Limbaugh makes millions for being wrong

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Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh signed an eight-year, $400 million contract in 2008 with Clear Channel Communications! In terms even I can understand, that's $50 million a year -- not to mention tens of millions more in endless endorsements.

I've just got to ask: Why on God's green Earth does he make so much money? Yes, I realize Limbaugh is the de facto Führer of the Republican Party. Yet, as far as I can tell, he's making well over half-a-billion dollars the next eight years for doing nothing more than always being wrong.

Didn't Limbaugh predict the invasion of Iraq would be smooth sailing? Didn't Limbaugh parrot Bush every time he said, "The fundamentals of the economy are strong" -- all the way up to and over the economic collapse cliff, in September 2008? In January 2009, didn't Limbaugh predict the apocalypse if President Obama's economic plans were passed by the majority-Democrat Congress?

Then, on May 5, didn't Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a Republican, predict the economy would be out of recession by fall 2009? Jobless claims are dropping. Retail sales are improving. Thus, the stock market has been positive the past two months.

So, where's this apocalypse we were all dying for?

I'm sorry, but as the rational human being bank-rolling him, I would absolutely have to know that Limbaugh has been right about one, single, teensy-weensy thing in order to have completely justified his $400-million-plus goldmine jackpot.

Jealous? You bet your sweet, sweet apple I am! Hey, I'm wrong all the time, too. Quick -- someone write me a check for $400 million and I'll be as wrong as you want for as long as you want. Heck, I'll even go one better. I'll be wrong and over the moon to get paid a measly 1 percent of that amount for my magnificently selfless services.

Nathan Kirby

Augusta

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Nammy3
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Nammy3 05/09/09 - 02:36 am
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LOL...I hear ya! (with hand

LOL...I hear ya! (with hand out....) (':

AlexW44
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AlexW44 05/09/09 - 05:09 am
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Nathan, put some ice on it

Nathan, put some ice on it young man.

If you had anything to say you too could be making money. You, however, are an empty suit with your leftist neo Marxist
ideology.

I have been a Rush fan since 1988.

wribbs
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wribbs 05/09/09 - 05:45 am
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When I read the title of your

When I read the title of your LTE I knew you were an idiot. Limbaugh doesn't get paid to be right or wrong. He doesn't get paid to be the 'de facto' leader of the Republican party as you call it. He gets paid to be an entertainer. If he didn't perform as an entertainer, which by his ratings he obviously does, he wouldn't get paid $400 million dollars. He gets paid to compel listeners to listen to him so they will hear the advertisements that run during his show. He does that extremely well. He's no different than a star quarterback in the NFL making millions, people will pay to see a good QB play football.Paying him $400 million dollars was a business decision based on facts, but I wouldn't expect someone that has this shallow level of thinking to understand that.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 05/09/09 - 06:05 am
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Rush gets paid for being the

Rush gets paid for being the mouthpiece of fascism.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/09/09 - 06:15 am
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No Copperhead, that's Obama.

No Copperhead, that's Obama. You need to learn what fascism is.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/09/09 - 06:23 am
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Limbaugh commands the big

Limbaugh commands the big bucks for the same reason Brad and Angelina do and for the same reason Tom Hanks does. He has a product that the fans like and are willing to pay for. Every product that advertises on his show becomes an instant national best seller. It would be safe to say Limbaugh is the antithesis of the liberal talk show host. Limbaugh has been proven to be right 99% of the time and he has over 20million listeners EVERY week. He wouldn't get the big bucks if he wasn't a proven product. Sad little leftie. Watch CNN, they'll tell you what to write in your next letter, too.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 05/09/09 - 06:50 am
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It is clear that GACopperhead

It is clear that GACopperhead has no idea what fascism is.

justus4
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justus4 05/09/09 - 07:07 am
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This guy is the spokesman for
Unpublished

