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  • Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?

    04/16/2014 12:00:15 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 98 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 15, 2014 | Rick Ungar
    (Snip) At long last, it appears that Rush Limbaugh has run out of steam. I have to acknowledge that I have sensed Rush getting by on fumes for some time now (yes, I tune into his show from time to time to enjoy his broadcasting skills if not his message). However, it was only recently that the world of Limbaugh crossed that thin red line from partially serious to total self-parody and audience deception—a line crossed from which there is often no return. It happened on the occasion of Stephen Colbert’s appointment to fill David Letterman’s soon to be vacated...
  • Obama on CNN: Congress Has Two Jobs, But Too ‘Worried About’ ‘Rush Limbaugh’ to Do Them

    08/23/2013 9:23:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 64 replies
    Media ite ^ | August 23, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Friday, President Barack Obama said that the upcoming fight over the continuation of a resolution which will fund the government does not have to be a fight at all. He said that enough Republicans in Congress agree that seeking to defund the Affordable Care Act is a bad idea, but they are afraid of angering their base or of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. “Congress doesn’t have a whole lot of core responsibilities,” Obama said. “One core responsibility is passing a budget, which they have not done yet. The other...
  • Rush Limbaugh Is Pretty Sure This Time That Obama's Leading a Coup D'Etat

    06/09/2013 9:34:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 7, 2013 | Elspeth Reeve
    There is a split among conservatives between those who think the NSA's collection of data about every phone call in America is an important counterterrorism tool, and those who think President Obama is, as usual, trampling on the constitution and the flag and the Founding Fathers. But Rush Limbaugh takes it one step further. He says Obama is leading a coup d'etat. And this time it's for real.
  • Michelle Obama’s posterior again the subject of a public rant (Alabama FB Coach on School Lunches)

    02/04/2013 8:57:38 PM PST · by drewh · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Published: February 5 | Krissah Thompson
    They’re at it again. The latest public rant against Michelle Obama’s effort to promote low-calorie school lunches was recently caught on tape in Alabama — the usual protest against the federal government meddling in local business. And then it quickly found its way around to the first lady’s posterior. “Fat butt Michelle Obama,” said Bob Grisham, a high school football coach who was surreptitiously recorded by one of his students. “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.” Grisham, who was suspended Monday, is neither the first nor the most high-profile person to feel moved...
  • MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Accuses Rush Limbaugh Of Giving Romney 'Racist Advice' (video)

    07/16/2012 10:59:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | July 17, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    The race card is the last refuge of a liberal scoundrel.
  • Selling Stupidity (Idiots listen to Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and Palin) [Another Doozy!]

    10/05/2010 12:34:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | October 5, 2010 | Joel S. Hirschhorn
    In trying to understand how so many Americans adore people like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh I have come to this critical understanding: Poorly educated, terribly informed, intellectually deficient and downright stupid people need idols. They feel angry, frustrated, ignored, cheated and disillusioned by so much going on in American society. They find the emotional, political and philosophical rants by talk show, loud mouth celebrities matching and justifying their feelings. Of course, those celebrities work hard to fan the flames of all that unhappiness and discontent, and also perpetuate ignorance. They sell stupidity to gullible dummies,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Asks for Intimate Time in Palm Beach Mansion With a Young Lady

    06/03/2010 12:07:21 PM PDT · by libstripper · 142 replies · 5,576+ views ^ | June 3, 2010 | Thomas Francis
    She's half of Rush Limbaugh's age; but don't worry, she's still plenty legal. He's 59. And this weekend the nation's most notorious blowhard will be marrying Kathryn Rogers, 33, at his Palm Beach mansion in what he insisted should be a private, intimate ceremony.
  • Groups want FCC to police hate speech on talk radio, cable news networks

    06/01/2010 4:59:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies · 1,525+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/1/10 | Gautham Nagesh
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being urged to monitor "hate speech" on talk radio and cable broadcast networks. A coalition of more than 30 organizations argue in a letter to the FCC that the Internet has made it harder for the public to separate the facts from bigotry masquerading as news. The groups also charge that syndicated radio and cable television programs "masquerading as news" use hate as a profit model.
  • Rush Limbaugh, Healthcare and Idle Threats [Rush's Humor Unappreciated]

