Limbaugh vs. media matters

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Sorry Mr. Soros but it's game over. The Sandra Fluke "scandal" turned out to be a dud. Should he have called her a slut? Nope. And liberals should not call conservative women vile names either. It's a wash. That said, I don't think that providing free birth control for horney college students is a top concern of real grown ups. Conservative or liberal. Let the girls gone wild crew give them some rubbers.

Why did media matters lose the fight they picked with Limbaugh? Nobody believes that their access to birth control is in jeopardy and they created interest in Rush's show. His regular listeners are not going anywhere. And all of the attention has created a buzz and attracted new listeners. His ratings are up anywhere from 12 to 60 percent. Maybe Rush should send them a thank you note.

Maybe MM should launch an attack on Ed Schultz. His anemic ratings could surely use a boost.

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Media Matters lost a war?
I missed that. Where did that come from? Wouldn't that be a media headline somewhere? I undetrstand that Limbaugh claims between a 10%-60% jump in ratings, but so what? Limbaugh makes a lot of stuff up.

The Fluke issue has gotten tired, and people aren't talking about it much anymore, but wouldn't you expect that? Do you think that all those women out there are welcoming Limbaugh back with open arms (Ick, now there's an image)? Haven't seen that anywhere in the news. It would be no surprise that the typical Republican male would be eagerly tuning in to hear what he's going to say next after the Fluke stuff. The GOP owns his viewpoint, and he will cost the GOP some elections. We'll see in November. That seems like a victory to me.

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Lets move on from this topic; the current focus is on 'Current" TV disposing of Keith Olbermann. Never liked his sense of humor, never liked his brand of sarcasm....couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Buh-bye Keith!!

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Media Matters lost a war?
I missed that. Where did that come from? Wouldn't that be a media headline somewhere? I undetrstand that Limbaugh claims between a 10%-60% jump in ratings, but so what? Limbaugh makes a lot of stuff up.

Occaisionally you, me, Limbaugh and everybody else get facts wrong. Would you paste 5 examples of where it has been proven that Limbaugh made up a fact? I'll be waiting.

As far as the media goes, the NFM does not report anything positive on Limbaugh. That is why you won't see the headline you are looking for.

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What positive is there to say about this gasbag? He was wrong factually on everything he said about Fluke. He only mobilized voters against the GOP and embarrassed himself enough to worry sponsors. I presume there are still idiots who think "dittohead" is a term of pride. I always thought it was funny to be known for cult stupidity.

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What positive is there to say about this gasbag?

He has one goal and one goal only. To attract and retain an audience. To make money for him and his sponsors. For 20 years nobody has done it better. That's what capitalism is all about Charlie Brown.

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Would you paste 5 examples of where it has been proven that Limbaugh made up a fact? I'll be waiting.

This seems to have been made-to-order, just for you.

Please name 5 lies Rush Limbaugh has made?The reason I ask is because Liberals and Democrats they everything he say's is not true. So if he's been on for over a decade I am sure there are thousands of lies people have documented.

How about listing just 5?

DragonBest Answer - Chosen by VotersRush Limbaugh is an entertainer whose viewpoints simply have no basis in fact or reality. Here are a few whoppers, with many more listed in the source material:

1. "It has not been proven that nicotine is addictive, the same with cigarettes causing emphysema [and other diseases]." (Radio show, 4/29/94)

2. LIMBAUGH: On the Republicans' "Contract With America": "The New York Times never ran anything on the contract 'til after the election. The rest of the news media hardly talked about it at all." (TV, 4/6/95)

REALITY: In the 42 days between the announcement of the "Contract with America" and the Nov. 8, 1994 election, the New York Times published 45 articles that mentioned the contract--more than one a day. The Nexis computer database reports that more than 1400 pieces mentioning the contract were published before the election.

3. LIMBAUGH: "Banks take the risks in issuing student loans and they are entitled to the profits." (Radio show, quoted in FRQ, Summer/93)

REALITY: Banks take no risks in issuing student loans, which are federally insured.

