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Mr. Rush Limbaugh

Self Description

April 2002: Conservative radio talk show host and author.

Third-Party Descriptions

July 2016: 'As conservative commentators like Rush Limbaugh assailed Black Lives Matter as “a terrorist group committing hate crimes,” activists like Wendi Moore-O’Neal saw echoes of repeated attempts throughout American history, including efforts by the federal government, to discredit civil rights groups and leaders.'

March 2012: "Nearly two weeks since Rush Limbaugh let loose on Sandra Fluke, equating her desire for insurance-covered birth control with a prostitute’s demand for a fee, the wrangling over how awful that really was and whether it will truly haunt him continues."

October 2011: "The Occupy Wall Street protests, now in their second month, have increasingly been criticized by a variety of groups, most of them politically conservative, for flashes of anti-Semitism. Among those calling attention to the issue have been the Republican National Committee, Rush Limbaugh and the columnist William Kristol."

January 2011: 'Rush Limbaugh accused Democrats of "rubbing their hands together" in anticipation of using the shootings as a political revitalization.'

October 2007: After Rush Limbaugh referred to Iraq war veterans critical of the war as “phony soldiers,” he received a letter of complaint signed by 41 Democratic senators. He decided to auction the letter, which he described as “this glittering jewel of colossal ignorance,” for charity, and he pledged to match the price, dollar for dollar.

May 2007: Limbaugh, whose rightwing talk show is one of the most listened to in the US, has been running a song called Barack the Magic Negro, to the tune Puff the Magic Dragon.,,2076265,00.html


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Supported by (past or present) Eugene B. Casey Foundation Organization Mar 18, 2008
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation Inc. (MCLEF) Organization Mar 18, 2008
Cooperation (past or present) Premiere Radio Networks Organization Mar 18, 2008
Opponent (past or present) Gloria Allred Esq. Person Mar 14, 2012
Opponent (past or present) Ms. Jane Fonda Person Mar 14, 2012
Opponent (past or present) Robin Morgan Person Mar 14, 2012
Opponent (past or present) Ms. Gloria Steinem Person Mar 14, 2012

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Jul 09, 2016 Black Lives Matter Was Gaining Ground. Then a Sniper Opened Fire.

QUOTE: Inside Black Lives Matter, the national revulsion over videos of police officers shooting to death black men in Minnesota and Louisiana was undeniable proof that the group’s message of outrage and demands for justice had finally broken through....Black Lives Matter now faces perhaps the biggest crisis in its short history: It is both scrambling to distance itself from an African-American sniper in Dallas who set out to murder white police officers and trying to rebut a chorus of detractors who blame the movement for inspiring his deadly attack.

New York Times
Nov 09, 2012 Fantasyland: Denial has poisoned the GOP and threatens the rest of the country too.

QUOTE: Romney has no political heirs in his own party or elsewhere, he does leave behind a cultural legacy of sorts. He raised Truthiness to a level of chutzpah beyond Stephen Colbert’s fertile imagination, and on the grandest scale. That a presidential hopeful so cavalierly mendacious could get so close to the White House, winning some 48 percent of the popular vote, is no small accomplishment. The American weakness that Romney both apotheosized and exploited in achieving this feat—our post-fact syndrome where anyone on the public stage can make up anything and usually get away with it—won’t disappear with him. A slicker liar could have won, and still might....This year’s instantly famous declaration by the Romney pollster Neil Newhouse that “we’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers” crystallized the mantra of the entire GOP. The Republican faithful at strata both low and high, from Rush’s dittoheads to the think-tank-affiliated intellectuals, have long since stopped acknowledging any empirical evidence that disputes their insular worldview, no matter how grounded that evidence might be in (God forbid) science or any other verifiable reality, like, say, Census reports or elementary mathematics

New York Magazine
Mar 12, 2012 Limbaugh and One-Way Wantonness (Op-Ed)

QUOTE: When attacking a woman by questioning her sexual mores, there’s a smorgasbord of slurs, and you can take your rancid pick. Help me out here: where are the comparable nouns for men? What’s a male slut? A role model, in some cases. In others, a presidential candidate.

New York Times
Oct 21, 2011 Cries of Anti-Semitism, but Not at Zuccotti Park

QUOTE: The Occupy Wall Street protests, now in their second month, have increasingly been criticized by a variety of groups, most of them politically conservative, for flashes of anti-Semitism....Jewish groups that have sensitive antennas for eruptions of bigotry have not criticized the protesters.

New York Times
Apr 14, 2011 Red State Home Companion

QUOTE: In a multiple-prong attack on NPR, Republicans slashed funding for public broadcasting, then passed an additional “emergency” bill to prohibit independent stations from using federal grants to buy NPR programs... So why go after such a meager sum for public radio, when it means so much to the least-populated areas of America? Spite. Ideology.

