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  • New Report That Senator Uttered Slurs

    09/26/2006 8:21:06 PM PDT · by freespirited · 50 replies · 1,228+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/26/06 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Another acquaintance of Senator George Allen said Tuesday that she heard him use a racial slur in 1976, contradicting a statement he made Monday in an effort to tamp down similar accusations. Mr. Allen’s campaign manager, Dick Wadhams, called the account by the woman, Ellen G. Hawkins, “another false accusation.” Mr. Allen, a Virginia Republican whose re-election campaign has been knocked off balance by the accusations, said Monday that he did not remember ever using the term and that “it is absolutely false that that was ever part of my vocabulary.” Mrs. Hawkins, who described herself as a rural Virginia...
  • In state's GOP heartland, questions - Many die-hard Republicans shaking their heads over Bush, war

    03/20/2006 6:54:30 AM PST · by SmithL · 44 replies · 974+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/20/6 | Carla Marinucci
    Oceanside, San Diego County -- Dennis Dalbey, armed with scissors, an electric hair clipper and a steady hand, has given dozens of Camp Pendleton's young Marines the regulation haircut before they head to combat in Iraq. In his Cut-Rite Barbershop on the Coast Highway, he wears his loyalty to those customers openly -- the business is adorned with painted yellow ribbons, flags and "We support our troops'' banners. But these days, Dalbey, a Republican and a self-described conservative who voted for President Bush, is not nearly as supportive of the commander in chief. "Enough is enough,'' he said of the...
  • Santorum's mortgage raises interest

    02/21/2006 6:40:03 AM PST · by wjersey · 142 replies · 2,289+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 2/21/2006 | WILL BUNCH
    SEN. RICK SANTORUM and his wife received a $500,000, five-year mortgage for their Leesburg, Va., home from a small, private Philadelphia bank run by a major campaign donor - even though its stated policy is to make loans only to its "affluent" investors, which the senator is not. Good-government experts said the mortgage from The Philadelphia Trust Co. raises serious questions about Santorum's conduct at a time when he is the Senate GOP's point man on ethics reform. They said it would be a violation of the Senate's ethics rules if Santorum received something a regular citizen could not get....
  • A Rough Week For President Bush

    10/29/2004 6:44:11 PM PDT · by RecallMoran · 161 replies · 4,292+ views
    CBS News Web site ^ | October 29, 2004 | By David Paul Kuhn,
    The airing of a tape of Osama bin Laden capped a week of bad news for President Bush that threatened to derail his candidacy in the final days of the presidential election. For Mr. Bush, it was one piece of bad news after another – reporting of hundreds of tons of explosives looted in Iraq, tens of billions more for the war. And late this afternoon, a tape of bin Laden airing nationwide, where America’s chief adversary appears in good health and secure. Even before the latest bin Laden tape, Sen. John Kerry had put President Bush on the defensive...
  • The witches of ABC's The View Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush

    09/01/2004 9:08:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 55 replies · 5,063+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 09-01-2004 | Jessica Anderson
    Hosts of ABC's "The View" Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush Joy Behar ridiculed Giuliani for claiming that the first thing he said after the 9/11 attacks was "thank God" George W. Bush "was our President" and she insisted that "of course" Al Gore would have been just as "tough" on terrorism. Former CBS News correspondent Meredith Vieira, who participated Sunday in an anti-Bush march, seemed similarly ignorant, scolding Giuliani: "The implication is that if you disagree, I think, with the administration that somehow you are on the side of the terrorists. " Giuliani shot back: "That isn't who...
  • Hosts of ABC's The View GANG UP on Giuliani for Backing Bush (TRANSCRIPT & FREEP ALERT)

    09/01/2004 9:30:22 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 65 replies · 4,058+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2004 | BrentBaker
    The heated argument consumed nearly eight minutes, so space permits only some limited excerpts as provided by the MRC's Jessica Anderson who caught the August 31 exchange: Joy Behar: "Did you really say that, 'Thank God he was our President'? That's the first thing you said? You didn't say 'Oh, expletive,' or something?" Rudy Giuliani: "No, no, that wasn't the first thing I said. That's one of the things that I said on September 11th to my police commissioner. It really came out because that was just a few months after that disputed election, and so I had called the...
  • Limbaugh, prosecutors accuse each other of misleading court