    04/02/2010 10:37:28 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 499+ views
    LATimes ^ | April 02nd 2010 | Joe Queenan
    OPINION Rush Limbaugh, Healthcare and Idle Threats Threats like his vow to leave the United States lose all meaning if they're not followed through on. By Joe Queenan April 2, 2010 As the battle over "Obamacare" was reaching fever pitch, Rush Limbaugh threatened to leave the United States if the healthcare bill passed. Well, the bill did pass, and he's still here. This reminded me of the time one of my friends vowed to change his citizenship and move to Ireland if George W. Bush got reelected. Bush did get reelected, but my friend never left New Jersey. Neither did...
  • (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...
  • Ebert Gives Thumbs Down to Rush (Triple Barf)

    01/04/2010 1:17:55 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 65 replies · 2,370+ views
    Politico ^ | January 4, 2010 | Patrick Gavin
    Have no doubt about it: Film critic Roger Ebert is no fan of Rush Limbaugh. The unabashed liberal reeled off a series of one-liners on Twitter against the radio talk show host over the weekend, in the wake of Limbaugh's hospital visit due to chest pains. A sampling: "Rush: Hawaii is the only country where the Hawaiian shirts come in S, M, L, XL, Rush, and Sumo." "Rush: Nurse at snack time: 'You have nuts?' 'No!' 'You have dates?' 'Hey, if I had nuts, I'd have dates!' Ah...Har! Har! Har!" "Rush: Stuck in this hospital room watching TV, I really...
  • Rep. King Questions NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Limbaugh Comments(VIDEO)

    In an October 28, 2009 House Judiciary Committee hearing, Congressman Steve King questions NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on comments he made regarding Rush Limbaugh. Notice how Goodell never answers the question
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Charles Johnson Now So Anti-Racist He's Denouncing Fake Racist Quotes

    10/14/2009 7:49:40 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 42 replies · 2,066+ views
    Charles Johnson Now So Anti-Racist He's Denouncing Fake Racist Quotes Charles Johnson was against fake but accurate before he was for it. No link for the idiot. I'll just quote him. From a thread: Top 10 Rush Limbaugh Racist Quotes. All out of context, and sarcasm. Right? That link I've left in provides a flurry of extremely dubious Limbaugh "quotes" -- and not a single link or citation. Including the ones created wholesale by noted scholar "zedladdy" and spread by no lesser authority than "cobra." Given that "zedladdy" and "cobra" previously invented own quotes, spread them around, and then uploaded...
  • 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...
  • Chris Matthews Fantasizes About Killing Rush Limbaugh (HATE SPEECH PING!)

    10/13/2009 1:50:45 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 27 replies · 2,403+ views
    NumberOneLevinFan/YouTube ^ | 10-13-09 | Chris Matthews
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: You guys see Live and Let Die, the great Bond film with Yaphet Kotto as the bad guy, Mr. Big? In the end they jam a big CO2 pellet in his face and he blew up. I have to tell you, Rush Limbaugh is looking more and more like Mr. Big, and at some point somebodys going to jam a CO2 pellet into his head and hes going to explode like a giant blimp. That day may come. Not yet. But well be there to watch. I think hes Mr. Big, I think Yaphet Kotto. Are you...
  • NFL's Greatest Nightmare: Rush Limbaugh

    10/07/2009 12:12:02 PM PDT · by rface · 87 replies · 4,053+ views
    WashPost ^ | 10.07.09 | Mike Freeman
    Limbaugh is going to change the name of the team from the Rams to the Nappy-Headed Hos..Rush Limbaugh might one day own the St. Louis Rams. Hell, sometimes these column thingies write themselves. The only thing that could make this news even more fantastic is if in his first two acts as owner Limbaugh traded for Donovan McNabb and made Jesse Jackson the head coach. Followed by Ann Coulter's hiring as general manager. My head exploded after hearing this Limbaugh news. How exactly will Limbaugh address the team after he purchases them? "I just want to introduce myself and say...
  • Jay-Z disses Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh in 'Off That' featuring Drake

    08/24/2009 12:47:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 44 replies · 1,275+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 8/24/09 | Simian Levinson
    So you think you’re all cool and hip, huh? Well, you are not as cool as famous rappers Jay-Z or Drake — and you are certainly not as cool as Jay-Z and Drake together. This is the central thesis of “Off That,” the newly leaked Drake collab from Jay’s upcoming The Blueprint 3, and it’s hard to argue with. Just accept it: Whatever cutting-edge trends you think you’re inventing, Jigga and Drizzy already discarded as played-out years ago. Facts are facts. The fizzy beat behind “Off That” comes from Timbaland; while he and Jay-Z have done more ground-breaking work in...
  • Talk Radio Gets Angrier as its Revenues Drop

