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.
March 7, 2012 |
"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.
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.
October 14, 1993 |
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?
October 11, 2013 |
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.
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
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.
September 14, 1993 |
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.
February 19, 1993 |
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.