    06/03/2004 7:33:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 198+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 6/3/04 | JILL BARTON
    WEST PALM BEACH -- The battle between Rush Limbaugh and the prosecutors investigating him for alleged prescription drug abuse took another nasty turn on Thursday when the conservative commentator accused them of breaking court rules and misleading the judges hearing the case. The latest disagreement arose earlier this week when Assistant State Attorney James Martz told an appeals court that Limbaugh's attorney provided wrong information in the case. Both sides appeared before the 4th District Court of Appeal in April to debate whether Limbaugh's medical records, which were seized for the ongoing criminal investigation, should remain private. During the court...
  • Liberals Want Rumsfeld to Boot Limbaugh Off Armed Forces Radio

    05/27/2004 2:40:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 109 replies · 805+ views
    CNSNEWS,com ^ | 5/27/04 | Liberals Want Rumsfeld to Boot Limbaugh Off Armed Forces Radio
    (CNSNews.com) - A liberal group that monitors conservative media wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to remove radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh from the American Forces Radio and Television Services, formerly known as Armed Forces Radio. According to Media Matters for America, which describes itself as the first organization to systematically monitor the media for conservative "misinformation," Limbaugh has spent the past four weeks trivializing and condoning the U.S. mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison. "It is abhorrent that the American taxpayer is paying to broadcast what is in effect pro-torture propaganda to American troops," the group's...
  • Maybe Rush's college frat days were like Iraq

    05/25/2004 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 35 replies · 427+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, May 25, 2004 | Mike Seate
    "This is no different than what happens at a (college fraternity) initiation. And we're going to ruin people's lives over it and we're going to hamper our military effort ... because (the soldiers) had a good time. You ever heard of emotional release? You heard of the need to blow off steam?" -- Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh on the Iraqi prisoner torture scandal. Those comments probably shocked few of Limbaugh's 20 million listeners. Today, with the release of these pages -- reputed to be culled from Limbaugh's personal college schedule -- it's far easier to understand why. We can...
  • Radio Ad Seeks to Undermine Rush Limbaugh

    05/18/2004 7:47:28 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 34 replies · 340+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 5/14/04 | David Thibault
    (CNSNews.com) - Efforts to discredit radio news commentator Rush Limbaugh escalated this week with a new radio ad campaign hammering Limbaugh for comments he made about the abuse of Iraqi inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison. Still unresolved, meanwhile, is the Palm Beach County, Fla., prosecutor's investigation of Limbaugh for possible "doctor shopping" in connection with Limbaugh's admitted former addiction to painkillers. The separate media and legal challenges to Limbaugh are part of a longstanding strategy employed by the political left, according to Mark Levin, director of the Landmark Legal Foundation and a supporter of Limbaugh. "There's no question they've...
  • Do You Condemn Rush Limbaugh (ZOT!!! How to wear out your welcome here.)

    05/09/2004 12:13:28 PM PDT · by Anti-Bush Hater · 183 replies · 659+ views
    www.RushLimbaugh.com | May, 9, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Do You Condemn Rush Limbaugh? May 7, 2004 Listen to Rush… (…prove why this torture picture scandal is really just political) (…play more audio of "the media" politicking and pointing at El Rushbo) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the NBC Nightly News last night. Chip Reid, reporter, is doing a report on the uproar on Capitol Hill over the possible resignation of Rumsfeld. He's on with Brokaw. He says, "Now a backlash from many conservative Republicans today during debate in the House on a resolution to condemn the Iraqi abuse some Republicans also condemned the Democrats accusing them of...
  • Press calls prisoner coverage 'balanced'

    05/12/2004 10:03:17 PM PDT · by kattracks · 34 replies · 412+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/13/04 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Nonstop news coverage of Iraqi prisoner abuse has yet to become sensational, some insist. But they agree it ultimately could exact a toll on the U.S. military.</p> <p>"Yes, it must sadden our troops to see these accounts, it must make them angry. Maybe it does expose them to greater danger," said ABC's Ted Koppel.</p>
  • "I guess Limbaugh gets a rush out of violence"