    08/07/2009 8:48:32 AM PDT · by DanZanRyu · 68 replies · 2,593+ views
    New Majoirty ^ | August 7, 2009 | Tim Mak
    Conservative talk radio has never been more angry and extreme than today. You might think that’s a response to the Obama presidency. But even more, conservative talkers are responding to a collapse in advertising revenues. According to Scott Fybush, the proprietor of North East Radio Watch, talk radio has lost 30-40% of its ad revenues over the past two years. Further, in an interview with a talk radio trade publication, Talkers Magazine, late last year, Talk Radio Networks CEO Mark Masters said: “2008 will be known as the year that weak syndicated programs began dying off in droves,” adding that...
  • Berkeley-Based "Latino MoveOn" Ticks Off Rush And O'Reilly

    07/16/2009 12:58:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 661+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | July 16, 2009
    Berkeley-based "Latino MoveOn" ticks off Rush and O'Reilly The two-month-old Berkeley liberal online hub called Presente -- which wants to be the Latino MoveOn -- has scored the progressive daily double: It has ticked off both Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly. How: It is airing a radio ad this week in on Spanish-language stations in St. Pete and Orlando, Fla. calling out El Rushbo for referring to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as a "racist" and a "bigot." It called on local GOP Rep. John Mica to rebuke Rush's comments. Uh, not a high chance of that happening. Even if...
  • FDA says Zicam nasal spray can cause loss of smell

    06/16/2009 9:48:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 53 replies · 2,480+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 6/16/09
    The FDA says consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products immediately. All the over-the-counter products contain zinc. Scientists say that ingredient may damage nerves in the nose needed for smell.
  • Jenice Armstrong: Wanda Riles the Right (No Way They Are as Outraged as They've Been Acting)

    05/13/2009 7:05:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies · 968+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Wed, May. 13, 2009 | Jenice Armstrong
    RIGHT-WINGERS who've been making a big deal about Wanda Sykes' performance at the White House Correspondent's Dinner need to stop. I'm not buying all the ranting. There's no way they are as outraged as they've been acting about her remarks at the Saturday-night event. Someone needs to remind people that Sykes is a comedian. And a fairly raunchy one at that. Every year, organizers for this affair search for a smart and edgy performer to come onstage and stir the pot, as the old saying goes. And girlfriend did just that. Gave it a whole lot of elbow grease, too....
  • Radio Rage (Seething Conservatives update)

    05/13/2009 6:41:17 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 99 replies · 2,737+ views
    Salon ^ | May 13, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    May 13, 2009 | In John Frankenheimer's taut 1964 film, "Seven Days in May," the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appalled at a disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union, plot a coup d'état to remove the president whom they regard as too soft and naive about the evil of America's enemies. The screenplay by Rod Serling (based on a 1962 novel by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II) is filled with passionate lines that seem right out of today's talk radio -- "intellectual dilettantes" versus patriotism; America's loss of "greatness"; the superiority of military experience to civilian judgment and governance.
  • Wanda Sykes Was Funny (get over it) [Editorial]

    05/11/2009 1:19:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 92 replies · 2,812+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 5/11/09 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    Oh, boy, Wanda Sykes is in trouble. That's what you get when you make fun of Rush Limbaugh. But while conservatives were screaming Monday, let's face it: Sykes said something mean but also funny about the right-leaning Limbaugh at the White House Correspondents Association dinner Saturday night. Boy, Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails – so you said you hope America fails ....To me, that's treason. He's not saying anything differently than what Osama bin Laden is saying. You know, you might want to look into this, sir, 'cause I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker,...
  • West Wing Writer has “died and gone to heaven”

    05/11/2009 12:23:05 PM PDT · by TWP guy · 8 replies · 1,080+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 05/11/09 | Typical White Person
    Let’s use taxpayer money to have a comedy roast of the previous administration, and against major voices of opposition, while they’re not present. That’s classy.
  • Gibbs, White House Respond To Wanda Sykes Rush "20th Hijacker" Limbaugh Joke (Video)