4. LIMBAUGH: Comparing the 1950s with the present: "And I might point out that poverty and economic disparities between the lower and upper classes were greater during the former period." (Told You So, p. 84)

REALITY: Income inequality, as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau, fell from the 1940s to the late 1960s, and then began rising. Inequality surpassed the 1950 level in 1982 and rose steadily to all-time highs in 1992. (Census Bureau's "Money Income of Households, Families and Persons in the United States")

5. LIMBAUGH: "Oh, how they relished blaming Reagan administration policies, including the mythical reductions in HUD's budget for public housing, for creating all of the homeless! Budget cuts? There were no budget cuts! The budget figures show that actual construction of public housing increased during the Reagan years." (Ought to Be, p. 242-243)

REALITY: In 1980, 20,900 low-income public housing units were under construction; in 1988, 9,700, a decline of 54 percent ;Statistical Abstracts of the U.S).In terms of 1993 dollars, the HUD budget for the construction of new public housing was slashed from $6.3 billion in 1980 to $683 million in 1988. "We're getting out of the housing business. Period," a Reagan HUD official declared in 1985.

6. LIMBAUGH: "There's no such thing as an implied contract." (Radio show, quoted in FRQ, Spring/93)

REALITY: Every first-year law student knows there is.

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rigel, I have never heard a better argument in favor of crack dealers. Or porn. Cigaraettes sold really well too. Some people love to hear lies that keep them from thinking. Thinking can cause your head to hurt and upset your prejudices, so Rush has a demographics. Not exactly news, but hardly a justification. He pulls lies out of his ass as a business plan.

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Here's something from yesterday

Limbaugh fired back this week by saying advertisers who left were getting “creamed” by the loss of business from Limbaugh listeners.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/rush-limbaugh-contends-advertisers-left-show-slut-remark-losing-business-article-1.1052968#ixzz1qiuJ9jsl

. Probably doesn't qualify as a lie, exactly, but it certainly is no more than a pipe-dream.

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One of my favorites is this

Limbaugh's initial lie: "Do you know we have more acreage of forest land in the United States today than we did at the time the Constitution was written?"
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I take particular exception to this one (being a fan of Labor Unions)

So, in addition to all this, the taxpayers who are paying the salaries of these public sector people, are ultimately the source of campaign donations for Democrats, because 95% of all deductions in dues go to Democrats.
A tiny percentage of union dues goes to any political contributions at all.

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Or this one

The Democrats are gonna have to be the grownups here and stop with the Molotov cocktails and the defacing of the Capitol
There are no reports of anybody throwing any molotov cocktails at any capital building.

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This 13 year old girl is still probably trying to find verification of this Limbaugh claim.

On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh told a 13-year-old girl who called the show that he was “documented to be right 99.6% of the time,” in response to her mentioning that she had heard he was right 99% of the time. There's only one problem with Limbaugh's assertion: it's a total fabrication.

I don't mean “fabrication” in the sense that I disagree with the people who document that Limbaugh is right 99.6% of the time. I mean “fabrication” in the sense that there are no documents, no audit, no people measuring Limbaugh's accuracy. Limbaugh simply is making it all up and inventing an arbitrary number that makes him sound authoritative.

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Or this one

The Democrats are gonna have to be the grownups here and stop with the Molotov cocktails and the defacing of the Capitol
There are no reports of anybody throwing any molotov cocktails at any capital building.

That quote was him paraphrasing/interpreting/guessing what he thought Fineman was "really" saying in the previous sound bite and even if taken at face value as you posted, it does not say that Molotov cocktails were thrown AT a capital buidling.

"So what Howard Fineman is saying is that the Republicans are targeting Obama's unions in Wisconsin and trying to cause these riots, the Republicans are trying to inspire these riots so it will help them win the election in 2012. The Democrats have gotta be very, very careful not to be manipulated into rioting here. This is what he seems to be saying. The Democrats are gonna have to be the grownups here and stop with the Molotov cocktails and the defacing of the Capitol and the threats and all this, they're gonna have to be the grownups here because the Republicans have been the ones to issue the provocation?"

