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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:22 PM

Dick Armey doesn't think Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh gave good value for the millions FW paid them

http://www.mediaite.com/online/former-tea-party-leader-says-they-got-too-little-value-for-big-investments-in-glenn-beck-rush-limbaugh/

Following former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey’s tumultuous ouster from the tea party-aligned group FreedomWorks, he is opening up about the details of his group’s efforts to elect Republicans to Congress. Armey spoke exclusively to the progressive media watchdog group Media Matters for America and said that his group received “too little value” for their substantial investment in conservative broadcasters like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

Armey said that his group invested substantially in right-leaning broadcasters, including Beck and Limbaugh. He was unsure of the sum which Limbaugh had negotiated with FreedomWorks, but said that Beck had negotiated $1 million annually for positive mentions. Armey was not, however, happy with the return on the investment.

“The arrangement was simply FreedomWorks paid Glenn Beck money and Glenn Beck said nice things about FreedomWorks on the air,” Armey, the former House majority leader, told Media Matters Friday. “I saw that a million dollars went to Beck this past year, that was the annual expenditure.”

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Reply Dick Armey doesn't think Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh gave good value for the millions FW paid them (Original post)
swag Jan 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #1
MADem Jan 2013 #2
DonViejo Jan 2013 #3
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #4
rocktivity Jan 2013 #7
Downwinder Jan 2013 #5
rocktivity Jan 2013 #6
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #8
Mister Ed Jan 2013 #9
bemildred Jan 2013 #10
ROBROX Jan 2013 #11
OnyxCollie Jan 2013 #12

Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:24 PM

1. so it is proven that rush and glenn are paid shills

both can now no longer claim to be entertainers but paid spokespersons

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:28 PM

2. Gotta LOVE this--they're squabbling amongst themselves! nt

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:30 PM

3. Giving Armey an $8M golden parachute...

for his "leadership" was a good value for FW? lol

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:34 PM

4. Hm. Seems shady.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:31 PM

7. I agree -- giving the money directly to Beck is one thing

because technically, he's self-employed.

But if Rush was promoting FW on his radio show, that money should have gone to his employer rather than him, right?


rocktivity

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:39 PM

5. Armey should have looked at what Limbaugh

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did for Florida orange juice.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:06 PM

6. However, Armey had no problem asking for millions to quit!


rocktivity

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:13 PM

8. but the $8 million dollars Freedom Works is paying Armey to go away is....

the best spent money in history.
According to FW anyway....

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:20 PM

9. People with wingnut friends and relatives should rub their faces in this at every opportunity

Every time they e-mail you with some screed of Beck's or Limbaugh's, you can just Reply All, saying, "Who knows whether to believe this? After all, his endorsements are up for sale."

Link to Armey's interview, and what can they say? You've gotten your information not from the "Librul Media", but straight from the mouth of neocon stalwart Dick Armey, founder of FreedomWorks.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:33 PM

10. Losers, all of them.

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That's all I have to say.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 07:33 PM

11. THE GOP SPENDS MONEY LIKE A DRUNKEN SAILOR

 

They have not care for getting something worth what they are paying. They just go back to the nuts who have money to spend and get more money.

It is great that crazy people lack the cognizant ability to come up with a sound strategy to harm society or this country would really be BAD. There are enough people who realize that the talking heads are just LITTLE DOG HEADS.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:38 PM

12. C'mon, Dick.

It was worth it to see the incoherent morons at Beck's "Restoring Honor" fiasco.

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