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(reverted back - this stuff happened. Just b/c you don't like it doesn't mean you can remove it.)
(It's pure gossip. If I were to add a reference to a cigar in Clinton's article or Gore's son's pot arrest, you'd throw a fit and you know it.)
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Rush has appeared on the 1/2 Hour News Hour "comedy" show on the [[Fox News Channel]]. <ref>
 
Rush has appeared on the 1/2 Hour News Hour "comedy" show on the [[Fox News Channel]]. <ref>
 
[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/16/AR2007021602098.html Fox News Channel's '1/2 Hour News Hour': Right Funny, in Spots] washingtonpost.com</ref>
 
[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/16/AR2007021602098.html Fox News Channel's '1/2 Hour News Hour': Right Funny, in Spots] washingtonpost.com</ref>
 
==Controversy==
 
Limbaugh has repeatedly been the subject of scandal and controversy.
 
 
One of the earliest scandals occurred in 1993 when, "On his TV show, early in the Clinton administration, Limbaugh put up a picture of Socks, the White House cat, and asked, "Did you know there's a White House dog?" Then he put up a picture of Chelsea Clinton, who was 13 years old at the time...". Limbaugh, however denied that he was talking about Chelsea, stating that he was not making a joke, and Chelsea's picture was accidentally put up on a screen<ref>MotherJones: [http://www.motherjones.com/commentary/columns/1995/05/ivins.html "Lyin' Bully"]</ref>.
 
 
Limbaugh underwent a scandal, ten years later, in 2003 when his housekeeper was caught illegally purchasing oxycontin and other painkillers on his behalf. Limbaugh soon revealed that he was addicted to these drugs after massive back surgery. Both critics and supporters were shocked and disappointed by the revelation, since Limbaugh had publicly and repeatedly criticized those who used drugs illegally <ref>A collection of Rush Limbaugh quotes on illegal drug use[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/27/national/main1753947.shtml]</ref>. He sought treatment soon afterward.
 
 
How effective the treatment was is subject to debate, as, in 2005, when Limbaugh was returning from a vacation in the Dominican Republic customs officials found him carrying Viagra prescribed to another man in his luggage.<ref>CBS on Limbaugh's Viagra[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/27/national/main1753947.shtml]</ref>
 
 
Most recently Limbaugh has been criticized for his comments regarding Michael J. Fox's participation in Claire McCaskill's 2006 senate campaign in Missouri. In his radio broadcast, Limbaugh criticized a campaign commercial Fox filmed in support of McCaskill's position on taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell research. Limbaugh accused Fox of being off his medication in order to generate sympathy. In the commercial, Fox is visibly swaying and moving in sudden, jerky movements which are the symptom of Parkinson's Disease, and the reason the acclaimed actor quit the hit show [[Spin City]].<ref>[http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/2006-10-24-limbaugh-fox_x.htm], USA Today</ref>
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 16:52, 30 March 2007

Rush Limbaugh (born January 12, 1951) is a conservative American radio talk show host.

Rush Limbaugh

The Rush Limbaugh Show

Limbaugh hosts a radio show famed for its blustery denounciations of anything liberal. He is often at odds with liberal activist Al Franken[1]. Limbaugh's style has been credited with "reviving AM radio in the United States, and is considered by many to have been a catalyst for the Republican Party's 1994 Congressional victories"[2]. Rush's conservative talk show is nationally syndicated and averages over 13.5 million listeners weekly, making Rush the '#1 Radio Talk Show Host'.[3]

The Limbaugh Letter

The Limbaugh Letter is a monthly publication that contains conservative articles and humor in Rush's style.

1/2 Hour News Hour

Rush has appeared on the 1/2 Hour News Hour "comedy" show on the Fox News Channel. [4]

References

  1. Forum thread discussing a NYT Editorial
  2. Radio Talk Show Host Fears For True Conservatism's Fate, New York Times
  3. The Top Talk Radio Audiences Tallkers magazine online
  4. Fox News Channel's '1/2 Hour News Hour': Right Funny, in Spots washingtonpost.com

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