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What Could End Rush Limbaugh's Career?
Townhall.com ^ | 11/17/2011 | Michael Brown

Posted on 11/17/2011 10:04:23 AM PST by servo1969

It was surprising to hear Rush Limbaugh say the words, “I don’t have the guts to bring it up,” but he did, on November 8th, to his massive radio audience.

Rush Limbaugh lacking the guts to address something publicly? Rush Limbaugh not willing to tackle controversy? Really?

He was responding to a statement by a caller named Lawrence as they discussed Joe Paterno and the scandal at Penn State.

CALLER: “What’s that?”

RUSH: “Nobody has the guts to actually give the explanation for what was going on and why there was trepidation in reporting it, and that's all I'll say. If you can figure it out on your own, fine and dandy. . . .”

What was Rush talking about?

Let’s put this in context. If there is any prominent figure in America who does not bow down to political correctness or media pressure, it is Rush Limbaugh. In fact, he’s on record as saying that when people try to silence you, you should shout louder.

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What is it that, in his words, could end his career? What is it about the Penn State scandal that is “glaring; it's right in front of everybody,” and yet “Nobody has the guts to actually give the explanation for what was going on and why there was trepidation in reporting it”?

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1 posted on 11/17/2011 10:04:24 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Is this a quiz..

My answer - A Super Nova???


2 posted on 11/17/2011 10:05:32 AM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: servo1969

Soylent Green is .. people.


3 posted on 11/17/2011 10:05:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: servo1969

Yes! Part of the homosexual agenda is to lower the age of consent.

The homosexual community in the US shuns NAMBLA and does not want to talk about the issue, but the same activist groups in Europe and elsewhere have worked hard to lower the age of consent in many countries, succeeding in most to lower the age to 14 years old.


4 posted on 11/17/2011 10:08:31 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: servo1969
What I thought he meant was that Sandusky was treated with kid gloves (no pun intended) for so many years because those in power were afraid of being portrayed as anti-gay if they went after him.
5 posted on 11/17/2011 10:08:52 AM PST by apillar
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To: servo1969

Oh this is so easy...my guess is that if you report such a thing in a liberal milieu like academia you’re likely to be accused of hate speech against gays and then be fired.

Does any one doubt that what we’re talking about at Penn State is homosexuality? There, I said it!


6 posted on 11/17/2011 10:09:41 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: servo1969

Oh this is so easy...my guess is that if you report such a thing in a liberal milieu like academia you’re likely to be accused of hate speech against gays and then be fired.

Does any one doubt that what we’re talking about at Penn State is homosexuality? There, I said it!


7 posted on 11/17/2011 10:09:41 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: servo1969

Rush has been AWOL on the rabid homosexual agenda since at least 1990.

He’s dead silent about it.


8 posted on 11/17/2011 10:10:27 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: servo1969

I think Michael Brown is over stating that Rush is scared to attack this, or that it could “end his career.”

Rush is fearless, but he picks his battles. This battle is quintessentially something Michael Brown is passionate about. It’s in his wheelhouse so to speak.

It is not squarely in Rush’s wheelhouse - especially in the days of Obama, Reid and Pelosi and a GOP nomination fight.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 10:10:37 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: servo1969

I can only guess at what Rush was implying and I believe that implication was that the Penn State football program is more important than anything and that includes child molestation. Just my interpretation, you understand.


10 posted on 11/17/2011 10:10:40 AM PST by davisfh
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To: little jeremiah

Especially since hiring Elton John to play at his wedding reception.


11 posted on 11/17/2011 10:11:06 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: servo1969

I will say what I think it could be.

It could be that nobody wants to touch the homosexual child abuse angle. The media will talk about this as a child abuse scandal in general terms, without specifying that this is a case of same-sex abuse.

The gay pressure groups were active with the media in the Catholic Church scandal. Though most of the victims were boys and young men, the media downplayed that fact, and always referred to it as a child abuse scandal in general terms, without specifying who the victims were.

