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Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh stunned listeners this week when he declared, “Ron Paul has a good idea.”

Limbaugh was talking about Paul’s proposal to cut $1 trillion in government spending. In fact, Rush accused Paul of “stealing” the idea from him.

“I, El Rushbo, suggested we should freeze spending at 2008 levels,” Limbaugh said. “Cutting the EPA? We’ve long been an advocate of this. But nobody on our side has ever seriously proposed it, and Ron Paul is going to” (FREE audio).

Listener favorite Mark Steyn sat in for Rush on Wednesday and mocked the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, calling it one of the most pathetic revolutions in history. He explained that the “OWS” campaign was actually been inspired and encouraged by the Canadian “progressive” magazine AdBusters (which receives funding from the Tides Foundation, which in turn gets millions every year from billionaire financier George Soros).

In other words, Steyn quipped, American leftists are so incompetent they couldn’t come up with these protests on their own: They’d had to outsource them to Canada.

Michael Savage

“Do Republican candidates have a death wish, or are they are actually stupid?”

After the latest GOP debate, Michael Savage blasted the GOP lineup for allowing themselves to be “entrapped” by CNN’s Anderson Cooper into turning on each other instead of debating important issues (FREE audio).

Savage also called former Jimmy Carter advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski “one of the most evil men on earth” this week after Brzezinski proposed publishing the names of “people who make enormous amounts of money.”

“That was something that was done in communist China under Mao,” explained Savage. “They made the middle class march through the streets, and they ridiculed them because they were capitalists.”

Savage added, “Brzezinski was also one of the architects of the so-called ‘Arab Spring,’ which was created specifically to drive the Jews into the sea,” before calling the former Carter crony a “Nazi” (FREE audio).

Sean Hannity

Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 18, “Sean Hannity’s Holiday Concert Salute to the Troops” will hit New York, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The concert series brings together recording artists Michael W. Smith, John Ondrasik and other performers, as a tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces.

Like Rush, Hannity expressed support for Ron Paul’s “Restore America Plan” to cut federal spending – and chided Paul for his previous declaration that Hannity and other conservative talk radio hosts “made [a] living by fooling people into thinking they are real leaders of limited government.”

Paul admitted to Hannity, “I may have to modify my views [on talk radio hosts Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin] a bit. I’m very pleased that you have spoken out openly about what I’m trying to do.”

Mark Levin

Mark Levin challenged the White House myth that the Obama administration has deported a record number of illegal aliens, accusing the administration of cooking the books (FREE audio).

A self-proclaimed Marxist called in to the show, insisting the Obama was “a Christ-like figure” dedicated to helping the underprivileged. Predictably, Levin lost his cool and launched into a classic rant (FREE audio).

Laura Ingraham

This week on Laura Ingraham’s radio show, Pat Buchanan came on to discuss his new book about the decline of America, Dick Morris analyzed the GOP 2012 candidate roster and one of those candidates, Newt Gingrich, talked to Laura about his opponents, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney (FREE audio).

Glenn Beck

Rumor has it that Glenn Beck is buying a former megachurch in Dallas, with plans to turn it into his GBTV offices and studios. Beck has told his listeners how much he “loves the people there,” but some of his potential neighbors are wary, since Beck is a magnet for controversies that have occasionally generated death threats.

Beck’s media empire relies for its technological “backend” on MLB Advanced Media – as in, “Major League Baseball.” Beck partnered with MLB’s streaming video operation to provide his GBTV shows to subscribers, and predictably, a “progressive” group has launched a campaign to force Major League Baseball to sever its ties with the broadcaster.

Amusingly, as SportsGrid points out, the progressives’ commercial accusing Beck of lying and demagoguery contains a few errors of its own.

And now, from the left side of the dial …

National Public Radio has a reputation for liberalism, but that reputation may take a hit now that they’ve severed ties with freelance host Lisa Simeone after she participated in the “Occupy D.C.” rally.

Her supporters are calling the firing an overreaction. While the situation won’t receive anywhere near the media coverage that NPR’s firing of Juan Williams did, perhaps it was NPR’s attempt to look apolitical. Williams was let go after expressing what some characterized as “right wing” views, and now a lowly contractor is terminated for publicly association with the “left.”

Maybe this is just NPR’s attempt to try being “fair and balanced” for a change.

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