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Reports Stating Rush Limbaugh Was Arrested Are Inaccurate; Press Conference at 8:00 pm
Yahoo! NEWS ^ | April 28, 2006 | Source: Rush Limbaugh

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.

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1 posted on 04/28/2006 5:32:17 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Drive By Media wrong again....


2 posted on 04/28/2006 5:32:51 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (the freeper formerly known as dubyaismypresident, Blackwell for governor Ohio '06)
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To: RonDog

The media screwed up again ?

Wow ... What a shocker


3 posted on 04/28/2006 5:33:47 PM PDT by Mo1 (DEMOCRATS: A CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: RonDog

BTTT


4 posted on 04/28/2006 5:34:07 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Once a Snowflake, always a Snowflake ! Good luck Tony!)
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To: Mo1

Hopefully they have it straightened out by Greta time. :)


5 posted on 04/28/2006 5:35:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: RonDog
Fake, but accurate.

L

6 posted on 04/28/2006 5:35:28 PM PDT by Lurker (Anyone who doesn't demand an immediate end to illegal immigration is aiding the flesh trade.)
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To: RonDog

I'm sure the media will refuse to apologize, because of the truthiness of the matter.


7 posted on 04/28/2006 5:36:38 PM PDT by SunnyD1182
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the prosecutor probably leaked to the media and gave them the talking points to use


8 posted on 04/28/2006 5:38:37 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: SunnyD1182

I'm sure Rush will drive them nuts monday playing back all the audio of them getting the story wrong.


9 posted on 04/28/2006 5:38:52 PM PDT by usmcobra (Those that are incited to violence by the sight of OUR flag are the enemies of this nation.)
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To: RonDog
As much as he has done for both Bushes, one of them should pardon him of any and all ALLEGED wrongdoing. Jeb, if he had any stones at all, could call this investigation off right away.
10 posted on 04/28/2006 5:38:58 PM PDT by rodeocowboy (Vote Constitution Party in 2006 to send a message to the Republican Party for 2008!)
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To: RonDog

Please let this be on DUmmie FUnnies.


11 posted on 04/28/2006 5:39:07 PM PDT by Bluegrass Federalist
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To: RonDog

God bless Rush.....hope he fares well


12 posted on 04/28/2006 5:39:17 PM PDT by wardaddy (MALDEF and LULAC have infested this forum....as if RINOS weren't bad enough)
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To: RonDog

Sounds like they were wishing it to be true so much that they believed it must have happened just because they wanted it to.


13 posted on 04/28/2006 5:39:42 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: RonDog

It's amazing how their mistakes always seem to go against conservatives. Go figure!


14 posted on 04/28/2006 5:39:49 PM PDT by Jhensy
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To: wardaddy

Dittos, Rush is a great guy, and I thank god for him!


15 posted on 04/28/2006 5:40:55 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: yarddog

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.


16 posted on 04/28/2006 5:41:02 PM PDT by conservativebabe (RIP Dasher, peacebaby, 4-21-06)
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To: RonDog

Jerks just wanted it to be true.


17 posted on 04/28/2006 5:41:05 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: RonDog; Congressman Billybob
"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.

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.

18 posted on 04/28/2006 5:41:15 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Lurker

Accurately fake...truly false.


19 posted on 04/28/2006 5:42:09 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: RonDog

8PM Pacific daylight?


20 posted on 04/28/2006 5:43:00 PM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift my eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: NeoCaveman

Rush proven correct again. Definately a drive-by moment, LOL.


21 posted on 04/28/2006 5:43:16 PM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: RonDog

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.


22 posted on 04/28/2006 5:44:30 PM PDT by Mike K
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To: RonDog
CNN Once again has gone into Hysterics, made me so F-ing Mad,So Tabloid , So Bias weather you agree or disagree with Rush Politically is one thing but to Promote some New Arrest Charge Speculation which they know it's False is Utterly Contemptible, Wolf Blitzer who is a friend of Rush in Real Life was Rabid in his reporting, No Facts, Just Sound byte....
23 posted on 04/28/2006 5:44:50 PM PDT by cmsgop ( I love Scotch. .......Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch)
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To: RonDog

bttt


24 posted on 04/28/2006 5:46:40 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: cmsgop

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.


