RUSH: Lansing, Michigan. Frank, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Oh, yeah. Rush, this is Frank obviously. It’s a great day for me, a mere mortal, because I am correcting the great Rush Limbaugh. You played audio clips from earlier in the show and claimed it was Chad Ocho Cinco when it was in fact Rob Parker, formerly of the Detroit News. Just thought I’d let you know.
RUSH: Yeah, okay. Because Chad Ocho Cinco — number 85, wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals — hates high taxes! He was fined by the Bengals during training camp for ‘tweeting’ Terrell Owens during a meeting and the meeting was all about their taxes and how high they are examined how they got to get to Obama for tax breaks.
RUSH: Yeah, I have a record of it here. Here’s Terrell Owens: ‘I was tweeting in the meeting during a film session, it was to Barrack Obama though and I still got fined, taxes high s***’ and then Ocho Cinco: ‘u dn’t wanna run across tht white house grass, b/c IF U DO, u’re gonna b on more than sports center!’ But these guys are upset about high taxes. They’re Tweeting each other while they’re in the meetings and so forth. So I’m not surprised at all. I was misinformed by the audio crew in New York that put that bite together, so I’m glad you called.
CALLER: I assumed it was not you, Rush. That I knew for sure. I knew it was a mistake elsewhere.
RUSH: I’m turning over a new leaf, when the staff screws up, damn it, they’re gonna own up to it!
RUSH: When the staff screws up, I’m telling everybody. I have covered for this staff for 21 years. (laughing)
CALLER: Well, I’ve been a Rush Baby. I’m 23, and I’ve been listening to you ever since I can remember, and it’s a big honor for me.
RUSH: Thank you very much. So Rob Parker is formerly with the Detroit News?
CALLER: Yes, sir. He actually got fired recently for a comment he made to the former coach Rod Marinelli. I thought you guys would get along splendidly. Actually Rob Parker…
RUSH: Was he the guy…? What was the question he asked Marinelli? What was it about?
CALLER: He asked if he wished his daughter had married a better defensive coordinator.
RUSH: Oh, yeah, I remember that.
RUSH: So that’s the jerk.
RUSH: That’s the jerk that asked the question and the Detroit News fired him. So that’s the jerk that was on the sound bite we played that we thought was Chad Ocho Cinco.
CALLER: That is correct.
RUSH: So the fact that it’s a sportswriter, well, that explains everything! They are the most liberal wusses in all of media. Oh, it’s just… (sigh) Do you know what especially sportswriters who TV critics — with one exception: I love Phil Mushnick. But do you know what the qualifications are to be a sportswriter-TV critic are? A cheap bottle of vodka and a remote control. That’s all you need, and I’m sure Rob Parker knows what I’m talking about. (interruption) Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. Oh, yeah! The staff is reminding me that I said the other day they are ‘associates’ and no ‘staff.’ That’s true. I was only teasing. Look, I’m the voice here. The people screw up, I screw up. I’m not going to dump on you. This was just an accident. This was just an accident.