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  •  free speech (0+ / 0-)

    i don't have a problem with most of their crap but there are huge areas of the country with no alternatives for free political talk if you're in the car or at work- and that's a huge captive audience.

    then again, it's a wonder when limbaugh can say "obama's head needs to roll" sept 10 2008 from 600 stations and get hardly a notice.

    ignoring the talk radio monopoly continues to be the biggest political blunder in decades

    by certainot on Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 07:09:46 PM PST

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    •  Limbaugh was speaking rhetorically, of course (0+ / 0-)

      As far as Limbaugh's environmental rants, Gore called Rush a "distinguished American", so he Limbaugh gets a pass.

      I am that gadfly which God has attached to the state, and all day long and in all places...arousing and persuading and reproaching you.-Socrates

      by The Navigator on Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 07:29:05 PM PST

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      •  usually i qualify that quote because (0+ / 0-)

        it is out of context in a sense, only literally though.

        limbaugh wanted to deliver that line and created an absurd context for doing it- that obama needed to fire himself.

        any longtime listener would know that he really meant it and a careful listener would recognize the technique.

        re gore, thing about limbaugh and sons, they can't use sarcasm much, it's rooted in truth.

        ignoring the talk radio monopoly continues to be the biggest political blunder in decades

        by certainot on Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 07:43:39 PM PST

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        •  So let me get this straight.... (0+ / 0-)

          ....when Limbaugh says Obama's "head needs to roll" he means it, but when Gore calls Limbaugh a "distinguished American", he doesn't mean it.

          How convenient for you.

          I am that gadfly which God has attached to the state, and all day long and in all places...arousing and persuading and reproaching you.-Socrates

          by The Navigator on Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 07:47:27 PM PST

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          •  one is sarcasm, the other is a punch line (0+ / 0-)

            for a very real desire, an in joke with his audience.

            i've heard limbaugh do that for years.

            when the  guy, his last show before christmas holidays, and pissed off that the clintons were "getting away" tells his audience don't worry one day the clintons will get what they deserve and my friends and i will have a glass of champaign, an i supposed to think he's talking about christmas presents?

            ignoring the talk radio monopoly continues to be the biggest political blunder in decades

            by certainot on Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 08:15:33 PM PST

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            •  You are a long time LImbaugh listener (0+ / 0-)

              You know fully well the guys not actually advocating violence. Beck, yeah maybe.  But not Limbaugh.

              And, oh, BTW, Gore wasn't being sarcastic when he called Limbaugh a distinguished American...he mentioned him in the same sentence with Colin Powell, for Secretary's of State, and many other "distinguished Americans"

              I am that gadfly which God has attached to the state, and all day long and in all places...arousing and persuading and reproaching you.-Socrates

              by The Navigator on Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 08:18:54 PM PST

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              •  distinguished american - more than one version (0+ / 0-)

                'distinguished' may not mean the same thing - singular? out of the ordinary? extraordinary, bred to the purple, unique, prominent..... it goes on - gore's got a lot of leeway there.

                he is advocating violence, he's just good at skirting the line. you're missing that.

                he once threatened a friend's 10 YO daughter, who splashed him in the pool, to sic woody allen on her- he thought it was funny and related it to his audience.

                ignoring the talk radio monopoly continues to be the biggest political blunder in decades

                by certainot on Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 08:31:40 PM PST

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