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Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh
Born January 12, 1951 (1951-01-12) (age 56)
Flag of Missouri Flag of the United States Cape Girardeau, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Talk Show Host, Commentator, author, and television personality
Spouse Roxy Maxine McNeely (div.)
Michelle Sixta (div.)
Marta Fitzgerald (div.)
Children none

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American conservative radio talk show host and political commentator. Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, he discusses politics and current events on his program, The Rush Limbaugh Show. He has been credited with reviving AM radio in the United States, and is considered to have been a "kind of national precinct captain" for the Republican Party's Congressional victories in 1994.[1] ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (554x676, 91 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rush Limbaugh ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Missouri. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... “Cape Girardeau” redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Talk Show Host is a song written and performed by Radiohead. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a society. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conservative may refer to: Conservatism, political philosophy A member of a Conservative Party Conservative extension, premise of deductive logic Conservativity theorem, mathematical proof of conservative extension Conservative Judaism britney spears Category: ... Talk radio is radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... “Cape Girardeau” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... Highlights The so-called iTunes Law, which Apple has called state-sponsored piracy, is approved by the French Parliament (coat of arms pictured). ... The Rush Limbaugh Show is an American radio program broadcast live Monday through Friday. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... A precinct captain is the individual who acts as a direct link between the party machine and the voters in the community. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The Republican Revolution refers to the success of Republican Party in the 1994 U.S. midterm elections, which resulted in a net gain of 54 seats in the House of Representatives, and a pickup of eight seats in the Senate. ...

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Early life

Limbaugh was born to Rush Hudson Limbaugh Jr. of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Mildred "Millie" Limbaugh originally from Searcy, Arkansas. His father was a lawyer and a World War II fighter pilot who served in the China-Burma-India theater. The name "Rush" was chosen for his grandfather to honor the maiden name of family member Edna Rush.[2] His family is filled with a number of lawyers including his grandfather, father and his brother David Limbaugh. His uncle, Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr. is a Ronald Reagan appointed federal judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and his cousin, Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., is Judge on the Supreme Court of Missouri. Rush Limbaugh, Sr., Limbaugh's grandfather, was a Missouri prosecutor, judge, special commissioner and served on Missouri's state House of Representatives from 1930 to 1932.[3] Limbaugh's grandfather was very well respected as one of the "patriarchs" of the Cape Girardeau community. Rush, Sr., passed away at age 104 and was still a practicing attorney at the time of his death. Limbaugh began his career in radio as a teenager in 1967[4] in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, using the name Rusty Sharpe.[2] “Cape Girardeau” redirects here. ... Searcy (local pronunciation: SUR see) is the largest city and county seatGR6 of White County, Arkansas, United States. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... David Limbaugh (born December 11, 1952 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri) is a political commentator and author. ... Limbaugh grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri where he first became interested in the field of law. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Map of the boundaries of the United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. ... The Supreme Court of Missouri is the highest court in the state of Missouri. ... Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr. ...


Education

He attended Southeast Missouri State University, where he earned a "D" in a speech class. (Some contend it was an "F".)[5] Limbaugh dropped out after two semesters and one summer; according to his mother, "he flunked everything", even a modern ballroom dancing class.[2] This would have normally made him eligible to be drafted for service in the Vietnam War, but he was classified as "1-Y" (later reclassified "4-F") due to a diagnosis of Pilonidal disease.[6][2] Southeast Missouri State University is a public, accredited university located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. ... “Conscript” redirects here. ... The Selective Service System is the means by which the United States administers military conscription. ... A pilonidal cyst (from Latin meaning hair nest) is a blanket term for any type of skin infection near the tailbone. ...


Professional career and rise to fame

1970s

Following college, Limbaugh moved to McKeesport, Pennsylvania. There he became a Top 40 music radio disc jockey on station WIXZ, a station that covered the Pittsburgh area. In October 1972, he broadcast over Pittsburgh station KQV under the name "Jeff Christie". For the rest of the decade Limbaugh moved around to several radio stations before settling in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1979, after several years in music radio, he took a break from radio and accepted a position as director of promotions with the Kansas City Royals baseball team.[2] McKeesport is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, at the confluence of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... WPTT (1360) is a talk radio station that serves the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... KQV is, allegedly, a radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... This article is about the sport. ...


