Skip to comments.Reports Stating Rush Limbaugh Was Arrested Are Inaccurate; Press Conference at 8:00 pm
Posted on 04/28/2006 5:32:16 PM PDT by RonDog
This just in, from Yahoo! NEWS:
Press Release Source: Rush Limbaugh
Reports Stating Rush Limbaugh Was Arrested Are Inaccurate; Limbaugh's Attorney Holds Press Conference at 8:00 pm Tonight
Friday April 28, 7:55 pm ET
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A spokesman for Rush Limbaugh said some news reports that state Mr. Limbaugh was arrested are inaccurate.
Separately, Rush Limbaugh's attorney, Roy Black will hold a press conference at 8:00 pm this evening at the Marriott Hotel at 1001 Okeechobbee Road in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Mr. Black will discuss the agreement reached today with the State Attorney's Office whereby a single count charge of doctor shopping that was filed today by the State Attorney will be dismissed in 18 months.
As previously announced, a primary condition of the dismissal, Mr. Limbaugh must continue to seek treatment from the doctor he has seen for the past two and one half years. This is the same doctor under whose care Mr. Limbaugh has remained free of his addiction without relapse.
Mr. Black stated, "Mr. Limbaugh and I have maintained from the start that there was no doctor shopping, and we continue to hold this position. Accordingly, we filed today with the Court a plea of 'Not Guilty' to the charge filed by the State.
"As part of this agreement, Mr. Limbaugh also has agreed to make a $30,000 payment to the State of Florida to defray the public cost of the investigation. The agreement also provides that he must refrain from violating the law during the 18 month period, must pay $30 per month for the cost of "supervision" and comply with other similar provisions of the agreement.
"Mr. Limbaugh had intended to remain in treatment. Thus, we believe the outcome for him personally will be much as if he had fought the charge and won," he said.Contacts: Sitrick And Company (310) 788-2850 (212) 573-6100 Mike Sitrick Tony Knight Tammy Taylor Anne George
Drive By Media wrong again....
The media screwed up again ?
Wow ... What a shocker
Hopefully they have it straightened out by Greta time. :)
I'm sure the media will refuse to apologize, because of the truthiness of the matter.
the prosecutor probably leaked to the media and gave them the talking points to use
I'm sure Rush will drive them nuts monday playing back all the audio of them getting the story wrong.
Please let this be on DUmmie FUnnies.
God bless Rush.....hope he fares well
Sounds like they were wishing it to be true so much that they believed it must have happened just because they wanted it to.
It's amazing how their mistakes always seem to go against conservatives. Go figure!
Dittos, Rush is a great guy, and I thank god for him!
Yes, I'm sure they have been giddy. But, once again, they are the fools and Rush will have an even larger audience come Monday.
Jerks just wanted it to be true.
Leftists are such hypocrites. They'd be screaming bloody murder if a DemocRAT were required to reimburse any level of government for to cost of an investigation. This is just an incentive for prosecutors to harass innocent people with the threat of financial ruin. Sure $30,000 is pocket change for Rush, but most people couldn't afford it. I think the money ought to come out of the local city budget.
Accurately fake...truly false.
8PM Pacific daylight?
Rush proven correct again. Definately a drive-by moment, LOL.
Just saw this on ABC (BBC) news in London, right after reading about the settlement.
The reporters seemed positively offended by his actions. Brian Shaw (maybe) and some brunette news reader.
Bill O'Reilly just said: "rush arrested" details coming up next. Even FNC won't report it correctly. Rush is right, drive-by media. I hope he trashes his good friend Wolfie on his show on Monday. He has stood up for him recently, but that should be over by now. We can never trust media to get the story straight -- they just go into a media frenzy immediately.
It's essentially a plea bargain. There was probably an arrest or booking in the technical sense, just in order to get the process started. I doubt there was even a mugshot. The charges will be entirely dismissed.
Rush paid them $30 grand to make them go away. It gives the prosecutor some minor sense of victory, but it keeps Rush's record clean.
He paid Black far more than $30 grand, so it's not as if Rush came out of this with no real harm.
It was a senseless political prosecution. I'm glad it's over.
A perfect description of the immature, undereducated, completely irrelevant members of the MSM.
You mean Rush is going to get off? No jail? The crying and lamenting from the left will be most... rewarding to see. :)
A spokesman for Rush Limbaugh said some news reports that state Mr. Limbaugh was arrested are inaccurate.
Can't have it both ways. Either he was arrested or he wasn't. Someone give us a definition of " arrested"!