    05/11/2009 11:54:30 AM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 14 replies · 1,022+ views
    Gibbs doing what he does best; passing the buck and rambling in a "non-answer". What's the deal, Gibbs? It was an inappropriate joke on several levels! Condemn it and move on!
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Monday, May 11, 2009

    05/11/2009 8:03:39 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 138 replies · 5,348+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 05/11/09 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Robert Gibbs on Wanda Sykes: 9/11 is not 'comedy'

    05/11/2009 11:18:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies · 3,633+ views
    Gibbs on Sykes: 9/11 is not 'comedy' By: Alexander Burns May 11, 2009 02:01 PM EST In his daily briefing Monday, Robert Gibbs distanced the president from comedian Wanda Sykes’ joke comparing Rush Limbaugh to a 9/11 hijacker at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. "I don't know how the guests get booked,” Gibbs said, adding that he hadn’t “talked specifically” with Obama about Sykes’ crack. “I think there are a lot of topics that are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy. I think there's no doubt 9/11 is part of that,” Gibbs continued.
  • Rush Limbaugh Radio Show “Response”

    05/11/2009 11:14:21 AM PDT · by · 12 replies · 2,124+ views
    His response to the Wanda Sykes that is…. It’s just a tease at this point! Now we have not confirmed this (but we’re not pretending to be journalists). Here’s what we know so far. After Wanda Sykes made some rather nasty comments (attempted Jokes) about Rush Limbaugh that President Obama seemed to enjoy at the White House Correspondent Dinner…. Rush has responded as only RushLimbaugh can. After Wanda Sykes went off about: September 11th Hijacking Drug Abuse Kidney Failure Waterboarding Rush responds during his Monday Rush Limbaugh Radio Show in a “teasing” sort of way. This is apparently all his...
  • Rush Leaves NYC

    03/30/2009 10:59:44 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 128 replies · 4,073+ views
    WBAP ^ | Limbaugh | Rush
    Radio Dialogue paraphrase:Rush was discussing the Audit extremes foisted on him by the State of New York. The new New York State and City Taxes are targeting "rich folk". He will broadcast from his Florida home but also wants to find a Hurricane proof have. He said that he might move to Texas because there is no State Income tax.We Lone Star T=State Freepers should show our support and invite hime to "come on down". Of course as a DFW_phile I'd like to see him in my own backyard!
  • Limbaugh's Popularity Rating in the Cellar (Double bagger barf alert!)

    03/18/2009 9:20:24 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 35 replies · 1,143+ views
    March 17) -- Over the past few weeks, the White House has been casting right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh as the head of the Republican Party, and based on a new CBS News poll, it appears they may be onto something. According to the poll, Limbaugh’s favorable rating stands at just 19 percent, a full 43 points lower than President Obama’s.
  • White House: Cheney almost as popular as Limbaugh

    03/16/2009 12:46:26 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 74 replies · 1,962+ views
    aP via Breitbart ^ | Mar 16, 2009 | n/a
    The White House says former Vice President Dick Cheney is the second most popular member of the "Republican cabal," behind only talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs on Monday brushed off Cheney's criticism of President Barack Obama's new administration. Cheney said Sunday that Obama's decisions are threatening the nation's safety. Obama reversed many of his predecessor's executive orders, including how the country treats suspected terrorists.
  • New Limbaugh billboard slogan announced - creativity was not considered

    03/12/2009 1:41:04 PM PDT · by TruthHound · 62 replies · 3,205+ views
    Setting a world record today for beating a dead horse, the Democratic National Committee will announce they’ve selected an anti-Rush Limbaugh slogan to be placed on a billboard in the radio host’s hometown. The DNC began soliciting slogans a week ago in response to Limbaugh’s well-known statement that he wants President Obama to fail. “If you’re anything like me, then you’ve had the urge to talk back to a right-wing talk radio host more than a few times. Now you can,” reads an email blast from the executive director of the DNC. “Can you help us come up with...
  • Why Rush Limbaugh Is Good for the Republicans

    03/11/2009 2:25:53 PM PDT · by pissant · 8 replies · 803+ views
    Time ^ | 3/11/09 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Obama aides Rahm Emanuel and Robert Gibbs knew what they were doing when they declared Rush Limbaugh the leader of the Republican opposition. They were putting Republican politicians in a trap. Repudiating Limbaugh would mean alienating millions of conservatives and declaring Limbaugh's plainspoken conservatism — which many of those politicians share — outside the lines of the national debate. But neither could Republicans allow the insinuation that they take orders from a radio host stand. If voters got that impression, they would look weak. Worse, the polls show more people dislike Limbaugh than like him. The Republicans escaped this trap...
  • Flashback: Carville Wanted Bush to Fail

