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Rush Limbaugh Losing Radio Show Crown To Huckabee?

El Rushbo Is About To Get A Conservative Challenger

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Since Rush Limbaugh has been under fire for his comments about Sandra Fluke, it hasn’t just been advertisers who are heading for the hills. People who had supported Limbaugh in the past are starting to wonder what he’s up to. Many of them have grown increasingly uncomfortable with what he says on his show sometimes. But, In the 12:00-3:00 time slot, Limbaugh is the only game in town.

Until now.

Starting April 9, 2012, Gov. Mike Huckabee is throwing his hat into the arena. His new radio show will air in exactly the same time slot as Limbaugh on the Cumulus radio networks. Huckabee’s aim to unseat Limbaugh is apparent from his shows tag line: More Conversation. Less Confrontation.

Rush Limbaugh has a huge conservative fan base that are used to him adding humor and very blunt talk when discussing his point of view. Some who only listen occasionally don’t see the humor and take everything he says literally. They also don’t appreciate the blunt talk. Prior to Limbaugh and Fox News and then the internet there weren’t conservatives with national platforms in the media.

Rush’s attacks on liberalism daily has worn on liberals over the years, hence the backlash over his comment about Sandra Fluke. This is their opportunity to strike back and coincidentally Huckabee’s opportunity to step up to the plate for conservatives with a nicer and gentler radio program. Huckabee plans to challenge Rush by attracting those that seek a less pointed discussion.

Huckabee aims to soften that rhetoric, get people talking again. And, his brand of conservative approach could be the very place that advertisers, radio stations and frustrated conservatives can go as an alternative to Limbaugh’s heated rhetoric. Huckabee could even make the notion of conservative talk radio palatable to progressives who don’t mind a good debate, so long as it is civil. Time will tell.

Rush Limbaugh Losing Radio Show Crown To Huckabee?


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  • TJV

    I’ve met Mike Huckabee and while I don’t always agree with his political views, I do believe he is a welcome addition to the time slot. He can have conversation without demeaning the GOP or his fellow Americans. Good luck Mr. Huckabee!

    • Charles Chapin

      Here’s the deal to anyone with half a brain (not necessarily tied behind their back).

      Limbaugh is the author of 21st century talk radio. He has the largest contract in the history of radio becuase people love him as an entertainer.

      No one has ever said that Rush is always right or always acts on his best behaivior. He is the best because he entertains his audience and makes them think.

      Long live El Rushbo.

      Mike Huckabee, while a decent guy and a good entertainer is not even in the same league. While I am on the subject…. Bill Maher is a peasant and cannot hold a candle to either one of these men. Liberals don’t get it… We are tired their B.S. and ready to transform this country back to a work for your money society. That is what built America. If you don’t like it, go back to the home of your ancestors… Europe, Africa, Asia, I don’t care… Take the hypenated name of of your nationality and get busy if you are going to be an American.

      • Barry

        Actually Limbaugh speaks to only the very lowest common denominator of people who are, for some reason, mesmerized by his rantings and ravings; meaning that they DON’T think for themselves. He not only adds nothing to our civilization, but rather detracts from it. Since Ms. Fluke does not have a public persona (until recently), I keep wondering when she might make an effort to sue Limbaugh for slander. Limbaugh has the kind of big mouth and lack of humility that when many of us were growing up was frowned upon.

        • chewy

          Huckabee is NOT a conservative. Listen to him for 15 minutes and you’ll hear moderate breathing from almost every pore.
          Good luck in running against RUSH buddy. NO CONTEST!

          • Linda

            Agree with you. The thing I like about Rush is that’s where you always get the straight truth although I like Huckabee, Rush seems to know what’s going on and explains it so I can understand.

          • Conservatives Are Idiots

            Moderate is what you guys need. Ever stop to think it’s that far right attitude that is costing you an election? America just doesn’t take you seriously because your positions are laughable.

            If Obama came out publicly in favor of breathing, you idiots would be dying of asphyxia.

        • Dennis

          Clearly you do not live in Realville, as does Rush.

          • Clifford H Deardorff

            yes sir// right on right on right on////

          • John Ulstrom

            It’s realistic to watch a woman you detest have sex? That’s real alright, real for a pervert.

          • Kma

            If Obama was In favor of breathing it might help it get the needed O2 to his brain, but he would be polluting with c02 acording to his administration.

        • Bill Johns

          God you are an idiot! The left wing wackos are the ones that cannot speak for themselves. Always spouting party talking points. And what about Bill Maher’s comments on Sara Palin……Wallow in the mud with the rest of the idiots……..

          • Conservatives Are Idiots

            That is such a laugh considering Rush fans proudly call themselves, “Dittoheads”.

