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  • FEC Chair Vows to Fight FEC Liberals Wanting to Regulate Conservative Media: Selective Enforcement

    05/08/2014 11:57:12 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Maggies Notebook ^ | May 8 2014 | Maggie
    Federal Elections Commission Chairman Lee Goodman said he believes there are “impulses in government every day,” (he specifically said “the left,)” to “look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers.” Goodman is vowing to keep the media and internet free,” but his chairmanship expires in December 2014. Graphic_Free_Speech_1 “The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense that some on the left are starting to rethink the breadth of the media exemption and internet communications,” he added. Noting the success of sites like the Drudge Report, Goodman said...
  • FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation

    Full Title: FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation --- like PACs Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. Sign Up for the Paul Bedard newsletter! “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee...
  • FEC chair warns that conservative media- Drudge...and Sean Hannity face regulation- like PACs

    05/07/2014 3:58:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 7, 2014 AT 8:49 AM | Paul Bedard
    Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman in an interview. “The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense...
  • Yeah, I Wrote the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Memo

    04/28/2014 5:43:07 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 41 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 04/27/2014 | Chris Lehane
    I stand by every word of it. And it’s even worse today. Of the thousands of Clinton presidential records released to the public last week, one among them has received of the bulk of attention: a 332-page memo from 1995. The memo, which offers an in-depth analysis of the right-wing media, describes how conservative conspiracy theories about the Clintons passed from the fringes to the mainstream. (...) Let’s go all the way back to the summer of 1995. At the time, my then colleague (and current business partner) Mark Fabiani and I were working at the White House as lawyers...
  • Is Rush Limbaugh still relevant? (Barf Alert)

    05/14/2013 3:38:41 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2013 | Dean Obeidallah
    New York (CNN) -- Is Rush Limbaugh becoming a relic, a human version of "Mad Men," except without the style or cool clothes? Has Limbaugh become as dated as Jazzercise or "Macarena?" All you need to do is look at the bottom line to see that Limbaugh is in trouble. Limbaugh once raked in the big bucks for his radio syndicator, Cumulus. But last week, Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey made it clear those days are over. Dickey reported that Cumulus had lost millions of dollars in ad sales because many advertisers no longer want to be associated with Limbaugh. According...
  • Rush Limbaugh takes aim at Obama over hurricane forecast w/ audio

    08/23/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 23, 2012 | Chronicle staff
    Rush Limbaugh claimed in his radio show Wednesday that the National Hurricane Center's warning that Tropical Storm Isaac could hit the Republican convention in Florida next week was wishful thinking, according to rawstory.com. "The National Hurricane Center is Obama," he said. "The National Weather Service is part of the Commerce Department. It is Obama." Isaac is currently taking aim at the Dominican Republic and Haiti and could threaten Florida next week as a hurricane. Limbaugh questioned the need for the National Hurricane Center, which tracks such storms. "They are talking about this Hurricane Isaac thing," he reportedly said. " We,...
  • William Raspberry Obituaries Fail to Note Famous Change of Mind About Rush Limbaugh

    07/17/2012 6:53:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 17, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Former Washington Post columnist William Raspberry has passed away. The obituaries in both the Post and the New York Times noted that while Raspberry was generally considered a liberal, he often expressed opinions that defied easy labels. Perhaps the most famous such case of an unconventional Raspberry column, which neither newspaper mentioned, was when he publicly changed his opinion of Rush Limbaugh after listening to his program. This was described through the years by Limbaugh as the Raspberry Effect: The Raspberry Effect, William Raspberry, a former columnist of the Washington Post, he wrote a piece highly critical of me based...
  • On Johan Santana's no-hitter, comedian Bill Maher, newly-minted NY Mets minority shareholder (WTF?)

