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Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir
CNN Politics ^ | March 20,2014 | CNN's Dana Davidsen

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 Children’s Book Council and its Every Child a Reader program released on Thursday their author-of-the-year finalists for their annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards.

Limbaugh is one of the four finalists, and his nomination has prompted outrage on social media, given the host’s 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 Children’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academicbias; ala; blacklisted; liberalfascism; limbaugh; literature; litmustest; rush; rushlimbaugh; rushrevere

1 posted on 03/21/2014 8:04:13 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Leftist’s heads are exploding as Rush tells the TRUTH about the founding of our country. GO RUSH!


2 posted on 03/21/2014 8:08:37 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Hojczyk

“We can take this into consideration?” Sorry Rush.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 8:10:39 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Hojczyk

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


4 posted on 03/21/2014 8:12:31 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: Hojczyk

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.”?


5 posted on 03/21/2014 8:15:10 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Hojczyk

Just wait until the books start turning up on summer reading lists, then you will see absolute outrage.......................


6 posted on 03/21/2014 8:16:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Hojczyk

If (name any liberal bomb thrower) wrote a children’s
book these morons wouldn’t be getting their panties
in a twist.


7 posted on 03/21/2014 8:18:57 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Hojczyk

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!


8 posted on 03/21/2014 8:19:18 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Hojczyk
The libs are desperately searching for a left handed, red headed, Black, transgendered, now female lesbian author to put up in competition with Rush. It'll be "12 Years a slave" all over.
9 posted on 03/21/2014 8:20:40 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Hojczyk
in 2012, he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" for her support of women's access to birth control.

The journalist who wrote this is either

Incompetent

Lazy

Agenda-driven

a Liar

or all of the above.

10 posted on 03/21/2014 8:22:01 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: Hojczyk; Revolting cat!; GeronL
Limbaugh is one of the four finalists, and his nomination has prompted outrage on social(ist networking) media, given the host’s often-incendiary nature.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 8:22:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Hojczyk

“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?


12 posted on 03/21/2014 8:23:07 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Red Badger
Just wait until the books start turning up on summer reading lists, then you will see absolute outrage.......................

The American Library Ass would never dream of including a blacklisted author like Rush Limbaugh on their "banned book week" list.

13 posted on 03/21/2014 8:23:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Mygirlsmom
The journalist who wrote this is either Incompetent Lazy Agenda-driven a Liar or all of the above.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 8:25:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: dsc

Soros Media Matters’ interpretation is good enough for them...


15 posted on 03/21/2014 8:25:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Hojczyk

Libs are only upset because the book wasn’t pornographic or promote an alternative lifestyle.


16 posted on 03/21/2014 8:27:04 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: originalbuckeye

Go RUSH,GO!!!I LOVE To See These Leftist-A$$H*LES SQUIRM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 03/21/2014 8:32:27 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: originalbuckeye

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.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 8:32:45 AM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


19 posted on 03/21/2014 8:33:44 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Hojczyk
...given the host’s often-incendiary nature.

LOL...if I thought that was true; I'd actually listen to his show.

20 posted on 03/21/2014 8:34:23 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: dsc

You nailed it. He didn’t directly call her names. It was more of an analogy, IIRC, clever and humorous. Regrettably, he felt compelled to apologize.


21 posted on 03/21/2014 8:42:38 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: originalbuckeye

Mega-Dittos!!


22 posted on 03/21/2014 8:44:37 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (The democRATic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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To: cincinnati65

Nothing Rush writes would win favor with libs. If he DID write a book including 2 Mom’s, pedophiles, 2 Dads etc they’d chastise him for mocking them.


23 posted on 03/21/2014 8:46:52 AM PDT by albie
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To: alstewartfan
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.

Yeah, agree with you 100%.

Kallstrom ignored over two hundred eyewitnesses many of whom had professional backgrounds allowing them to understand exactly what they saw. And, the "other" casual observers independently corroborated one another.

Kallstrom: Nothing to see here folks so just move along. (All to get Clinton re-elected).

Kallstrom is a real tower of integrity. /s

24 posted on 03/21/2014 8:48:09 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Hojczyk
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.

Another inaccuracy. The book referred to is the first in the series, not the "latest." Another "journalist" more concerned about pushing an agenda than reporting facts.
25 posted on 03/21/2014 8:48:18 AM PDT by caligatrux
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To: Hojczyk

You mean mac daddies book “My fun at the bath house” is not in the running?