    03/11/2009 9:57:28 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 66 replies · 10,594+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/11/2009 | Bill Sammon
    The press never reported that Democratic strategist James Carville said he wanted President Bush to fail before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But a feeding frenzy ensued when radio host Rush Limbaugh recently said he wanted President Obama to fail.
  • Re: Billboard for Rush

    03/10/2009 8:46:27 AM PDT · by iowamark · 53 replies · 1,447+ views
    Rat Party ^ | 03/10/2009 | Jen O'Malley Dillon,
    Last week, I asked if you had a message you'd like to send Rush Limbaugh. The response was overwhelming. We received tens of thousands of submissions, and we picked the top five: * "Americans didn't vote for a Rush to failure" * "Hope and change cannot be Rush'd" * "Failure is not an option for America's future" * "We can fix America, just don't Rush it" * "Rush: Say yes to America" Now, we're putting it up for a vote. Decide which slogan Rush will see in his home town. The slogan with the most votes will be put on...
  • Newsweek Cover Targets Rush Limbaugh; Uses David Frum to Do Obama's Dirty Work

    03/08/2009 11:37:53 AM PDT · by kristinn · 471 replies · 19,071+ views
    Sunday, March 8, 2009 | Kristinn
    Newsweek magazine joins the Obama administration's war on Rush Limbaugh with a cover story authored by conservative lightwieght David Frum.The cover art is an unflattering tight shot of Limbaugh's face featuring a black box over his mouth with the word ENOUGH!The article, which doesn't matter really because it is the excuse to position the anti-Rush agit-prop cover on newstands around the country for a week, can be read here.Newsweek released a press release with an excerpt from Frum's article:"In the days since I stumbled into this controversy, I've received a great deal of e-mail. (Most of it on days...
  • SNL Sketch Examines Electrode Rush Limbaugh Implanted in Michael Steele’s Head

    03/08/2009 7:45:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies · 2,119+ views / Hulu ^ | March 8, 2009
    Video - click link to watch
  • Ari Fleischer Zings MSNBC: Should Dems Denounce Keith Olbermann?

    Former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer appeared on the Thursday edition of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and stopped the program cold when he challenged the hosts as to whether they were "going after Democrat members of Congress for why they aren't distancing themselves from Keith Olbermann?" Co-anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who had been discussing the battle between the White House and Rush Limbaugh, were silent for a moment before Brzezinski admitted, "That was a good one. We're all thinking."
  • White House Admits Strategy to Attack Limbaugh Has Been ‘Counterproductive’ (video)

    03/04/2009 12:49:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1,797+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | March 4, 2009
    "It's out there. We deal with it."
  • Democrats use Web to mock Rush Limbaugh, prominent Republicans (The Libs are getting desperate)

    03/04/2009 12:18:11 PM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies · 1,886+ views
    Ney York Daily News ^ | March 4, 2009 | Matt Marrone
    Democrats took a swipe at Republicans - and conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh - with a Web page launched Wednesday morning on the official site of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The page - found at - allows users to construct a Mad Libs-style message to Limbaugh using "the secret Republican Apology Machine" and sign it with the name of prominent Republicans who've released mea culpas to Limbaugh recently - including Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. [Snip] Limbaugh made headlines on his radio show when he stated, four days before Barack Obama's inauguration, that he wanted...
  • Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan

    03/04/2009 8:48:13 AM PST · by Hope a Dope · 42 replies · 2,018+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/4/09 | Jonathan Martin
    Top Democrats believe they have struck political gold by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party, a full-scale effort first hatched by some of the most familiar names in politics and now being guided in part from inside the White House. .... The seeds were planted in October after Democracy Corps, the Democratic polling company run by Carville and Greenberg, included Limbaugh’s name in a survey and found that many Americans just don’t like him. “His positives for voters under 40 was 11 percent,” Carville recalled with a degree of amazement, ... "I hope he fails,”...
  • "The View" Ladies Get Hot and Bothered Over Limbaugh CPAC Speech - Video 3/2/09