The 99.6% thing is one of his running gags that he says is not measured in any way other than in his (and his staff's) opinions. (and the made-up Sullivan Group and their server farm of computing power to measure it)

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My secret wish— that I could be Rush's sugar baby. What a sugar daddy he'd be, oh my! Just the thought of his chubby manhood sends me reeling like a top...

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The Republican Party just doesn't seem to want women's votes. Look what's happening in the swing states. Could this be more of Limbaugh's fine work?

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Rush "preveraphrasing" is the point. His whole bizniss plan is to sell the lies his cult wants to hear. He has no interest in being accurate or fair.

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What positive is there to say about this gasbag?

He has one goal and one goal only. To attract and retain an audience. To make money for him and his sponsors. For 20 years nobody has done it better. That's what capitalism is all about Charlie Brown.

And his vile rhetoric and LIES have been directly responsible for the fucked up mess we're in now.

But you know for capitalists like you, as long as it's legal it's OK to do ANYTHING to make a buck.

Limpballs is a great patriot isn't he.

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My secret wish— that I could be Rush's sugar baby. What a sugar daddy he'd be, oh my! Just the thought of his chubby manhood sends me reeling like a top...

ROFLMFAO!!!

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Thanks for laughing, Dominic, but did you think I was kidding, just because I posted the comment on April 1st? But no, no, no, my heart belongs to that pudgy paramour...fully, deeply, longingly. I may be just another feminazi to him, but to me he's as yummy as a plump Polish doughnut. You've gotta admit, he's awful cute when he's mad too. However, thank goodness my grandmother isn't here to witness my passion for the man. As she used to say, "'There's no accounting for taste,' said the lady as she kissed the cow!" Or pig, as the case may be... (I love pigs too, by the way!)

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Thanks for laughing, Dominic, but did you think I was kidding, just because I posted the comment on April 1st? But no, no, no, my heart belongs to that pudgy paramour...fully, deeply, longingly. I may be just another feminazi to him, but to me he's as yummy as a plump Polish doughnut. You've gotta admit, he's awful cute when he's mad too. However, thank goodness my grandmother isn't here to witness my passion for the man. As she used to say, "'There's no accounting for taste,' said the lady as she kissed the cow!" Or pig, as the case may be... (I love pigs too, by the way!)

But...it's April 3rd now.

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But...it's April 3rd now.

I know. It's so hard to let go of my favorite day of the year. ;-)

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Would you paste 5 examples of where it has been proven that Limbaugh made up a fact? I'll be waiting.

This seems to have been made-to-order, just for you.

Please name 5 lies Rush Limbaugh has made?The reason I ask is because Liberals and Democrats they everything he say's is not true. So if he's been on for over a decade I am sure there are thousands of lies people have documented.

How about listing just 5?

DragonBest Answer - Chosen by VotersRush Limbaugh is an entertainer whose viewpoints simply have no basis in fact or reality. Here are a few whoppers, with many more listed in the source material:

1. "It has not been proven that nicotine is addictive, the same with cigarettes causing emphysema [and other diseases]." (Radio show, 4/29/94)

2. LIMBAUGH: On the Republicans' "Contract With America": "The New York Times never ran anything on the contract 'til after the election. The rest of the news media hardly talked about it at all." (TV, 4/6/95)

REALITY: In the 42 days between the announcement of the "Contract with America" and the Nov. 8, 1994 election, the New York Times published 45 articles that mentioned the contract--more than one a day. The Nexis computer database reports that more than 1400 pieces mentioning the contract were published before the election.

3. LIMBAUGH: "Banks take the risks in issuing student loans and they are entitled to the profits." (Radio show, quoted in FRQ, Summer/93)

REALITY: Banks take no risks in issuing student loans, which are federally insured.