I personally was banned from another message board, because I expressed shock and anger at homosexual rape in this case. I was flamed by many, who said that it would be just as bad if he had raped girls, and that abuse and assault are bad no matter who the victims are, and that talking about the “gay” issues was wrong of me.


12 posted on 11/17/2011 10:11:46 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: servo1969

Diaper rash, the answer is diaper rash.

What did I win?


13 posted on 11/17/2011 10:12:54 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012.“I’ve got a lot swirling around in my head.”)
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To: servo1969; All

“What was Rush talking about?”

ANSWER: Gay Control of Today’s Media.


14 posted on 11/17/2011 10:13:12 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: servo1969

I’ve listened to Rush since 1991. Every year someone says he is doomed...for 20 years.


15 posted on 11/17/2011 10:13:17 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Correction:

The homosexual “community” pretends to shun NAMBLA. Internally, they have no problem with pederasty.


16 posted on 11/17/2011 10:13:31 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: apillar

Maybe he figures that while confronting Penn State/Sandusky as child abuse will win support from everyone, whereas suggesting it has a homosexual angle could cost him affiliates and/or advertizers?

Unrelated: On last nights “American Horror Story”, the realtor made a Freudian slip saying “the home was completely redecorated by the previous homos....I mean homeowners”. I had to laugh out loud, and surprised they left the line in.


17 posted on 11/17/2011 10:13:41 AM PST by bigbob
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To: servo1969

The corruption that pervades big time sports, pro and college ( reduncency).


18 posted on 11/17/2011 10:15:04 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: davisfh
I believe that implication was that the Penn State football program is more important than anything and that includes child molestation. Just my interpretation, you understand.

That would be my interpretation as well.

19 posted on 11/17/2011 10:15:32 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Rush is not “fearless”. I started listening to him in the late 80s when he was in Sacramento. Over the years he got mainstream. There are so many issues he doesn’t touch, or didn’t, when I stopped listening to him.

He never touches the rabid homo agenda which is destroying our Constutional freedoms of speech, religion and association, for starters.


20 posted on 11/17/2011 10:15:32 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: servo1969

I’m inclined to doubt that’s exactly what Rush had in mind, but clearly we have reached the point where it is considered inflammatory and defamatory to point out the obvious: that buggering little boys is a homosexual act. Water is wet. The sun is bright. There, now I’ve said it.


21 posted on 11/17/2011 10:15:40 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: davisfh

I think what he meant is what we are starting to hear now as rumors and whispers.

That the penn st football program and by extension penn st itself was funded by the prostitution of young boys in the 2nd mile foundation. Sandusky and paterno were pimps for the administration and high level donors.

This is what homosexuality is all bout. The sexual exploitation of minors to compensate for the feelings brought about by the adults own childhood abuse.


22 posted on 11/17/2011 10:15:49 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: servo1969

If anything, I think there may be some organized crime connection here, and I mean old-time mafia-style organized crime. Gangsters run prostitution rings, don’t they? Why not a child prostitution ring? And what if Sandusky was doing “try-outs” among neglected kids to find out which ones would go along with bizarre sex?

Most people look at Joe and see a kindly old gent. But look at him closely, and let your mind wander for a moment. What if Saint Joe is really a “Don?” Oh no, no Rush, it couldn’t be!!!! Oh no? Why not?


23 posted on 11/17/2011 10:16:09 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Billthedrill

In other words, the “Happy” in “Happy Valley” meant “gay.”


24 posted on 11/17/2011 10:17:07 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: dfwgator

Well I seriously doubt that Rush hired Elton BECAUSE he is gay — but I have heard on good authority that gay activists are the one group he feared actual violence from.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 10:19:01 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: little jeremiah

I think he was attacked by a group of ‘mo’s on his tv show.


26 posted on 11/17/2011 10:19:06 AM PST by brivette (lol!)
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To: servo1969
Limbaugh has actually rarely focused on social issues compared to the amount of airtime he spends on the economy and foreign policy. He`s been that way since day one--abortion, gay issues, legalizing drugs, for example. He focuses on economic issues, WOT, foreign policy, more traditionally Republican [as opposed to conservative] stand-by issues.

