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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Pat March 05, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Rush Limbaugh has lost nine sponsors so far after calling birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute". She has refused to accept his apology and I don't blame her. No woman in her position should accept any apology from him because he would be insincere and it would only incourage Limbaugh to insult more women in the future. She should sue the pants off of him for defamation of character, and I hope she does.
Scott Killeen March 05, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Without a Rush Limbaugh everyone one you puppets would be mooing like cows stumbling towards the slaughter house! You jump on the female band wagon like it's the blasphemy of God's earth! You piss and moan about a woman being called a slut when a woman in the Middle East gets killed for even looking at a man! Fluke was used by Pelosi & Reed, what do you expect from that?
Marty Vergari March 06, 2012 at 01:57 AM
I'm no fan of Rush Limbaugh BUT, what he was beefing about was a good thing. This "lady" was directly/indirectly asking us taxpayers to foot the bills so that she and others can have sex. What part of this has to do with the guy on radio who spoke up to her? He is still on radio - this is how he stays on radio - but he is not wrong about not wanting the rest of us to pay the bill for this folly. Get real you radical left Obama's foot soldiers - history will show you what goofballs you've been to vote for this con man in the White House. Bob, if you think Rush is making money, and you seem angry that he isn't spreading it around lke Oboma wishes, wait until you see what Valerie Jarrett, and The Oboma's Chicago hit squad are loading into their deep pockets from you so they can make the USA govt. just like the old commies type.
Marty Vergari March 06, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Scott, I could not agree more!
Marty Vergari March 06, 2012 at 02:02 AM
The woman went public with her sex life and got talked about - so? You might say she asked for it. I don't hear that you Pat went public with your sex life so no radio DJ's are speaking about you or calling you names. I should remind that TRUTH is the accepted defense to defamation of character - that is if America still has freedom of speech - (did Obama and the radical left strip us of that yet?)
Pat March 06, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Wow, I thought this was the Shreman Oaks Patch, not the Rush Limbaugh Fan Club. Guess I was wrong about that. Oh, and I don't see any of you talking publically about your sex lives either. So I guess that makes all of you, what, moral as compared to that "shameless public whore" Sandra Fluke? You guys must think she has a pimp and hangs around on street corners, flagging down potential johns fior "street dates" and all that. Sorry, but I don't care what you think of me or my opinions. I'm as free to express them as you are free to express yours.
Scott Killeen March 06, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Oh the LIBERAL Patch? So that is okay with you? Please read Gary's opinions and Narravo's. Two people speak there views and you want to kick them off the planet! http://shermanoaks.patch.com/blog_posts/a-view-from-left-field-separating-religious-views-from-public-life http://shermanoaks.patch.com/blog_posts/rich-man-poor-man
Scott Killeen March 06, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I don't ask the government to pay for my sex life! Hence I have no need to speak about it in front of a FAKE congressional committee meeting being used as a puppet!
Marty Vergari March 06, 2012 at 08:22 PM
To: Pat - Of course you have the right of free speech - go ahead and speak publicly about your sex life and who you want to pay for it and we will defend your right to speak, BUT, we will not "support" your sex life with our tax dollars. Get the difference Pat? You can mobilize the "conform to my usage of tax dollars or we will extort our support from your sponsors" club. How dare anyone take the right of free speech away by any means from anyone in the USA. My relatives died fighting for freedom in several wars. Lastly, if you read my first comment, you read "I am no fan of Rush" etc. I know you can read Pat, you are just selective so as to have your rant and democratic shot as you work for Obama's election. Don't be a sucker again Pat - I voted for him the first time too but I should have known that he could not fix our problems in the US (regardless of who caused them) Obama failed. He is inexperienced. All he can do is spend, spend, and his wife joins him. While we all go to the poor house. Marty
Elke Heitmeyer March 07, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Why do some men get so vitriolic about women's health issues? I wonder if these men have women in their lives they care about? And isn't Viagra covered by health insurance? Limbaugh's nasty meanness should be abhorred by all women, regardless of political persuasion.
Scott Killeen March 07, 2012 at 07:22 PM
What about Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin the C word? Or Howard Stern saying worse name than that towards Palin? It's a double standard from Democrats, anything they do or say is ok but damn if anyone from the right will get away with it! It's a fact! Democrats are the best at it, true professionals!
Saul Daniels March 07, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Scott: I was surprised, but Bill Maher supported Rush. See http://patch.com/bvbbF .
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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