THE MANY VENOMS OF RUSH LIMBAUGH
Over the years, of blogging, (I started my thinkingblue.blogspot in 2004, after Dubya Bush won a second term. His win, after PROVING he was the worst president the USA has ever had, threw me into a feeling that I was living in LA LA LAND and needed something to help me stay focused. My blog did the trick.) During my search for injustices to write about, I came across an avalanche of Limbaughs nastiness; some so vile, I would create videos, in hope that others would take note that this man is poisonous to a free society. Oh yes, people did take note but mostly Limbaugh worshipers, defending their Limbaugh-God (BTHOM, how these people can feel a devotion to such a POS? (piece-of-shit)
After this latest sicko tactic of Limbaughs, I thought I would gather the youtube videos I had made (in vain, because the jerk kept right on easing-on-down his contemptible road and actually receiving lucrative rewards for vomiting on society) and put them in one place to share. Lets hope that old Limbaugh has met his WATERLOO and will be FIRED. BUT DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH this man is powerful beyond reason. thinkingblue
Offensive Is Nothing New: Rush Limbaugh's 5 Worst Remarks
By Sarah Jaffe, AlterNet
Posted on March 6, 2012, Printed on March 6, 2012
Has Rush Limbaugh finally gone too far?
Despite a notably insincere apology for calling Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute for the crime of using birth control pills, Limbaugh is shedding advertisers like mad. As of Monday evening, nine companiesincluding AOL, the parent company of the Huffington Post-- have stopped buying time on Limbaugh's radio show, and at least a couple say they have severed ties with the program permanently.
Even Republican presidential candidates have issued tepid condemnations of Limbaugh's rant. Mitt Romney, whose private equity firm Bain Capital is one of the owners of Clear Channel which owns and broadcasts Premiere Radio Networks, the company that syndicates Limbaugh's show -- told reporters, Ill just say this, which is, its not the language I would have used, before quickly changing the subject back to Tuesday's primaries. Democrats quickly pounced on Romney's wimpy repudiation, but none of them bothered to point out the presidential candidate's profit motive in Rush's program.
But it's not like Rush doesn't have a history of saying incendiary, awful things and making personal attacks. Young women are clearly a favorite target of the right-wing shock jock, who's gone after three presidents' daughters and splashed enough racism, sexism, homophobia and just plain nastiness around the airwaves to offend just about anyone.
Now, it seems, Americans may finally have had enough. A Harris poll conducted last week found that Limbaugh is the least liked pundit in America. Meanwhile, progressive sites like Daily Kos and Media Matters are continuing to pressure Limbaugh's advertisers to defund his show, in a strategy that mirrors the one that took down Glenn Beck.
Limbaugh has long been the Right's on-air id, a person who will say all the horrible things other right-wingers might think in passing. Here, we look at five other moments when Rush crossed the line, but managed to salvage his reputation and his reported $40 million a year salary.
1. Take the bone out of your nose and call me back! MORE http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/154420
2. Picking on presidential daughters. MORE http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/154420
3. Donovan McNabb and the NFL. MORE http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/154420
4. Michael J. Fox. MORE http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/154420
5. Barack and Michelle Obama. MORE http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/154420
So what is it about Sandra Fluke that seems to have finally pushed advertisers over the edge into abandoning Rush Limbaugh? We've seen that he has no problem making blatantly sexist, racist remarks, sexualizing children and critiquing them for their looks, or even mocking a man's illness. We can't be sure if the current of protest that swept the Web after Susan G. Komen pulled its funding from Planned Parenthood, followed by Republicans (and Catholic bishops) throwing a very public all-male temper tantrum over contraceptives and prohibiting Fluke's first attempted testimony is what's all landing on Rush, or if he's finally just said one too many vile things on air.
Either way, we're happy to see the outrage finally hitting Rush where it hurts: in his wallet.
Sarah Jaffe is an associate editor at AlterNet, a rabblerouser and frequent Twitterer. You can follow her at @seasonothebitch.
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