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  •  i doubt he does any research himself, most of his (2+ / 0-)
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    crap starts in the think tanks, perhaps mostly the heritage foundation, and or particular helpers/advisors with connections to the GOP PR machine.

    great examples.

    i think it's important not to put limbaugh out there on his own (and the left often does that)- maybe there's more of that since rove lost the white house and control of the radio soapbox but it's important to remember that he is leader of a team and their big advantage is they get to repeat and repeat and reinforce to 50 mil a week with little real time challenge. when the GOP wants to swiftboat someone or create a distraction, the radio and team limbaugh is their primary buzz machine and they work together to push that shit into fox and the mainstream.

     most of what he gets the big bucks for is coordinated somewhere else. his volume and spread is too valuable to do it any other way. and in that sense everything he emphasizes needs to be considered as part of GOP strategy- with team limbaugh doing the groundwork repetition. and if the dems had been monitoring talk radio in the weeks before the first debt ceiling disaster they would have know the teabaggers knew from limbaugh that defaulting was no big deal  and they were going to go all the way and the GOP had to go along.

    he's great at extemporizing and expanding a topic and maybe he does a lot of sifting of the material that gets put on his plate every day but he's a lazy guy and he has to be kept in the bubble. same with hannity. maybe they get some of it off drudge or the usual talking points but i'll bet it's very seldom he might actually spot something in a paper or website and go off on it.

    someone put this material in front of him and he went from there. these egs are basic hate he's been doing for 20 years and it's possible the same 'sources' do most of his material, including PR pros paid to look specifically for stuff that fits his talents. taking crap out of context is a big part of what he does, so is taking an isolated eg and painting all liberals with it, and that stuff comes from somewhere else.

    i'll be someone at the heritage foundation gave him some topics and talking points and these were among them.

    what the dem party needs to be monitoring them for is what they're being told to sell relative to the debt ceiling and the latest and upcoming appointments. that's why they hate it when dems don't fall for their 'demand' for specifics and why dems are stupid when they respond and give them any- the think tank PR teams can get specific with their response, and that starts with and primarily through the talk radio monopoly.

    that the left allows so many state universities to endorse this guy and those radio stations that keep undermining democracy is beyond me.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 09:37:58 PM PST

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