I realize that many charity events are "graced" by the presence of the various talking heads; however, I just can't really embrace Mr. Limbaugh or O'Reilly, because they have made so many utterly crass and mean spirited statements on national TV....
For instance, Mr. Limbaugh claimed that Michael J. Fox was making up and exaggerating his muscle movements so that when he testified to the Senate committed for research in to Parkinson's disease, he would garner more sympathy......that is OUTRAGEOUS for someone such as himself to say about someone who CLEARLY is daily becoming more debilitated by this ugly disease. I believe Mr. Limbaugh has a HUGE over stuffed ego, and relies heavily on addiction to "get by". He's been through several relationships, all of which have devastated those around him because he's quite brutal with his tongue.
The definition of sarcasm: "the cutting of the flesh"
In my view, someone who takes pride in cutting other people to shreds on national tv as their JOB, has no moral compass.
So, my point is that if you were to take away all that he and Mr. Oreilly define themselves by, ie, microphones, national exposure, television appearances, etc.....they would, in my opinion, fold in on themselves, because they seem to me to be REALLY SHALLOW PEOPLE, as evidenced by their one sided and mostly skewed view of reality.
Mr. Oreilly actually blamed the boy who was found after being kidnapped in Missouri as, "he must have wanted to be sexually abused, or he would have run away." THIS IS THE WAY MR. OREILLY THINKS....
How could ANYONE blame a child who was kidnapped and intimidated with weapons daily by implication and overt in your face threats, even go there!!! This is not only irresponsible, but completely out of line.
The only reason these types are allowed to blather, is because they talk talk talk enough to gain an audience, and corporate sponsors count the numbers(ratings) and deem them a success....they don't care whether or not truth is spoken....or fairness.....they only care about ratings which equals MONEY.
As for me, I will not subscribe to such drivel.
What these two men do is NO DIFFERENT in spirit and harm than what Imus did, it's just not racist....so they get away with it.
But to say such mean spirited things about another human being like these two have done, makes them no less accountable or harmful in my book....
Of all the things a person in position could speak about, and they, like so many, reduce good debate and conversation to gossip and yelling.....
it's ignorant. crni