    03/02/2009 12:24:01 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 1,802+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from The View today where the ladies were hot and bothered over Rush Limbaugh's speech at CPAC! Elisabeth Hasselbeck stood up for Rush, but the other three "ladies" went after him. Whoopi Goldberg said his comments were "crappy," especially him saying he hopes Obama fails when we haven't even tried his approach yet. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Obama WH Secret Phone Conferences Bear Fruit With TV Media's Limbaugh Attack

    03/02/2009 5:26:46 AM PST · by Delacon · 57 replies · 4,898+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 2, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    Back on January 29, we discussed [1] the daily strategy phone call engineered by Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for friendly TV commentators and "reporters." Politico reported that Emanuel has a daily phone conference call with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, and CNN's James Carville and Paul Begala. With Rush Limbaugh's raucous CPAC address, as he termed it his "first address to the nation," we can see at least one example of what is likely an attack strategy resulting from the Emanuel phone session with a rush to bash Rush the day after the appearance. [Image credit:] As soon as...
  • Tina Brown: Liberal Ad Elevates 'Blow Hard Bullfrog' Rush Limbaugh

    02/27/2009 10:18:40 AM PST · by lewisglad · 33 replies · 3,591+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 27, 2009 - 11:49 | Scott Whitlock
    Tina Brown: Liberal Ad Elevates 'Blow-hard Bullfrog' Rush Limbaugh By Scott Whitlock | February 27, 2009 - 11:49 Former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor Tina Brown appeared on Friday's "Morning Joe" to lament that a new liberal ad featuring Rush Limbaugh would only elevate the status of the "blow-hard bullfrog" conservative host. The liberal group Americans United for Change has a spot running that slams Republicans as a party of no and features a clip of Limbaugh's now famous comment that he wants Obama's liberal policies to fail. After "Morning Joe" co-host Willie Geist played the ad, Brown asserted...
  • Limbaugh, Hitting Back Over Usage in Ad, Says Obama "Stoking Racism"

    09/17/2008 1:51:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 65 replies · 304+ views
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, September 17, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    Rush Limbaugh, featured in a new, Spanish-language Barack Obama ad, says the commercial distorts his past statements and amounts to "race-baiting" by the Democratic nominee. The commercial, to air in Limbaugh's home state of Florida as well as Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada, features a picture of the conservative talk show host and shows his words on the screen: "Mexicans are stupid and unqualified" and "Shut your mouth or get out." It was first reported by the Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe. "Obama is now stoking racism in the country," Limbaugh wrote in an email. "Obama is a disgrace - he...
  • Fight the Smears…Against Rush and the Right

    06/13/2008 10:17:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 102+ views ^ | June 13, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The ogling Obamedia is so incorrigibly predictable I can’t even get mad about this crap anymore. They took a break from staring at Barack’s loins and weeping over his nomination to blame Rush Limbaugh for spreading the left-wing Larry Johnson-spearheaded, Bob Beckel-fueled rumors about a purported Michelle Obama rant– even though Rush, as he noted yesterday, was one of the last to even mention the rumor-mongering: How old is this story? Obama denied this ten days ago or sometime last week. Obama denied this last week. All of a sudden I started noticing this last night on my RSS feeder....
  • Fight The Smears (Obama Starts Off By Smearing Rush Limbaugh

    06/13/2008 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 37 replies · 421+ views ^ | 2008 | Staff
    Smear: LIE: Rush Limbaugh says a tape exists of Michelle Obama using the word "whitey" from the pulpit of Trinity United... Lie: Proven GOP sleazemeister Roger Stone says he has "credible evidence that some indelible record exists" of a tape of Michelle Obama using the term "whitey."
  • Rush Limbaugh says Clinton-Obama race is proceeding precisely according to his plan

    05/06/2008 11:02:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 75 replies · 110+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5-6-08 | Andrew Malcolm
    Rush Limbaugh, the self-appointed Commander-in-Chief of Operation Chaos, is puffing on his immense cigar and gloating at this very moment in his Florida bunker. And preparing to celebrate two more grand and glorious political victories over Democrats today, no matter who wins the primaries in Indiana and Florida. Usually as shy and retiring as, say, P.T. Barnum, the influConservative radio talkshow host Rush Limbaugh, the self-appointed commander in chief of Operation Chaos designed to promote the candidacy of New York Senator Hillary Clinton with Republican help against Illinois Senator Barack Obama and prolong the political infighting within the democratic party...