          • Justin Perry

            I’m a straight-party Republican voter and I think Limbaugh is a misogynistic embarrassment to our party.

        • Clifford H Deardorff

          you half to be a commy/////ha ha

          • Thomas

            You’re trying to say “You have to be a commie! Ha, ha.”.

            Dear Clifford, you’re definitely a far right conservative since among all your other prejudices you’re against grammatically correct English.

        • Doug

          Yea, Rush speaks to the lowest common denominator just like Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, and Chris Matthews. Of course only Rush get’s villified when he crosses the line, it’s all about humor or a misunderstanding when a leftist commentator does it. Get over yourself and wake up – this is nothing compared to what has been done to conservative women for years.

          • Conservatives Are Idiots

            That is probably because Rush doesn’t deal in facts. You may have a point with Keith Olbermann as he is in your face confrontational, but everyone else you just listed are quite tame. And if you’re butthurt about Bill Maher said about Sarah Palin then you’re an idiot. Anyone who quits a governorship to make money is not a patriot and deserving of the whore label.

          • sam

            you would try to compare a rhodes scholar and doctor of political philosophy, to an opiate rattled, college dropout? As usual, a “con” came to a battle of wits, empty headed.

        • Philip

          This kind of invective, this hateful, caustic Limbaugh tone, has brainwashed one of my best friends to the point where his confrontative daily conversations are merely rehashing of Limbaugh radio talking points. It has become always his way or the highway, and sadly, we hardly speak at all now. We need new William H. Buckleys, who can debate all political views with joy and respect.

          • Brandon

            Thank you for expressing my thoughts exactly. I keep hearing about the originality of these conservative supporters of Mr.Limbaugh, but in reality his supporters come off as people who need Rush to do their thinking for them. Then they, as many of them are accusing Liberals who follow MSNBC, turn around and simply regurgitate what Rush told them to think. I’ve practically lost a friend in the same manner. He was confrontational on every issue based on what Rush said on his program. “Don’t think, just listen.” Rush Limbaugh

        • http://yahoo richard craver

          They are both crazy.

        • Harry L Guzaliak

          Gee, barry, you must be one of those left-wing nut jobs that has been drinking the obama kool-aid

      • Tom Hoitink

        Although I sometimes agree with Rush’s opinions, I have to say he shows himself to me to be a mean bully.

        • Justin Perry

          I’m a straight-party Republican voter and I still think Rush is a misogynistic embarrassment to our cause.

      • El Conquistador

        Charlie…go back to your silent films, and leave the thinking to the rest of us…..Rush sucks!!!

      • http://Yahoo joseph Perez

        Left Wing folks would love to see “El Rushbo” take a hit but sorry you left wing loons NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!! He has plenty of sponsors to continue with his programming! Been listening to RUSH since his Sacramento KFBK days. Say’s it like it is and has stayed the CONSERVATIVE COURSE all the way through moreover, he finally has given us a real conservative opinion with an in your LEFT WING FACE approach.

        Thanks Rush and “steady as she goes” you ARE the man!

        Semper FI,
        USMC Vietnam Veteran 68-69
        Joe

        • Jeff Comfort

          Hey Joe! Thanks for your service to my country but geez…didn’t anyone ever warn you about that Thai weed over in ‘nam? Apparently not.

          • BillyD

            It was “Cambodian Red” fool.

        • Conservatives Are Idiots

          LoL Keep telling yourself that.

      • krispie

        So how come you’re not at work,then?

      • Bill

        Charlie. I am not sure if you get it. People are tired of Rush and his hateful language and they are voting with their eyes and ears.

      • Frank Brannan

        We like diversity and the right of people to express their point of view even if it differs from that of the government. If you don’t like those who might disagree with some government policies or want everyone to think the same, I suggest you go back to your country of origin where most likely people don’t have that right. Adios!

      • Steve

        Charley go back to silent film u make yourself sound like a Dumb E

      • Fox Trotter

        Here’s the real deal Mr. Chapin: Rush’s empire is coming to an end as well as his bombastic babelspeak language.
        In case you have any doubts about this please refer to “Tower of Babel” in Wikipedia for further details. In case this fails to enlighten you, you be sure to stay tuned. Not only are major advertisers leaving his show in droves, so are conservatives who don’t like their women referred to as nazi feminists and sluts. Got it Charlie? I hope so!!!

      • hughes

        Two words 1)hypocrite and 2) Oxycontin

      • Cristian

        You are the very example of why Limbaugh conservatives are disliked. While Limbaugh has massive following, do does Crack cocaine, but that doesn’t make a good product. I do not agree with anything Christ-ee Huckabee belives in, at least he does not belittle people that do not see the world as he does. Civil but sprited discourse is what we need, not childish, bully style gibberish from a man who knows better and the idiots who take his word as gospel.