Obviously he`s talking about gay sex in sports, and how the powers that be don`t want to open that can of worms. One need only recall how he lost his commentator`s job over talking about race to know he`s wary of talking about another social issue in connection with sports.

27 posted on 11/17/2011 10:19:46 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: servo1969

Homosexuality is the elephant dancing in the china shop.


28 posted on 11/17/2011 10:20:04 AM PST by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: servo1969
You can't say anything bad about homosexuals.

If you do, you will be destroyed; it happened to Anita Bryant, and it almost happened to Laura Schlesinger.

The Penn State scandal is a homosexual pedophile scandal, but you cannot say that publicly.

You have to call it a "sex scandal," because that implies willing participation of consenting adults, even thought that is not the truth about what happened.

29 posted on 11/17/2011 10:20:28 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: little jeremiah

“He never touches the rabid homo agenda which is destroying our Constutional freedoms of speech, religion and association, for starters.”

Not quite true...
He does mention it, from time to time, like the New York Times being run by the “Gay Mafia”, but I’m sure he also realizes that many of the radio stations he is on are run/owned by gays now.


30 posted on 11/17/2011 10:20:50 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: NormsRevenge
I think the OWS protestors eat that


31 posted on 11/17/2011 10:21:06 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: animal172

The love that dare not speak its’ name, is now the love that won’t STFU.


32 posted on 11/17/2011 10:21:25 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: apillar

Bingo!


33 posted on 11/17/2011 10:21:45 AM PST by utahagen
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To: little jeremiah

>> He never touches the rabid homo agenda which is destroying our Constutional freedoms of speech, religion and association, for starters. >>

First of all, that simply means he does not share YOUR passion for that issue. Second of all, he still plays the Barney Frank “lollipop” bit from time to time. Third of all, he constantly attacks political correctness in all forms.

He has always shown more interest in economic and bureaucratic liberty and the mainstream media than in the rad homo agenda. That does not make him fearful. That simply is what he is interested in.


34 posted on 11/17/2011 10:21:59 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I think Michael Brown is over stating that Rush is scared to attack this, or that it could “end his career.”
Rush is fearless, but he picks his battles. This battle is quintessentially something Michael Brown is passionate about. It’s in his wheelhouse so to speak.
It is not squarely in Rush’s wheelhouse - especially in the days of Obama, Reid and Pelosi and a GOP nomination fight.

Bingo!!! We have a winner here.

35 posted on 11/17/2011 10:22:16 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: little jeremiah
Rush has been AWOL on the rabid homosexual agenda since at least 1990.

He’s dead silent about it.

I have noticed that he always tends to shy away from discussing it. Callers will occasionally bring it up, and Rush generally tries to remain non-commental.

It is one of the things i've always found annoying about him. He's all for principal until you bring up THAT issue.

36 posted on 11/17/2011 10:23:39 AM PST by DiogenesLamp (Obama is an "unnatural born citizen.")
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To: servo1969
I think Rush doesn't want to say, or is afraid to say, is that there may be more then just one sick deviant involved in this......

Right now, the story is Sandusky molesting children, and everyone else failing to say anything, from an assistant who witnessed it, to a coach who made a phone call, but asked no questions, and never followed up, etc.

The media, hasn't asked, nor brought up, are there others ? Not every child molester works alone, and this guy ran an organization, he was close with alumni, he had friends, he was no loner.

Who else knew, when did they know, what did they know, and was anyone else involved ?

37 posted on 11/17/2011 10:24:10 AM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Darkwolf377

>> Limbaugh has actually rarely focused on social issues compared to the amount of airtime he spends on the economy and foreign policy. He`s been that way since day one—abortion, gay issues, legalizing drugs, for example. He focuses on economic issues, WOT, foreign policy, more traditionally Republican [as opposed to conservative] stand-by issues. >>

I agree with your analysis of what he has always focused on. I disagree that this makes him more Republican as opposed to conservative - but it makes him more Reagan and less Falwell. But both are conservative.

