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Rush Limbaugh broadcasts on Clear Channel. Clear Channel is owned by Mitt Romney
Examiner ^ | January 12, 2012 | Angel Clark

Posted on 01/15/2012 3:42:41 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor

Did you know that many of the talk radio hosts that you listen to on a regular basis use the same company to broadcast their shows? Clear Channel boasts names like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and even Coast to Coast AM!

Michael Savage is TRN, but is on a lot of Clear Channel stations.

Clear Channel is the largest owner of radio stations in the United State [...]

Did you know that Clear Channel is owned (in large part) by Bain Capital?

On Friday, November 17, 2006, Clear Channel announced that it was going private and selling off almost one-third of its radio assets... The buyers, led by Bain Capital Partners and Thomas H. Lee Partners, agreed to pay $26.7 billion for the company.

Bain Capital was founded by Mitt Romney. Mitt is retired now, but he still profits from Bain Capital according to the New York Times.

Clear Channel Communications is a privately owned company controlled by the private equity companies Bain Capital Partners LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP. Clear Channel was sold for $18.7 billion in cash plus the assumption of $8 billion in debt. The transaction closed on July 24, 2008. The operating company which technically owns Clear Channel is called CC Media Holdings, Inc.

Think about that the next time you're flipping channels on the radio and realize that Rush Limbaugh calls the candidates "Romney", "Non-Romney", and "Loony"...

Why do these other candidates get called "Non-Romney"?

Do you think you'll be hearing about this story in most of the media sources you frequent?

Then it's up to you to get the word out. (Especially since by sharing tips like this I help cement that I won't ever become one of those big names in talk radio)

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andthereforeawitch; bain; brakingnews; cuespookymusic; gingrich; kookstuff; limbaugh; masthorazineporfavor; romney; rush
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It seams like the main stream media is ignoring this story because they are too corrupt to expose themselves. Fans of Romny and the MSM (that includes Rush) will not like this.
1 posted on 01/15/2012 3:42:46 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mas cerveza por favor

A hostile takeover of the right, one writer called it. http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/193999-mitt-romneys-hostile-takeover-of-the-right

Doubtless the GOP activist base will be asset-stripped before getting shipped to China.


2 posted on 01/15/2012 3:45:41 PM PST by Timaeus (Willard Mitt Romney Delenda Est)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Rush is a Romney fan? Wow, who knew? I listen to him regularly (Rush, that is, not Romney) and I didn’t know that!


3 posted on 01/15/2012 3:46:04 PM PST by SuzyQue (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Rush talked about Bain Capital owning Clear
Channel on his show Friday. So what?


4 posted on 01/15/2012 3:46:08 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Do you think Rush is in the tank for Mitt? Be honest, now.


5 posted on 01/15/2012 3:46:51 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
Twisted logic

I'm a member of the NRA...therefore.....the NRA runs my life.

6 posted on 01/15/2012 3:47:27 PM PST by paul in cape
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To: mas cerveza por favor

0bama is the POTUS; I live in the U.S.

Therefore, I am a supporter of 0bama.

NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 01/15/2012 3:47:41 PM PST by Joann37
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Who says Mitt owns Bain? Maybe you should do a little homework before posting.


8 posted on 01/15/2012 3:48:49 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Obviously written by someone who hasn’t listened to Rush. He is far from a Mitt endorser. I’d say the opposite...he is encouraging what he refers to an anti-Establishment revolution, and he clearly believes Mitt is the “Establishment” choice.


9 posted on 01/15/2012 3:49:02 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Or it could be that the MSM is aware that Romney left Bain in 1998 and that this is a non-story.

The idea that Rush is kow-towing to Romney because of this is pretty laughable.


10 posted on 01/15/2012 3:49:11 PM PST by bigbob
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To: mas cerveza por favor
I was looking for some statements concerning control that Romney may or may not have over Clear Channel. It is suggested, but not spelled out. Help me understand!
11 posted on 01/15/2012 3:49:44 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2833191/posts


12 posted on 01/15/2012 3:49:44 PM PST by sushiman
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To: mas cerveza por favor

That headline blares a gross distortion of reality, and is a pathetic, convoluted attempt to ‘connect the dots.’ It feeds right into the ‘conservatives are paranoid’ meme.


13 posted on 01/15/2012 3:49:51 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: mas cerveza por favor

ROVE!!!


14 posted on 01/15/2012 3:50:23 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Wonder if this explains why Bill Handel of KFI (Clear Channel station in L.A.) is a Romneybot.


