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    Why Is "Slut" Fatal For Rush?

    Many years ago, I was an occasional listener of Limbaugh's, but as his rhetoric became ever more foolish, vitriolic and biased, I stopped. (This is likely somewhere in the 1990's.)

    Since then, as some of his comments have been reported, circulated on youtube, etc., I have grown to genuinely loathe this man. I don't think he cares a damn what he says as long as his audience grows, his own revenues grow, etc. To me, he's like the Pat Robertson of politics.

    I can't for the life of me get how this guy has stayed on the air as long as he has, given some of the things he has said. But geeze louise, even the lookalike Glenn Beck had to claim God was punishing Haiti with an earthquake because the US is moving further towards civil rights for gay people before he got tossed.

    So here's my little, curious question: WTF was the big fat deal about Rush calling a grown woman a "slut"? I just don't understand how this one relatively inoffensive (for him) remark could be resulting in all the blowback he's getting. (Don't misunderstand me; I revel in his downfall; I just don't understand it.)

    Did someone demonize the word "slut" while I was sleeping? Who is this woman, that can testify before Congress but bursts into tears and needs therapy because Rush insulted her? God damn, some of you young liberal women (and men) today would never have made it in the Feminist Movement of the 1970's, I can tell you.

    Sometimes, I think modern liberals take pride in behaving like a bunch of emo first graders. This kinda reminds me of all the transparently stupid hand-wringing that went on when Obama had Bin Laden killed. I'm sorry...how in the hell could that POSSIBLY have been a bad thing?

    Seriously, people? "Slut" is where we liberals have chosen to draw the line in the sand today?

    Susan B. Anthony must be rolling over in her grave.
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    Re: Why Is "Slut" Fatal For Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
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    I can't for the life of me get how this guy has stayed on the air as long as he has, given some of the things he has said. But geeze louise, even the lookalike Glenn Beck had to claim God was punishing Haiti with an earthquake because the US is moving further towards civil rights for gay people before he got tossed.
    Because the limits on radio station ownership got deregulated and a a guy named Lowery Mayes basically bought up every single AM radio station he could.

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    Re: Why Is "Slut" Fatal For Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Because the limits on radio station ownership got deregulated and a a guy named Lowery Mayes basically bought up every single AM radio station he could.
    Well, presumably this Mays guy was out to make money. To be honest, I don't think I have heard AM radio outside VERY rural areas since like mebbe 1965. It's not an industry I understand all that well....but I presume it's profit-seeking.

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    Re: Why Is "Slut" Fatal For Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Well, presumably this Mays guy was out to make money. To be honest, I don't think I have heard AM radio outside VERY rural areas since like mebbe 1965. It's not an industry I understand all that well....but I presume it's profit-seeking.
    It was also a way to consolidate a political message nationwide while shutting out contrary positions.

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    Re: Why Is "Slut" Fatal For Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    It was also a way to consolidate a political message nationwide while shutting out contrary positions.
    So you think Mays is kin to the Koch Brothers?

    Still confusing; if this is so, why allow a relatively minor hiccup to destroy Rush's show?

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    Re: Why Is "Slut" Fatal For Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    [COLOR="#0000CD"]So you think Mays is kin to the Koch Brothers?
    Kin? no. In the same camp? Yes

    Still confusing; if this is so, why allow a relatively minor hiccup to destroy Rush's show?
    Minor hiccup? the guy has been doing this **** for years now!

    And BTW my main deal is with the ownership rules. If one can come in and buy up all the radio stations in a city that in and of itself squelches a diversity of opinions as well as freedom of the press.

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    Re: Why Is "Slut" Fatal For Rush?

    Pinkie, I see this whole thing as not really being an issue of someone being called a slut. I see it as:

    1. The latest attempt to try to take down Rush. He's been around for a long time, has influence with conservatives and is some kind of threat as perceived by liberals. Liberals have repeatedly tried...and failed...to take him down, but they keep trying.

    2. A continuation of the attempt by the liberals to keep the nation's attention off of the important issues and on non-issues like birth control. Rush kind of aided them by making his remarks and they are running with it.


    Frankly, I see this as akin to the hyperbolic and outlandish reaction from the liberals in the wake of the Tucson shootings. You know, how liberals used that to portray every conservative as a murderer by proxy.


    btw, I suspect Rush will weather this just like he's weathered all the other attempts to silence him.
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    Re: Why Is "Slut" Fatal For Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Kin? no. In the same camp? Yes



    Minor hiccup? the guy has been doing this **** for years now!

    And BTW my main deal is with the ownership rules. If one can come in and buy up all the radio stations in a city that in and of itself squelches a diversity of opinions as well as freedom of the press.
    It also violates the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and (I believe) some FTC or FCC rules and laws, which may or may not have since been repealed.

    But hey, what's some major monpoly building among friends?

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    Re: Why Is "Slut" Fatal For Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Pinkie, I see this whole thing as not really being an issue of someone being called a slut. I see it as:

    1. The latest attempt to try to take down Rush. He's been around for a long time, has influence with conservatives and is some kind of threat as perceived by liberals. Liberals have repeatedly tried...and failed...to take him down, but they keep trying.

    2. A continuation of the attempt by the liberals to keep the nation's attention off of the important issues and on non-issues like birth control. Rush kind of aided them by making his remarks and they are running with it.


    Frankly, I see this as akin to the hyperbolic and outlandish reaction from the liberals in the wake of the Tucson shootings. You know, how liberals used that to portray every conservative as a murderer by proxy.


    btw, I suspect Rush will weather this just like he's weathered all the other attempts to silence him.
    O, I have $5 that says Rush is gone from his radio show....and will be on MSNBC by Labor Day.

    It surely is true, liberals wanted Rush gone -- but we have wanted it for decades. Why give in now, over such nonsense?

    I think you paint with too broad a brush when you claim liberals want to be distracted from real issues, like the economy. There's many of all political stripes who will bury their head in the sand, but there's just as many (if not more) like this who are conservative. How else could you explain Santorum's modest success at the polls?

    The Tucson shooting DID deserve the level of discussion it received, IMO. Comparing political asassination and the murder of bystanders to calling a grown woman a "slut" just don't seem quite kosher, does it?

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    Re: Why Is "Slut" Fatal For Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Pinkie, I see this whole thing as not really being an issue of someone being called a slut. I see it as:

    1. The latest attempt to try to take down Rush. He's been around for a long time, has influence with conservatives and is some kind of threat as perceived by liberals. Liberals have repeatedly tried...and failed...to take him down, but they keep trying.

    2. A continuation of the attempt by the liberals to keep the nation's attention off of the important issues and on non-issues like birth control. Rush kind of aided them by making his remarks and they are running with it.


    Frankly, I see this as akin to the hyperbolic and outlandish reaction from the liberals in the wake of the Tucson shootings. You know, how liberals used that to portray every conservative as a murderer by proxy.


    btw, I suspect Rush will weather this just like he's weathered all the other attempts to silence him.
    Liberal, liberal, liberal, liberal...you only said that four times.


    Frankly, I see this as akin to the hyperbolic and outlandish reaction

    WTF do you think Rush is doing?

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