New York Times
Jan 11, 2011 Tucson shootings don't quell debate over political rhetoric

QUOTE: Across the ideological spectrum, officials and activists agreed after Saturday's Tucson killings that it was time to soften the harsh edges of America's raucous national dialogue. But by Monday, a bitter debate had erupted over how to do it - and on whose terms.

Washington Post
Mar 21, 2010 Texts Without Context

QUOTE: a concern with how digital media are reshaping our political and social landscape, molding art and entertainment, even affecting the methodology of scholarship and research. They examine the consequences of the fragmentation of data that the Web produces, as news articles, novels and record albums are broken down into bits and bytes; the growing emphasis on immediacy and real-time responses; the rising tide of data and information that permeates our lives; and the emphasis that blogging and partisan political Web sites place on subjectivity.

New York Times
Aug 08, 2008 Dirty Politics in the Internet Age

QUOTE: Hence, the Net can be used to create a smear campaign and augment a questionable series of more formal assertions like the Swift Boat campaign used against John Kerry. This can be done by the public at large, and neither party really has an advantage. The key to success in the upcoming election will be home-brewed dirty tricks—all played out on the Internet.

PC Magazine
Jun 02, 2008 When Disadvantages Collide (Department of Human Behavior)

QUOTE: The question of what to do when the interests of two groups that had long suffered discrimination clashed with each other split the feminist movement. In order to gain passage of the 19th Amendment, which in 1920 gave women the right to vote, leading feminists jettisoned issues important to African Americans to win support from women and politicians who would have nothing to do with people of color.

Washington Post
Oct 20, 2007 Critical Letter to Limbaugh Fetches $2 Million

QUOTE: The letter was bought by the Eugene B. Casey Foundation, a $294 million foundation in Gaithersburg, Md., that has given money to a wide variety of organizations, including the Washington Opera and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. In a statement, the foundation said its purchase of the letter was intended to demonstrate its belief in freedom of speech and “to support Rush Limbaugh, his views and his continuing education of us.”

New York Times
Aug 15, 2007 NASA Revisions Create a Stir in The Blogosphere

QUOTE: NASA has slightly revised its record of average annual temperatures in the United States since 2000 -- modifications that researchers say are insignificant but that some conservative commentators and bloggers have seized upon to assert that global warming has been hyped as a problem.

Washington Post
Jun 29, 2007 House votes to ban FCC on ‘fairness’

QUOTE: The House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from using taxpayer dollars to impose the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters who feature conservative radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

Jun 24, 2007 The gender buzz: Studies that support traditional roles for women get swarmed on by the media, while more nuanced research just can't seem to generate any noise

QUOTE: It seems that a researcher can garner more press just by publishing a study with results that social conservatives wish to hear. And if the research doesn't suit conservatives' worldview, they can always find a way to twist it. ... The popularized message [is] that feminism makes you sick.

Dallas Morning News
May 10, 2007 Shock jock unrepentant over derogatory Obama song: Barack the Magic Negro aired by rightwing host: CBS website force to block comments on candidate

QUOTE: Limbaugh, whose rightwing talk show is one of the most listened to in the US, has been running a song called Barack the Magic Negro, to the tune Puff the Magic Dragon. On his show Limbaugh says he is an entertainer and the song is a parody. He justifies it by saying the first linkage of the term "magic negro" to Mr Obama was by a black commentator, David Ehrenstein, in the liberal Los Angeles Times.

Guardian Unlimited
May 03, 2006 Did Rush Limbaugh Get Off Easy in OxyContin Case?

QUOTE: ...some legal experts say the settlement was a fair one for a first-time drug offender. But other experts say Limbaugh, 55, avoided prosecution as a result of an aggressive, high-priced legal fight by his attorney.
May 23, 2005 Painted With Horns That Won't Retract

QUOTE: The bashing of Newsweek over its horribly handled item on Koran desecration has mushroomed into a sweeping indictment of the media, which some conservatives now accuse of deliberately slandering the military.

Washington Post
Feb 04, 2004 Snitching on the Top Dog; Lowly Employees Wield Great Power at Bosses' Trials

QUOTE: Generally, juries don't look askance at subordinates who agree to damage higher-ups in exchange for leniency from prosecutors and regulators...

Washington Post
Apr 26, 2003 Does Talk Radio Incite Hate?

QUOTE: Commuters and others hear these drive-time slurs every morning and every night, but there remains a paucity of studies on how listeners are affected by the constant barrage of racism, homophobia, anti-immigrant, anti-almost everything not white and far right.

Southern Poverty Law Center