    05/09/2004 6:50:27 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 292 replies · 369+ views
    paragoulddailypress.com ^ | May 9, 04 | Travis Justice
    The cries of Iraqi prisoners fall on deaf ears as far as Rush Limbaugh is concerned. But can he truly be faulted for that? After all, the political pundit's hearing is permanently impaired as a result of long-term OxyContin abuse. And how could a painkiller addict understand abuse to begin with? The man hasn't felt pain in years. Nevertheless, Limbaugh condoned the horrific treatment of Iraqi prisoners on his Thursday radio show, referring to it as a "brilliant maneuver" on behalf of the U.S. military. As most Daily Press readers already know, CBS recently released photographs of Iraqi prisoners being...
  • Dr. Dittohead

    04/08/2004 10:45:47 AM PDT · by mondoman · 125 replies · 468+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 4/8/04 | Margot Mifflin
    Dr. Dittohead I thought my therapist was brilliant -- until I discovered her love for Rush Limbaugh. - - - - - - - - - - - - By Margot Mifflin April 8, 2004 I was sitting in therapy describing an in-law I like, and quickly heading for a "but." "He's a loving, caring, selfless man -- but his politics are all about hatred," I said. "He's not educated, and more significant, he's ignorant -- he actually listens to Rush Limbaugh." I waited for a "Whoo boy!" or a sympathetic smile, but my shrink just stared at me, expressionless....
  • Limbaugh Prosecutors: No Evidence of Crime Without Medical Files

    03/11/2004 8:43:27 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 54 replies · 287+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/11/04 | Limbacher
    Palm Beach prosecutors investigating Rush Limbaugh all but admitted this week that they currently have no real evidence that the number one radio host violated Florida's drug laws - and won't be able to prosecute the top talker for "doctor shopping" unless a judge lets them look for evidence in Limbaugh's confidential medical files. State Attorney Barry Krischer made the startling admission in a brief filed with Florida's 4th District Court of Appeals, which is currently weighing whether Limbaugh's medical records are fair game. In the filing Krischer confessed, "The State will not be in a position to know what...
  • Guard, sex talk are sideshows -- issues should be center ring (BARF ALERT)

    02/16/2004 10:01:13 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 34 replies · 239+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 16, 2004 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER
    You'd think the political media as well as operatives for the Democratic and Republican parties would have learned two valuable lessons from Bill Clinton's election victories: 1. Sexual high jinks, real or alleged, do not necessarily doom a candidate. In 1992 and in 1996, tens of millions of Americans probably agreed with the GOP assessment of Clinton as a horny, rutting pig -- and yet they voted for him anyway, because they didn't think his sexual habits had that much relevance to his strengths as a world leader. 2. Military history (or the lack thereof) probably won't be the determining...
  • Proof That Limbaugh Prosecutor Lied about Having Permission to Release Confidential Plea Agreements

    01/28/2004 2:35:11 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 102 replies · 326+ views
    What the Florida States Attorney's Office (Prosecutor) Said Happened MEMO TO THE FILE January 22, 2004 From Ken Selvig RE: Release of letters from attorney for Rush Limbaugh in response to a public records request We have a received a public records request from Peter Franceschina of the Sun Sentinel for, among other things any correspondence to or from Roy Black and his law firm.  Mr. Black currently represents Mr. Limbaugh in connection with an ongoing investigation. Yesterday by telephone I spoke with Pat Gleason, the AG's most knowledgeable person on the Public Records Law.  I did not tell...
  • Rush Limbaugh Plea negotiations

    01/25/2004 1:15:55 AM PST · by Sarah · 118 replies · 286+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | January 23, 2004 | legal documents
    PUNK'D: Ashton Kutcher victim suit headed to trial JANUARY 23--Plea negotiations between Rush Limbaugh and Florida prosecutors stalled last month when government officials insisted that the radio host cop to a felony, rejecting a defense suggestion that Limbaugh simply enter a pretrial diversion program and "continue to receive treatment for his addiction." In an exchange of letters (copies of which you'll find below), Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney, and prosecutor James Martz offered starkly different versions of the punishment Limbaugh, 53, should receive were he to admit that he engaged in "doctor shopping" to score prescription painkillers and other drugs. In...
  • Prosecutors decline Rush Limbaugh's plea offer

