By way of introduction, I worked in broadcasting 38 years.  As a DJ, film editor, director, TV reporter, producer, host of my own show at KCBS TV for 8 years and executive producer on prime time specials.  I don't claim to know all about broadcasting but I have a pretty good idea what makes a good broadcaster.  And you can count them on your fingers and maybe a couple of toes.

Rush Limbaugh is a good broadcaster.  Still near the top of his game after 25 years he is, arguably, the best in the business today.  He is also despicable, a monkey-turd of a man and a coward (more on that in a moment).  But his skills are undeniable.  Voice and delivery near flawless he has perfected the right-wing dog whistle.  From racism to fema-nazi and everything in between, the blasphemies are provoking and get the kind of reaction others can only dream of.  Who can forget his premier of the song BARAK THE MAGIC NEGRO, or his continued referring to Michelle Obama as "uppity" and now of course calling a young woman arguing for contraception to be included in health plans a "slut" and a "prostitute".  The woman got a sympathy call from the president and Rush got loads of attention.  Cable news made him the lead story for 3 days and each day he gave them more material.  They tend to need each other.  He provides programming and the cables drive his ratings.

This is a drug addict who sent his housekeeper out to buy his drugs, accused of doctor shopping he bought his Viagra using a false name and is afraid of confrontations.

Steve Allen once wrote "Rush spends 3 hours a day debating himself."  Married 4 times, he is very, very rich and is called the titular head of the Republican party.  And at times he drives the nation's political conversation.  It makes him richer and many of the rest of us poorer.

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Scott Killeen March 07, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Saul, Yes NOW he does. Maher is quoted on supporting Rush giving his apology only, that is it. Why? Maher despises the boycotts because he has had many thrown at himself for saying "offending comments" to a certain part of the public. And offering an apology but not being excepted by people. It is still a blatant double standard from the left and it's be proven many times! They can say whatever and get away with it but hell no when they get offended! Democrats are the best at it!
Scott Killeen March 08, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Did you know there is a war on women? Yes, it’s true. Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, Matt Taibbi, and Ed Schultz have been waging it for years with their misogynist outbursts. There have been boycotts by people on the left who are outraged that these guys still have jobs. Oh, wait. Sorry, that never happened. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/04/rush-limbaugh-s-apology-liberal-men-need-to-follow-suit.html
Scott Killeen March 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Hypocrisy? http://youtu.be/1oaq2fHiOOY
Marty Vergari March 13, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Hi Elke, I have no need for Viagra (and I can prove it if you like?) but if I did, I would not ask anyone else to pay for it. Get the difference now? We love women, want them to do what's right for them, just don't ask us to pay for it - that's all. PS My offer of proof still stands.
Pat May 15, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Okay, you;'re no fan of Rush Limbaugh, I stand corrected there. But I ask you this, if taxpayers don't want to pay for a woman's condoms, would they willingly pay for a man's condoms if he asked them to do so? I doubt it since so many people are vocal about where and to whom their tax dollars go.


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