Limbaugh received advice from an unlikely source this week. Howard Stern, the self-proclaimed “King of All Media,” told his own listeners that “if Rush Limbaugh would actually open up about his struggles and talk about that he doesn’t always agree with the Republican Party, that he’d be a way more interesting performer.”
Limbaugh “opened up,” all right, through his spokesperson Brian Glicklich. His representative published a scathing commentary in Politico about the campaign being waged against his show and its advertisers by George Soros-funded “progressive” activists, Media Matters.
“The slow motion Holocaust that’s occurring around the world is being ignored by the media,” a furious Michael Savage told his audience, in reference to the Muslim terrorist shooting spree in France that left a rabbi and three Jewish children dead (FREE audio).
On his website, Savage reminded readers that he was the only talk radio host willing to go on record right after the killings and declare that the perpetrator had to be a Muslim terrorist.
The media wants to ignore the obvious, he explained: that Muslims are the ones responsible for the rise in violent, virulent anti-Semitism around the world. However, the ruling liberal elite desperately wants to stir up hatred for imaginary “right wing extremists,” hoping these slanders will tar sane, law-abiding conservatives with the same brush.
Mark Levin spoke to Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz and encouraged listeners to support this “strong conservative’s” campaign (FREE audio).
Another huge crowd gathered at a bookstore to get their copies of Levin’s new book, “Ameritopia.” The event took place in January, but the video was just posted and reveals how diverse and loyal Levin’s fan base really is (FREE video).
Ingraham had lots of questions for former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. She asked him why he voted for Newt Gingrich and why he thinks the GOP primary process can be unproductive.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., warned Laura and her listeners that the new “Violence Against Women” Act is just a sop to lobbyists and professional victims.
Bloggers like IOwnTheWorld.com have repopularized an eerily prophetic radio commentary delivered by Paul Harvey in 1965. With its accurate predictions of metal detectors in schools and sexual diseases “that have no cure,” the tape deeply impressed Beck and his co-hosts (FREE webcam).
Beck also praised Mitt Romney for his sharp putdown of a young female heckler. Glenn’s producer admitted that Romney emerged from the encounter sounding inspirational, even presidential (FREE webcam).
And now, from the left side of the dial …
For people who call themselves forward looking “progressives,” leftist activists aren’t famous for their impeccable timing.
Late this week, Media Matters for American launched yet another campaign against Rush Limbaugh and his advertisers, spending $100,000 for radio ads that will run in eight American cities. These commercials call upon listeners to telephone their local radio station and demand that Limbaugh be taken off the air.
What’s particularly bizarre about this freshly hatched scheme – besides its obvious attack on First Amendment rights – is that it comes weeks after the so-called “controversy” surrounding Limbaugh’s remarks about Sandra Fluke.
The fact is, the “scandal” has died down. As one pundit noted when he tuned into Limbaugh’s program yesterday, the show is running just as many ads from big national sponsors as it was before. So much for all those promised “boycotts.”
As this writer put it tartly: “Regarding Media Matters, it’s no great secret why they’re going after Rush. He’s successful, and they’re not.”