Skip to comments.Mike Huckabee takes aim at Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 04/09/2012 8:53:26 AM PDT by upchuck
On Monday, former Arkansas governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will launch a three-hour radio program on almost 200 stations across the country, going voice-to-voice with Limbaugh in the noon-to-3 p.m. time slot, Monday through Friday.
Cumulus Media, which owns and operates the new program, is already pitching Huckabee to listeners and advertisers as the safe alternative to a man who has recently found himself under weeks of intense fire - not for the first time - and who some believe could be vulnerable to a challenge from someone offering a kinder, gentler conservative voice.
Our tagline is, More conversation, less confrontation, Huckabee told POLITICO. Im going to treat every guest with respect and civility. Nobody is going to come on and get into a shouting match with me. Thats just not my style.
Making a direct comparison with Limbaugh, John Dickey, the co-COO of Cumulus Media, adds, This is going to be safer from a commercial standpoint, and more respectful from a listeners perspective. I think that environment has been sorely lacking in talk radio.
While representatives of The Rush Limbaugh Show, a Clear Channel property, and its syndicator, Premiere Networks, agree Huckabee will, in fact, offer a safer alternative, they strongly reject any suggestion that he poses a threat to Limbaughs audience and enormous influence. In their eyes, Huckabee is just the latest in a long line of would-be competitors who have never been able to measure up.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Akin to Gomer Pyle fighting Chuck Norris. This should be no contest.
Who is he?
If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it make any noise?
I’m wondering who his first sponsor is going to be ... “Make Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Inc.”?
I’ve heard people get confrontational with Rush, 99.99% to their detriment. I’ve heard people shout, run their mouths nonstop and try to talk over him. But whatever, Huckabee won’t last long. I can’t even handle his TV program.
Rush is generally very gracious with people who disagree with him.
And he frankly is not particularly "incendiary". He is funny, and has a good grasp of conservative principle. Huck could learn a few things from Rush.
“John Dickey, the co-COO of Cumulus Media”
Well, ‘Coo coo ca choo ca choo!’ somebody has to be the walrus...
Oh, I’m going to turn off Rush for Chuckle-bee!
Three months. Thats all.
LOL! Any bets as to how long Chuckle-bee's radio show will last?
So, Mark got canned? Who replaces him, do you know? I hear him when in Dallas, but not often enough to know of his softness with liberals, so I find your take intriguing.
What the heck happened? Any news links on the that story you would recommend?
This is going to be safer from a commercial standpoint, and more respectful from a listeners perspective. I think that environment has been sorely lacking in talk radio
Sounds like a boring show......More “Respectful” and “Safer” sounds like it will be a show from the Mushy viewpoint of the Moderates. YUCK!
LOL.. These liberal republicans are nutz.. Rush is where he is because he tells it like it is.. Nobody will stop listening to El Rushbo to hear a sack-less moderate liberal idiot like the huckster..
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