    06/04/2012 9:53:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Michael O'keeffe AND Justin Tasch
    Funny really is money. Bill Maher, the host of HBO's "Real Time," announced on Sunday at Citi Field that he had purchased a minority stake in the Mets earlier this year — and the sometimes controversial, always funny comedian wasn't kidding. Maher, a lifelong Mets fan, says he thinks he made a "great investment" by purchasing a share in the team. "I think people sometimes forget there's only one National League franchise in New York City, and they're not making anymore," he said. "I just thought it would be a great place, especially after I've seen some of the ways...
  • FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves

    03/10/2012 5:09:44 PM PST · by Lattero · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/10/2012 | Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem
    [...] These are just a few samples from the arsenal of degrading language Limbaugh deploys on women, people of color, lesbians and gays, immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, Muslims, Jews, veterans, environmentalists and so forth. Limbaugh doesn't just call people names. He promotes language that deliberately dehumanizes his targets. Like the sophisticated propagandist Josef Goebbels, he creates rhetorical frames -- and the bigger the lie the more effective -- inciting listeners to view people they disagree with as sub-humans. His longtime favorite term for women, "femi-nazi," doesn't even raise eyebrows anymore, an example of how rhetoric spreads when unchallenged by...
  • Illegal robocalls accuse Republicans over Rush Limbaugh and 'slut' slur

    03/10/2012 6:24:03 PM PST · by harpu · 29 replies
    Tony Harnden's Blog (MailOnline) ^ | 03/09/12 | Tony Harnden
    A group calling itself "The Women of the 99 Percent" is making robocalls across the United States in an attempt to link Republican members of the House of Representatives to "the war on women led by Rush Limbaugh". The automated calls are illegal because they do not state who they are from (there is no known group called The Women of the 99 Percent) or provide a callback number, as required under the US Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. ...snip... Telephone calls and emails to the DCCC and the Democratic National Committee asking whether either organisation was connected to...
  • Gloria Allred Asks Authorities to Investigate Rush Limbaugh

    03/08/2012 4:42:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 82 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Paul Bond
    Feminist attorney-activist Gloria Allred is asking authorities in Florida to figure out whether Rush Limbaugh violated laws when he ridiculed Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. In a letter to County Attorney Denise Nieman in West Palm Beach, Florida, dated March 8, Allred says Limbaugh may have violated a misdemeanor statute against defamation. "Mr. Limbaugh has publicly acknowledged that his reference to Ms. Fluke as a 'slut' and a 'prostitute' were baseless and false," Allred wrote. Allred said Nieman's office should "open an investigation into whether or not Mr. Rush Limbaugh is in violation of Section 836.04 of Florida Statutes....
  • CNN Quotes Rush: "Thank God for Obama"

    05/02/2011 3:02:29 PM PDT · by NELSON111 · 23 replies
    CNN | 2 May 2011 | Nelson111
    Today CNN quoted Rush Limbaugh, who said "Thank God for President Obama." What CNN did not make clear, however, was Rush was being HIGHLY sarcastic during his monologue and was thanking him for saying one thing and doing another. This is, of course, a fine example of what we are fighting in terms of MSM bias. CNN basically lied to their entire viewing public without actually lying. The implication is that Rush was thankful for Obama and what he did in terms of bringing Osama to justice...which anyone who actually heard the monologue can tell you is not true.
  • (Rush) Limbaugh Vows to Leave US Over Health Care

    03/09/2010 2:13:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies · 851+ views
    AOL News ^ | March 9, 2010 | David Knowles
    Limbaugh Vows to Leave US Over Health Care (March 9) -- Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has thrown down the gauntlet. If the U.S. Congress passes health care reform, Limbaugh will leave the country to receive his medical treatment. Specifically, Limbaugh told a caller that he envisions traveling to Costa Rica should the government, through a federal program costing upwards of $1 trillion, expand health care coverage to approximately 30 million Americans who are currently uninsured. Costa Rica, as it happens, offers universal heath care to all of its residents. Limbaugh's guarantee is but the latest variation of what...
  • Palin's campaign against the "R-word" hits snag with Limbaugh

    02/05/2010 1:59:38 PM PST · by presidio9 · 108 replies · 2,448+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Feb 5, 2010 | Brett Michael Dykes
    Sarah Palin's campaign against the derogatory usage of the word "retard" collided with her campaign to maintain her popularity with conservatives today, with confusing results. A Palin spokeswoman seemed to back away from earlier criticism of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday, when asked for comment on Limbaugh's use of the "r" word in a recent broadcast, Palin spokeswoman told Greg Sargent of the Washington Post, "Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name-calling at the expense of others is disrespectful." Today, Stapleton claims the statement was meant generally and she was not specifically referring to Limbaugh. Still, she declined to...
  • FCC Official Says He’s Not Carrying Out ‘Secret Plot Funded by George Soros to Get Rid of....'

