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March 15, 2012
ON THE ISSUE of Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke and government-funded contraception, here are a few cold, hard facts: Fact: Sandra Fluke is a longstanding left-wing political activist who was recruited by Nancy Pelosi to testify before Congress regarding this issue. Fact: Free contraception is already available, to anyone who wants it, in every state in our union. Fact: Those who say they cannot afford contraception are, in fact, liars, since it costs only about $9 a month at Walgreens.
NEWS
March 7, 2012 | By Steve Young
"For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words. . . . My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. " - from Rush Limbaugh's apology to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Rio Linda Entertainment in Broadcasting (EIB) Comedy Club! It's now time for tonight's headliner.
NEWS
October 9, 2003
RUSH LIMBAUGH is one important reason why strong affirmative-action guidelines need to be in place: Here's a man who blithely dismissed the obvious merit of an African-American quarterback before a national audience. Although he no longer has a TV platform, Limbaugh still addresses a sizeable audience (about 20 million) via radio. If only an eighth of that audience is in corporate management, then it's no wonder that the "glass ceilings" remain impervious to dissolution. Limbaugh's greatest victims, however, are his listeners.
NEWS
October 14, 1993 | BY MOLLY IVINS
Being attacked by Rush Limbaugh is like being gummed by a newt. The current champion of the ad hominem argument has seen fit to reflect on me because I quoted what I still think is one of the funniest examples of white-backlash thinking I have ever come across. The quote in question was the immortal observation, made by a Limbaugh listener at a coffee group in Weatherford, Texas, in August, "Why, I agree with Rush that racism is dead. I just wonder what the niggers are going to find to complain about now. " This quote caused some Limbaugh "dittohead," as he calls his followers (Do you suppose they are actually flattered by that?
NEWS
October 11, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
HE'S BAAAAACK . Well, technically Rush Limbaugh hasn't left the airwaves yet, still appearing on IQ 106.9. But with that station switching formats to be closer to God, Limbaugh is free to go back to 1210 WPHT, the station that housed him for a decade. So when I started hearing rumblings that Rush would return to WPHT on Oct. 28, I asked Marc Rayfield , WPHT senior vice president and market manager, what was up. "I cannot confirm nor deny the rumor that Rush will be rejoining WPHT in late October.
NEWS
January 21, 2011
RE GLENN Beck's fit after his show was dumped here: I'm thoroughly convinced of just how much of a horse's behind he truly is. How blowhards like him and Rush Limbaugh have such huge followings shakes my faith in the intelligence of the American people. Jeffrey C. Branch, Philadelphia
NEWS
August 31, 2005
IT CAN'T be easy being Donovan McNabb these days. As if it weren't enough that the Eagles quarterback is caught in a very public spat between Terrell Owens and Eagles management, an offer of help comes from perhaps the one name McNabb wants to hear even less than Owens' right now. Rush Limbaugh has offered to help heal the rift between the Eagles stars, explaining that "I could bring these two guys together. I've been there, folks, and I could do this, and I'm serious in my desire to do it," Limbaugh said, presumably with a straight face.
NEWS
September 14, 1993 | BY JOHN SMITH
Fortunately, for myself and many others, the popularity of Rush Limbaugh conjures up this question: Are the majority of Americans unfortunately bigoted racist, sexist, homophobic, prudish and puritanical politically-right- of-centers like Limbaugh himself? Well, it depends on how you look at it. Meaning there's an extreme amount of hypocrisy and contradiction involved. In my mind, the answer is no, of course not. (Oh, by the way, I am a heterosexual Caucasian male, part of Limbaugh's "target audience," but Limbaugh will never be able to sway me toward his extreme right side with his divisive and polarizing rhetoric.
NEWS
February 19, 1993 | By WILLIAM RASPBERRY
I've been doing penance. I've listened to major portions of two Rush Limbaugh radio shows, I've done some heavy browsing of his new book, The Way Things Ought to Be, and now I'm finally ready to say it: Rush, I'm sorry. No, I still haven't become a Rush Limbaugh fan; I'm not that sorry. But at the urgings of some 60 zillion readers (that's an estimate; I stopped counting after 147), I've taken another look at this phenom of the airwaves, and . . . . But first I'd better back up and tell you what brought all this on. I recently wrote a column, the point of which was that you shouldn't refrain from telling the truth as you see it just because somebody you don't care for agrees with it. What brought that on was a young man who was pained to inform me that Limbaugh had agreed with something I'd written.
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August 22, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
IN MY SMALL OPINION . . . Timing can be everything, and, frankly, this is a bad time for Phillies president David Montgomery to have given general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. another public vote of confidence. Obviously, what Montgomery thinks behind closed doors will differ from what he says publicly about the team's future, but it was irresponsible for Montgomery to have told a group of fans the other day that "[Amaro] is not on the hot seat. " When your major league club is 15 games under .500 with the third-highest payroll in baseball and your minor league system is devoid of promising prospects, no one can be off the "hot seat" - especially not the person overseeing the entire organization.
