Why Rush Limbaugh‘s Radio Network May Want Him Off The Air
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:12:12 PM by SeekAndFind
Limbaugh and Cumulus must renegotiate their contract terms by the end of the year, so it’s not surprising that they’re jockeying for leverage.
But a source tells us that Cumulus has less to lose in this battle than most people think, and may even gain financially from Limbaugh’s departure.
First, the back story: Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey recently told investors that the ad boycott of Limbaugh’s show — after Rush called a Georgetown college student a “slut” on air because she favored contraception coverage in healthcare — may have cost him up to $5.5 million in sales.
Another source in Cumulus just leaked to Radio Ink that 48 out of 50 of its advertisers had “no Rush” instructions on their media placements.
Limbaugh fired back, saying that Dickey is blaming him for his own sales failings. He’s threatened to pull his show from Cumulus, which has a reported 15 million-person audience and $363 million in ad sales running on it.
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Rush Limbugh recently threw a fit on his radio show over an appearance by Michael Scheuer on the FOX News Channel (as did Sean Hannity, who was even more apoplectic than Limbaugh). Michael Scheuer is the former CIA head of the bin Laden unit. Limbaugh was at his sarcastic and bombastic name-calling worst in responding to Scheuer’s comments.
What on earth did Michael Scheuer say to cause such an emotional explosion of bombast?, one might ask. Well, when asked by the host of a FOX News show about what might motivate Muslims from the Middle East to harm Americans, the man the CIA put in charge of the “bin Laden unit” said,
“People don’t like being invaded or bombed,” and they sometimes retaliate. This of course is perfectly reasonable and understandable. It’s called “blowback.”
He reminded the FOX host that Muslims have long protested the American military presence in the Muslim country of Saudi Arabia; the invasion and occupation of Iraq; the killing of thousands of Iraqi civilians; the statement by U.N. Ambasador Albright that a half million dead Iraqi children was “a price we are willing to pay” to achieve our political objectives; the U.S. government’s support for the government of Israel in its wars against Muslims; and the bombing and killing of civilians in numerous other Muslim countries, most recently in Mali and Libya under the Obama regime.
http://moralmatters.org ^ | April 5, 2013 | Nathan M. Bickel
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 1:31:07 PM by Yooperman
Rush Limbaugh another Obama enabler: Moralmatters.org reader says Limbaugh is a political prostitute April 5, 2013
Limbaugh talks big, but falls short in conveying the reality about Obama. He, like Hannity, Levin, Laura Ingraham and a host of (so-called) “Conservative” talk show hosts continue to whine and wring their hands over Obama’s political actions and agenda. But, when it comes down to brass tacks, these self-proclaimed “Conservatives,” fall woefully short.
They will not expose Obama for his identity frauds and forgeries, even though now, it has been legally evidenced that Obama’s (needed and required) documentation for the office of president has been found to be (felony) fraudulent.
What Rush Limbaugh Didn’t Say
The Irish Examiner ^ | 2/26/13 | Alicia Colon
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:30:29 AM by Lakeshark
‘Ashamed’ isn’t the word I’d use but I share Limbaugh’s frustration with the endless lies told by members of both parties so that nothing ever changes but I believe he’s being disingenuous.
We’ve never been fooled by the lies the politicians throw at us. Rush is just too polite to say is that he’s confounded by the stupidity of the American people who do fall for them.
RUSH: So, I’m trying to keep a low profile. This is what I mean. I’m just telling you, they don’t get the humor. They’re wound so tight that they’re just waiting to be offended. And this is like the third day in a row members of the media are fit to be tied over my characterization of the children at the White House being used as human shields.
Boy, times change. Jonathan Karl, when he was at CNN, I did a number of interviews with Jonathan Karl, and he was like our old buddy Jim Rutenberg at the New York Times. It was a guy that we trusted. He was a genuine reporter. He was right down the middle. He’d print what I said. He didn’t engage in gotcha journalism, and he was pleasant to talk to. He’s now undergone a massive transformation.
And the interesting thing is that I haven’t changed since Jonathan Karl knew me. I mean, he knows who I am and he knows what I’m about. He knows the kind of person I am. But that doesn’t matter. He has other considerations now because he works at ABC. And last night on ABC’s World News Tonight, he’s now the chief White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, reporting on Obama’s gun control plan.
“I think he wants people to snap. I think Obama is challenging everybody’s sanity,” Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday afternoon. “Obama [is] literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country.”
……..“He’s at maximum damage potential right now, max damage. He can inflict the greatest damage possible for the purpose of transforming the country from capitalism to Western European socialism,” Limbaugh said Monday afternoon.
“He’s got two years here to double down, triple down, max out on it – and that’s if he cares about the 2014 midterms. But if you listen to Democrats talk, they don’t care about that.”
In 2010, Obama said taxes should not be raised, fearing it would harm the economy.
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:58:56 PM by NachumOn his Wednesday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh warned his listeners not to have high expectations for embattled former CIA Director David Petreaus’ testimony on the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi.