        • Cristian

          Revised to bad grammar!! You are the very example of why Limbaugh conservatives are so disliked. While Limbaugh does have a massive following, so to do does Crack cocaine, but that doesn’t make a good product. While I do not agree with anything Christ-ee Huckabee belives in, at least he does not belittle people that do not see the world as he does. Civil but sprited discourse is what we need, not childish, bully style gibberish from a man who knows better and the idiots who take his word as gospel.

      • Eloc

        I am so sick of Rush and all of the idiotic things that he says. Looking forward to hearing from someone whom might actually live what they preach. Rush is and always has been an embarrassment to Missourians by placing himself on a pedestal and constantly showing us that he doesn’t belong there.

      • Rosanna

        I completely agree with what this person said! I wish they had a like or dislike button to push when you like someone comment! Like I said I couldn’t say it better than this person but I agree with them!

        • Rosanna

          Sorry I didn’t know how this worked! Thought the comments would be under the reply you pushed! So to be clear I just wanted to say I completely agree with Charles Chapin and Joseph Perez!!! :-)

      • Dennis

        Listening to Rush makes you an American? You and people like you are not what the spirit of America is about. You just think you are. Unlike Ms. Fluke, Rush IS a whore.

      • Cala King

        You are an example of what is wrong with the country. Hysterics, unable to think rationally, can’t get a sentence out without accusing. Go away. Your an embarrassment.

      • Greg S

        Limbaugh makes them think? Quite the opposite. “Dittohead” is a very apt term.

    • Paul

      Limbaugh is a classless clown and obviously has issues wiht his past drug addiction. Loves to hear ONLY his opinion and no others. He’s the PERFECT definition of an insecure egomaniac. Every sponsor needs to pull and get that jerk off the air. Rush, time to go hang with Tiger.

      • Bill Johns

        Time for you to hang with your left wing idiots. Rush not only speaks the truth, he does it on his terms, if people dont like it they can tune into Bill Maher and listen to his atheist banter on everything else. How can he call Sarah Palin a cunt and Limbaugh can’t call a promiscuous bitch, a Whore????????????

        • Conservatives Are Idiots

          Because Sarah Palin is a public figure and fair game. Not only that her positions put her in the crosshairs. Sandra Fluke was addressing congress, not running for office.

          That and Bill Maher is an actual comedian, not just a comedian when he says something controversial.

          • Sandy

            if you do not know by now that Limbaugh is an idiot, and a drop out from higher education, than you justifiably should be classified as a fan of his. If you do not know the difference between the two men and their positions, i.e. jobs, then yes, you should be a fan of Limbaugh! Furthermore, I believe that people like Limbaugh and Palin just bring out the worst in people (Maher), myself included! I used to try and listen to his show, remembering the old adage:”keep your enemies closer” but I just could not listen to the pathetic venom that flowed from his big fat mouth! Good luck Mr. Huckabee!

          • susan

            Bill Maher never called her that on his show or on the air…only in his private stand-up…and Palin the Fraud is fair game. Actually she really is c#nt. She doesn’t like to be called names but she does the same thing talking about Obama’s religion…always planting those dumb ideas about his heritage so many other dumb people, like herself buy into the hatred that dumbass tries to sell. She is a republic scandal!

        • Johnny

          Umm, I assume you’re aware that your beloved Sarah slept with a star basketball player when she was a reporter early in her career? Or did Rush forget to tell you that?? She’s the same as Ms Fluke in terms of her promiscuity… so NOW how do you feel about the Governor? Or do you need to check with Rush first to get your opinion fed to you? Agree completely with the author of the article – most Americans want spirited discourse, not name-calling and repeated talking points, whether its Maher, Olbermann or Limbaugh.

    • Clifford H Deardorff

      He Will Last a few hours if he is lucky!!! HA HA Ha//////

    • Clifford H Deardorff

      if you like losers//ill take the doctor rush anyday. the huckster will be eaten alive.

  • Misty

    Anything is better than the ravings of Limbaugh. We all had to live through the rants and ravings of Charlie Sheen, and now he has calmed down some and gone away, hopefully Limbaugh will too. We are not allowed to throw nasty comments about anyone on these postings, then why shouls Limbaugh do it – just curious!!!

    • Dennis

      It is very unlikely that you have ever listened to his show.

    • John

      Yeah, like Dead Air America, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Fuck Huck

    You have to be shitting me. This fucker is a lib sob.

    • Barry

      Nice language.

    • Jeff Comfort

      Thanks for an illuminating post to help us all better understand the nature of Mr. Huckabee and, more to the point, of yourself.

    • Sandy

      Who are you? Your choice of language reveals to us why you are a fan of Limbaugh! Helps for an intelligent discourse on the future of American politics!

