“What is it about ‘h—, no’ that Republicans do not get?”
Rush Limbaugh greeted growing talk of post-election bipartisanship with derision (FREE audio).
“I am literally gonna get sick here. Ha-ha. Literally gonna puke,” Limbaugh said. “Who is the author of all of this lack of bipartisanship? Whose mentality is it to defeat your opponents? That’s mine! That’s what I have been suggesting. I’m the hyperpartisan here, I guess. My ‘strategery’ has been, wipe ’em out! And that’s what the election meant, wipe ’em out. They were wiped out. I didn’t see civility on the ballot.”
In the wake of the WikiLeaks document dump, Limbaugh targeted founder Julian Assange for ridicule, mocking his frail appearance and calling him a “sissy” (FREE audio).
Rush Limbaugh also declared the “Pigford” settlement – in which roughly 90,000 applicants were granted billions of dollars set aside for only 33,000 African-American farmers – “a creative way to pay [slavery] reparations” (FREE audio).
Dr. Laura Schlessinger
On one August program, talk radio superstar Dr. Laura Schlessinger repeatedly said the “n-word” on the air, while explaining how the racist expression had been popularized and normalized by hip hop artists.
For a woman whose career had been punctuated by controversy, it looked like Schlessinger had finally gone too far. In the wake of the ensuing uproar, she told Larry King she was leaving radio for good at the end of the year.
However, “the day after the King interview, the head of Sirius called and said ‘Come on over here, the water’s fine,'” Schlessinger told the Orange County Register this week. Her new call-in show debuts on the satellite radio channel on January 3.
The announcement was a blow to the George Soros-funded “watchdog” group Media Matters, which has hounded Schlessinger for years and took partial credit for her August “retirement.”
Always full of surprises, the 63-year-old celebrated her liberation from “terrestrial radio” by getting a rose-and-skull tattoo.
Rep. Steve Buyer, R-Ind., became an overnight sensation after his exchange with a committee chairman, who stubbornly refused to let him speak.
“Listening to myself – I was pretty upset yesterday,” he told Sean Hannity, who urged Buyer not to apologize merely for pointing out that the House had become “undemocratic.”
As a patriotic Christmas gift, John Ondrasik of the band Five For Fighting joined Sean to announce a new music CD available for free download to active duty service members through shopmyexchange.com. An extra 200,000 CDs are going out to military bases and USO centers.
Hannity condemned the new federally funded exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery that featured images of, among other things, “an ant-covered Jesus.” His guest Brent Bozell called the bizarre exhibit “a glorification of gay, homoerotic art. This is right down the hallway from the portrait of George Washington” (Audio is available to members only).
“The vermin who runs WikiLeaks should be tried for terrorism,” declared Savage this week. “This is the biggest act of treason I have seen in my life” (FREE audio).
Savage called “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin” a shocking new book and one of the best of its kind ever written. When it came to the author’s revelations about the Holocaust, the host said, “I thought I’d heard it all, but I was wrong” (FREE audio).
Savage also read from the biblical book of Micah, relating the prophet’s words to the current American scene (FREE audio).
Like Limbaugh, Mark Levin was furious when Republicans seemed eager to compromise with Obama rather than leverage their newly won electoral power.
“We’ve got to have a freedom movement in this country,” Levin exclaimed, and he called on GOP politicians to lead it (FREE audio).
Levin blasted erstwhile “conservative” commentator Joe Scarborough’s “sick obsession” with Sarah Palin and explained the real reason so many “Beltway pundits” focus their ire on the former governor of Alaska (FREE audio).
Laura Ingraham blasted Republicans for “buying into this (S510) food bill,” which critics say will make it harder to grow food in backyard gardens (FREE audio).
Mike Huckabee told Ingraham that GOP elites dislike him because he didn’t go to an Ivy League school (FREE audio).
Author Toby Harnden discussed America’s relationship with the rest of the world under the Obama administration in the wake of the WikiLeaks revelations. Later, Ingraham looked at a new study that claims that overexposure to technology is harming children (FREE audio).
Over 2,000 people paid close to $100 per ticket to see Glenn Beck in person at Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center Thursday night. He was there to promote his new book “Broke,” which features his economic and spiritual plan for American renewal. The show – which included such props as 400 sandwiches and a Ford Mustang convertible – was simulcast to 537 movie theaters across the nation.
On his radio show, Beck mocked a teenage girl’s performance of “award winning social justice climate poetry” and debated with his crew whether or not Al Gore’s poetry was better (FREE webcam).
“Are Glenn Beck’s most recent critics correct?” asked esteemed historian and anti-communist Ron Radosh.
He took issue with Beck’s reliance on the book “The Five Thousand Year Leap” by W. Cleon Skousen, who Radosh says promoted a distorted view of American history.
And now, from the left side of the dial …
“Coming from a guy with a history of drinking a bit himself, this [comment] seems particularly brazen.”
That’s how Radio Equalizer Brian Maloney described Ed Schultz’s out-of-left-field comparison of Rep John Boehner, R-Ohio, to a drunken bum (FREE audio).
“Yeah, why waste a dinner on John Boehner when he’s probably only going to bring a bottle of Ripple anyway? Ah, he’s a cheap wine guy,” Schultz said. “Lot of stuff doesn’t get reported, but he’s a cheap wine guy. I don’t know if you knew that or not.”
Speaking of things that weren’t widely reported, I for one didn’t know (until I read about it at Maloney’s website) that Schultz himself had instigated an ugly barroom fight back in 2007.
Maybe his weird comments about Boehner alleged drinking habits are what psychologists call “projection.”