    01/23/2004 12:43:37 PM PST · by woofie · 51 replies · 521+ views
    Associated Press/ Miami Herald ^ | Fri, Jan. 23, 2004 | JILL BARTON
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Prosecutors rejected a deal Rush Limbaugh's attorney suggested that would have seen the conservative radio commentator enter a drug intervention program rather than face charges for illegally obtaining prescription painkillers, records show. Instead, Palm Beach County prosecutors wanted Limbaugh to plead guilty to the third-degree felony of "doctor shopping" - visiting several doctors to receive duplicate prescriptions of a controlled narcotic. According to records of exchanges between prosecutors and Limbaugh's attorney, the prosecutors' offer included three years' probation, participation in a drug treatment program and random drug testing. Limbaugh has been under investigation for months,...
  • Limbaugh Critic: Rush's Rights at Risk

    01/11/2004 5:57:37 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 19 replies · 196+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/11/04 | Limbacher
    Making clear that he's anything but a fan of Rush Limbaugh, Waldo Proffitt, columnist and former editor of Florida's Sarasota Herald-Tribune, says that Rush is entitled to the same rights as any other American citizen. Proffitt added ominously that, in Limbaugh's case, it appears his rights are at risk. Writing in the Herald-Tribune this weekend, Proffitt noted that Palm Beach County prosecutors have seized the records of four of Limbaugh's doctors and appear to be moving in the direction of charging him with "doctor shopping" – going to different doctors to obtain multiple prescriptions for drugs. "Florida considers doctor-shopping a...
  • Geraldo, Coulter, & Estrich discuss the Rush Limbaugh 'Doctor Shopping" Case

    01/04/2004 7:17:34 PM PST · by Matchett-PI · 101 replies · 815+ views
    At Large with Geraldo Rivera ^ | 1-3-04 | Geraldo Rivera
    Here is the transcript of a segment of Geralso's show Saturday night, transcribed by me from my videotape: At Large with Geraldo Rivera - Fox News Channel - Saturday 8:35-40 PM. Subject: Rush Limbaugh / Palm Beach County, Fl. "Doctor Shopping" Case. Host: Geraldo Rivera Guest commentators: Susan Estrich, USC Professor, and Fox News political analyst. Ann Coulter, Constitutional Attorney, and author of the books, "Slander" and "Treason". Garaldo: "Palm Beach prosecutors investigating Rush Limbaugh's drug use have, ah, almost never -- almost NEVER, filed the "doctor shopping" charge that they're using now against the famed radio personality - the...
  • AP Kills Limbaugh Painkillers Story (QUICK BEFORE IT CHANGES)

    01/03/2004 7:57:39 PM PST · by mabelkitty · 180 replies · 769+ views
    AP Kills Limbaugh Painkillers Story The Associated Press Saturday, January 3, 2004; 5:06 PM WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Please kill the story Limbaugh-Painkillers, V9991. Rush Limbaugh has not been charged with doctor shopping. A kill is mandatory. Make certain the story is not used.
  • Charges put Rush in select group: 2

    01/04/2004 2:26:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 100 replies · 470+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/04/04 | News Wire Sdervices
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Rush Limbaugh was wrong when he accused prosecutors of singling him out, but not by much. Palm Beach County prosecutors investigating the right-wing radio host for his prescription drug abuse have filed "doctor shopping" charges against one other person in the past five years, according to records. Limbaugh's lawyer said the court documents, reviewed by The Palm Beach Post yesterday, prove his client was unfairly targeted. "Rush Limbaugh has been singled out for special prosecution because of who he is," Roy Black told the paper. "We believe the state attorney's office is applying a double...
  • Rush seeks to keep med records private

    12/15/2003 4:53:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies · 340+ views
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rush Limbaugh asked a court Wednesday to hear his claim that investigators violated his privacy by seizing his medical records and asked that the records not be released.</p> <p>The conservative radio host cannot be treated for his medical conditions because the state seized his charts and files last month and intimidated his doctors, the court petition said.</p>
  • The Rush Limbaugh Exception to the Compassion Rule

