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  1. by   lisamc1RN
    I have to agree with Tim and Steph on this. Michael J. Fox invited this criticism on himself by putting himself into this arena. I don't think it was cruel or even ridiculous to point out that MJF was using his disease to manipulate the voters emotions. What Rush said was simply true. I don't always agree with Rush, but in this case, he simply challenged someone who has put himself out there. By MJF's own admission, he manipulates people by allowing his disease to be more pronounced at opportune times. I don't think it's ugly or hateful or wrong to let the voters know that that is what he's doing.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am amazed the big loudmouth hypocrite has ANY sponsors willing to pay for his show to continue to air, let alone that many who can stand 3 hours of his monologues. Vat a country, like Yakov Smirnoff used to say.

    But I will say, my stomach turned at that spot by MJF. I don't like being manipulated, I guess. He is surely ill and I feel badly about it, but the whole spot bothers me for some reason. And I am FOR stem cell research all the way.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Oct 26, '06
  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from nursemike
    There are usually countless intelligent opinions on the issues he addresses that are for more worthy of consideration.
    Ah, but as you suggest, Rush was sticking to his standard schtick.

    It was liberals that made this particular conversation worthy of consideration by highlighting it in the media. I maintain that Rush is a genius, as this was a trojan horse. It does no good for Rush to say this to those that listen to him, as they will likely be conservative voters anyway.

    But, by making it a topic of common conversation, liberals intended to point to conservative cruelty. What they did, is change the nature for that commercial for most that see it.

    And lost now in the translation is the message itself. Rush turned the messenger into the message. That is political genius, whether you agree with it or not.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  4. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from mjlrn97
    ~sigh~

    When will Rush---an admitted drug addict, no less---figure out that when he points a finger at someone else, three fingers are pointing right back at him??

    Oh, that's right.........when people stop PAYING him to point fingers.

    'Nuff said.
    I said just this on another thread... what a hypocrite. I hate that guy.
  5. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I am amazed the big loudmouth has ANY sponsors willing to pay for his show to continue to air. Just amazed. VAT A COUNTRY.
    20 million weekly listeners. IF 'Air America' had 1/20th of that audience, they wouldn't be in bankruptcy.

    Enough said.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Oct 26, '06
  6. by   lisamc1RN
    Rush is admittedly abrasive at times but in his defense, he is very highly intelligent and anyone keeping track would tell you that he usually calls it spot on when it comes to what's happening in politics. It's just flat out untrue to call him a fool because he has proven over and over again that he has what it takes to last in this industry. Agree or disagree with him, the man is a genius. And 20 million listeners says that he might actually have something legitimate to say, too.
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    20 million weekly listeners.

    Enough said.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    20 million Dittoheads out of a country of 300 million souls...........that's six percent of Americans.

    Which means 94% of Americans are NOT devotees of Limbaugh's litany of negativity.

    Enough said.
  8. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from mjlrn97
    20 million Dittoheads out of a country of 300 million souls...........that's six percent of Americans.

    Which means 94% of Americans are NOT devotees of Limbaugh's litany of negativity.

    Enough said.
    But my point was this: 6% of Americans listening to a RADIO program is an advertising coup.

    Rush single-handedly revived talk radio. And, in his 1994 heyday, he can reasonably be partially credited with the Republican 'revolution'.

    I would assert that he has now played a significant role in the MO and MD Senate races. Because, while ONLY 20 million directly listen to him, liberals have ensured that his message regarding MJF's commercial reached the far greater masses.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  9. by   suzy253
    Quote from mjlrn97
    20 million Dittoheads out of a country of 300 million souls...........that's six percent of Americans.

    Which means 94% of Americans are NOT devotees of Limbaugh's litany of negativity.

    Enough said.
  10. by   Roy Fokker
    Professional "wrestling" is watched by millions of Americans too - numbers alone don't make a concept "valid".

    I see little difference between "professional wrestling" and "talk radio" - be it Air America or Rxush Limbaugh...

    cheers,
    Roy (who is getting sick and tired of liberals and conservatives spewing their [censored]).
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Professional "wrestling" is watched by millions of Americans too - numbers alone don't make a concept "valid".

    I see little difference between "professional wrestling" and "talk radio" - be it Air America or Rxush Limbaugh...

    cheers,
    Roy (who is getting sick and tired of liberals and conservatives spewing their [censored]).
  12. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from lisamc1
    Rush is admittedly abrasive at times but in his defense, he is very highly intelligent and anyone keeping track would tell you that he usually calls it spot on when it comes to what's happening in politics. It's just flat out untrue to call him a fool because he has proven over and over again that he has what it takes to last in this industry. Agree or disagree with him, the man is a genius. And 20 million listeners says that he might actually have something legitimate to say, too.
    Being intelligent and being a fool are hardly exclusive.
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Professional "wrestling" is watched by millions of Americans too - numbers alone don't make a concept "valid".

    I see little difference between "professional wrestling" and "talk radio" - be it Air America or Rxush Limbaugh...

    cheers,
    Roy (who is getting sick and tired of liberals and conservatives spewing their [censored]).
    Yup, that's it! I don't like any of those radio programs myself.....as far as I'm concerned, left-wing whackos are just as FOS as right-wing whackos. But maybe that's just because politics has made me a bit curmudgeonly over the past few years, and I'm ready to throw 'em ALL out and start over again.

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