  • http://yahoo joe lucito

    i really like the guy hes real and wants less govt, taxes, and repeal of obama care i like it all

  • Bart

    This windbag needs to float away in a place where all windbags go. The drug addict, egomaniac bumbling idiot is a disgrace to conservatives. he’s old,fat and yesterday’s news. He needs replaced, put out to pasture, and given no more press coverage for eternity. Out damn spot!

    • John

      20 million listerners a week, yeah, he’s old hat

  • John

    Yes, there are those who are dedicated to Rush Limbaugh and always will be. And yes, he’s been the voice of conservatism for 20+ years, but he has become enamored with himself and his importance to the public conscience. He went over the top with the Fluke incident, did so on purpose, and apologized out of the side of his mouth. He is not the voice of all conservatives anymore, maybe not even a majority of conservatives. Huckabee does speak with less hate and more tolerance. Personally, I’m ready for Rush to retire and for a new voice to be heard. Being from Cape Girardeau, Limbaugh’s hometown, and reading or listening to both him and his columnist brother David, rant and rave daily, I’ve become weary of their message of hateful rhetoric.

    • Dennis

      I’m sure liberals everywhere would like that.

    • John

      Then don’t listen or read what they have to say and listen to RINO Huckabb

  • Brock

    In NYC we have Rush on 770ABC which Rush is on, and 710AM in which other conservative talk radio folks are on. I only listen to 710AM when that moron Imus is on 770AM in the morning. Huckabee is no conservative, and has no chance in EVER unseating Rush. He’s a bore. Long live Rush Limbaugh. The best, end of story.

  • Juan

    Mr. Limbaugh is part of the problem why the GOP is losing support, he makes Republicans look like the creep he is!!! He needs to go contract or not…

  • arocker.feller

    Rush screwed up. He screwed up before with the illegal use of prescription pain killers and never skipped a beat. I doubt there will be much fall off in his listenership because his people depend on him for the dirt and all the intelligence you can’t get elsewhere. Mike is a nice guy but he will not dig up the level of data and insight that Rush is capable of. He will continue to be a powerhouse and advertisers are looking for listeners to buy there products and services–thus he is a huge money maker for the sponsors and networks. The media is pleasuring themselves over this and meanwhile, Rush is working on how to capitalize on the who fiasco–and he will ultimately end up even richer and more powerful.
    I have been waiting for the day that he was going to get his preverbal “tit in the wringer” and it finally happened. No one can go on as long as he has, day after day, 3 hours at a time, year after year and not screw up royally. It was expected–the question is: how will he exploit the opportunity to his advantage?

    • Linda

      Agree with the part about the data he digs up. It’s all about what we need to know that nobody else tells us. Yeah he may have screwed up but some times you got to put things in language that some people understand. If Rush goes away for Fluke then Maher should go away for way worse things he has said about many.

  • Bradley A Simonsen

    I feel that Mr. Huckabee offers a smother approach to the crsis that is brewing in this Nation. The fact that mr. Huckabee seems to explain things better or takes the smoother approach is what many people are opting for because Rush seems to br very forward and to alingn yourself with Rush may mean that you could have a hard line stance against you.And a nation that is filled with fear down to the depths of their soul Means that people are looking for something more conserative in the way the message is being presented and that where Mr.Huckabe comes in and thats the way I see it.

  • John Kerney

    It will be true Karma if Limbutt is kicked in the butt by Mike Huckabee. Huckabee is a conservative, but is at least intelligent and a gentleman. Retire and blast off Limbutt.

  • http://jim-green.net jim green

    Ha! Talk about wishful thinking. So this guy, Tuttle, boldly announces that Rush is losing his Radio Show Crown…….to a guy who is not even on the air yet? Balanced reporting I’m sure. Meanwhile Rush had a bigger listening audience, last week, than ever, due to this Fluck issue. It was reported that Sleep Number, after seeing the ratings and getting a flood of negative mail for pulling ads, tried to reinstate and was refused. Rush is bigger than ever. Dream on Tuttle! Just quit putting your fantasies in the context of factual news.

    • TJV

      If I were a sponsor I’d also be ittitated that Rush basically said sponsors don’t matter. Remember the french fry comment? How would you like to spend $$$$$ on advertising only to hear from Rush that your absence isn’t even felt – like getting your bag of fries and a few are missing. I hope the sponsors that left spend their money elsewhere. And I highly doubt that Sleep Number asked to come back and if so, they were refused.

      During his show the other day there were majority of free PSA ads and promos for other shows. The advertisers who pulled ads did hurt him. He’s just not big enough to admit it.

  • http://yahoo.com sml232322

    Rush Limnaugh is Right Wing Lunatic like Sarah ( I can see Russia) Palin. Both of them come from the show..The Hills Have Eyes.