4. LIMBAUGH: Comparing the 1950s with the present: "And I might point out that poverty and economic disparities between the lower and upper classes were greater during the former period." (Told You So, p. 84)

REALITY: Income inequality, as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau, fell from the 1940s to the late 1960s, and then began rising. Inequality surpassed the 1950 level in 1982 and rose steadily to all-time highs in 1992. (Census Bureau's "Money Income of Households, Families and Persons in the United States")

5. LIMBAUGH: "Oh, how they relished blaming Reagan administration policies, including the mythical reductions in HUD's budget for public housing, for creating all of the homeless! Budget cuts? There were no budget cuts! The budget figures show that actual construction of public housing increased during the Reagan years." (Ought to Be, p. 242-243)

REALITY: In 1980, 20,900 low-income public housing units were under construction; in 1988, 9,700, a decline of 54 percent ;Statistical Abstracts of the U.S).In terms of 1993 dollars, the HUD budget for the construction of new public housing was slashed from $6.3 billion in 1980 to $683 million in 1988. "We're getting out of the housing business. Period," a Reagan HUD official declared in 1985.

6. LIMBAUGH: "There's no such thing as an implied contract." (Radio show, quoted in FRQ, Spring/93)

REALITY: Every first-year law student knows there is.

Good work ART. What you proved is that Limbaugh as everyone else, makes mistakes. After over 20 years of braodcasting ANY commentator would have hundreds of factual errors. What you cannot prove is that he knew that the statements that he was making were false and he made them anyway. You have provided no evidence that he was lying.

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I guess it's a fine line between telling deliberate lies and just pulling stuff out of your butt because it sounds good. One is lying, and the other is . . . just making a mistake. (For the record, I called it 'making stuff up'). Good work RIGEL1. We are all impressed with your line of reasoning.

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Limbaugh's 100% deafness, whatever its cause (disease or Viagra), symbolizes his world view and stands as a satisfying punishment for the ugly influence he has had on our society. If only he would now go blind too and complete the picture. Anyone who cannot see nor hear the bigotry of his blatherings must also be deaf and blind. The man is a foul and pitiful excuse for a human being, a prick and a gargoyle on the edifice of shame.

Bastards rarely see themselves as liars or creeps. Intention is irrelevant.

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I guess it's a fine line between telling deliberate lies and just pulling stuff out of your butt because it sounds good. One is lying, and the other is . . . just making a mistake. (For the record, I called it 'making stuff up'). Good work RIGEL1. We are all impressed with your line of reasoning.

Yep. It's a fine line. I give people the benifit of the doubt unless it is confirmed without doubt that their intent is to deceive. Right or wrong, it's my nature. And it is consistent and equal for libs as well.

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I give people the benifit of the doubt unless it is confirmed without doubt that their intent is to deceive. Right or wrong, it's my nature. And it is consistent and equal for libs as well.
I think we call that "gullible". Helps explain the Tea Party. Bless your heart.

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I give people the benifit of the doubt unless it is confirmed without doubt that their intent is to deceive. Right or wrong, it's my nature. And it is consistent and equal for libs as well.
I think we call that "gullible". Helps explain the Tea Party. Bless your heart.

Of course Art.

I did not expect to get out of this conversation without an unprovaked insult, cheap shot or amatuer psychological evaluation. Thanks so much for being predictable.

Based on being human and alive you have made incorrect statements. If I assume that everyone who has made an incorrect statement is lying then I would be wrongly acccusing quite a few people. Right?

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Quote rigel1:... What you proved is that Limbaugh ... makes mistakes.

Let's go to Rush land for a moment, shall we? Let's see, here's one; 'Obama Claims the Republican Budget Will Poison Air, Water, Food -- and Even Screw Up the Accuracy of Weather Forecasts'. But how does Rush prove his claims? He doesn't. He says:

"Let's go through this line by line. "Two million mothers and young children will be cut from a program that gives them access to healthy food." Okay, so the Republicans are going to purposely starve two million mothers and their children. "

But Rush does not go through it 'line by line'. He refutes none of what Obama says. He has no alternative figures for the plan that Ryan is in fact cutting. He doesn't know how many people will not be able to continue in the program. He then purposely miscontrues what Obama says that Republicans are going to starve 2 million mothers and their children.

This is what Rush mainly does - misconstrue - ridiculue, mock, misdirect - in effect give a wrong impression of facts - what most people call lying.

