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Thu Jul 12, 2012, 11:49 AM

"Rush Limbaugh's Phony Empire Exposed"....very interesting indeed!

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/1026763/rush_limbaugh's_phony_empire_exposed/

"The business model of radio is matching advertising dollars with ears via content. The model of right-wing talk radio, on the other hand, appears to be matching dollars with mostly phony listeners via fakery and hype.

If you've ever listened to a right-wing talk show and were impressed that a caller teed up a perfect swing for the talk show host, you may have been listening to a setup. For example, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Glenn Beck are syndicated by a company called Premiere Networks. That very company has a secretive voice talent hiring service called Premiere On Call with an ironclad confidentiality agreement:

By joining this roster/agreeing to perform work for Premiere you are also agreeing to keep the type of work that you perform confidential. This applies to information acquired while working for Premiere or any of its affiliates.

Disclosure to any third party, sharing project information or publicizing(including via social media) may be considered grounds for dismissal or further action.

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Oxy Rush a phony? nah.....

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Reply "Rush Limbaugh's Phony Empire Exposed"....very interesting indeed! (Original post)
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2012 OP
Fortinbras Armstrong Jul 2012 #1
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 #6
Populist_Prole Jul 2012 #2
arikara Jul 2012 #3
alp227 Jul 2012 #4
NJCher Jul 2012 #5
Fortinbras Armstrong Jul 2012 #7

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 12:07 PM

1. Rush is a phoney?

Say it ain't so!

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 10:07 PM

6. phony-baloney plastic banana good-time rock-and-roller

... as Rushbo himself is oft heard to say.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 12:40 PM

2. Well THAT sure solidified my suspicions!

What a scuzz. And this from someone who reflexively calls anybody that offers a good argument to him a "seminar caller".

From back when I used to listen to him ( during a bout of complete ignorance ) I can see in hindsight his favorite callers were either polished, fast-talking uber confident sounding business types who pushed plutocratic corporatist rhetoric, or perky, feisty women with conservative social views and a love of capitalism. He'd fill in the blanks with concubines trying to stroke his ego by talking about football.

20 million fans my ass.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 12:42 PM

3. I've heard that before

and its obvious the callers are set up with scripts.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 03:00 PM

4. Levin is actually a Cumulus show

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 05:04 PM

5. I'll bet they're all phonies

I recall when O'Reilly got his start. They paid the media to put him on.

Some syndication, hmm?


Cher

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 07:18 AM

7. I have actually listened to him exactly once

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It was during the Clinton administration. He was doing a song about the HHS Secretary, Donna Shalala to the tune of "My Sharona" with a chorus of "She's as left as left can be".

My first reaction was that if Rush thinks she's an extreme leftist, I should introduce him to some Trotskyites I used to know.

My second reaction was that there were two possibilities: (1) Rush did not know what an actual leftist extremist is; in which case he is a fool, and thus not worth listening to. (b) Rush knew she was not what he claimed she was, but said it anyway; in which case he is a liar, and thus not worth listening to.

I have not listened to him since.

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