    • Dennis

      You are to be commended for coming out as a person of zero knowledge and less intellect. I’m sure your mama is proud to have raised a moron.

      • Linda

        Thank you Dennis for your comment to the looney liberal. I wonder if she knows where Russia is.

      • John Ulstrom

        He’s not allowed his opinion without you insulting him and his mother? I thought you were arguing for Rusho or Dumbo to have his opinion. This social media is great but IT IS tearing the country apart. We have enough to worry about with Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, Greece, Italy, Ireland, China and even Brazil without going after our fellow contrymen. I spent 26 years in the military helping protect and defend you people and all you can do is cuss and call each other names. Sometimes I wonder why I did it. Except for protecting my families.

      • aaron

        What’s the matter Dennis? Are you offended that your merchants of hate are taking a little heat? They asked for it. I wonder if these evil people who get paid millions to speak hate and stupidity will get the comueuppance that they deserve? These morons as well as you need to grow up. seriously. and the way i see, if you go around preaching hate then you and yours should also become the victim of it. the harsher the level of hate you spew, the worst should come back your way ten fold. as a grown man i have better things to do with my time then to engage that kind of nonsense. however people like Rush and Palin enjoy throwing the type of redmeat around to those who have nothing better to do but listen and believe these low lives scum.

  • LaVonne

    Love Rush Limbaugh. He is so smart & cuts through all the nonsense to the truth. I am so thankful that he tells it like it is. The smartest man I know other than my husband of 50 years.

    • TJV

      You need serious help with the definition of “smart”.

  • David Hall

    C’mon now. Less Confrontation=More BORING! You folks get your panties in a wad way too much over what people say. Get over it and go back to listening to Foghat on your crusty iPod. I love entertaining talk radio about current events – you may not…turn it off already! A few lessons on interesting talk radio: first, it must be interesting; second, it is usually a ‘hot-topic’ of conversation; third, the host that best combines brevity, good humor, sarcasm and the theater of the absurd tends to do well…Rush, Stern, Art Bell…they all have been great at what they do. As for you political moderates, there’s one radio show I would recommend for you to start…how about elevator music. You make it sound like confrontation about a topic is somehow off-limits and too frightening to deal with. Get over yourselves. The wussification of America continues…

    • Jeff Comfort

      Well David! Please don’t get your “panties in a wad” but, for fuck’s sake, Rush Limbaugh is a drug addict. Rush Limbaugh is a liar. Rush Limbaugh has NO other interest (expanding the public discourse, raising awareness of facts, etc.) than shamelessly and, at times, unethically promoting his own self-interest. But then every barking dog is entitled to his opinion. It’s one thing to opine on current events and another to knowingly misrepresent those events to unfairly brandish another human being as a slut or a prostitute. Rush Limbaugh has simply brought his lack of judgment and civility into sharp relief. Can you see it yet? Un-wad those panties and let some circulation back into your head. Ruff…Ruff!

      • Jeff Comfort

        By the way, I’m not sure how one can comparatively mention Rush Limbaugh and Art Bell in the same sentence. While Mr. Bell has a keen wit, an endearing, self-deprecating humor and a broad general knowledge of things, Mr. Limbaugh has none of these qualities. Mr. Limbaugh might do well to attempt to find some of these things in himself along with some of Mr. Bell’s authentic humility and utter lack of hubris. Woof!

  • JohnM.

    While I frequently don’t agree with Mr. Huckabee, he’s a welcome alternative to the wild, crazed ravings of brother Rush. I realize he’s an entertainer and all (Rush, that is), but is it necessary to always take the most polarizing position possible on any given issue?

    and to Charle’s Chapin’s comment… if you tend to start out every position statement with “you liberals just don’t get it,” or, in the alternative, “you reactionary, conservative neo-nazi’s just don’t get it,” you should probably give serious consideration to the possibilty that you might be a myopic pinhead. Something to consider…

  • Andrew

    Oh yes, Huckabee is going to be different that Limbaugh. They both slaughter Obama on everything he does, only Huckabee does it under the banner of “Christian”. Please don’t ever say he is open to discussion. He is full of hate and helps foster the tearing apart of America. I’ve said it many times – he is against President Obama’s health insurance, and I can honestly say that if Jesus Christ was alive in our time, he would be the first to agree that every person in our world is entitled to health care.

    • Dennis

      Are you drunk?

  • Brock

    http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/fred_thompson_mike_huckabee_is_not_a_conservative/ this isn’t new. Huckabee is not a conservative. he is a progressive asshat like the rest of them.

  • TJV

    I agree that Limbaugh and his “dittoheads” are part of the reason I think we Republicans are in big trouble this November. I would have liked to see any of our Republican candidates come out and take Rush to task about his comments. But it appears they are at least a little afraid of any backlash – even from the “dittoheads”.

