Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir
Posted on 03/21/2014 8:04:13 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Rush Limbaugh - radio host, conservative firebrand and... children's book author of the year?
The Childrens Book Council and its Every Child a Reader program released on Thursday their author-of-the-year finalists for their annual Childrens and Teen Choice Book Awards.
Limbaugh is one of the four finalists, and his nomination has prompted outrage on social media, given the hosts often-incendiary nature.
Limbaugh's book is titled, "Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans" a time-traveling tale of colonial America and the latest of two books in the "Rush Revere Series" published last year by Simon & Schuster.
Limbaugh, an outspoken figure in the political world, often expresses controversial sentiments on his radio program. Recently, Limbaugh blasted Pope Francis' economic views as "pure Marxism," and, in 2012, he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" for her support of women's access to birth control.
The Childrens Book Council issued a public letter, posted to its website and Facebook page, defending its finalist selection process following the uproar online and insisting that the author of the year finalists "are determined solely based on titles performances on the bestseller lists."
"Some of you have voiced concerns over the selection of finalists from bestseller lists, which you feel are potentially-manipulable indications of the success of a title. We can take this into consideration going forward, but cannot change our procedure for selecting finalists after the fact," the organization said in the letter.
The CBC letter goes on to say the kids, who will start voting next week, ultimately decide which author wins in each of the six categories, including best author. The letter goes on to assure that the organization has a procedure in place to protect against fraud and adult's voting in the contest.
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Leftist’s heads are exploding as Rush tells the TRUTH about the founding of our country. GO RUSH!
“We can take this into consideration?” Sorry Rush.
Today, all it takes to be considered incendiary is to disagree with Communists. Rush has been a godsend to America, and I say this despite the fact that I am furious over RUSH’S Kool-Aid drinking acceptance of James Kallstrom’s bizarre explanation of the downing of TWA800 over New York in 1996, which HE (Rush) reiterated yesterday. Bob
Does anyone remember when leadership, courage and initiative were hallmarks of leadership; when Americans actually respected bold and independent actions grounded in morality and honor?
Why add, “We’ll consider this in the future.”?
Just wait until the books start turning up on summer reading lists, then you will see absolute outrage.......................
If (name any liberal bomb thrower) wrote a children’s
book these morons wouldn’t be getting their panties
in a twist.
If Rush had written a children’s book explaining how families come in all different types and kinds some with two daddies or two mommies, I’m sure he would win the prize with these kooks!
The journalist who wrote this is either
or all of the above.
“Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” for her support of women’s access to birth control”
Did Limbaugh actually call her those things, or is that a malicious misinterpretation of something he said? Something both pointed and funny, perhaps?
The American Library Ass would never dream of including a blacklisted author like Rush Limbaugh on their "banned book week" list.
Soros Media Matters’ interpretation is good enough for them...
Libs are only upset because the book wasn’t pornographic or promote an alternative lifestyle.
Go RUSH,GO!!!I LOVE To See These Leftist-A$$H*LES SQUIRM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And what’s more, children on the target ages (6-14) seem to greatly enjoy listening to and reading (and re-reading) these highly informative texts, disguised as a ripping good adventure story, like “Treasure Island” or “Robinson Crusoe”, or “Adventures of Robin Hood”.
Sharp contrast with most of the fare children are exposed to in schools and on the boob tube.
I hope the organization receives an avalanche of input from patriots urging them not to back down or change the rules. The good guys are in the majoriy here but, again, the minority bullies are highjacking a situation.
I’ll be finding their contact info.
LOL...if I thought that was true; I'd actually listen to his show.
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