25 posted on 04/28/2006 5:47:09 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: RonDog

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.


26 posted on 04/28/2006 5:47:43 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: yarddog
Sounds like they were wishing it to be true so much that they believed it must have happened just because they wanted it to.

A perfect description of the immature, undereducated, completely irrelevant members of the MSM.

27 posted on 04/28/2006 5:49:51 PM PDT by JennysCool (Liberals don't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: RonDog

You mean Rush is going to get off? No jail? The crying and lamenting from the left will be most... rewarding to see. :)


28 posted on 04/28/2006 5:50:11 PM PDT by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is grandeur in this view of life....")
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To: Dog Gone
There was probably an arrest or booking in the technical sense

That's what I was thinking. The DUmmies will be deeply saddened that there's no speedy trip to the electric chair.
29 posted on 04/28/2006 5:50:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Dog Gone
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.

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"!

30 posted on 04/28/2006 5:51:26 PM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift my eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: NeoCaveman; Conservative Coulter Fan
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

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

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.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

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...
CLICK HERE for the rest of that thread

31 posted on 04/28/2006 5:51:55 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: wardaddy

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...

that's repeating.


32 posted on 04/28/2006 5:53:33 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: RonDog

So if you appear at the Courthouse and they take a mug shot what is it if not arrested?


33 posted on 04/28/2006 5:53:34 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: RonDog
Dang.

I still want a perp-walk.

34 posted on 04/28/2006 5:54:52 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Lurker

LOL! BINGO..


35 posted on 04/28/2006 5:55:07 PM PDT by Fawn ('HOUSE' is on for 2 NIGHTS IN A ROW NEXT WEEK!!!)
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

The DUmmies will be howling their rage at the moon all night long. Heh-heh-heh.


36 posted on 04/28/2006 5:55:56 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: Dog Gone
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

37 posted on 04/28/2006 5:56:06 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Nice post. Thanks.


38 posted on 04/28/2006 5:56:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The United 'Door Mats' of America! Go ahead, scrape your feet on it. Everyone else is.)
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To: RonDog

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.


39 posted on 04/28/2006 5:56:42 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: rodeocowboy
"As much as he has done for both Bushes, one of them should pardon him of any and all ALLEGED wrongdoing. Jeb, if he had any stones at all, could call this investigation off right away."

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.

40 posted on 04/28/2006 5:58:45 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

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.


41 posted on 04/28/2006 5:58:48 PM PDT by furball4paws (Awful Offal)
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To: RonDog

From rushlimbaugh.com
Settlement Agreement Ends State Investigation of Rush Limbaugh
• Read the press release from Rush's attorney Roy Black
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/menu/rushwire/settlement_agreement_ends_state_investigation_of_rush_limbaugh.guest.html


42 posted on 04/28/2006 6:00:02 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: pollywog
ar·rest

v. ar·rest·ed, ar·rest·ing, ar·rests

v. tr.

To seize and hold under the authority of law.

v. booked, book·ing, books

tr.v. tr.

To record charges against (a person) on a police blotter.

43 posted on 04/28/2006 6:00:37 PM PDT by Sooth2222
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To: Bobkk47

Sure it's extortion. But I guarantee the Florida DA spent far more than $30k trying to bring Rush down.


44 posted on 04/28/2006 6:00:44 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: pollywog
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)
45 posted on 04/28/2006 6:01:00 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: pollywog
I don't know the technical definition of "arrest", and I suspect a lot of lawyers don't either. I do bet Roy Black knows tho.

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.

46 posted on 04/28/2006 6:01:46 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: RonDog

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?


47 posted on 04/28/2006 6:05:33 PM PDT by Humal
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To: dixiechick2000
They don't bother to check to see if the report is accurate.

Ah, but they have editors, you see.

While we lack editors and thus may report some things incorrectly. /s

Bwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

48 posted on 04/28/2006 6:12:03 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: RonDog

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)


49 posted on 04/28/2006 6:12:55 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Dog Gone
I doubt there was even a mugshot. The charges will be entirely dismissed.

Actually, there was a mugshot:

They needed one for the media to plaster all over the Sunday talkshows.
50 posted on 04/28/2006 6:13:06 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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