    12/15/2009 10:27:51 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 15 replies · 1,010+ views
    CNS News ^ | 14 Dec 09 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – Mark Lloyd, the chief diversity officer and associate counsel at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), says he is not carrying out a “secret plot funded by George Soros” aimed at getting rid of conservative talk-show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Lloyd, the keynote speaker at a Monday forum sponsored by the Media Access Project (MAP), also said that there was a “right-wing smear campaign” against him. "I am not a Czar appointed by President Obama," said Lloyd. "I am not at the FCC to restore the Fairness Doctrine through the front door or the back door, or...
  • Limbaugh Falls for Obama Thesis Hoax - But Is In No Rush to Apologize

    10/26/2009 12:37:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies · 3,768+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, October 25th 2009 | Michael Saul
    And still no apology. Even when conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh runs with a fabricated story, he doesn't apologize for the error. Limbaugh, who seizes on every opportunity to blast Obama, ended up with egg on his face when he read an Internet satire piece that claimed President Obama dissed the Constitution in his college thesis at Columbia University. A transcript of his Friday broadcast remains Sunday at the top of Limbaugh's web page under the headline, "Obama's Disdain for Constitution: We Know He Thinks It, Don't We? When we discover a hoax, we correct it immediately." But apologize? You...
  • MSNBC Admits: ‘Unable to Verify’ False Limbaugh Quote; No Retraction or Apology

    During the 3:00PM ET hour of live coverage on MSNBC Friday, co-host David Shuster admitted that racially charged quotes he and other hosts attributed to Rush Limbaugh had not been verified: “MSNBC attributed that quote to a football player who was opposed to Limbaugh’s NFL bid. However, we have been unable to verify that quote independently. So, just to clarify.” Shuster did not formally retract the quote or apologize.
  • Limbaugh’s involvement in beauty pageant sets wrong tone

    10/16/2009 11:22:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 2,915+ views
    The Missoulian ^ | October 16, 2009 | Connie Schultz
    Miss America officials have decided to kill off their beauty pageant. That's not what they're saying, but you tell me what it means when a beauty pageant that professes to champion America's young women issues a news release with "Rush" and "thrilled" in the same sentence: "We are thrilled to have Rush join us for our pageant this year," said the Miss America Organization's president and CEO, Art McMaster. "We know that the 2010 Miss America Pageant will be filled with new twists and exciting opportunities with him as one of our national judges." No, he's not talking about the...
  • Rush Limbaugh: source of fake 'racist' quotes traced to law firm

    10/16/2009 10:57:39 AM PDT · by Harley · 49 replies · 2,872+ views
    The Examiner.com ^ | Oct 16, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    All week, intrepid bloggers have been trying to trace the source of two "racist" quotes attributed to Rush Limbaugh -- quotes which poisoned the atmosphere to the point where he was dropped from a bid to purchase the NFL's St. Louis Rams. Now comes word that the quotations may have been added to Rush Limbaugh's Wikipedia entry by someone using a computer at a liberal New York law firm.
  • Rush Limbaugh Dropped From St. Louis Rams Bid Group: ESPN (Update @33)

