RUSH: Here’s Jeremy in Seattle. It’s great to have you, sir. Thanks for calling.
CALLER: Hey, Rush.
RUSH: You’re on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Ugh. (sigh) Well, it’s probably one of the few times or only times I’m gonna speak to you, and I wish it was (sigh) with some more intelligent conversation, but we’ll see if you get a laugh out of this. (sigh) I was listening to you the other day, and I had this thought and it made me laugh, and I could hear it coming from your voice and then you having to pick up over the weekend —
RUSH: All right, all right. Ah, ah, ah. Get rid of the caller. This is a setup and we’re not gonna permit it. This guy says he could see me saying it, he could hear me saying it over the weekend. This is designed for Media Matters to run with tomorrow. Nice try, locoweed. It’s too bad, ’cause I had a great rejoinder for the guy. But he revealed himself as a setup. (interruption)
No, I’m not gonna tell you. That’s the whole point. (interruption) No, no, no, no. This guy calls here and he says, “You know what? I had a thought,” and then he gets on the air and says, “You know, I could hear you saying this, and it would have been really funny, and I just want to know if you’ll say it.” No way. No way. (interruption)
No, it’s a funny question if he’s asking it. It’s not a funny question if he’s gonna say, “I can hear you asking it.” This is a seminar caller setup from the get-go. I’m surprised at you, Snerdley, for not seeing this. I mean, this is Seminar Caller 101. This guy was a snake! I could see it just seeing what he wanted to talk about. In fact, you don’t know this.
During the break I looked at what was up on line three, and I said, “Snerdley, what are you doing to me here?” Lo and behold, once again my instincts were spot on. (interruption) No, I don’t. No, I don’t! (interruption) I’m sorry, they’re not gonna know. I’m not gonna tell ’em what the guy was gonna ask and what he said he could just hilariously hear me saying. No way. I’m not gonna go there.
You know, it’s just like I opened the program “apologizing for what I said yesterday.” That’s just to get Media Matters going back through the transcripts. I didn’t say anything, but I figured if I apologized for what I said, they’d go through there and try to find it. “Oh my God, he’s apologizing? What did he say! What did he say!” I didn’t say anything. I’ll just tell you, the last call was about Michael Sam and the NFL.
I mean, it had setup written all over it, and I’ve been there.
Look, I’ve often said: Don’t try this at home, folks. Leave it to the highly trained specialists like me.