1980s

In 1984, Limbaugh returned to radio as a talk show host at KFBK in Sacramento, California, where he replaced Morton Downey, Jr.[2] The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine—which had required that stations provide free air time for responses to any controversial opinions that were broadcast—by the FCC in 1987 meant stations could broadcast editorial commentary without having to present opposing views. Daniel Henninger wrote, in a Wall Street Journal editorial, "Ronald Reagan tore down this wall (the Fairness Doctrine) in 1987...and Rush Limbaugh was the first man to proclaim himself liberated from the East Germany of liberal media domination." [7] This article is about the year. ... KFBK AM (NewsTalk 1530) is an AM radio station in Sacramento, California broadcasting on a frequency of 1530 kHz. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... Morton Downey, Jr. ... The Fairness Doctrine was a United States FCC regulation requiring broadcast licensees to present controversial issues of public importance in a manner deemed by the FCC to be honest, equitable and balanced. ... FCC redirects here. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


On August 1, 1988, after achieving success in Sacramento and drawing the attention of a former president of ABC Radio, Edward F. McLaughlin, Limbaugh moved to New York City and began his national radio show. His show debuted just weeks after the Democratic Nominating Convention, and just weeks before the Republican Nominating Convention. The then current U.S. Vice-President, George H.W. Bush, would become the Republican Standard Bearer, and the then current Massachusetts Governor, Michael Dukakis, would become the Democratic Candidate for President. Rush Limbaugh's radio home in New York City was the talk-format station WABC-AM, 770 AM, and continues to this day as his flagship station.[2] is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see ABC Radio (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The 1988 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party was held at The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia from July 18–21, 1988 to select a candidate for the 1988 United States presidential election. ... Ronald and Nancy Reagan at the podium on August 15, 1988. ... WABC AM (770 kHz New York City) NewsTalkradio 77 is the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network. ... In the United States, a flagship station is a radio or television networks principal station from which programs are fed to affiliates (for television, see Television flagship stations). ...


1990s

The program gained in popularity and moved to stations with larger audiences eventually growing to over 650 radio stations nationwide. When the GOP won control of Congress in 1994, one of the first acts by many freshmen (calling themselves the "Dittohead Caucus") was to award Limbaugh the title of "honorary member of Congress" in recognition of his support of their efforts during this period.[8] This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ...


Humor columnist and journalist Lewis Grossberger acknowledged that Limbaugh had "more listeners than any other talk show host" and described Limbaugh's style as "bouncing between earnest lecturer and political vaudevillian".[9] Lecturer is a term of academic rank. ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ...


The Rush Limbaugh Show

Limbaugh's radio show airs weekdays for three hours daily, beginning at 12 noon Eastern time in the US. It also is carried worldwide over the Armed Forces Radio Network, and in some markets is carried on FM stations. The Rush Limbaugh Show is an American radio program broadcast live Monday through Friday. ...


Radio broadcasting shifted from AM to FM in the late 70's because of the opportunity to broadcast music in stereo in FM, with better range and musical fidelity. Limbaugh's show was first nationally syndicated in August 1988, when AM radio had been in decline. With the meteoric popularity of Rush Limbaugh, talk radio stations, many built around Limbaugh's show with conservative programming, have now come to dominate AM radio. As of 2005, Arbitron ratings indicate that the Rush Limbaugh Show has a minimum weekly audience of 13.5 million listeners, making it the largest radio talk show audience in the United States. He now owns his own broadcasting company called the EIB radio broadcasting company which stands for "Excellence In Broadcasting" and he often refers to his show as a source of truth in today's world of liberal media. Such high ratings have been a consistent hallmark of his show.[10][11] [12] A three-question survey from the Pew Research Center found that 48% of regular listeners had a high knowledge of current events, compared with 39% for NPR listeners and 38% for the Daily Show, and had the highest percentage, 56%, of hard news consumers[13] AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ... Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart on the set of The Daily Show The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, also known as TDS to fans and staffers) is a half-hour satirical fake news program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network in...