    10/14/2009 1:11:33 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 539 replies · 24,076+ views
    CNBC ^ | 10/14/2009 | Staff
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  • Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    10/14/2009 12:48:14 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 131 replies · 4,248+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | October 14, 2009 | Adam Schefter
    Rush Limbaugh is expected to be dropped from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams, according to three NFL sources. Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL's St. Louis Blues and the point man in the Limbaugh group attempting to buy the Rams, realizes he must remove the controversial conservative radio host from his potential role as a minority member in the group in order to get approval from other NFL owners, the sources said. Three-quarters of the league's 32 owners would have to approve any sale to Limbaugh and his group. Earlier this week, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim...
  • MRC's Bozell Demands CNN, MSNBC Source Racist Charges Against Limbaugh

    10/13/2009 1:46:29 PM PDT · by kingattax · 130 replies · 5,911+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 13, 2009 | Staff
    Media Research Center President Brent Bozell today demanded that CNN and MSNBC prove that radio talk show king Rush Limbaugh uttered a racist quote they have attributed to him as fact after Limbaugh publicly denied having ever said, “Slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back. I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark” on his nationally syndicated airwaves. "CNN and MSNBC must immediately and publicly source when Limbaugh uttered this phrase. He has unequivocally denied it. Now it is up to the same news media that reported...
  • Why Beck and Limbaugh Are Bad for the Republicans (Barf Alert)

    09/23/2009 10:11:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies · 1,355+ views
    Macleans ^ | Monday, September 21, 2009 | John Parisella
    The current debate over whether Barack Obama’s opponents are motivated by his policy or his race dominated the Sunday news shows, with a general consensus emerging that policy was the main factor. It was nonetheless conceded that racism was a disturbing presence in many of the protest events. Sadly, no Republican spokesperson on the shows said anything to condemn the organizers that allowed and may have encouraged the ugly manifestations of racism. Many of the recent protests reminded me of rallies last fall at which Sarah Palin would talk about “taking back our America” and accuse Obama of “palling around...
  • Rush Limbaugh's Dominican Stag Party

    07/07/2006 7:39:13 AM PDT · by RDTF · 181 replies · 7,718+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 6, 2006 | Smoking Gun
    JULY 6--Rush Limbaugh was traveling with four other men--including the producers of the hit show "24"--when he was detained over a mislabeled bottle of Viagra found in his luggage during a Customs search. A Department of Homeland security passenger manifest shows that Limbaugh and his four buddies flew from the Dominican Republic on a Gulfstream IV jet owned by Premiere Radio Networks, which syndicates his radio program. Limbaugh returned to Palm Beach, Florida on June 26 with Joel Surnow, "24"'s co-creator and executive producer and Howard Gordon, another of the Fox hit's executive producers (Hollywood agent Jeffrey Benson was also...
  • Limbaugh: I won't be 'framed' by U.S

    07/05/2006 1:01:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 363 replies · 9,849+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/5/06 | Joe Kovacs
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is canceling his international travel plans in the near future, saying he doesn't want to be "framed" by U.S. Customs officials after last week's incident when he was detained for more than three hours for possession of Viagra prescribed in his doctor's name. "It takes one time, and I've got red flags up, and I'm not going to put myself in the position of being framed," Limbaugh said today on his national radio broadcast. "With all this partisanship that's out there, I'm just not going to make it easy for people...
  • Limbaugh will not be charged over Viagra

    07/05/2006 10:32:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 145 replies · 4,374+ views
    Limbaugh will not be charged over Viagra By BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press Writer 13 minutes ago Rush Limbaugh will not face criminal charges after authorities found he had a bottle of Viagra that was apparently prescribed to someone else, prosecutors said Wednesday. Limbaugh, 55, was detained for more than three hours at Palm Beach International Airport on June 26 after he returned on his private plane from a vacation in the Dominican Republic. Customs officials found Viagra in his bag, but his name wasn't on the prescription, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Limbaugh's lawyer, Roy Black, has...
  • Slate published Rush Limbaugh's signature

    05/04/2006 9:06:05 AM PDT · by XenaLee · 23 replies · 1,923+ views
    Slate Magazine ^ | 5/3/06 | Timothy Noah
    Limbaugh to Judgment From: Timothy Noah Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at 4:08 PM ET On May 1, Rush Limbaugh signed a "deferred prosecution agreement" (see below) with the Palm Beach state attorney. The agreement is the outcome of a three-year investigation into Limbaugh's procurement of OxyContin and other painkillers, to which he became addicted after spinal surgery. News of Limbaugh's addiction first appeared in an October 2003 National Enquirer story in which a former housekeeper of Limbaugh's claimed Limbaugh paid her tens of thousands of dollars to procure painkillers. Although that claim was never substantiated, Limbaugh publicly admitted his addiction...
  • Pill Penalty Puzzle - Should Rush Limbaugh be grateful he didn't get 25 years?