15 posted on 01/15/2012 3:51:14 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Proud Right-Wing Trash -- stick it, Alec.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
I was looking for some statements concerning control that Romney may or may not have over Clear Channel. It is suggested, but not spelled out. Help me understand!
16 posted on 01/15/2012 3:51:14 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Other than Huntsman and Paul, Rush has been toughest on Mitt. Some of you anti-Mitt people are nuttier than squirrel poop!


17 posted on 01/15/2012 3:51:47 PM PST by willk
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To: mas cerveza por favor
"Mitt is retired now, but he still profits from Bain Capital according to the New York Times."

New York times is where I get all my facts?s

"Did you know that Clear Channel is owned (in large part) by Bain Capital? "

(in large part) I question facts that are in parentheses even if supported by the New York Times.

18 posted on 01/15/2012 3:51:53 PM PST by ThomasThomas (The right has common sense , the OWS folks have common scents.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

“Rush talked about Bain Capital owning Clear Channel on his show Friday. So what?”

Rush only admitted it after the story had broke. So what? He was also forced to back off his otherwise inexplicable defense of Bain Capital over Gingrich.


19 posted on 01/15/2012 3:52:13 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Rush is definitely on Romney’s side, but I don’t think this is the reason for it. We had a discussion on another thread...my opinion is a combination of “Rush is losing it and just wants to go hang out on the golf course with his latest trophy wife” and something suggested by another Freeper, which is that Rush loves the company of the rich and powerful and always boasts about how he is accepted among them now...because he feels that his own background was very inferior and he’s happy that they’ll admit him to the club.

Take your pick, but I’m not sure it really has to do with the owners of the channel. On the other hand...who knows? Maybe unconsciously it does, and the connection is worth noting.


20 posted on 01/15/2012 3:52:45 PM PST by livius
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To: mamelukesabre

Well, does he or not?


21 posted on 01/15/2012 3:53:19 PM PST by donna (This is what happens when America is no longer a Christian nation.)
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To: SuzyQue

He would much rather have a conservative like himself win the nomination. But if Mitt takes it he’ll be all in for Mitt and do what he does best. Preach conservatism hoping 5% will rub off on Mitt. I’m a member of many things and supply many companies with my product. I don’t agree with some and hate the politics of others but they do not define my life. If Clear Channel did not broadcast Rush tomorrow, how fast do you think someone would pick him up. His show and audience are a gold mine.


22 posted on 01/15/2012 3:54:11 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: SuzyQue
Rush is a Romney fan? Wow, who knew? I listen to him regularly (Rush, that is, not Romney) and I didn’t know that!

lol, yep I wouldn't label Rush a Romney fan.
23 posted on 01/15/2012 3:54:47 PM PST by Girlene
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To: ThomasThomas

You are saying that Bain does not own Clear Channel and your hero Romney is not still getting payments? Has Romney denied this?


24 posted on 01/15/2012 3:55:13 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mas cerveza por favor

So Newt wasn’t lying when he said Romney would buy the presidency if he could...connect the dots. The fix is in and we are doomed if Newt doesnt do well in SC


25 posted on 01/15/2012 3:57:04 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
It seams like the main stream media is ignoring this story because they are too corrupt to expose themselves. Fans of Romny and the MSM (that includes Rush) will not like this.

OHMYGOODNESS

Clear Channel owns ION network, which was going to broadcast the Donald Trump debate, which only Newt Gingrich seemed to commit to. Romney and all the others refused, iirc.

It was a plot to trap Newt! It's so clear now! We're through the looking glass here, people!

Or, you know, um... not.

26 posted on 01/15/2012 3:57:18 PM PST by mountainbunny
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To: EDINVA

Reminds me of the libs and their Halliburton fixation.


27 posted on 01/15/2012 3:57:51 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: mas cerveza por favor

What are the names of the natural individuals composing the major stockholders, board of directors and managers of Clear Channel?


28 posted on 01/15/2012 3:58:31 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

What percentage of Clear Channel does Bain own ?


29 posted on 01/15/2012 3:58:41 PM PST by magritte
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To: mas cerveza por favor

It really makes NO DIFFERENCE at all.

Mittdoesn’t sensor news.

Mitt isa business man and should be allowed to make money.


30 posted on 01/15/2012 3:59:05 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

It really makes NO DIFFERENCE at all.

Mittdoesn’t sensor news.

Mitt isa business man and should be allowed to make money.


31 posted on 01/15/2012 3:59:13 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

It really makes NO DIFFERENCE at all.

Mittdoesn’t sensor news.

Mitt isa business man and should be allowed to make money.