    12/09/2003 11:19:52 AM PST · by holy joe · 73 replies · 546+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12-9-03 | James Hirsen
    Hollywood’s hypocrisy is showing again. Left-leaning celebs in Tinseltown generally lend their support and even pay tribute to any famous person who decides to hit the rehab trail. Well, not when it comes to Rush Limbaugh. Many of the so-called caring folks in La-La Land appear to be rubbing their hands together in sadistic glee at Rush’s pain problem and the possibility that he could be charged with something. In a lefty celebrity world, compassion has partisan overtones and doesn’t extend from lib to conservative, even when the addiction stems from a relief-of-pain pursuit. Let’s take a stroll down left-wing...
  • Black: Limbaugh Singled Out by Florida Drug Probers

    12/06/2003 8:52:31 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 35 replies · 230+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/6/03 | Limacher
    Florida prosecutors have accused number one talk radio host Rush Limbaugh of "doctor shopping" in their investigation into Limbaugh's misuse of prescription painkillers. But on Friday, the top talker's attorney Roy Black returned fire, saying that the Palm Beach state attorney's office is engaged in what amounts to allegation shopping. "[This investigation] started out [alleging] he's part of a drug ring, or drug trafficking," Black told NBC's "Today Show." "Then, supposedly, he does money laundering. Now they've gone all the way to say doctor shopping." "Every week it is something new," the celebrated lawyer told NBC interviewer Lester Holt. Black...
  • Raids On Rush Are Detailed (Warrants: He Broke Drug Laws)

    12/06/2003 9:00:51 AM PST · by Wolfie · 930 replies · 4,234+ views
    Newsday ^ | Dec. 5, 2003 | Jon Burstein
    RAIDS ON RUSH ARE DETAILED Warrants: He Broke Drug Laws West Palm Beach, Fla. - A Palm Beach County law enforcement task force investigating whether Rush Limbaugh illegally obtained prescription painkillers seized the talk show host's medical records from three doctors, according to search warrants made public yesterday. Authorities are looking into whether the conservative commentator violated the state's "doctor shopping" law by getting doctors to write him overlapping narcotic prescriptions and failing to tell them about each other. From March to September, Limbaugh picked up 1,733 hydrocodone pills, 90 OxyContin pills, 50 Xanax tablets and 40 pills of Kadian...
  • Rush's Attorney Claims Political Motive; Rush Compares Himself to Dean

    12/05/2003 1:49:13 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 53 replies · 219+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/5/03 | Wire
    Rush Limbaugh poked fun at the investigation into whether he bought painkillers illegally during his Friday afternoon broadcast, hours after his attorney attacked investigators for their political motives. Palm Beach investigators recently obtained search warrants for Limbaugh's doctors' offices and alleged Thursday that the conservative radio commentator engaged in illegal drug use and went ``doctor shopping'' for prescription painkillers. Limbaugh compared the search warrants for his medical records to the demands that Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean release political records from his years as Vermont governor. ``A lot of people think he should release his political records... Nobody's demanding he...
  • Limbaugh med records seized

    12/04/2003 9:51:01 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 454 replies · 395+ views
    more to follow
  • Tabloid-Limbaugh Still Owes Sizeable Sum in Cash to Housekeeper For Illegal Pills

    12/05/2003 11:53:37 AM PST · by hapc · 73 replies · 488+ views
    The National Enquirer ^ | December 16, 2003 | not listed
    I was perusing next week's Enquirer article in question at the grocery store this morning and would appreciate it if someone has the full text.Perhaps the maid was angry about not being paid for her efforts, since money doesn't seem to be a problem for Rush unless he was hiding the financial transactions from Marta.
  • Rush: I'm No Money Launderer

    11/19/2003 9:31:21 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 240 replies · 766+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/19/03 | Limbacher
    America's number one talk radio host Rush Limbaugh catagorially denied on Wednesday an ABC News report that accused him of "laundering money" to bankroll his addiction to painkillers. "I am no money launderer," Limbaugh said at the top of his broadcast. "I know what this is? I know where this comes from," the top talker told his audience. "This is not a leak. This is the purposeful release of false information." More . . .
  • NOT THE SAME RUSH

    11/18/2003 12:21:43 AM PST · by kattracks · 53 replies · 334+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/18/03 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    <p>November 18, 2003 -- RUSH Limbaugh made an unforgettable return to the airwaves yesterday - painful, funny, awkward, emotional and occasionally very raw.</p> <p>Limbaugh sought to assure his listeners that no efforts had been made to turn him into a "linguini-spined liberal," and at least half the show was dedicated to his usual topics: contemporary politics and the failings of Democrats and the Left. "Memo to you liberals," he said at the end of the show's three hours. "The party is over. I'm back. See you tomorrow."</p>
  • Today Show Baits Bremer Bashes Rush

