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October 4, 2003
SO Rush Limbaugh believes that his insensitive remark "has become the tempest that it is because I must have been right about something" ("Limbaugh: An Act Not Ready for TV," Oct. 3, by Tim Rutten). Would he also admit then that his constant attacks, and those of his conservative talk show brethren, on all things liberal undoubtedly means that there is truth in the liberal point of view as well? Bruce C. Friedman Los Angeles Limbaugh makes some harmless comments attacking the media's treatment of Donovan McNabb, and self-important politicians voice their outrage.
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OPINION
March 23, 2014
Re "Pulling a story out of thin air," Opinion, March 20 Meghan Daum's column on media coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 raised one point, and somewhat surprisingly so: At the beginning of her column, she noted Rush Limbaugh's complaint about newscasters who "don't know beans about even why an airplane flies" but offer speculation on the vaguest of premises. I agree. It's sort of like radio show hosts with little or no formal education offering in-depth, "intellectual" political analyses on Supreme Court opinions, election demographics, foreign policy and more.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1997
Rush Limbaugh's "Forget What You Know, How Do You Feel?" (Column Right, Sept. 21) should be a wakeup call for the establishment. People dismiss Limbaugh, because he is an intellectual featherweight who gets his slender diet of facts from dubious sources. Limbaugh has been smart enough, however, to realize that there is a tremendous amount of ill feeling in this country, growing every day as the working class gets left further and further behind the elite. Limbaugh mines that mother lode of angst, not with reasoned arguments, but with mockery and derision designed to turn Americans who are sinking together against each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
It's early days, but losing Rush Limbaugh to another Clear Channel station didn't seem to hurt ratings for KFI-AM (640) in January.  Numbers released Tuesday by Nielsen Audio showed little change in KFI's numbers in the first month after Clear Channel moved the conservative talk show host to KEIB-AM (1150), formerly FOR THE RECORD: Radio ratings: An article in the Feb. 19 Calendar section about January ratings for KFI-AM (640) said ratings had not been affected in the first month since Rush Limbaugh's program moved to another station.
BOOKS
March 3, 1996 | John Balzar
"doughnuts, Limbaugh's consumption of, 27-31 eating, Limbaugh's inability to stop, 14-156, 158 gas, hot, Limbaugh full of, 3, 27, 90 restaurants, Limbaugh's favorite . . . waffle houses 7, 9, 72 self-loathing, Limbaugh's weight as cause of, 47 weather, hot, Limbaugh sweating in, 43, 158, 182 zeppelin, Limbaugh size of, 6, 18, 76, 94 (see also blimp)" --From the spoof index . . "Our era is supposed to be the 1950s all over again. Indeed we are experiencing anew many of the pleasures and benefits of that excellent decade: a salubrious prudery, a sensible avariciousness, a healthy dose of social conformity.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1994 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Judith Michaelson is a Times staff writer.
Looking relieved to be playing his own age, someone he does not have to hold his stomach muscles tight for, Henry Winkler, 48, stands in a cold, cavernous, nearly empty sound stage in Hollywood at lunch break, doing a promotional interview for Fox Television's "Monty." That's the former Fonz's new comedy series, in which he plays a brash right-wing talk-show host who sees himself as "the conscience of America" and whose credo--"I'm right. I'm right. I'm right. Shut up! " -- he'll turn into a book.
MAGAZINE
March 3, 1991
Radio is powerful. Limbaugh's views go unchecked. It is my view that he's one of the most dangerous men in America. JON KLEINMAN Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1996
Re: the book "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot" (April 4). Al Franken is a four-eyed geek. This name-calling stuff is fun. What's more, I don't even have to back it up with facts or logic. No wonder Franken was able to get a sleazy book out of it. He should pay Limbaugh a percentage for help in reviving Franken's so-called career. MARK NICOLAY Pasadena
OPINION
April 12, 2009
Re "Liberals & Limbaugh," Opinion, April 5 I was deeply disappointed in this article and in the contribution from a representative of my alma mater, the University of Southern California. If this is the objective style of journalism that is being modeled at the Annenberg School for Communication, then the school is part of the problem that many of us find with mainstream journalism today. I was hoping to see a balanced analysis by representative local liberals. What we got from the four liberals were simply critiques of Limbaugh's style and personality.
