Rush Limbaugh Dead at age 70!

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  • #49742
    Deane Johnson
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    You libs will have one less person to hate daily! Those are the tough breaks life brings you.

    #49743
    Andy Brown
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    You cons will have one less amplifier of right wing hate, racism, misogyny, stupidity, vitriol and greed. This is the middle of the end of the Republican Party as a cohesive, cogent and semi-functional group.

    #49744
    Deane Johnson
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    Andy, you must know. You can spend your time as you wish. I’m in the dark on that description. I haven’t wasting my time listening to even a minute of Limbaugh for more than a decade.

    #49745
    Brianl
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    You gotta give credit to where credit is due, Rush was an absolute master of his craft, and he did as much as any politician to change politics and bring the Republican Party further to the right.

    More of us hated the message than not, but the messenger had his craft finely tuned.

    #49746
    paulwalker
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    He was a man I disagreed with for certain. However, there is no denying his spot as the top radio talk show host of all time. Love him or hate him he had tremendous power and influenced many on the right.

    His demise may speed up the demise of talk radio. There is really nobody that can replace him.

    My guess is reruns will run in coming weeks, even months. But this is an end to an era.

    #49747
    Andy Brown
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    Demagoguery is not a valued asset nor a craft. In the end, it was that, not “radio” or media, that was “mastered.”

    #49748
    Vitalogy
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    Good riddance. One less asshole on earth.

    #49749
    edselehr
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    Deane, you may not have listened to Rush, but those politically like-minded people around you probably did, so you were getting “Rushed” whether you knew it or not. As a key “opinion leader” for decades, he shaped and influenced the right wing of America into what it has become today – Qanon and all.

    #49750
    Andrew
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    My Dad died of lung cancer at an even younger age than Limbaugh, and I wouldn’t wish this horrible disease on anyone, even Limbaugh. But I shed no tears at his absence on the radio or on earth. It’s not his “message” I objected to – it’s the negative influence I believe he had on society.

    #49752
    lastday
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    https://kval.com/news/local/rush-limbaugh-saved-am-radio-eugene-station-says

    “One thing that Rush did that most people don’t really think about is he pretty much saved AM radio,” Lundun [KPNW] said. “When he came on the air, AM was in its death throes – and he pretty much saved the AM dial.”*

    * But at what cost?

    #49754
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    He did a lot of damage.

    #49757
    Andy Brown
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    He didn’t save AM radio. He made money for himself and perhaps one station per market. How that morphs into saving AM radio is bogus. In his final years he ended up being moved to smaller signals in the clusters still willing to pay for his crap.

    #49760
    Broadway
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    Rush continues for a while from his syndicator Premiere—-

    Following today’s passing of Rush Limbaugh, Premiere Networks has revealed their short-term plans for his show.

    In a statement Premiere notes, “Rush’s voice will continue to be heard, providing comfort and continued insight to his legions of loyal fans. All of Rush’s audio has been extensively archived and cataloged by subject, topic and opinion. His producers will be able to pull segments that are relevant for each day’s news cycle and allow us to feature the best of Rush for the full three hours of the program.”

    Guest hosts will be used to “guide Rush’s audio from one topic to another, but Rush will be the predominant voice heard for the three-hour Monday-Friday show, the AM Daily Update and The Week in Review three-hour show.” The show will continue “with this transitional programming until his audience is prepared to say good-bye” with additional information posted at RushLimbaugh.com when necessary.

    We have heard from affiliates who have been told it will be a minimum of 90 days before permanent plans for the 12-3pm eastern slot are solidified.

    #49761
    nosignalallnoise
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    Hey, no more Rush Limpballs! Good fucking riddance.

    Today is a good day to be an American.

    #49763
    paulwalker
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    The fact that Premiere is going to continue the show proves they had no good plan in place for this expected outcome, IMO. Yes, contracts need to be completed, but in the end Premiere is up shit creek.

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