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Thu Oct 2 17:41:03 EST 1997
Joseph Zorzin wrote:
: But since he thought tree spiking was in the book, then THAT'S what
: counts, not the truth of it; the same kind of reasoning that has
: millions fawning over that big fat ugly slob, Rush Limbaugh; who is
: about the dumbest piece of baloney in America and who makes $20,000,000
: per year thanks to the extremely low quality of education in America.
This is true. Limbaugh - the mouth piece of the conservative movement
in America, is one of the most scientifically illiterate people I have
ever had the displeasure to see.
This kind of sloppiness, ignorance and/or fabrication is run of the
mill in Limbaugh's commentary, both broadcast and print. From dioxin
to Whitewater, from Rodney King to Reaganomics, Rush Limbaugh has a
finely honed ability to twist and distort reality.
Limbaugh's facts are almost never challenged on his programs. A
hostile caller hardly ever gets through the screeners on his radio
show, and his TV show is just him doing a monologue in front of his
cheering audience. No one in the history of national television has
had such a political platform. He has almost never corrected anything
he's said--although he did apologize once to the aerosol industry for
implying that spray cans still had CFCs in them. (CFCs were removed in
Limbaugh's chronic inaccuracy, and his lack of accountability,
wouldn't be such a problem if Limbaugh were just a cranky entertainer,
like Howard Stern. But Limbaugh is taken seriously by "serious"
media--in addition to Nightline, he's been an "expert" on such
chat shows as Charlie Rose and Meet the Press. The New York
Times (10/15/92) and Newsweek (1/24/94) have published his
writings. A U.S. News & World Report piece (8/16/93) by Steven
Roberts declared, "The information Mr. Limbaugh provides is generally
He's also taken seriously as a political figure. A National Review
cover story (9/6/93) declared him the "Leader of the Opposition."
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who recently officiated at
Limbaugh's wedding, says he tapes Limbaugh's radio show and listens to
it as he works out (USA Today, 5/13/94).
FAIR is publishing a compilation of some of Limbaugh's more obvious
whoppers in order to convince journalists and political leaders alike
that when Limbaugh says, "I'm not making this up, folks," it's time to
duck and cover.
PO Box 170
Congers, NY 10920
Or, get a free copy of the book when you subscribe to EXTRA!, the
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