The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, but, according to Limbaugh, if Petreaus says anything differently than what he had said right after the attack, he could be branded a liar.
“If Petraeus goes in there and says anything different than what he said on Sept. 13, do you know the world of hurt that he’s in?” Limbaugh said. “What did he say on Sept. 13 — or whenever the testimony was — he said it was the video. He said it was an out-of-control mob, spontaneous-combustion protest, because of the video. OK, now let’s say that he goes into tomorrow and he, if he doesn’t say exactly what he said to Congress back in September, then he’s going to get the question: ‘Were you lying then, or are you lying now?’”
PALM BEACH, Fla. – With Election Day approaching next month and the second debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama slated for Tuesday night, radio host Rush Limbaugh believes the president’s campaign has completely run out of good ideas for re-election.
Limbaugh lamented a recent Pew study that found 52-percent of middle class adults said a second
Despite his lamentations, however, Limbaugh took an optimistic outlook, saying that he refuses to “fall prey to attempts to demoralize and dispirit everybody.”
When it comes to the
PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio giant Rush Limbaugh says the ongoing national dispute over Chick-fil-A’s stance for biblically based marriage is nothing short of an attack on Christianity as a whole.
“Now Christianity has to be banned, and that’s where this is all headed,” Limbaugh said this afternoon on his top-rated program. “All this stuff at Chick-fil-A, the target is Christianity, not Chick-fil-A. The target is freedom of religion. [With] Obama and Obamacare, the target is always freedom. When we’re talking about liberals, the target is always freedom.”
Says president trying to dismantle American dream brick by brick.
“I think I figured out what CNN’s gonna do to try to recapture their lost glory,” Limbaugh said this afternoon on his top-rated program.
PALM BEACH, Fla. – Though he usually focuses criticism on Democrats, top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh is scorching Republicans as “clueless” in their efforts to stop President Obama and his health-care agenda, and what he expects to be its “disastrous” impact on everyday life in America.
“We’re left with Obamacare, and we are left with a damaged Constitution, and we have a Republican leadership that’s clueless in how to slow any of this down,” Limbaugh said this afternoon.
Rush Limbaugh said on Tuesday he’s “scared” of the Obama administration for its opposition to Arizona’s immigration policy, and he accused the president of wanting illegal immigrants to enter the United States so they can be “converted” into voters before Election Day.
Radio host Rush Limbaugh raved on his show today about a new film opening this weekend, not only calling it a clear parallel to the fight for religious freedom under the Obama administration, but also pondering, “When’s the last movie you saw, a mainstream Hollywood movie, that was pro-Catholic or pro-Christianity?”
The movie, “For Greater Glory,” tells the true story of 1926 Mexico, when Marxist and atheist Mexican President Plutarco Elias Calles passed a series of dictates crushing religious liberty, prompting Los Cristeros, the Men of Christ, and the Feminine Brigades of St. Joan of Arc rose up to defend the Catholic Church.
Facing execution under Calles’ rule, all the Cristeros had to do to escape death was to deny Christ. Instead, their rallying cry was “Viva Cristo Rey!” – “Long live Christ the King!”
Rush: Obama Aims to Release Oil to Make Himself Hero
http://www.newsmax.com ^ | March 15, 2012 | Michelle Lopata
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:00:03 PM by NKP_Vet
“Obama has just announced that the United States and Britain are going to release oil from their strategic reserves,” Limbaugh said. “This is going to have absolutely no impact whatsoever. It is a purely political move from the guy who says we can’t drill…..”
(“When the left savages the right, it’s OK. When America’s top conservative questions why taxpayers must subsidize the sex life of a coed, the sky falls in”) Hypocritical Criticism Of Rush Limbaugh Is No Fluke
c. Bill Maher, call your office.
When the late, great Andrew Breitbart was asked in a Twitter conversation whether he’d apologize for his website’s posting of a video of a speech by Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod that led to her forced resignation, Breitbart replied, “Apologize for what?”
Breitbart knew the sensitivities and the hypocrisy of the left when their sacred cows and double standards were under attack.
Hell hath no fury, he knew, like a liberal whose dogma stands exposed. He wondered why those on the right always had to apologize for saying liberal emperors had no clothes, when the left never had to apologize for anything no matter how outrageous or offensive.
Rush Limbaugh, the usually unapologetic conservative pundit, has apologized for using language to describe Sandra Fluke, a 23-year-old Georgetown University law student whose resume reads more like that of a political activist than a victimized student. He labeled his description “insulting.”
On the other hand, one wonders what words would apply to a law student in need of $3,000 worth of taxpayer-paid contraceptives as she learns how to handle briefs, no pun intended.
Rush Limbaugh is probably not sweating this one, folks. The critics keep piling on. But the immensely popular talk radio host has the biggest “sponsor” of all on his side: Clear Channel radio network.
Arizona Sen. John McCain, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, and New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan are among the latest to criticize Limbaugh for calling a Georgetown University student a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she testified in favor of birth control insurance coverage.
But Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Networks Inc., which hosts Limbaugh’s conservative talk show, has voiced its unwavering support for Limbaugh, whose contract runs through 2016.
“The contraception debate is one that sparks strong emotion and opinions on both sides of the issue,” Premiere Networks told the Associated Press. “We respect the right of Mr. Limbaugh, as well as the rights of those who disagree with him, to express those opinions.”
Fluke had made the preposterous claim, while addressing House Democrats over President Obama’s rule forcing Catholic institutions to pay for contraception, that the cost of birth control was prohibitive for Georgetown law students. Limbaugh responded by calling Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” who is “having so much sex, she can’t afford the contraception; she wants you and me – the taxpayers – to pay her.”
Progressive dudgeon hit the stratosphere. Democrat Representative Louise Slaughter wrote a letter that decried Limbaugh’s “sexually charged, patently offensive, and obscene language” and “atrocious and hurtful words.”
MSNB’s Jonathan Capehart called the comments “hateful” and “rude,” and said they were “low” even for Limbaugh. Democrat “strategist” Krystal Ball (sic) called Limbaugh “despicable,” “disgusting,” and a “loathsome individual.” The Washington Post’s Jamila Bey called the remarks “hate speech” and claimed they “crossed into the realm of sexual harassment.” The president of Georgetown said the remarks were “misogynistic, vitriolic, and a misrepresentation of the position of our student.”
And in the midst of crisis in the Middle East and the ticking entitlement time bomb, President Obama found time personally to call Fluke and deplore Limbaugh’s “inappropriate personal attacks.”
Rush Limbaugh: Time to ‘focus on’ personal lives of journalists [VIDEO]The Daily Caller ^ | 1/19/12 | Jeff PoorPosted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:28:59 PM by NachumThe hoopla surrounding the ABC News interview with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s second ex-wife, Marianne Gingrich, has raised a question for conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh: How come journalists aren’t held to the same standard they hold those they investigate to?On his Thursday show, Limbaugh asked that question and said that it was appropriate to do so since the media is no longer just reporting, but passing judgment as well.“That’s another thing, this always gets me — are journalists monogamous?” Limbaugh asked. “Are journalists faithful? Are they as clean and pure as the wind-driven snow? This is what has always fascinated me.
PALM BEACH, Fla. –
Radio giant Rush Limbaugh says Barack Obama has “outed” himself as a “dumb,” anti-American socialist and perhaps Marxist after the president delivered a speech suggesting the American way of life has “never worked.”
“After the three years, the cat’s out of the bag,” Limbaugh said this afternoon.”After three years, everybody now knows why I wanted you to fail. Everybody that heard that speech now knows that you said America as founded has never worked. You have outed yourself, Barack, if I may call you that. You’ve come out. Maybe you’ll be on the cover of the next Advocate (a homosexual magazine) because you just outed yourself, sir. You have nothing but contempt for this country.”
Daily Caller ^ | November 23, 2011 | Jeff Poor
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 4:10:09 PM by Rufus2007
On his Wednesday show, radio host Rush Limbaugh illustrated what would otherwise be an ill-advised hypothetical situation by suggesting that if Michelle Obama were to appear on his radio show, he would introduce the first lady with Sir-Mix-A-Lot’s 1992 hit “Baby Got Back.”
Limbaugh’s goal was to “illustrate” what the reaction would be, compared to the scant attention given when GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann was introduced on Jimmy Fallon’s Monday night NBC program to Fishbone’s “Lyin’ A** B****.”
What Could End Rush Limbaugh‘s Career?
Townhall.com ^ | 11/17/2011 | Michael Brown
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:04:23 PM by servo1969
It was surprising to hear Rush Limbaugh say the words, “I don’t have the guts to bring it up,” but he did, on November 8th, to his massive radio audience.
Rush Limbaugh lacking the guts to address something publicly? Rush Limbaugh not willing to tackle controversy? Really?
CALLER: “What’s that?”
NewsMax ^ | October 6, 2011 | Amy Woods
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 6:55:54 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
“There’s no doubt in my mind that the White House is behind this,” he said. “Obama is setting up riots. He is fanning the flames.”
The “anarchists” and “union thugs” who are rallying against corporate greed are Obama’s constituents, Limbaugh said.
“Occupy Wall Street is his base,” he said. “Those are his foot soldiers.”
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com …
It is refreshing to interview someone as straightforward and truthful as David Limbaugh. He is what he is: a God-fearing, flag-waving, freedom-loving American patriot with a brilliant legal mind.His new runaway bestselling book, “Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama,” has struck a chord with the public, debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
An unusual page-turner for its genre, Limbaugh’s book presents exactly what the title suggests: a meticulous case against the President of the United States for his unprecedented assault on ordered liberty and the American way of life.The cumulative impact of the evidence Limbaugh has compiled in his book is breathtaking. And footnoted.
excerpt ~ continues @ link…