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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    You made a lot of negative comments about it, yet you haven't ever read have you?

    Kind of closed minded of you isn't it? Personally I'm more of an open minded person so I'd give something a chance and actually read it before closing the book on it so to speak especially if it's been given good reviews but that's just me
    Sure you would. Did you read the new HIllary Clinton children's book?
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Have you?
    Nope. That's why I'm not shooting it down right off the bat. You didn't answer my question though did you read it or are you just prejudging it based solely on the author? It's okay if you are, not all of us can be open minded people.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Sure you would. Did you read the new HIllary Clinton children's book?
    Nope. But I wouldn't shoot it down based on the author, and I'm a fan of Hillary Clinton so her being the author really wouldn't affect me in a negative way now would it? I can't say the same about Rush but again, it got some good reviews, it actually looks kind of interesting so being the open minded person that I am I would look into it for my kid if I had any of reading age.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Marginal audience? He has been No. 1 in his genre for more than a quarter century!
    So what is his audience? He claims 15 to 20 million based on many years ago. But that has NEVER been proven. Read this

    Cenk Uygur: A Challenge to Rush: Prove Your Ratings

    LEt us say that Limbaugh has five million people per day who listen to him and most of those are regular listeners. And let us say that there might be as high as a 50% addition on any other day. So that might give him 7 to 8 million different people each week.

    Flip that coin. Over 300 million American never listen to him.

    If seven million different people had purchased tickets to STAR WARS or LORD OF THE RINGS or HUNGER GAMES, it would be a major flop of HEAVEN'S GATE proportions.

    But lets say I am being uncharitable to Limbaugh and his listeners total twice that amount. He still only reaches perhaps 3 to 4 % of the American adults in this nation.


    Limbaugh survives because he is in a cheap medium that has a niche audience which is loyal. I would love to see a demographic breakdown on who listens to him and I would be willing to bet they skew very white - much older, very male, more non urban than city folk and hardly in the so called "desired demographic" that advertisers love.

    "His genre" is basically a very marginal niche at best.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

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    Plenty of Republicans are getting elected. Even in the last presidential election, nothing changed. But the numbers aren't looking so good anymore for the Dems, who have alienated the white population to death. The Left has shown nothing but extreme hate for the white population in this country. Then there's Obama's approval rating which I don't think is going to improve very much. I wouldn't count the Republicans out.
    That's one of the most asinine things I've ever read.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    That's one of the most asinine things I've ever read.
    And I admire your restraint in being kind with that observation.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    So what is his audience? He claims 15 to 20 million based on many years ago. But that has NEVER been proven. Read this

    Cenk Uygur: A Challenge to Rush: Prove Your Ratings

    LEt us say that Limbaugh has five million people per day who listen to him and most of those are regular listeners. And let us say that there might be as high as a 50% addition on any other day. So that might give him 7 to 8 million different people each week.

    Flip that coin. Over 300 million American never listen to him.

    If seven million different people had purchased tickets to STAR WARS or LORD OF THE RINGS or HUNGER GAMES, it would be a major flop of HEAVEN'S GATE proportions.

    Limbaugh survives because he is in a cheap medium that has a niche audience which is loyal. I would love to see a demographic breakdown on who listens to him and I would be willing to bet they skew very white - much older, more non urban and hardly in the so called "desired demographic" that advertisers love.

    "His genre" is basically a very marginal niche at best.
    You can whine and complain and speculate all you want in an effort to diminish Rush's success, but you won't change a single fact:

    Arbitron is the standard for radio ratings across the nation and it has put Rush at #1 in ALL major and medium sized markets in more than 600 stations across the nation.

    Rush commands and gets the prime midday window for radio listening in every single one of those markets. They don't meet Rush's requirements, they don't get his program.

    They are delighted to accommodate his requirements because almost every single station, no matter what its format or genre, who carries the Rush Limbaugh Program moves into the #1 slot in their market no matter where they started. It happened here in Albuquerque. It happened in Amarillo. It has happened time and again across the country.

    Rush paved the way to put talk radio on the format and make it the most popular genre of radio. And because he plowed that field, it has provided opportunity for many hundreds, maybe thousands, of others to enter that genre as talk show hosts and facilitators. And even with all those others, some of them brilliant, entering the field, it has diluted his ratings a bit because there are only so many listeners to go around, but he has never lost his #1 rating.

    And he has maintained that rating for more than 25 years which is nothing short of amazing.

    Hate him if you want to. Join the chorus of haters who can't stand that he is successful and desperately want him to be unsuccessful. Who are willing to join all the dishonest stupid stuff that is said about him and believe those who claim he is failing or never was successful in the first place. Who want to diminish him, minimalize him, negate him.

    But the facts speak for themselves. Love him or hate him, appreciate him or not, enjoy his style or don't, appreciate his content or not, you cannot take a track record like that away from him.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I said "He doesn't advocate genocide, but he does promote the type of nationalist, racist and sexist attitudes and ideologies that tend to cause violence." Is that really in question? The widely reported Sandra Fluke quote alone is evidence that he is a deceitful scumbag.

    In reality, take a look at the FBI's most wanted list. Its islamists and leftists (environmentalists etc).

    Sorry, its the left that has the problem with violence.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Buckley went to Yale, and got an Education, Rush dropped out of a Missouri community college. Rush will never have the ability to be rational and classy and well rounded like Buckley. You can't buy the education and experience Buckley had...you have to actually do it. Rush is a disc jockey who found his schtick, but it is schtick, first and foremost
    Are you a fan of Thomas Sowell? He's a classy and profoundly intelligent guy-but I dont see any love for him from the left.

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