Another example: "Obama Puts Out Figurative Bounty on Supreme Court". Misinterpretation, misdirection, sarcasm.

Rush is propaganda. He does it all the time. It is not 'mistakes'.

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Limbaugh's 100% deafness, whatever its cause (disease or Viagra), symbolizes his world view and stands as a satisfying punishment for the ugly influence he has had on our society. If only he would now go blind too and complete the picture. Anyone who cannot see nor hear the bigotry of his blatherings must also be deaf and blind. The man is a foul and pitiful excuse for a human being, a prick and a gargoyle on the edifice of shame.

Bastards rarely see themselves as liars or creeps. Intention is irrelevant.

Excellent comment, Zenzoe. It's true—whether Limbaugh intends to spread ignorance or not, the fact remains: His bias corrupts his vision so thoroughly, he doesn't know a young female law student from a slut, an urgent threat to the planet's climate from a hoax, or torture from a fraternity initiation.

A right-wing media cabal and the elimination of the Fairness Doctrine drove and enabled his "success" Any other insight is absolutely "naive."

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Rush is propaganda. He does it all the time. It is not 'mistakes'.

This one statement says it all.

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In GOPimpCon world a made up "fact" would be known as propaganda WOULD IT NOT?

And your party sure does live by it on the airwaves. The drug addict is a great example of right wing propaganda. His kind appeal to the bottom feeders in our country who are too stupid to think for themselves.

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Quote Zenzoe:

Limbaugh's 100% deafness, whatever its cause (disease or Viagra), symbolizes his world view and stands as a satisfying punishment for the ugly influence he has had on our society. If only he would now go blind too and complete the picture. Anyone who cannot see nor hear the bigotry of his blatherings must also be deaf and blind. The man is a foul and pitiful excuse for a human being, a prick and a gargoyle on the edifice of shame.

Bastards rarely see themselves as liars or creeps. Intention is irrelevant.

Nice comment!....As I read through this thread from the beginning I started to get a little concerned that you had fallen off the deep edge but now after reading your comment above I know you didn't. I'd like to know how any woman on this earth could be that hard up to share a life with a pig like him. Isn't he on #4 now?

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Quote Zenzoe:

Limbaugh's 100% deafness, whatever its cause (disease or Viagra), symbolizes his world view and stands as a satisfying punishment for the ugly influence he has had on our society. If only he would now go blind too and complete the picture. Anyone who cannot see nor hear the bigotry of his blatherings must also be deaf and blind. The man is a foul and pitiful excuse for a human being, a prick and a gargoyle on the edifice of shame.

Bastards rarely see themselves as liars or creeps. Intention is irrelevant.

Nice comment!....As I read through this thread from the beginning I started to get a little concerned that you had fallen off the deep edge but now after reading your comment above I know you didn't. I'd like to know how any woman on this earth could be that hard up to share a life with a pig like him. Isn't he on #4 now?

Thanks, Sprinklerfitter. I was beginning to think I didn't exist. ;-)

Yeah, I posted that first confession of my secret lust for the man on April Fool's Day. It was fun, but I didn't expect anybody to take it seriously! Eeekks! As for falling off the deep end, I do, from time to time, but usually manage to make my way back to the surface unharmed.

And, yes, he's on #4. I can't imagine waking up in the morning to those blubbery snores. It must be terrifying. (Do we ever think of blessings in terms of what we missed in life?)

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It would have been very nice of you to send the drug addict an e-mail full of lust for him on april fools days just to mess with him or his staff. Maybe if we're all around next year we could send him one?

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I sure hope we're all around next year! But I'm not sure lusty emails would mess with his head. He'd take it as fan mail, egomaniac that he is. The last thing I want to do is build his ego! And besides, apparently he already has flight attendants writing him, wanting to meet him. His marriage to his third wife began when she wrote to him, asking how to respond to her college professor who criticized Ronald Reagan. (I must admit, I don't get the attraction some women have to "powerful" men.)

His current wife: http://o.aolcdn.com/photo-hub/news_gallery/6/6/668566/1275605698019.JPEG... Apparently, she's a direct descendant of John Adams.

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