NEWS
October 25, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
GLENN BECK is moving to Philly. Kind of. In the wake of the news that Rush Limbaugh will be returning to 1210 WPHT, I've learned exclusively that Beck will give his Internet-only TheBlaze Radio Network a Philadelphia feel by adding local news and weather twice per hour and traffic four times per hour, provided by partnerships with local news and information services. Philly is the first market for the localized expansion, but I hear Beck wants to move to more markets.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
THE RUMORS were true. I reported last week that Rush Limbaugh would be back at 1210 WPHT, and now sources are confirming it. And Sean Hannity is joining him. Morning-show host Chris Stigall is expected to announce Rush's return at 7:30 a.m. today. My sources at the station say the hosts are "really psyched" to have Limbaugh back on WPHT. Hannity was more on the "meh" scale, but I heard they had to take one to get the other. While Rush will get his noon-to-3 p.m. spot, Hannity won't be broadcast live, instead appearing on tape delay from 9 p.m. to midnight.
NEWS
October 11, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
HE'S BAAAAACK . Well, technically Rush Limbaugh hasn't left the airwaves yet, still appearing on IQ 106.9. But with that station switching formats to be closer to God, Limbaugh is free to go back to 1210 WPHT, the station that housed him for a decade. So when I started hearing rumblings that Rush would return to WPHT on Oct. 28, I asked Marc Rayfield , WPHT senior vice president and market manager, what was up. "I cannot confirm nor deny the rumor that Rush will be rejoining WPHT in late October.
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By Cynthia Tucker
As a matter of history, black Americans - at least those who were allowed to vote - were Republicans for decades after the Civil War. But some found Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal attractive, and most found Lyndon Johnson's support for civil rights irresistible. They left the Republican Party. And they've stayed away since the 1960s, alienated by the GOP's Southern strategy of race-baiting and pandering to the prejudices of right-wing Neanderthals. If you wonder why black voters believe the Republican Party trades in the rankest bigotry, look no further than the reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict among conservative commentators.
NEWS
April 14, 2013 | By Michael Smerconish
I signed off from the AM radio band Friday. Starting Monday, I will be heard exclusively on SiriusXM's POTUS Channel 124. After 23 years on a terrestrial radio platform, this represents a major change. But while many see it as a futuristic move, given that 24 million Americans now have satellite radios, I refer to it as a return to my roots. My inauspicious start two decades ago was as the guest of a guest host. Advertising guru Brian Tierney was himself filling in on WWDB-FM (96.5), "the Talk Station," when he invited me. I was hooked from the first minute the "on air" light went on, a combination of ego and the belief that I could develop a skill set. I still have the letter I then wrote to the station owner, Chuck Schwartz, seeking a gig. (He gave me a meeting after Larry Kane put in a good word.)
NEWS
April 5, 2013 | By Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
A University of Rochester professor's hypothetical question about whether the rape of an unconscious person should be illegal has led to demands he be censured or fired. Professor Steven Landsburg's blog post followed the conviction last month of two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio, on charges they raped a drunken girl, 16. "As long as I'm safely unconscious and therefore shielded from the costs of an assault, why shouldn't the rest of the world (or more specifically my attackers)
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | By Dan Gross
UPSTART talk-radio station IQ 106.9-FM had its best ratings book since its April launch during the Oct. 11 to Nov. 7 period, according to the latest Arbitron figures. The station was the 10th most-listened-to station in the market by men and women 12 and older. Credit Rush Limbaugh , who can be heard from noon to 3 p.m. and the presidential election with much of the success, but it's still notable that a seven-month-old station was up from 18th place in the same category from the last ratings period from September to October.
NEWS
September 17, 2012 | By Michael Smerconish
What a donnybrook this is going to be. The next 52 days until the election? Nope. What will follow if Mitt Romney loses. Rush Limbaugh raised the issue Monday. He was responding to comments made on what he called "PMSNBC" by Chris Matthews suggesting that an Obama victory would be the end of conservative control of the Republican Party. Limbaugh had his own assessment: "There's going to be a third party that's going to be orientated toward conservatism - or Rand Paul thinks libertarianism.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2012 | Tirdad Derakhshani
Rush Limbaugh's show will no longer be running on "The Big Talker," WPHT-AM (1210). CBS announced that Premiere Media, which syndicates Rush's show, is taking it off WPHT's schedule, where he's been since 1999 (before that, he was on WWDB). Replacing him in the 1-3 p.m. slot will be longtime Philly broadcaster Michael Smerconish, whose national talk show has been running taped during afternoon drive time; it'll now run live. "I am thrilled that CBS decided to make this change," Smerconish told us at "SideShow," "and I am anxious to once again welcome live callers from my hometown for the duration of my program.
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