26 posted on 03/21/2014 8:48:24 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: MayflowerMadam

The Children’s Book Council
54 West 39th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212.966.1990

cbc.info@cbcbooks.org


27 posted on 03/21/2014 8:53:13 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: ntnychik

It was more of an analogy, ...

Like what do you call someone who wants someone else (taxpayers) to pay for her condoms at $1000 per year (or so) and how much sex does that represent???


28 posted on 03/21/2014 8:54:08 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: dsc

That is NOT what he said. It’s a bald faced lie.


29 posted on 03/21/2014 8:54:51 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: dsc

“Did Limbaugh actually call her those things”

No. He did not. It was far more nuanced. He was making the larger point of questioning giving someone taxpayer money to pay for their birth control... a lot of birth control.
The “college student” in question was in her late twenties and in reality is a professional feminist activist that the Dems trotted out for hearings. Typical.


30 posted on 03/21/2014 8:55:50 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: Hojczyk

OMG! NOOOOOOOOO

However any commie liberal book will be welcomed enthusiastically

We need to start doing tese things in pairs. Try to submit a Bible some where, have someone else tryt to submit a Koran

Want to read a Rush Limbaugh book? have someone else offer to read Mein kampf.

We need to expcse this and NOT let the argument be just one sided (agaisnt us) They can’t turn down one and not the other - so they are screwed either way.


31 posted on 03/21/2014 8:57:19 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: dsc

“What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute.” — Rush Limbaugh


32 posted on 03/21/2014 8:59:33 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: originalbuckeye
Yes, GO RUSH GO. As Rush has often said, he wrote this book to educate today's children in the truth about the founding and founders of this country. He felt a strong need, and rightfully so, to reach our children, who are being taught by communists/marxists/socialists in our schools. I support Rush, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck and other conservatives who step up to pen informative books, and I don't mind whatsoever that they take time on their programs to discuss these books.
33 posted on 03/21/2014 9:34:44 AM PDT by itssme
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To: dsc
“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?

Actually, what Fluke wanted was government-paid birth control for women. I agree that this makes her a slut and a prostitute.

If she had been willing to pay for it on her own, there would have been no problem.

34 posted on 03/21/2014 9:46:12 AM PDT by CurlyDave
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Aside from the obvious bias from the office they ignored Sandra Fluck’s children’s book.

“Sandra’s big picture book on how to use $3000 worth of birth control that someone else paid for.”


35 posted on 03/21/2014 9:51:19 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: gibsonguy

His comments towards Fluke were pretty direct.

However, as I recall, Fluke held a fake pres conference designed to look like she was testifying before conference, basically demanding free birth control as a human right.

Personally, I believe the name-calling was out of line and ultimately gave the MSM too much ammo to attack and discredit Rush, when a truly “more nuanced” approach would have shown her for the political tool that she was.


36 posted on 03/21/2014 10:14:21 AM PDT by caligatrux
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To: dsc
“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 latter. Also, she didn't just support women's access to birth control (which would be pointless since legally all women in America already have access to birth control), but rather access by all women and some girls to "free" birth control at taxpayer's expense.

37 posted on 03/21/2014 10:52:11 AM PDT by MWFsFreedom
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To: JohnG45

Kallstrom is a disgrace who should be in lock-up. He doesn’t have an honest bone in his body, re TWA800. And Rush has fallen for the scandalous official report. I am still livid about this every time I think about it. Bob


38 posted on 03/21/2014 11:05:51 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: Hojczyk
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.

I'm sure the CBC is working closely with local teachers' unions to make sure that process is completely fair and unbiased. < /s>

39 posted on 03/21/2014 11:07:34 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: dsc

I think Sandra Fluke actually said that she spent something like $5,000 per year (some ridiculous number) on birth control. Anyone who uses that much is definitely a...something!


40 posted on 03/21/2014 12:23:13 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: caligatrux

Oh yeah, that’s right. The bastards set it to look like a Hearing to trick out optics. That said I stand by the assertion that is was more nuanced then simply call “the poor woman” a slut. But yes, it should have been nuanced then it was.


41 posted on 03/21/2014 12:42:14 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: Hojczyk

I change the channel when he talks about his book, but I hope he wins (and sells a lot of books).


42 posted on 03/21/2014 1:38:10 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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