Television show

Limbaugh had a syndicated half-hour show from 1992 through 1996, produced by Roger Ailes. The television show discussed many of the topics on his radio show, and was taped in front of a live audience. In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Roger Eugene Ailes (born May 15, 1940) is the president of Fox News Channel and chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group. ...


Other television appearances

Limbaugh's first television hosting experience came March 30, 1990, as a guest host on Pat Sajak's CBS late-night talk show, The Pat Sajak Show. ACT UP activists in the audience[14] heckled Limbaugh repeatedly; ultimately the entire studio audience was cleared. In 2001 Sajak said the incident was "legendary around CBS". [15] is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Pat Sajak (born Patrick Leonard Sajdak on October 26, 1946), is an Emmy Award-winning television personality and one-time talk show host, best known as the host of the popular and long-running American television game show, Wheel of Fortune. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The Pat Sajak Show was an American late-night television talk show which aired on CBS from January 9, 1989 to April 13, 1990. ... ACT UP, or the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals . ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ...


On December 17, 1993, Limbaugh appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman.[16] Limbaugh also guest-starred (as himself) on a 1994 episode of Hearts Afire. He appeared in the 1995 Billy Crystal film Forget Paris, and in 1998 on an episode of the The Drew Carey Show. December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... Hearts Afire is a sitcom that aired from 1992-1995 on CBS. Series Premise Created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason, it starred the late John Ritter (Threes Company) and Markie Post (Night Court) playing John Hartman and Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman, respectively. ... For the American political commentator, see William Kristol. ... Forget Paris is a 1995 film produced, directed, co-written by and starring Billy Crystal as an NBA referee and Debra Winger as an independent working woman whose lives are interrupted by love and marriage. ... The Drew Carey Show was a long-running American sitcom (set in Cleveland, Ohio) that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004 and was known for its everyman characters and themes. ...


Most recently, in 2007, Limbaugh has made cameo appearances on Fox News Channel's short lived The 1/2 Hour News Hour in a series of parodies portraying him as the future President of the United States. In the parodies, his vice president is fellow conservative pundit Ann Coulter. He also made a cameo in the Family Guy episode "Blue Harvest". In the episode, a parody of Star Wars, Limbaugh can be heard on the radio claiming that, among other things, the "intergalactic liberal space media" was lying about climate change on the planet Hoth, and that Lando Calrissian's administrative position on Cloud City was a result of affirmative action. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Fox News redirects here. ... The 1/2 Hour News Hour was an American television news satire show on the Fox News Channel. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961)[1] is an American best-selling author, columnist and political commentator. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Blue Harvest is the season premiere of the sixth season of the FOX series Family Guy, which originally aired on September 23, 2007. ... This article is about the series. ... In the fictional universe of Star Wars, Hoth is the sixth planet of a remote system of the same name. ... Lando Calrissian is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Billy Dee Williams. ... Cloud City is a fictional floating city on Bespin, a planet in the Star Wars universe which appears in the film The Empire Strikes Back. ... This box:      Affirmative actionrefers to policies intended to promote access to education or employment aimed at a historically socio-politically non-dominant group (typically, minorities or women). ...


His persona has often been utilized as a template for a stereotypical conservative talk show host on TV shows and in movies, including an episode of The Simpsons (as a conservative talk radio host named Birch Barlow), as "Gus Baker" on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head, as "Lash Rambo" (host of "Perfection in Broadcasting") on an episode of The New WKRP in Cincinnati, and as "Fielding Chase" in the Columbo Mystery Movie Butterfly in Shades of Grey (played by William Shatner). Simpsons redirects here. ... Birchibald Birch T. Barlow is a fictional character appearing in the animated television series The Simpsons voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Beavis and Butt-head was an American animated television series created by Mike Judge. ... The New WKRP in Cincinnati was a sequel/spin-off of the original CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. ... Columbo is an American crime fiction TV series starring Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. ... William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ...


