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  •  He actually worked as a mid-level (9+ / 0-)

    executive with the Kansas City Royals back in the 1980s -- this according to a recent Baseball Nerd post from Keith Olbermann.  He started out in sports talk, but switched over to news/current events. If he'd stayed in sports, probably would have been a lot less lucrative, but he probably could've found a decent niche, and probably would've been able to avoid more of the personal demons that have haunted him.

    Olbermann's mentioned several times that Limbaugh was actually a mild-mannered person back in the day -- his bluster nowadays is just part of his schtick. May have worked at one time, but people are getting tired of that sort of crap. And it's like many hard drugs -- you have to get more and more outrageous to keep any sort of audience, or they start to tune you out and go looking for the shock jocks with even more shock.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 03:25:52 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for info Scribe (4+ / 0-)
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      Yes many have a particular schtick that works or rather gets ratings. In my mind however he is a douchebag. And that is me being nice;)

      "And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed." Shakespeare

      by vixenflem on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 04:37:25 PM PDT

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    •  I've heard this from a lot of people. (5+ / 0-)

      I used to live in KC.  People said he was a very nice person to be around (something I just couldn't fathom).  And somehow he got Elton John to play at his latest wedding.  Nonetheless, the way I see it, if he's willing to put on this horrid persona to make his fortune, he's still a douche bag.  

      I bought a hoodie to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin, but nobody notices me.

      by shades at midnite on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 05:45:35 PM PDT

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