    11/17/2003 4:39:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies · 260+ views
    The Today Show
    A double-header of liberal spite on this morning's Today Show. First up was an interview by Katie Couric of Amb. Paul Bremer, U.S. civil administrator in Iraq. Couric's questioning was a festival of second-guessing, baiting and barbs. "More soldiers have been killed in Iraq than in the first three years of the Vietnam War." [By the way, this is surely a question of semantics. When do you date the beginning of the war - when JFK sent in a few hundred "advisors" in the early 60s or when actual fighting began in '64 or so?} And of course Katie cited...
  • Limbaugh Returns to Talk Radio, and Topic No. 1 Is Himself

    11/17/2003 3:49:03 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 20 replies · 135+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/17/03 | Jaques Steinberg
    merging from a self-imposed exile in which he was treated for an addiction to painkillers, Rush Limbaugh returned to the air today. And listeners who tuned in during the first few minutes of his radio show would have been forgiven if they thought they were hearing an Oprah-style self-help session. "I have to admit that I am powerless over this addiction that I have," Mr. Limbaugh, speaking from a Manhattan studio, told his listeners, just after noon on the East Coast. "I used to think I could beat it with force of will." During a 16-minute opening monologue, Mr. Limbaugh,...
  • Limbaugh Is Back on the Air, With Fans and Foes All Ears [NY Times: 3 to 4 times its normal size]

    11/16/2003 7:00:14 PM PST · by RonDog · 72 replies · 527+ views
    www.nytimes.com ^ | November 17, 2003 | JACQUES STEINBERG [New York Times]
    Limbaugh Is Back on the Air, With Fans and Foes All EarsBy JACQUES STEINBERGPublished: November 17, 2003 Associated PressRush Limbaugh, the conservative radio talk show host, addressing the National Association of Broadcasters on Oct. 2 in Philadelphia. ore than five weeks after he entered a residential treatment center for what he described as an addiction to prescription pain medication, Rush Limbaugh is to return to the airwaves today. While his voice will be beamed into an atmosphere swirling with questions — not the least of which center on whether he acquired some of those drugs illegally — one point...
  • Ingraham’s Criticism of Liberal Elite Upsets ABC’s The View Crew

    11/11/2003 4:57:14 PM PST · by OESY · 31 replies · 623+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | November 10, 2003 | Brent Baker
    Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham received a hostile reaction last week from crew on ABC’s daytime show, The View, to the premise of her new book, Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America. Other than Rachel Campos, one of three finalists auditioning to join the show permanently, the co-hosts were all appalled by Ingraham’s contention that elites on the coasts are out of touch with “the heartland.” When Ingraham argued “that the Democratic Party is not connecting with the people who are its logical constituents, from the South and from the...
  • Ingraham's Criticism of Liberal Elite Upsets ABC's The View Crew (Transcript)

    11/10/2003 3:50:16 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 68 replies · 2,214+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday November 10, 2003 | BrentBaker
    MRC analyst Jessica Anderson took down Ingraham's session on the November 4 The View. Star Jones: "Now, first of all, the title of the book is 'Shut Up and Sing.' Now, it's an explanation of how the 'elites' -- which I can't stand that word -- from Hollywood, Washington and the United Nations are subverting America. What exactly do you mean, Laura?" Ingraham: "We're supposed to have government of the people, by the people and for the people, and there are elites in this country who are Republicans and Democrats -- Hollywood just comprises one small section of that. The...
  • Michael Moore hammers Rush Limbaugh

    10/21/2003 5:58:44 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 28 replies · 166+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/21/03
    Author and filmmaker Michael Moore preached to the choir at two sold-out performances in Santa Cruz, Calif., using the opportunity to hammer talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh and President Bush, as well as discuss potential Democratic candidates for the White House. On Sunday, Moore's book tour/political pep rally rolled into the traditionally liberal town for shows at the Civic Auditorium, the San Jose Mercury News reported. "Would it hurt your feelings if I tell you that we had 3,000 more in Baltimore?" he asked the first crowd, according to the paper. "That's the good news: It's not just Santa Cruz...
  • FRNCC - "The Cork In Rush’s Bat" By Luis Gonzales

