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Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby DCB » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:31 pm

Rich Schultz wrote:"It's cute, is it not, how Rush becomes an entertainer when he needs defending and a voice for the patriots when it better suits the purpose of the hour."

John Stewart.


Limbo is one of the leadiing Republican voices. Anyone who denies that in order to minimize his comments is being disingenuous.

FYI, his name is 'Jon', not 'John'.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby rabble » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:05 pm

So what's the deal then? Is Rush just like Stewart or is Stewart as powerful as Rush? Or is Rich saying that it's okay for Rush to call somebody a slut and talk about how he likes to watch porn because Stewart did something similar?

What's the story behind the comparison? Stewart came along afer Rush, so the "Jon Stewart as Role Model" analogy is a little hard to pull off.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:14 pm

I'm saying that Stewart and Limbaugh both pull the "just an entertainer' stunt even though we all know they are trying to be more than that.


How you get to "minimizing his comments", "disingenuous" "ok to call somebody a slut" "porn"; all that from a two word comment "Jo(h)n Stewart"?

You want an intelligent response to the slut comment read Althouse.
Show me where I defended this comment by Rush Limbaugh, and for everybody's sake, cut back on the coffee.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby DCB » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:32 pm

Rich Schultz wrote:I'm saying that Stewart and Limbaugh both pull the "just an entertainer' stunt even though we all know they are trying to be more than that.


How you get to "minimizing his comments", "disingenuous" "ok to call somebody a slut" "porn"; all that from a two word comment "Jo(h)n Stewart"?

You want an intelligent response to the slut comment read Althouse.
Show me where I defended this comment by Rush Limbaugh, and for everybody's sake, cut back on the coffee.

Speaking for myself, I was responding (indirectly) to the Santorum comment, which is what I presumed was the Stewart quote was about. Santorum was clearly trying to minimize the overt hostility of the Big Fat Idiot.

I wasn't sure what, if any, point you were trying to make by posting it. But since you clarified, I'll respond to that: lumping Stewart and Limbaugh together is pretty stupid.

p.s. I count 29 words in the Stewart quote.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby lukpac » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:25 pm

Rich Schultz wrote:I'm saying that Stewart and Limbaugh both pull the "just an entertainer' stunt even though we all know they are trying to be more than that.


Two points:

1) It isn't clear how what Rush has been saying could be considered "entertaining". Calling somebody a slut and prostitute is funny?

2) Has Jon Stewart even come close to such inflammatory rhetoric?
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby rabble » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:35 pm

Rich Schultz wrote:I'm saying that Stewart and Limbaugh both pull the "just an entertainer' stunt even though we all know they are trying to be more than that.

So, you're saying Rush told Santorum to say those things?

It isn't a case of Santorum defending Rush, it's a case of Santorum following Rush's orders?
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:15 pm

DCB, that 29 word quote is a Rabble comment, my two words were a response to that comment. Because my two words were a proper name it looks like a quote, my bad. The comparison is exact, both Stewart and Limbaugh try to influence politics and both claim they are merely entertainers.

"Limbo is one of the leadiing Republican voices."
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Stewart is no small fry himself.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby snoqueen » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:32 pm

Losing advertisers, he apologizes:

http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/ ... ?mobile=nc

Now we know how to get his attention.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby rabble » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:11 pm

Rich Schultz wrote:The comparison is exact, both Stewart and Limbaugh try to influence politics and both claim they are merely entertainers.

Except my quote was from Santorum. It wasn't Rush claiming to be an entertainer, it was Santorum claiming that Rush was an entertainer.

In other words, Santorum was defending Rush. That's vastly different than Rush attempting to defending himself.

But I have to admit, I was wrong. Rush is actually caving to his corporate overlords and has come out with the most left-handed apology I've ever heard.

Still, an apology nonetheless. I can't recall that Rush has ever had to do that.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby pjbogart » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:05 pm

Rich Schultz wrote:You want an intelligent response to the slut comment read Althouse.


Ann Althouse is the Jim Morrison of the blogosphere. "Hey look, flowery nonsense that I can't understand! It must be brilliant."

Yeah, but only if you're stoned.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby bdog » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:23 pm

Ann Althouse wrote:So most of his humor — the woman must be having sex 3 times a day... she's a "slut" because she wants to be paid for having sex — is not based on facts. Limbaugh ended yesterday's segment with one of his refrains: He lives in "Realville." He needs to check his GPS. That was not from Realville.


PJ, are you stoned right now?
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:27 pm

What part of "Light My Fire" did you not understand?
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby pjbogart » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:27 am

I have to say, bdog, I haven't visited Althouse's blog in a long time and I found it surprisingly coherent, not only in reference to the Limbaugh subject but other posts as well. Her writing used to seem more like ambien induced scrawling or an intentionally schizophrenic mishmash intended to convey that she was some sort of mysterious genius. Perhaps now that she's chosen to share her pedestal with Meade she feels the need to lend him some intelligence and credibility, a monumental task to say the least.

I wonder if she let him know that Hitler wasn't a liberal.

As to her "intelligent response to the slut comment," it was a pretty tame critique of Rush's outrageous comments. It also comes as no surprise that her island of misfit toys erupted at the very hint that perhaps Limbaugh was in any way wrong. People are known, at least in part, for the company they keep. Feeble minded idiots didn't accidentally gravitate to Althouse's blog.

And Rush Limbaugh hasn't been to "Realville" for about 30 years. One would think that a tenured law professor who voted for Obama but admires Rush Limbaugh would recognize that.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Meade » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:41 am

pjbogart wrote:Her writing used to seem

I'm afraid our hour is almost up for today, pj. Perhaps in our session next week you can share more about how the writings of this person, "Althouse" seem to you.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:54 am

"It also comes as no surprise that her island of misfit toys erupted at the very hint that perhaps Limbaugh was in any way wrong. "
pjbogart

I gotta call you on that one Mr. Bogart, that is a complete mischaracterization of the comments in the Althouse threads.
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