  • Ron

    Misty…surely U have heard of Bill Maher? I guessin that U think it’s OK 4 anyone of his leanin to say anythin bout females! A female went to congress askin 4 sex w/ out conseqences and wants me to pay 4 it because she can’t afford condom. By the way she wants U to pay 4 it too:)

  • JES

    I don’t care for Rush. At all. BUT, the nice thing about the radio? It has an off button, and you change the channel!!! ;)

    Free speech. It’s his right to speak his opinion. Of course it would be great if he could do it without throwing slurs at people he doesn’t know.

    This would be a great first date question…”Are you a “Rush-er”? – if the person says “yes”, RUN!!! Ha!!

  • larry

    RUSH TELLS IT LIKE IT IS AND I AND ALL MY CONSERVATIVE FRIEND
    THINK HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY WHAT HE THINKS.
    WHEN YOU MUZZEL BILL M AND OTHER LFETIES THEN COME BACK.
    THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN BRING THE TRUTH TO AMERICA LIKE RUSH.
    LARRY

    • Clifford H Deardorff

      you got my friend///

      • san

        So you are saying that it is okay to be disrespectful to women.Even a republican should have respect period! He is an arrogant racist ass and nothing can change what is truly in your heart!

  • Clifford H Deardorff

    ha he will last an hour or toooo ha ha//////

  • CM

    Numerous conservatives have hosted radio shows that competed with Rush Limbaugh over the years in the same time slot and no one has come close to toppling him as the rating king. That will not change with the entrance of Huckabee. The most telling thing is that you in the media decided to release this as if it’s big news or something Rush should even care about. Enough media outlets are running this story that now Rush Limbaugh is the number 1 topic trending on several search engines. Looks like you libs are still trying anything to bring down your boogeyman. LLER!

  • C Anthony

    This is infuriating to me… Why don’t they come down on Bill Maher for calling for all of the nasty things that he says’ ,especially calling Sarah Palin a C–T on his program ???!! Or the liberal talk show host who called Laura Ingram of Fox News a S–T.. Or Chris Coons
    who called Christine O Donald a B—H ???
    If I were Rush, I wouldn’t have apologized, until all the rest of them apologized. to Sarah Palin,and to all of the other conservative,Republican women that they ”curse’, say nasty things about…

  • http://yahoo Robert III

    In a perfect world, Rush Limbaugh, and all his band of merry listeners would live on a deserted island, far, far away, where normal people wouldn’t have to put up with his idiotic diatribe.

    • Frank

      Yea Robert in a far away deserted island far, far from you and your life partner. Where the two of you can marry and have wonderful dinner parties without any fear of big ole meanie bully Rupubs or El Rushbo.

  • Michael V. Caldwell

    “It’s Up To All AMERICAN’S TO LEAD BY GOOD EXAMPLE”

    All of us make choices everyday that have a Major Impact on Our Country on Our World on Ourselves,on Our Children & Their Children.

    Our Children and Grandchildren, are always watching us to see how we treat each other when we have a disagreement.

    “FIVE LOST WORDS IN AMERICA”

    That, NEED TO BE FOUND AGAIN when disagreeing with each other Especially Publicly & Especially with anyone who is choosing to be “Part Of The Solution” by Using Common Sense, Ameri-Can-Do Attitude and Respect as their “Guideline To Follow At All Times”
    These Five Words that need to found again and used when disagreeing with with each other are;

    “I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH YOU”

    Each of us can choose to be “Part of the Problem” or to be “Part of the Solution” this choice is up to each individual to make in our daily lives by the words we choose to use and by our attitudes.

    “PART OF THE PROBLEM”

    Disrespectful Words & Attitudes that hurt Ourselves & Others, Lack of Team Work, Constant Criticism instead of offering Solutions to the Problem at hand.

    “PART OF THE SOLUTION”

    Mutual Respect, Ameri-Can Do Attitude, Team Work & Suggesting New Ideas That Solve Our Problems As A Respectful Nation, That Leads Our World, Our Next Generation By Good Example Not By Bad Example.

    What ever Choices that each of us choose Impact “OUR CHILDREN, OUR GENERATION, THE NEXT GENERATION & OUR WORLD ! !

    I choose to be “Part of the Solution” always trying my best to use Respect as my Guideline to follow at “All Times Publicly” it’s not an easy Choice to make at times but it is; THE RIGHT CHOICE TO MAKE FOR AMERICA & for “OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE”

    Respectfully, Michael V. Caldwell

    Who Is Always Striving to be “Part Of The Solution” Using Respect, Common Sense & Ameri-Can-Do Attitude as my Guidelines to follow at all Times, Especially Publicly Because Public Comments “Impact So Many Lives”

    • Jeff Comfort

      Well written Michael V. Caldwell. Very germane to this thread. Fine guidelines for each of us (especially me!) to bear in mind as we read and post.