    10/24/2003 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Bob J · 29 replies · 314+ views
    Free Republic Network ^ | 10-23-03 | Luis Gonzales
    FRN Columnists' Corner "The Cork In Rush’s Bat" By Luis GonzalesLike Miami’s Dave Barry, I’ve been an avid Marlins fan for several weeks now, and watched the Marlins/Cubs series religiously (which coincidentally is the same way I approach Church attendance; about once a year, and during a specific season…but never mind that, we’re talking sports and politics right now). I grew a passionate and ardent (is that redundant, or did I just repeat myself?), dislike for the Cubs—whom as I came to find out reside in Chicago, which is north of here. A fact that explained why there where always...
  • With half his brain tied behind his back - Ann Coulter

    10/16/2003 12:32:18 AM PDT · by kattracks · 29 replies · 596+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 10/16/03 | Ann Coulter
    So liberals have finally found a drug addict they don't like. And unlike the Lackawanna Six – those high-spirited young lads innocently seeking adventure in an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan – liberals could find no excuses for Rush Limbaugh. After years of the mainstream media assuring us that Rush was a has-been, a nobody, yesterday's news – the Rush painkiller story was front-page news last week. (Would anyone care if Howell Raines committed murder?) The airwaves and print media were on red alert with Rush's admission that, after an unsuccessful spinal operation a few years ago, he became addicted...
  • Rush's drug use no joking matter [gag alert]

    10/15/2003 2:41:50 PM PDT · by ambrose · 29 replies · 199+ views
    NY Obserever ^ | 10-15-03 | Joe Conason
    Rush's drug use no joking matterJoe Conason - The New York Observer 10.15.03 - As a man with firm and simple opinions about almost everything, America's most successful radio personality told his listeners years ago what society should do about unfortunate people like Rush Limbaugh: send them to prison. Back in 1995, arguing against liberal leniency toward dope fiends, Mr. Limbaugh endorsed the boilerplate ideology and draconian methods of the drug war with baritone bombast. "Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country," he intoned. "And so if people are violating the law by...
  • Moore held Limbaugh to his own medicine (Jabba The Shmuck On Hate Limbaugh Rampage)

    10/13/2003 5:04:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies · 354+ views
    The Minnesota Daily ^ | October 13, 2003
    In the ongoing grudge match between liberal and conservative icons, there is little room for sympathy. On Saturday, award-winning film director and progressive liberal Michael Moore gave a sold-out speech at the University’s Sports Pavilion. Interestingly, amid sympathizing with University strikers and the many victims of President George W. Bush’s doctrine, Moore showed little sympathy for diametrically opposed Rush Limbaugh and his admitted drug problem. In the press conference held before his speech, Moore addressed a question about Limbaugh’s admitted addiction by saying Limbaugh was an “ugly, mean-spirited bastard” who was the “leading hate speech advocate of the past decade....
  • Rush to Judgment [Lucianne's Singularly Thoughtful Column on Rush's Drug Problem]

    10/13/2003 1:27:21 PM PDT · by paulklenk · 113 replies · 423+ views
    Lucianne.com Short Cuts, October 13, 2003 ^ | October 13, 2003 | Lucianne Goldberg
    Only hours after the news broke, Katie Couric thought Rush Limbaugh's drug problem was funny. So funny as a matter of fact, that she made up a story about sitting next to him on the plane and asking for an aspirin - you get the rest. She told it with a baby-girl hair flip. It wasn't funny. During the Democrat debate last week, John Kerry thought Rush's pain was funny and took a shot. That wasn't funny either. For hard-pressed liberals, merchandising Rush Limbaugh's admitted pill addiction will be an interesting test of individual sensitivity and a telling reality check...
  • ZOT! If Bill Clinton were an addict, here's how Rush might spin it

