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  •  The thing that's really scary about Rush (3+ / 0-)
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    Shockwave, elwior, viral

    Is just how... unbalanced he is. I used to read the transcripts of his show (I'm a recovering Rush Baby, please don't judge) and he never sounded as coherent in writing as he did on the air. Looking over his stuff now, it sounds downright crazy. Yet people keep listening to him. Why?

    When the scribbling devil is got into a man's head, he falls to writing and publishing, which gets him as much fame as money, and as much money as fame. ~ Cervantes

    by scribblingTiresias on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 04:17:28 PM PDT

    •  IMO there are two main reasons people listen to (2+ / 0-)
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      limbaugh.

      1) he's louder than anything else. they established a talk radio monopoly and he was/is the main man, and they protect that monopoly. he's on about 600 of the loudest stations in the country and those stations have news weather traffic and sports. and how do you get away from him if there's something important going on and that signal is free and comes in clear?

      2) he makes frightened bigoted narrow minded jerks feel good. for authoritarians certainty relieves the fear. certainty is more important than truth and limbaugh has psychotic levels of certitude. he's great at lying without doubt. he's great at rationalizing crap that might otherwise make republicans feel guilty or hypocritical. he's great at deflecting blame from republican failings and crimes.

      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 Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 05:11:23 PM PDT

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