    05/03/2006 12:38:20 PM PDT · by JTN · 165 replies · 3,135+ views
    Reason ^ | May 3, 2006 | Jacob Sullum
    Rush Limbaugh's defenders say he never would have been investigated for prescription fraud if he weren't a famous conservative commentator, and they're probably right. For one thing, it's unlikely The National Enquirer would have been interested in the pill popping habits of an average joe, or even an average millionaire. Yet the talk radio titan's detractors also have a point when they complain that he got off with a slap on the wrist after obtaining thousands of painkillers under false pretenses, a result they find especially galling in light of his general support for the war on drugs and his...
  • Rush’s Long Nightmare Is Over - A shameful investigation comes to an end

    05/01/2006 11:21:29 AM PDT · by veronica · 168 replies · 4,248+ views
    NRO ^ | 05/01/06 | Andrew C. McCarthy & Mark R. Levin
    Pursuant to an agreement Rush has reached with state prosecutors in Palm Beach, Florida, they are finally abandoning their two-and-a-half year quest to criminalize a human tragedy—addiction to medication prescribed because of severe pain. Unlike most of us, who get to keep our private struggles private, Rush’s celebrity ensured that his would be played out publicly. With characteristic candor and humility, he admitted he had a problem. And he did it in a way that is rare today, although one that came as no surprise to those of us privileged to know Rush. He took real responsibility. He didn’t pretend...
  • Reports Stating Rush Limbaugh Was Arrested Are Inaccurate; Press Conference at 8:00 pm

    04/28/2006 5:32:16 PM PDT · by RonDog · 333 replies · 17,546+ views
    Yahoo! NEWS ^ | April 28, 2006 | Source: Rush Limbaugh
    This just in, from Yahoo! NEWS: Press Release Source: Rush Limbaugh Reports Stating Rush Limbaugh Was Arrested Are Inaccurate; Limbaugh's Attorney Holds Press Conference at 8:00 pm TonightFriday April 28, 7:55 pm ET WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A spokesman for Rush Limbaugh said some news reports that state Mr. Limbaugh was arrested are inaccurate. Separately, Rush Limbaugh's attorney, Roy Black will hold a press conference at 8:00 pm this evening at the Marriott Hotel at 1001 Okeechobbee Road in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Black will discuss the agreement reached today with the State Attorney's Office...
  • Rush Limbaugh Reaches Settlement with Prosecutors - Charge Will Be Dismissed In 18 Months

    04/28/2006 3:11:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,111 replies · 36,955+ views
    Friday, April 28, 2006 | Roy Black
    <p>Rush Limbaugh's attorney has issued a statement announcing a settlement of the Florida prosecutor's investigation into alleged doctor shopping by Rush Limbaugh.</p> <p>Details have been read by Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Basically, the charge of doctor shopping is dismissed, with some conditions.</p>
  • Rush is suddenly silent

    10/07/2003 6:35:14 AM PDT · by nitesurfer · 125 replies · 292+ views
    Bucks County (Pa.) Courier Times ^ | Oct. 7, 2003 | J.D. Mullane
    Rush Limbaugh, the most successful conservative radio personality ever, must come clean over allegations of drug abuse, or he's toast. I say this sadly, since I'm one of Rush's 23 million fans. Allegations that he illegally obtained and used huge amounts of addictive pain pills like OxyContin, the "hillbilly heroin," can't be papered over with "let's stick to the issues," as Rush told his listeners yesterday.