Who knows if they will actually get rid of Rush or not. beck was one thing, but rush is another. The problem most of the Rush supporters seem to not recognize is that if you lose advertisers listeners don't actually matter. It is a business and listeners are valuable as an audience that allows you to sell exposure through advertising revenue. If the advertisers are going away because you message is so disgusting that they won't buy time then it is time to move on.
there is also another problem with rush and the faux news demographic. Their audience is not the desired demographic. You can argue that rush and faux have an audience but they have a real problem coming around the bend in that their audience is much older, and they are alienating the younger audience who is also the big spending audience. It is not just the age demo either, but faux also tends to attract the lower educated poorer demographic which advertisers are probably well aware of.
It is just a matter of time before Rush leaves and pretends it is his choice to search out a venue on his own. I am sure he will get listeners wherever he goes. However, once he leaves his present umbrella his ratings will never recover, and his power will be gone.
Dick Morris doesn't like Rush Limbaugh, but for a different reason... elections. See the video of Morris at the link:
Dick Morris To Rush Limbaugh: "Stop Losing The Elections For Us"
Look at what has happened in the last 30-40 years. Unions have largely been broken, they wield substantially less power than they ever have. Corporate interests have soared, CEO, executive pay have soared to unprecedented levels while worker pay has been stagnant since about 1980. Corporations / business interests have almost complete control of congress. The financial industries have been largely deregulated with disastrous consequences yet right-wing propaganda is still pushing harder and harder for even more deregulation and anyone who disagrees is a communist / socialist. Wealth inequality is extremely high, the middle class is continuously shrinking and becoming weaker and weaker.
Are you blind to this?
The financial criminals have largely walked away unscathed.
The middle class has seen almost no improvement in the last five years.
We are still marching down the path of fossil fuels.
That is the effect of right-wing propaganda, its all we can do to just try and slow down the effects.
Again, we must move beyond fantasy. I look abut me and see little of this "disastrous consequence" that you imagine that I would not primarily ascribe to the consequences of excessive government. The "Stimulus" scam, the interference of the government in the housing market, the interference in wages, and now, the "health care" debacle in which a foolish people imagines that a collection of lawyers can constructively take effective control of the medical industry, about which they possess little to no expertise.
I will repeat something I've said before. To be a Modern Leftist in America is to live in a dream world. It is a set of poor mental habits unsuitable for actualized adults.
Reality beckons to you. She is a harsh, but ultimately inescapable mistress. Submit to her. You will in the end anyway.
Quod scripsi, scripsi
That's why I actually love Limbaugh: he and Hannity and the rest of the freaks that stir up the tea party minions insure that the GOP will be an electoral irrelevancy even sooner than expected.