This guy is the spokesman for the angry white male and gets support by, the people that sponsor his show are non-minority, the markets that play his show are non-minority, and the people that listen are not minorities, so that market is his cheerleaders. The problem is, his ratings are overrated and his rating don't translate into votes, in fact it's just the opposite. His show compares to Wallace in the schools doors hollaring his famous words, but Limbaugh gets rich pandering to closet racist. The airwaves are suppose to belong to the "public" (of course, "they" have no minority views on the airwaves) and again, yap, yap, yap, about how great a nation, but the "public airwave belong to the public" statement is another Great Lie. So yes, some people can go on & on about the nation being great, which keeps the blinders on, the people ignorant, and this guy's pockets fat. Limbaugh and his fellow haters will soon recognize their ignorance, recognize the political reality, recognize the successful leadership of the president which will benefit the entire country. And being paid to talk on the radio is not a job, it's a scheme, just like selling human beings for profit.

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brinehart7 05/09/09 - 07:14 am
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who gives a rats [filtered word]. do i

who gives a rats [filtered word]. do i detect a bit of wealth envy here
i know how to change stations on the radio so i don't have to listen to him. but some people do. I could care less what they pay him and they pay good money to advertise with him so he sells products.. make it while you can i say.. at least he is not robbing banks or selling drugs for a living ..

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edzo 05/09/09 - 07:32 am
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"If we are keeping focused on

"If we are keeping focused on all the fundamentally sound aspects of our economy -- all the outstanding companies, workers, all the innovation and dynamism in this country -- then we're going to get through this. And I'm very confident about that," Obama said after meeting with former Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul Volcker today.

So was Obama wrong or was he lying? when he said the economy is FUNDAMENTALLY SOUND

poor democrats always think success is a zero sum game, they see a guy with a mercedes and a homeless guy and think if we tax that mercedes guy we can give the homeless guy some money
I see a homeless guy and a guy with a mercedes and think if that homelss guy would stop drinking and get a job he could have a mercedes too

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apex24 05/09/09 - 07:37 am
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Nathan my man, "the stock

Nathan my man, "the stock market has been positive for two months". Is that all you Liberals can base a recovery on. The reason you Libs can't stand Rush Limbaugh is he tells the truth in a way Libs cannot stand. He comes right at you and he doesn't sugar coat anything. Libs don't like that!!!!

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Junket831 05/09/09 - 07:43 am
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Limbaugh is an entertainer

Limbaugh is an entertainer and very good at what he does. No different than Stern, O'Reily, Maddow, Hannity, etc. Each has a nitch audience and either appeals to a large market or a smaller nitch market. If some fool wants to pay one of these talking heads millions of dollars to spew their babble more power to the entertainer. Its called the American Way. While Rush appeals primarily to whites and males in particular, his message has always been about limiting the scope of government involvement, especially in social programs. The problem many liberals have with him is not his conservative nature, but rather his penchant for being a Republican spokesman. During the Bush years he lost much of his conservative credentials because of his endless support for Republican policies.

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patriciathomas 05/09/09 - 07:45 am
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edzo, to quote the brilliant

edzo, to quote the brilliant left, "You're just a meanie do do head."

JesusIsComing
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JesusIsComing 05/09/09 - 07:48 am
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Nathan, You read just enough

Nathan, You read just enough form the left-wing blogs to create a letter to the editor but actually LISTENING to Rush is required for an accurate summary of his statements. Had you listened you would be able to fact check your own letter and the good people here could enjoy an earlier start on the Saturday chores.

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rufus 05/09/09 - 07:57 am
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Nathan needs to get laid

Nathan needs to get laid

confederate american
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confederate american 05/09/09 - 08:22 am
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the one thing liberals can't

the one thing liberals can't stand is the truth,you can't handle the truth.justus4 my bananas are starting to turn black,must be something racist going on.you are really a sad little man,with a heart full of hate

dashiel
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dashiel 05/09/09 - 08:39 am
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This letter is like chunking

This letter is like chunking a cat into a pen full of foxhounds. Pointless, incessant barking in defense of a thrice-divorced prescription-drug addict and total [filtered word]. Right now, the Republican Party can't afford to settle for a PARTIAL [filtered word] (like Steele or Jindal), so they gush for Rush, who actually rooted for a recession! With friends like him, who needs enemas?

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Tots 05/09/09 - 08:49 am
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Junket831-at7:43 RIGHT ON.

