if it is not rush I am not tuning in.


49 posted on 07/06/2013 7:45:52 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: PJ-Comix

As far as I know, WMAL’s Chris Plante has never subbed for Rush, but he should.


50 posted on 07/06/2013 7:49:18 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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