RUSH: Folks, I want to apologize. I was told yesterday that the intro to the first episode of “The 1/2 Hour News Hour” would be posted on YouTube sometime yesterday afternoon. It didn’t get up there until this morning. It’s there now, and it’s the open. There are three excerpts. One’s a promo for the show. One is a segment of the show on Barack Obama, and the other one, the most recent one posted is the actual open with me as president of the United States and Ann Coulter as vice president. Now, we’ve linked to this at RushLimbaugh.com. So you can go straight to YouTube, and you can search for it in the search field by “The 1/2 Hour News Hour” or just go to RushLimbaugh.com. We’ve got a link for it right there. Plus we’ve also posted the e-mail I got from Tazz which I started the program off with last hour. People have expressed an interest to be able to see and read that themselves and it’s up there as well. Now, I want to warn you people: YouTube is nothing more than a left-wing Google.
Google owns it, and YouTube… Some of the kook-fringe left hang out there, and there are already gazillions of comments about this little skit of Coulter and me as president and vice president respectively. I don’t want you people to be affected by this. If you read these comments, it’s going to make you mad. They’re just juvenile and insane, which is typical. So you don’t have to read them if you don’t want to. I suspect now that I’ve directed you to it the comments are going to increase even more. So if you want to go there and take a look at it, it’s up and running, albeit a day late. There’s a second one to come. I don’t know when it’s going to be posted on YouTube. It’s the second episode. This program, “The 1/2 Hour News Hour”, let me explain this to you. It airs Sunday night at ten o’clock on the Fox News Channel after Hannity’s new Sunday night show. These are essentially pilots. These programs are not fully budgeted. A lot of people donated their time here for the purpose of seeing if this thing could work, and so we produced these things two or three weeks ago, and as far as topicality, if the show gets picked up, it will be a weekly with topical events.
These pilots are obviously not that. The first episode is Sunday night at ten o’clock, and it needs an audience if it’s to get produced for real. If it’s to get produced as a full-fledged TV show, they need to attract an audience. So there’s a lot of promotion on this. Now, Fox is running promos all day long, the Fox News Channel is, and they’ve got enough promotion going on the Internet for this with some segments. But just keep in mind when you do see the whole program, that what you’re essentially watching are pilots which are traditionally put together with less than what a full budget would be. I’m not making excuses for it; I just want you to understand what you’re watching. This is not the end-all product. This is an attempt to find an audience to get the program into full production.