32 posted on 01/15/2012 3:59:19 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: elpadre

Romney still receives an income from Bain. A pension and he is still close friends with many at Bain.


33 posted on 01/15/2012 3:59:19 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

It really makes NO DIFFERENCE at all.

Mittdoesn’t sensor news.

Mitt isa business man and should be allowed to make money.


34 posted on 01/15/2012 3:59:19 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

It really makes NO DIFFERENCE at all.

Mittdoesn’t sensor news.

Mitt isa business man and should be allowed to make money.


35 posted on 01/15/2012 3:59:36 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

It really makes NO DIFFERENCE at all.

Mittdoesn’t sensor news.

Mitt is a business man and should be allowed to make money.


36 posted on 01/15/2012 3:59:41 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: donna

Clear channel is owned by Bain. Mitt retired before the year 2000. Huntsman has as much to do with Clear channel as Mitt does. This article is a crock.


37 posted on 01/15/2012 4:00:38 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mas cerveza por favor
It seams like the main stream media is ignoring this story because they are too corrupt to expose themselves.

Or maybe because it's such a non story that nobody is willing to waste the print space...........?

Did you know that Ronald Reagan was a closet Communist? Its true, I once saw a picture of him using a secret handshake with Gorbachev.......

Look at their hand positions, and Gorbachev's left hand. Is that a normal handshake? I rest my case.......


38 posted on 01/15/2012 4:01:03 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Yeah you are right KFI is own by Clear Channel commication


39 posted on 01/15/2012 4:01:33 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SuzyQue

There is a segment of the GOP that has just come unhinged as a result of this attack on Bain Capital by Gingrich and Perry.


40 posted on 01/15/2012 4:01:44 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: mas cerveza por favor

So by that logic, if I own any shares of GE, I must be a fan and supporter of Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow.


41 posted on 01/15/2012 4:02:01 PM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
The remarks Rush has been making for the last several months about Romney could hardly be called flattering. He only jumped on Newt the last few days because he perceived his remarks to be anti-capitalist.

You can put away the tinfoil, it's really that simple.

42 posted on 01/15/2012 4:02:01 PM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: livius
Rush is definitely on Romney’s side, but I don’t think this is the reason for it.

Do you listen to Rush? No. 1, Rush doesn't go easy on Romney, and no. 2...your characterization of Rush is totally different than the Rush I listen to.
43 posted on 01/15/2012 4:02:11 PM PST by Girlene
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To: EDINVA
Apropos of nothing, this just seemed like a good thread on which to post a totally gratuitous photo of Jan Smithers from WKRP.


44 posted on 01/15/2012 4:02:22 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I listen to Rush. Rush led a vigorous attack against Conservative icon Gingrich for a Super Pack Adv against Romney, saying an attack against Romney is an attack against Capitalism. Then he got up off his knees, and washed it all down with some blueberry ice tea.


45 posted on 01/15/2012 4:02:46 PM PST by ynotjjr (Gingrich/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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To: Girlene

At best, Rush is a party-line Republican along with every other talk radio host that I know of. They try to “talk tough” about Romney, but once he clinches the nomination, they’ll relent from their half-assed opposition and start lecturing us about how it’s our duty to support Socialist R.

Now uf you want a true Romney fan, look at Michael Savage. I don’t know whether his inferiority complex stems from being in Rush’s shadow, being banned in Britain, or being banned from the media at large, but he’s ready and willing to cozy up to anyone who makes him feel important. Before I stopped listening to him, I remember him saying that he met Romney for dinner and thought he was a great guy. A few weeks later, guess what? He offers Newt a million dollars to drop out and starts extolling the virtues of Willard Romney the open socialist.


46 posted on 01/15/2012 4:03:00 PM PST by Cato in PA
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To: gorush

Rush is still befuddled over Newt sounding like a OWS lunatic! Rush has NOT endorsed a canidate yet. Rush is still having a hard time accepting that NONE of the standing candidates are truly conservative.


47 posted on 01/15/2012 4:03:34 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: ynotjjr

“Then he got up off his knees, and washed it all down with some blueberry ice tea.”

Rush in not the only one on his knees. Some on this thread seamed to have joined him.


48 posted on 01/15/2012 4:05:58 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: paul in cape

Glad to see others recognizing this for the crap it is.


49 posted on 01/15/2012 4:06:29 PM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: ynotjjr

Nonsense. Rush, and rightly in my opinion, called Newt on his anti-capitalist attacks. Are you sure you are listening to Rush and not someone else?


50 posted on 01/15/2012 4:09:19 PM PST by SuzyQue (Don't believe everything you think.)
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