  • Marie

    Sorry, I think everybody is overreacting to Rush Limbaugh. And doesn’t anybody except apologies anymore? I will continue to listen to Rush. I can’t stand Huckabee…he’s a hypocrite and I never watch him on FoxNews on the weekend either.

  • Robert K.

    Prior to and during world war II, many people loved and admired Adolph Hitler, his boldness, what he preached, and what he stood for. During his time, he was second-to-none with regard to his ability to inspire and mobilize many people behind his cause, the spewing of his hatred, and his cruelty (which he somehow thought was “appropriate”).

    Thankfully, history shows us that sanity, true justice, and a well-deserved fate prevailed over Hitler and his warped ambitions. I believe a similar destiny soon awaits Mr. Limbaugh, and that there will be very few (or hopefully none) monuments erected in his honor.

    • Linda

      It would be much more appropriate to compare Obama to Hitler. They are 2 of a kind and if we don’t watch out he will become president forever and will be sending his gestapo out in the middle of the night to get anyone who disagrees with him. Don’t doubt it, it can happen with a charismatic leader such as Obama. Nothing but lies in his campaign.

    • Frank

      Robert K.
      Let me guess, you are the product of a public education, right? With an inability to come up with the least original putdown, you try and compare Rush to Hitler. Really? When he invades other countries and kills six million Jews then maybe you have a comparison. Till then, I don’t really think calling some troll looking whore a common slut quite measures up to the same thing you freakin’ idiot.

  • paulatics

    This article is a joke, seriously, this WILL NOT take Rush down. There is NO ONE that could ever begin to compare to him, from either side. Rush was on top of his game his last week, and I’m sure replacing any of the dumb a*% advertisers will not be a problem. Many lining up to get that kind of exposure no other talk show could dream of offering… !! Nice try but too many of us are done drinking the kool-aide !

    • John Ulstrom

      Appears to me you’re the one drinking the Kool Aid from that draft dodger.

      • Diogenes

        Yes, John U prefers his draft-dodgers like Bill Cinton, and his misogynists like Bill Maher, Ed Schultz, Mike Malloy, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Louis C.K., and David Letterman. In other words, he’s a glass-house Democrat liberal.

    • BOB

      RIGHT ON ….Some reportor was told by his boss to get a story.

  • Radar

    Oh goody!

    Is Huckabee a Baptist minister? Rush looks more like a Baptist preacher!

  • John

    This article is so much BS. Limbaugh is so far ahead of everyone else in the ratings it’s laughable. Hannity is second and he’s not close to Limbaugh. Huckabee is a RINO and he will get HAMMERED by Limbaugh, just ask O’ Reilly how it was to go up against Rush,.

  • glen beck

    Rush obviously got confused looking in the mirror. Viagra intoxication. Huck would eat him alive.

  • TheGhostofBelleStarr

    This is nothing but a propaganda piece…Rush is King and always will be. The advertisers who he has lost have not hurt his show a bit (and one already begged to come back -Sleeptrain) and Rush told them to stick it.

  • Dan Bisbee

    The reason Rush has been so popular through the years is because he was the first who was expressing the very things that many of us wished we heard on the media, but never did. Rush speaks the truth. He is an uncompromising conservative. He differs from the main stream media which tries to present itself as a neutral, middle-of-the-road voice. They have shown themselves to be pro-democrat and liberal to the core. Rush is a refreshing voice in this sea of liberalism. Long live Rush! The rest of you who criticize him, why don’t you listen to his show once instead of getting the abbreviated version from Media Matters.

  • Tony

    Rush is your typical capitalist. He makes these idiot broke-ass trailer conservatives think he’s one of them. His audience really believs he’s a conservative. He’s been married three times; has no children; is a drug addict and takes homsosexual junkets to the Dominican Republic.
    Only a conservative would buy this BS and call it conservatism. They deserve the excrement also known as Limbaugh.

  • Lori M.

    It would be nice if we lived in a world where people of all stripes would not reduce themselves to name calling. We all know that in life name calling is about as low as you can go. Rush & Bill M. are BOTH disgraceful. I don’t always agree with Mr. Huckabee, but he is a decent man. Sadly, in our times being a decent man makes you a moderate or worse….a lib. To be a “true” conservative you have to be a nasty, ugly & hateful entertainer who appeals only to old white guys (and some gals too). I guess being obese, having a drug problem and being married many times helps too. Oh BTW, can one you you hard core conservatives explain to me how being gay is so awful but being married 4 times is OK? How is that conservative? I don’t get it.
    I am a moderate Republican and I am sick to death of you extreme right-wingers telling me what I need to think or how I need to act to be what you consider conservative enough to be a Republican. Rush has you all fooled……..he doesn’t live like a conservative in his own life….he just acts like one to line his fat pockets.

