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Rush Limbaugh Today Show Interview...Business And Ideology Are 'Inseparable'

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posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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Rush Limbaugh Today Show Interview...Business And Ideology Are 'Inseparable'


www.huffingtonpost.com

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh gave a wide-ranging interview to the Today Show's Jamie Gangel, which NBC is airing over two days. In the segments aired this morning, Limbaugh denied leadership of Republican party, scoffed at the suggestion that he was in anyway responsible for the defeat of the McCain campaign, and confirmed that his show is mainly about making money: "I'm doing my show for ratings. I want the largest audience I can get because that's how I can charge the highest advertising rates, which means what else do I want? Money."
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posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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The article goes on to say:


I'm not an actor, but let's face it. Radio and showbiz, this rap, that I'm just an entertainer, is a way that critics of mine try to discredit me. You'll note nobody takes me on on my ideas. Nobody argues, they always say God, you hear what he said? He's this, he's that, he's outrageous, he's bombastic. Those are attempts to discredit me among people who don't listen to me. But the media didn't make me and they can't break me. They've been trying the same plays from their playbook for 21 years.


What arrogance.

The only reason he never hears anyone question his ideas is a stringent call screening process...with the exception of a few who slip through he only puts on those who agree with him.

But the media and blogosphere is full of people who are happy to take on his so-called ideas.

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posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 12:57 PM
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Damn right he's arrogant. I cant think of a reason he shouldn't be. He's been in the crosshairs of the left since his shows inception, and the only thing its done is make him a near billionaire. Are you going to fault him for wanting money. Does he make too much money? Old saying holds true:
THOSE WHO CAN, DO. THOSE WHO CANNOT, CRITISIZE.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 01:29 PM
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And what's the other old saying? Oh yeah,

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 01:37 PM
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reply to post by SphinxMontreal
 


its misunderestimate tyvm



and by the way, hurling "americans are dumb" remarks is really cool, I wish more people would do that.


[edit on 10/12/2009 by Remixtup]



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 02:13 PM
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There is already a thread here:

NBC Interview with Rush Limabugh this morning

Anyway, Rush was absolutely right. Notice how when he asked why SNL or others are scrutinized the way he is, she completely ignored it. The MSM relies on uninformed people when they attack Rush. This is because the slightest bit of research debunks every smear they ever through at him. They choose to attack him on looks and made up quotes instead of addressing the points he makes.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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It is my experience that arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand. He may be a billionaire as you say but it was only by being a bottom feeder and playing to the lowest, most self absorbed and intolerant aspects of the American character.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by grover
It is my experience that arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand. He may be a billionaire as you say but it was only by being a bottom feeder and playing to the lowest, most self absorbed and intolerant aspects of the American character.


Can you explain to use how Rush is different from John Stewart, Colbert or Bill Mahr? What does he say that lowers him to "bottom feeder" status?



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 02:33 PM
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They are comedians and make no bones about it...

He is no different than any other the other talk radio blahblahblah's in that what he hawks is his own opinion and market's it as American.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 02:36 PM
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They are comedians and make no bones about it...


Neither has Rush and hes been at it a lot longer than those guys have. Face the facts, its all about bias. The media doesn't like Rush, because hes effective. Stewart and the other guys tow their line, so they have no problem letting Mar get away with calling US soldiers "rapists".



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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NO!!!

Jon Stewart and company don't assume to speak for a block of people...they don't assume to speak for for liberals and no one on the left thinks they do...

mush loosebowels is the self anointed voice of the hard right.

HUGE difference between what he does and Stewart or Colbert.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 02:43 PM
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they don't assume to speak for for liberals and no one on the left thinks they do

that made me lol
no really

I dont understand why a guy on AM Radio has had you guys so flustered the last 2 decades
If you dont wanna listen, dont... its rather comical, really.


[edit on 10/12/2009 by Remixtup]



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 03:10 PM
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Grover only believes the Constitutional right to free speech applies to those that he/she/it agrees with and that everyone else should shut the hell up, including Limbaugh.

I'm sure Rush is laughing at all the liberals who hate him all the way to the bank.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by grover
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NO!!!

Jon Stewart and company don't assume to speak for a block of people...they don't assume to speak for for liberals and no one on the left thinks they do...

mush loosebowels is the self anointed voice of the hard right.

HUGE difference between what he does and Stewart or Colbert.


That is really funny, you must not have listened to the whole interview or any of his shows. He constantly denies leading the Republican party and does so in THIS interview yet again. In fact he trashes the Republican party constantly. He was right to be against McCain, most conservatives I know certainly weren't happy with him leading the ticket.

I would say he is a voice for conservatives but that is a big difference right now than Republicans.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by grover
mush loosebowels is the self anointed voice of the hard right.



In my opinion the only way liberals know how to fight back is by petty name calling.

I would love to see a debate about Rush without the above quote above being thrown out there but I guess when that's all you have then you have to use it



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 04:10 PM
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Rush is a hatemonger and inciter of fear and racism. Jon Stewart regularly mocks the democrats just as often as he mocks the republicans. The sad thing is that hate and fear are the closest emotion for most americans, and they readily respond to this. Many are addicted to it, and seeing his validates theirs. Jon Stewart has never, since ive been watching, pushed any leftist agenda. He has never stated any personal opinion on the wars, nor has he ever made any statements in support of or criticism against socialism. I have also seen him criticize such left revered characters as ahmadinejad and chavez. Truthfully I'd put him no further than slightly left of center.

Limbaugh, on the other hand, is widely recognized as a far right shill, and regularly espouses far right and neocon doctrine, while demonizing all others but americans, and roundly attacking anything that smells in the least bit to be for the benefit of the poor masses, or of socialism.

The problem is that most of the US is so far right, that what they think of as center is actually a bit right of center, so they paint someone like stewart or colbert as being far left, when not once have they touted the merits of socialism, pushed for free healthcare or education, lambasted our war that we were drawn to through lies and deciept, or supported such true far leftist causes such as the 9/11 truth movement, etc.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 04:20 PM
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Where do I say Republican in that? I don't.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 09:58 PM
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Time for a reality check Rush Limbaugh is a shock jock and thus anything he says should at best be taken with a grain of salt . If you don't like what Rush has to say change the station or turn off your radio and just ignore him . What ever you do don't go around starting threads about his antics which only serve to gain him further attention .

Cheers xpert11 .



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