And he’s always mentioned that social issues are critical to the true conservative mindset - but they have never been what he liked to talk about the most.

And that’s fine. We can’t all have the same hot buttons.


38 posted on 11/17/2011 10:25:27 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: animal172
Homosexuality is the elephant dancing in the china shop.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++

That's the subject, in conjunction with the pervert, ELRushbo dare not speak of.

39 posted on 11/17/2011 10:25:31 AM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: little jeremiah

Pretty much true, exept for brief moments in passing that I have observed. Same thing with Glenn Beck. He used to do things like fool listeners by pretending that he was in love with his sister and declare that nobody should judge them if they want to do the right thing by her and get married. It was to illustrate the slippery slope of the homosexualist agenda. Pretty funny stuff, it was soon after he went national if I recall, and you wouldn’t believe the number of folks who didn’t realize he was goofing.

Freegards


40 posted on 11/17/2011 10:26:10 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: little jeremiah
By the Way, in the 1992 election campaign, I put up a sign that said "Clinton Supports Homosexuals." Within a week, there were two arson attempts on my property. None prior, none subsequently. If not for the fire dept arrive in the dead of night to put out the fires, it might have gotten bad.

I have no doubt that Homosexual activists can be deadly.

41 posted on 11/17/2011 10:27:10 AM PST by DiogenesLamp (Obama is an "unnatural born citizen.")
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To: veritas2002
Oh this is so easy...my guess is that if you report such a thing in a liberal milieu like academia you’re likely to be accused of hate speech against gays and then be fired.

Yup.

42 posted on 11/17/2011 10:27:10 AM PST by elli1
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To: servo1969

bttt


43 posted on 11/17/2011 10:27:43 AM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: servo1969
Rush is not afraid of taking on the homosexual lobby.

OTOH, if major power brokers are buggering kids and he doesn't have the goods to spell it out and they have the fire power to take him down, well, that would shut just about anybody up.

And if they have the fire power to take him down, well . . .

44 posted on 11/17/2011 10:28:16 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: servo1969
I listen to Glenn Beck and then Rush back to back. There is no comparison. Beck is now my first choice in talk. Beck is talking hot topics that matter, with OWS taking up most of his program right now. Rush however is too often all over the place, from the Penn State story, to how his favorite quarterback is doing.

We owe a lot to Rush for getting this whole Conservative Talk radio thing going, and leading hundreds of thousands to conservatism, including my parents. But his show is no wear as captivating as it use to be.

45 posted on 11/17/2011 10:28:41 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: GOP Poet

And let’s not forget that Michael Brown is a talk show host who constantly talks about social issues - and has an audience nationally that would fit into one block of Rush’s listeners in a single big city.

A definite parting of emphasis, perhaps combined with a smidgeon of jealousy?????


46 posted on 11/17/2011 10:28:52 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: little jeremiah

Not true. I remember the Gay Community update with that guy singing falsetto and “My Boy Loolipop” referring to Barney Frank’s boy toy using his house for a gay prostitution ring.

That was in the mid 90’s.


47 posted on 11/17/2011 10:30:47 AM PST by DLfromthedesert ( Honkies for Herman 2012)
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To: servo1969

After reading through the posts - it just occurred to me that Rush only criticizes elected officials and policy. Nothing on the ‘Nancy Grace’ milieu i.e. Michael Jackson, missing children, Anna Nicole Smith etc.,

Does anyone remember Rush discussing high profile trials like O.J. Simpson?

Perhaps his insurance does not cover libel or slander????


48 posted on 11/17/2011 10:31:25 AM PST by sodpoodle (Loving America is not a fashion statement.)
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To: DLfromthedesert

Lollipop.....LOL


49 posted on 11/17/2011 10:31:32 AM PST by DLfromthedesert ( Honkies for Herman 2012)
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To: DiogenesLamp
"Rush generally tries to remain non-commental."

Could be that someone on his staff is "sensitive" to the issue.

50 posted on 11/17/2011 10:31:32 AM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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