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  •  it's politics, not business (5+ / 0-)

    he's point man for a market forces-immune monopoly used to sell trillion dollar wars, tax breaks, deregulation, and global warming denial. he's underpaid at $400 mil considering how well talk radio has worked for them.

    those 1000+ radio stations have been a constant nearly- free ad for the GOP and its think tanks for 25 years- anything those stations and the companies that own and manage them make from ads is gravy as far as the political right wing goes and we'll see how far they want t to keep subsidizing it.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Sun May 05, 2013 at 02:03:21 PM PDT

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    •  Absolutely correct (1+ / 0-)
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      Whether his radio show loses money or not doesn't matter as long as the propaganda gets delivered.  

      Cumulative losses of the Washington Times over 30 years are reported as between $1 and $3 billion.  They have found this a good investment.  Until recently, the value of its propaganda messages to its backers has been far greater.

      •  But there comes a point of diminishing returns, (0+ / 0-)

        and I think Limbaugh has reached it.
          He's now harming the Republican brand by forcing it to be the party of the crazies and the mean of spirit.

           And they're finding it hard to shake loose from this stuff.

        "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

        by elwior on Sun May 05, 2013 at 06:08:52 PM PDT

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        •  True, their tolerance for losses is limited (1+ / 0-)
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          But, the Washington Times case proves they can afford to lose vast amounts of cash as long as the message gets delivered.  

          Rush still motivates the right wing "shock troops".

        •  it would harm them a lot more and end this crap (2+ / 0-)
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          if the the democratic party and the left in general would recognize the problem and get active on it in time for the 2014 elections.

          GOP's still getting mileage out of talk radio successes like gun control opposition, benghazi, sequestration, global warming denial and on and on- it really needs to put out of its misery, to end our misery. the GOP can ride it as long as they want if they do it at their own pace and maybe eventually (they'd prefer not by 2014) just fade away.

          limbaugh has always been harming the republican brand but until now no one has pointed it out in a way they couldn't ignore. it needs to get ramped up long before the elections.

          This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

          by certainot on Sun May 05, 2013 at 08:40:53 PM PDT

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