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Rush Limbaugh Still Controls A Major Political Party

Very few people bother to vote in primaries. This is true even in contentious presidential elections where there are ton of nominees to choose from, such as the Obama vs. Clinton stand-off in 2008 or the Romney vs. A Cast of Clowns stand-off in 2012. For instance, only 9.4 million…

Limbaugh and Hannity to be dropped by major radio network: report

The country’s second-biggest radio network is planning to dump conservative commentators Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh at the end of 2013 to offset a loss in revenues, Politico reported on Sunday. Cumulus Media, which airs the duo’s shows in more than 40 markets, has allegedly been planning to replace them…

CNN host urges Drudge to ‘step back from the edge’ over Obama-Hitler comparison

CNN host Carol Costello on Thursday encouraged conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and Matt Drudge to “step back from the edge” because they had overreacted to news that President Barack Obama could take minor actions to curb gun violence. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden had said that…

Limbaugh: Barbara Boxer supports ‘murdering women before they’re born’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday blasted Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-FL) as someone who supports “murdering women before they’re born” after she recently claimed that the Republican “war on women” was real. In an op-ed for Politico over the weekend, the Democratic senator wrote that “Republicans have launched a…

Why the #StopRush Effort is *not* Censorship

Jay Adler has an excellent post that pushes back against Rush Limbaugh, his “crisis management” team, and his army of Twitter minions who now complain that the #StopRush efforts, which began as a response to Limbaugh’s misogynistic attacks on Sandra Fluke —  amounts to liberal censorship. As you might expect,…

Clinton praises U.S. for uproar over Limbaugh comments

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised the uproar over radio host Rush Limbaugh’s insulting of a young woman as the top diplomat voiced hope that US women can set an example for the world. In a rare return to commentary on domestic politics, the woman who nearly became the first female…

Coulter: Maybe time to ‘go after the Obama children’

Ann Coulter, a controversial backer of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, suggests that conservatives should begin attacking President Barack Obama’s two young daughters. On Wednesday, Fox News host Sean Hannity told Coulter that liberals had been “feigning outrage” over radio host Rush Limbaugh calling Georgetown University law student a “slut”…

FCC decision strikes critical blow to right-wing radio dominance

A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision issued Monday (PDF) will clear the runway for hundreds of new community radio stations that broadcast on low-power FM signals, bringing progressive, community voices to urban areas that have for decades only known what’s being broadcast by major corporations and America’s political right. In…

Quick round-up on recent stories ignored for SXSW

I’ll be traveling today, but completely back tomorrow for normal working and blogging. Thanks to everyone for hanging in! It’s funny, but it does seem that when I’m traveling and away from blogging, it’s when a whole bunch of stuff goes down that I could probably comment on but don’t…

Bill Maher decries ‘false equivalency’: Limbaugh went after a civilian

Comedian Bill Maher said Thursday it was ridiculous to equate offensive language he used to describe Sarah Palin with the offensive language Rush Limbaugh used to describe Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. “He went after a civilian about very specific behavior, that was a lie, speaking for a party…

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