  • Tony

    Hucksterbee? LOL…maybe he can tell us again how being anti-colonial means you hate America or how Obama was raised with his father in Kenya.

    The right wing is stupid and ridiculous and sadly…proud of it.

  • 4usall

    Limbaugh and those like him have worn out their welcome. It’s time for some new blood. We are a high tech society and Limbaugh is old tech. They are the ones who is holding us back. It’s time for someone else.

  • Pharmacist in charge

    Rush is such an intolerant person when it comes to the behavior of others in our society, which I find extremely troubling since he is an admitted drug addict that supposedly completed a stint in rehab. He evaded criminal charges of obtaining over 2000 PAIN PILLS in a period of six months from multiple physicians and pharmacists by agreeing to enter into a rehab program. It would seem to me that someone that has admitted to such an illness, and drug addiction is an illness, would stop being so critical of others and be a little more open minded and toletant, unless of course, the drug abuse is still and ongoing issue. Just sayin…..

    • EnviroSmart

      yawn

  • Sky

    Huckabee is a welcome voice!

    I feel sorry for this individual named Limbaugh and wonder why someone would lower themselves in verbalizing such thoughts – surely this person has a better command of his language than is being demonstrated.

    Free speech is a gift – given and paid for by others, gifts need to be used responsibly.

  • http://tw charlotte

    he’s no worse than the big mouth New Jersey politican and a few others.

  • Robert White

    I am a Liberal Democrat from Arkansas where Mike Huckabed was governor for several years. I like him. I think he is fair and honest, does not try to stir up troubles. I usd to listen to Rush some but do not anymore. I definitly would listen to Huckabe

  • gary

    yeah right he gained about a million more fans after that plus most of those same advertiser who bailed on him begged him to come back so stick that in your pipe and smoke it.lol. and yes this is fact :)

  • F

    The 1st Amendment does not protect Rush’s right of free speech (or anyone else’s free speech rights) against advertisers’ boycotts, economic boycotts, economic pressure, social ostracism, or criticism. It protects his right of free speech against the authority of government. I am not aware of any efforts on the part of government to abridge Rush’s free speech rights.

    1st Amendment: “Congress shall make no law…. abridging the freedom of speech.” [Protection against state and local government authority extended through application of the "due process clause of the 14th Amendment: "...nor shall any State (state government) deprive any person (within its jurisdiction) life, liberty, or property without due process of law. The U.S. Supreme Court has concluded that "liberty" includes the right of free speech (Gitlow v New York, 1925).]

    It is, in fact, a good thing in our society to have non-governmental limits on speech, such as advertisers’ pulling sponsorship of Rush’s show, in order to preserve the 1st Amendment. Without these limits on speech, those wanting to silence speech they do not like would be quick to call for government regulation, which would erode the 1st Amendment. There is nothing wrong with advertisers, advocacy groups, and society in general registering their disdain, disgust, or disapproval of things that loud-mouth, bombastic, crackpots say in public.

    One note: since Rush’s radio show is carried on broadcast radio stations (public airwaves), the government (FCC) may have some jurisdiction, but I doubt they will get involved in what is ultimately a matter of slander against Ms. Fluke.

  • Bruno

    who cares?
    If I want to hear yesterday’s rants and 1950′s social positions, I will head to the history section of the library

  • Mikio

    The left has been called out and they know it. A pair of harry balls in someone’s mouth? The left has been caught with their filthy pants down and Rush is not going anywhere. Most of us Republicans are mad at Rush for stooping to the level of the political left.

  • William E. Wilson

    Rush Limbaugh’s trashing of Sandra Fluke was totally beyond the bounds of any decency. She was simply trying to tell Congress that contraceptive medications are good not only to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but also to treat other medical problems as well. That’s all. You can agree or disagree with her, but for Limbaugh to call her “slut” and “prostitute” and to tell her she should make a video of herself having sex was uncalled for.

  • Hannah Leonard

    I thought the ranting, raving and name-calling was more in the nature of hyperbole trying to call attention to the moral bankruptcy of our culture today. And while i agree with the conservative zeal against immorality, I do feel that denying contraception as a normal health care cost is ludicrous! Would either party rather deal with supporting single mothers of children born out of wedlock? Rush should rethink the nature of his rant.
    That being said, Rush will no doubt weather this little squall in his pond as he has all the others in his career

  • John ulstrom

    El Rushbo? You mean El Gordo or El draft Dodggerbo don’t you?

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