Drive By Media wrong again....See also THIS thread:
Drive-By Media Explained, Illustrated in Duke Case Along with Prosecutorial Abuse
Rush Limbaugh ^ | April 12, 2006
Posted on 04/12/2006 3:52:03 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
RUSH: I cannot believe it. Now there's a prayer vigil going on at Duke University. Well, I guess I can understand it in one sense. If they're praying for these... Well, you know, that's just the latest example, and there are countless examples of what the drive-by media is, and what they do.
RUSH: Since the media is obviously very, very hurt -- the drive-by media now very disturbed -- by the title, the term that I have dubbed them, "the drive-by media," I think, ladies and gentlemen, it would be worthwhile to redefine for you exactly what the drive-by media is. They are exactly like drive-by shooters, they pull up to a congested area, they spray a hail of bullets into the crowd. It causes mass hysteria, confusion, mistakes, and misinterpretation, sometimes people and their careers actually die, and then the drive-by media smirks and they ride away, unnoticed in the excitement. They're never blamed, they're never held accountable.
In fact, they're lauded! They're held up as heroes (mostly by themselves) and then the rest of us have to engage in mopping up the mess that the drive-by media caused. They're flying down the highway with the top down, laughing and looking for their next group of victims to hail the bullets and mortar fire into in the form of the way they cover a story, and this is repeated over and over and over. There seems to be no stopping them and their marauding ways, and that's what I mean by drive-by media...
Mega Dittos to that!
Once again the drive-by media doesn't get it right.
As usual, one person "reports" the story, and the rest run with it.
They don't bother to check to see if the report is accurate.
That's not reporting...
So if you appear at the Courthouse and they take a mug shot what is it if not arrested?
I still want a perp-walk.
The DUmmies will be howling their rage at the moon all night long. Heh-heh-heh.
It was a senseless political prosecution. I'm glad it's over.See also, from Yahoo! NEWS:
Press Release Source: Premiere Radio Networks
Statement on Rush Limbaugh From Kraig T. Kitchin, President/COO Premiere Radio Networks
Friday April 28, 8:32 pm ET
LOS ANGELES, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- "I'm pleased that a settlement has been reached between Rush Limbaugh and the state of Florida that finally brings this matter to an end. Rush's not guilty plea is consistent with the position he has taken all along. Throughout it all, he has continued to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to his listeners, affiliates, and advertisers. We have always stood by Rush -- for good reason -- and will continue to do so."
Source: Premiere Radio Networks
Nice post. Thanks.
Why should Rush have to pay 30 Large to the state of Florida, if he has not been convicted of any crime?
This is nonsense and, in my opinion, stinks of extortion.
I respecfully disagree. Rush admitted he was addicted to prescription drugs. If there had not been an investigation he probably would still be addicted. He has gone through treatment and people who have addictions need to continue through treatment for a long time.
What would the Bush's pardon him from? As I understand it there is no more investigation.
The disturbing thing is that Rush has to pay $30,000 to help defray the cost of the investigation which poked into his closest relationship with medical professionals.
There's something more than a little wrong with that. $30,000 is pocket change to him, but this stinks.
Settlement Agreement Ends State Investigation of Rush Limbaugh
Read the press release from Rush's attorney Roy Black
v. ar·rest·ed, ar·rest·ing, ar·rests
To seize and hold under the authority of law.
v. booked, book·ing, books
To record charges against (a person) on a police blotter.
Sure it's extortion. But I guarantee the Florida DA spent far more than $30k trying to bring Rush down.
8PM Pacific daylight?Nope.
I called the number listed in the press release, and they said that the press conference was held at 8:00 pm Eastern time, i.e. about an HOUR ago.Not sure exactly what happened at that press conference - yet. :o)
I once read in some legal article that a speeding ticket is technically an arrest but no one expects you to admit to being arrested even on a security clearance if that is all it was.
Channel 12 (WPEC News) just said Rush "turned himself in" tonight. That doesn't sound like what is being said on his web site or by his attorney, or does one have to be booked even under these circumstances?
Ah, but they have editors, you see.
While we lack editors and thus may report some things incorrectly. /s
I saw Judge Napolitano (sp?) on O'Reilly expanding on the story (still
reported as an arrest and release at that point).
The judge made no bones about it: Mr. Limbaugh has been the victim of
malicious prosecution (and persecution) by a political hack of a DA.
And I hadn't heard that one reason this matter has taken so long is
that the issue of the police doing warrentless searches as part of the
investigation was argued up to the Supreme Court.
And it was decided that the warrentless searches were OK.
(I'd like to see/hear more about that)