NATIONAL
January 17, 2012 | By David Horsey
Reporting from Myrtle Beach, S.C. -- If Mitt Romney is a moderate, he's learned to hide it well, as evidenced in the Republican presidential debate Monday night. While his prime opponents, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, have traveled the state trying to convince GOP primary voters that the former governor from Taxachusetts is a weak-kneed moderate, they have been undercut by Romney's consistent hard right rhetoric. He's got the most aggressive position on illegal immigrants -- "send 'em all back!"
NATIONAL
December 17, 2013 | By David Horsey
Rush Limbaugh is freaked out by Pope Francis' sharp critique of capitalism and consumerism. Rush says it sounds like “pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope.”  Well, let us consider the pope's words: “Vast multitudes are still living in conditions of great material and moral poverty. The collapse of the communist system in so many countries certainly removes an obstacle to facing these problems in an appropriate and realistic way, but it is not enough to bring about their solution.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Rush Limbaugh's radio tirades will have a new home on Los Angeles airwaves next year. KFI-AM (640) is losing the conservative host's three-hour show, long a fixture on the station, to KTLK-AM (1150), which owner Clear Channel is hoping to pump up as an outlet exclusively dedicated to right-leaning chatter.   The company, which also owns KFI, will use Limbaugh's audience to anchor the new lineup for KTLK, which is being dubbed "The Patriot" and will also feature national shows by Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.  PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Clear Channel is making similar changes in San Francisco, where Limbaugh will leave its KKSF-AM (910)
NEWS
August 20, 2013
Re “Dad, Rush Limbaugh and me,” Opinion, Aug. 18 The opinion piece makes a clear point that conservatives have known for a while: Liberals are closed-minded and will never compromise or even consider anyone else's beliefs but their own. The author's story made it clear that her father had to compromise by giving up the hats (and how silly was that?) but she never made any offer to consider his point of view. Why didn't she agree to sit with him on the porch sipping tea while giving the show a listen to see what it was her father liked about it so much?
OPINION
August 18, 2013 | By Madeline Janis
A few months ago, I helped my father pack up his apartment in San Diego in preparation for his move to an assisted living facility. He was ill and could no longer live alone, and I wanted him nearer to my home in Los Angeles. I doubt that such a task is ever easy, with both parent and child aware that the burden of caring has shifted from one generation to the next. But in our case, things were even more loaded because of our politics. He was a passionate and devoted fan of Rush Limbaugh.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
Anybody with half a brain should have known it was wrong to put an Obama mask on the face of a rodeo clown Saturday at the Missouri State Fair. It was wrong for the announcer, a local school superintendent, to rile up the crowd by saying, “We're gonna stomp Obama now.” And wrong for him to say, “As soon as their bull comes out, Obama don't you move. He's gonna getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha!” It was wrong for the crowd to go wild. Perry Beam, a 48-year-old musician who describes himself as an “old country boy,” was appalled by what he saw and blew the lid off this embarrassment by posting about it on Facebook.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Scott Collins
The summer of bigotry debate rolls on, with Rush Limbaugh now attacking Rachel Jeantel and CNN for her analysis of the N-word Monday night. The conservative radio host ripped Jeantel and CNN for her sit-down with network host Piers Morgan. Jeantel was a friend of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot by watch volunteer George Zimmerman, and a controversial witness at Zimmerman's trial. She criticized the not-guilty verdict and also argued that the N-word - uttered with an "a" rather than an "r" at the end - could be used broadly to describe any male, not just a black one.  "I think I can now" say the word, Limbaugh sarcastically told his listeners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
I thought I might weigh in on Rush Limbaugh's overheated critique of Jeb Bush's accusation Friday that the GOP brand has become tarnished because the party is perceived as “reactionary.” Instead, I got distracted by Bush's accidental detour into reproductive terminology. On Friday, in his speech to conservatives at the Freedom and Faith Coalition's hopefully named “Road to Majority” in Washington, D.C., the former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate used the wrong word for the right idea.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Steve Carney
Pop station KIIS-FM (102.7) regained sole possession of first place in the local radio ratings for March, and its Ryan Seacrest-hosted morning show also jumped into the top spot, according to figures released by Arbitron. In February, KIIS had been tied for first with sister station KBIG-FM (104.3), the soft-rock station known as "MyFM. " And even though KBIG improved in March, increasing its share of the Los Angeles-Orange County audience from 5.4% to 5.5%, KIIS jumped even further and claimed 5.8% of all listeners ages 6 and older, Arbitron said Monday.
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