    10/13/2003 1:21:44 PM PDT · by americanmale · 191 replies · 913+ views
    The St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | October 12, 2003 | Bill McClellan
    <p>Somewhere in a parallel universe, where we are the same people but things have happened in slightly differently ways, Rush Limbaugh greets his loyal listeners this morning.</p> <p>"Lots to talk about today. You all know already that Bill Clinton, our former president, has admitted an addiction to prescription drugs.</p>
  • The Devils in Rush Limbaugh ... and the Rest of Us

    10/13/2003 6:59:38 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 17 replies · 1,298+ views
    Radio Daily News ^ | 10/12/03 | Larry Shannon
    There are devils and demons in all of us.  Whether they are ancient dwellers in our souls and consciences or recent visitors to our lives, they are there.  You cannot deny that you have your own.  Some have the faces of white lies or dirty little secrets, a past embarrassment or a remembered moment in your life that you wish had never happened and that you could take back if you could turn back time.No one is perfect or will go through their whole life without devils and demons or moments of despair and disarray.  We're all equal in this...
  • Glee at Rush’s Spinal Pain, Deliberately Ignore Difference Between Pain & Recreational Use (VANITY)

    10/13/2003 7:30:17 AM PDT · by NH Liberty · 319 replies · 270+ views
    NH LIberty | October 12, 2003 | NH Liberty
    Isn’t it despicable that the self-described “compassionate” Leftists are treating Limbaugh’s use of prescription pain-killers to that of recreational users? News reports from every medium are barely mentioning the pesky little fact that Rush Limbaugh was taking pain-killers because -- shock, horror! -- he was in pain! And Limbaugh continues to suffer with spinal pain as a result of disc injuries and an unsuccessful operation performed on his back that left him in agonizing pain, which is now extending up to his neck. According to Rush Limbaugh, himself, after his initial, unsuccessful operation and a discussion with his doctor, he...
  • MSNBC Piling On Rush Limbaugh

    10/13/2003 7:15:32 AM PDT · by cp124 · 104 replies · 570+ views
    Biased MSNBC ^ | 10/13/03 | cp124
    ‘I Am Addicted to Prescription Pain Medication’ True Confessions: Limbaugh built an army of admirers with his hard-right rants. But off-air, he was a lonely man who may have broken the law to feed his addiction. The real Rush By Evan Thomas NEWSWEEK Oct. 20 issue — Rush Limbaugh has always had far more followers than friends. Bombastic and clowning on air, shy and bumptious off it, Limbaugh could count on 20 million “Dittoheads” and talk-radio fans to tune in five days a week. But it’s hard to find many people who really know him. He was a lonely object...
  • Rush takes responsibility -- but will he learn forgiveness? (BARRRRRFFFFFF!!!!!)

    10/12/2003 5:05:07 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 42 replies · 913+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 12, 2003 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    'There's nothing good about drug use. We know it. It destroys individuals. It destroys families. ... And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up." -- Rush Limbaugh, Oct. 5, 1995, on the Excellence In Broadcasting network. Rush Limbaugh's fans often tell me I don't have the right to criticize "El Rushbo" because I don't regularly tune in his program. Granted, I often go weeks without listening to Limbaugh, but I do check out his show from time to time,...
  • Rush to jail?

    10/11/2003 6:46:30 PM PDT · by Destro · 343 replies · 1,191+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | October 11, 2003 | Joel Miller
    Rush to jail? Posted: October 11, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com So Rush has publicly admitted he's "addicted to prescription pain medication," confirming details of a story broken by the National Enquirer last week. If he was true to his word, following his broadcast yesterday, the nation's top talker checked himself into a 30-day drug rehab program to shake his monkey. Beyond his personal support of the drug war, the most intriguing aspect of Rush's current problem is that, since Nixon declared war on "public enemy No. 1" in 1972, conservatives of various stripes have been the biggest...
  • Source Confirms Limbaugh Investigation

    10/11/2003 10:52:45 AM PDT · by harpu · 128 replies · 443+ views
    AP News ^ | 10/11/03 | JILL BARTON
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh stunned listeners of his nationwide radio show by announcing on the air that he's hooked on painkillers and is checking himself into rehab. Law enforcement sources who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed to The Associated Press that Limbaugh was being investigated for by the Palm Beach County, Fla., state attorney's office. "Immediately following this broadcast, I am checking myself into a treatment center for the next 30 days to once and for all break the hold this highly addictive medication has on me," he said Friday. "You know I...