When it comes to broadcasting, other than in the mainstream news media, it’s getting harder and harder for liberals to be heard
You people have to learn how to judge the reaction. If the media goes berserk, it means they’re reacting to something that’s effective. I’m not supposed to get my point of view in the Palm Beach Post,
At any rate, she went and she talked to the editor of the Palm Beach Penny Saver, a guy named Sears, and Sears said [paraprasing], “Weeell, you know, he can get his point of view any time he wants in this paper if he would return our calls and talk to our reporters. He never talks to us.” So that story runs, and I looked and said, “Wait a minute. We talk to these people all the time.
We said, “Go over to the newsroom and ask ’em. Walk over to the newsroom and ask the reporters there if they are shut out when they want information from us.” So she walked over there, found out that what the editor said at first was incorrect, so did a little bit of a rewrite, and the rewrite said, quoted the editor as saying, ”Limbaugh’s never personally responded.” (Laughing.) Now, wait. It gets even better. Then the editor goes on and says, “I don’t understand why Limbaugh is afraid of opinions.” (Sighing) We’re not afraid of opinions. It’s just I was responding. It’s the only way I can respond is to buy space in your stupid paper, and when you’re going to tell your readers that my opinion on the Iraq prison issue cements the fact I ought to go to jail, I’m going to respond to it. So I did.
Anyway, let me just say this to Mr. Sears and all these others who are running with this AP story that is unchecked and not all that balanced. Oh, and the local Palm Beach Post reporterette opens her story by saying, “Rush Limbaugh’s rage returned.” Those ads represent my “rage.” (Chuckles) But Mr. Sears, let me just tell you something. I’ll address you personally here: “You’re right. I’ve not spoken to you or your editors or your reporters personally, nor have I spoken to the Washington Times personally, nor have I spoken to CNN personally, nor have I spoken to MSNBC personally, nor have I spoken to the American Spectator personally, nor have I spoken to Tampa Tribune personally. I haven’t spoken to
Furthermore, my lawyer and representatives have spent more time talking to the Palm Beach Post editorial board and the Palm Beach Post writers and reporters than we have spent talking to
I thank Kate O’Beirne from the bottom of my heart. I don’t know how to thank her any more. I really hope you go read this — and every journalist ought to read this, too.
We’re almost in the middle of Iraq in Najaf, folks. The people in Najaf want those holy clowns thrown out of there. Read William Safire in the New York Times today. We are close to victory in Najaf and all this other stuff is going on. We’re winning! Our uniformed personnel, our military is
I want you to hear what happened to Pam Bondi last night, the assistant state attorney who is going to take up the case, the side against me on this case on the Scarborough Country show on MSNBC. Scarborough is talking to her, introducing her, and says, “Doesn’t Limbaugh have a right to this type of thing, go on the offensive against this prosecutor, Pam, because doesn’t it appear, does it not, that he’s running a very politically motivated prosecution of Rush Limbaugh?”
BONDI: Joe, I don’t know how in the world it can be considered politically motivated. Rush Limbaugh ? [ear-splitting test-bar tone.]
SCARBOROUGH: Uh, okay, Joe (Tacopina)– why don’t you —
TACOPINA: I knew I would shut her up.
SCRABOROUGH: You did. You’ve won this debate.
RUSH: That’s the last we saw or heard of Pam Bondi. She’s on this show a lot. I mean, just one of those quirky accidents but they weren’t able to get the bird back for the rest of the segment. In fact, we’ve got a still shot of the bars going up when they lost her feed that we might put on the website just to acknowledge that she was there. Now, I want you to listen to this, Mr. Snerdley. We’re going to go back to this. It’s audio sound bite #8. Last night, this was Fox News Channel, the big story with John Gibson, who said — in talking to their legal analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano — Gibson says, “You know, Rush Limbaugh always has something to say. (chuckles) Now he’s running a full-page newspaper ad in Florida, claims a local prosecutor is out to get him for political reasons. Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano will tell us what this has to do with the actual case against Limbaugh. So what is it?”
NAPOLITANO: In Florida the prosecutors are popularly elected they join political parties and they run political campaigns ,and the guy that’s after Rush Limbaugh is a Democrat, an
RUSH: (Laughing.) About this doctor shopping… I got to shut up, but I could end this with one answer. Anyway — but I can’t. You have to trust me on this. Here’s one more. Gibson says, “Well, the courts are about to rule on that, aren’t this they?”
NAPOLITANO: Here’s what he (the state attorney) did. He sent his investigators to seize from drugstores and hospitals and doctors all of Rush’s medical records. You don’t do that in America. You send a notice to the defendant saying, “We’re going to ask for your records. If you don’t want to surrender them, we’ll let a court decide,” and that court is now deciding whether the prosecutor did the right thing — he didn’t — and whether he can use Rush’s medical records against him. He oughtn’t to be able to.
GIBSON: Boy, that stinks.
RUSH: There you have it. That’s Fox News. Now, you feel better, Mr. Snerdley? Feel a little bit better? This perspective has
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