Junket831-at7:43 RIGHT ON.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 05/09/09 - 08:50 am
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I supposed cocaine addict

I supposed cocaine addict like Obama is better?..........you brought it up, dashiel.

woodsman
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woodsman 05/09/09 - 08:59 am
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He is the conservative voice

He is the conservative voice in the growing ocean storm of liberal socialism. He doesn't always push in the best direction every show, but does speak truth. In the gobbledegoop of drive my media, environmentalist waccos, & feminatzis, Maharushi is the voice of wisdom - and those who dispute that only show the brainwash of their ignorance

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1941 05/09/09 - 09:10 am
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What is the 'product' that he

What is the 'product' that he is selling? Some say it is the truth. The truth should be free. The people that is buying his product,are they making any money, or do it just make them feel good.There is nothing, anyone man, can say or do that is worth four hundred million dollars.The people that listen to him, do they have to pay amonthly fee to hear the 'truth'?The people that listen to him, do they have common sense,to know the 'truth' when they hear it, or they just love to to hear someone tell them how to hate.

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Bizkit 05/09/09 - 09:33 am
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I wonder if Olberman and

I wonder if Olberman and Maddow were making that kind of money if you would hear the same comments? They are no different in rhetoric and lying when it fits their agenda. People flock to the these news commentators (Rep-conservatives and Dem-liberals) because they haven't an original thought in their heads and they treat it like a sporting event. Lots of parrots around here. Squawk!

KansasGirl
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KansasGirl 05/09/09 - 09:34 am
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Exactly how is this person

Exactly how is this person bankrolling Limbaugh? It's the advertisers that make him successful. This person needs to get a little motivation.

pofwe
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pofwe 05/09/09 - 09:44 am
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Fascism: A system of

Fascism: A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. Sounds just like O'bammy & his mammy, to me. Justus, you "is" an uncouth philistine, and socially unacceptable. I would hate to be a red-headed step-child in your family tree.

pofwe
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pofwe 05/09/09 - 10:00 am
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Nathan Kirby, got his

Nathan Kirby, got his ed-u-ma-cation "out behind-the-barn." And if Pa had caught ya, you would be straight today. Hey-hey.

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oatka01 05/09/09 - 10:08 am
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Nate, all you have to do to

Nate, all you have to do to be as successful as Limbaugh is to replicate the success of Al Franken's Air Amerika. Oh, wait.

Come to think of it, Nate, why should we pay you 400 mill when you're already wrong for free?

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/09/09 - 10:12 am
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Nathan admitted he is wrong

Nathan admitted he is wrong all the time. I guess we can add this LTE to the "wrong" pile. I wonder why he hasn't noticed the Obama "wrong" pile. Why pick on the Rep "wrong" pile with a Dem "wrong" pile of similar magnitude. Obama has made millions from writing books about his personal beliefs and opinions. Shouldn't that be just as offensive to Nathan.

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pah4r 05/09/09 - 11:09 am
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justus4, is a gray sky off

justus4, is a gray sky off black or off white??? You must know the answer for you are the almighty that forever sees all things, spoken words, ideologies in but one color. Give more of your racist wisdom and answer this question for us all so we will know to be mad because it is not pure black or pure white. By the way justus4 your empty suit is neither.

Niko Mahs
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Niko Mahs 05/09/09 - 11:11 am
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Nathan, keep Limbaugh on and

Nathan, keep Limbaugh on and pay him even more next time. As long as El Rushbo is head of the GOP, with Dick Cheney as the VP then we can continue to let Hannity & Beck continue to blow hot air as well. The party of Lincoln is the party that's Shrinkin'. And it's these talking head leaders that are doing it. The GOP game is over, and the sad part is that they know it and can't do a darn thing about it.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 05/09/09 - 11:18 am
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If 'the party of Lincoln is

If 'the party of Lincoln is the party that's Shrinkin', why do the dims continue to be so concerned about what the conservatives are doing and thinking? Why are they so concerned about what Rush is making and what he might say? Why do dims continue to ignore FACTS and information about their 'annointed one', his crooked administration and his policies? Inquiring minds want to know...

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