Cigar aficionado

In the early 1990s, when the cigar boom was gaining momentum, Limbaugh was seen frequently with a cigar in hand and by the end of the 1990s, cigars had become Limbaugh's staple in many public appearances. Often starting segments of his show with the phrase, "Amid billowing clouds of fragrant and aromatic first, second, and sometimes third hand premium cigar smoke", cigars became a common topic of discussion. In the spring of 1994, Limbaugh appeared on the cover of the popular magazine Cigar Aficionado and shared the story of his conversion to cigars. He has since been a frequent participant in many events such as "The Big Smoke", hosted throughout the year by the magazine. Limbaugh has participated in many charity cigar auctions hosted by the magazine, and is known to talk frequently with his listeners about his and their cigar interests, preferences and recommendations. "I think cigars are just a tremendous addition to the enjoyment of life."[17] For the band, see 1990s (band). ... For other uses, see Cigar (disambiguation). ... Cigar Aficionado is an American magazine that is dedicated to the world of cigars. ...


Other ventures

In 1992, Limbaugh published his first book, The Way Things Ought To Be, followed by See, I Told You So in 1993.[18] Both became number one on the New York Times Best Seller list; The Way Things Ought to Be remaining there for 24 weeks.[19] Limbaugh acknowledges in the text of the first book that he taped the book and it was transcribed and edited by Wall Street Journal writer John Fund. In the second book, Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily is named as his collaborator.[20] Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The New York Times Best Seller List is a weekly chart in The New York Times newspaper that keeps track of the best-selling books of the week. ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ... John Fund Born 1957 in Tucson, Arizona. ... Joseph Farah is a conservative Christian Lebanese-American journalist with over 30 years of experience, married to Elizabeth Farah and founder of WorldNetDaily (WND), for which he writes a daily commentary. ... For the Internet service, see AT&T WorldNet. ...


As a result of his television program, Limbaugh became known for wearing distinctive neckties. In response to viewer interest, Limbaugh launched a series of ties[21] designed primarily by his then-wife Marta.[22] Sales of the ties reached over five million dollars (U.S.) in their initial sales year, but were later discontinued. A necktie (usually just called a tie) is a long piece of material worn around the neck and under a collar with a knot tied in front. ...


2000s

Sportscasting career

In 2000, ABC considered adding Limbaugh to their Monday Night Football broadcast team before deciding on comedian Dennis Miller instead.[23] Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American Emmy Award-winning comedian, political commentator, television personality, and talk radio host. ...


On July 14, 2003, ESPN announced that Limbaugh would be joining ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown show as a weekly analyst when it premiered on September 7. Limbaugh would provide the "voice of the fan" and was supposed to spark debate on the show.[24] On the September 28 episode of Countdown, Limbaugh commented about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb's role in his team's 0-2[25] start to the season, as well as the media's coverage of McNabb: is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Sunday NFL Countdown logo Sunday NFL Countdown is a pregame show of all the NFL action for that week. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Donovan Jamal McNabb (born November 25, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. ...

Sorry to say this, I don't think he's been that good from the get-go. I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team.[26]

On October 1, 2003, Limbaugh resigned from ESPN with the statement: is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

My comments this past Sunday were directed at the media and were not racially motivated. I offered an opinion. This opinion has caused discomfort to the crew, which I regret. I love Sunday NFL Countdown and do not want to be a distraction to the great work done by all who work on it. Therefore, I have decided to resign. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the show and wish all the best to those who make it happen.[27]

Hearing problems

By August 2001, Limbaugh's listeners had noted changes in his voice and diction.[28] On October 8, 2001, Limbaugh acknowledged that the changes were due to complete deafness in his left ear and substantial hearing loss in his right ear. He revealed that his radio staff was helping him receive calls on his show by setting up a system where he could appear to hear his callers. The system worked well but did not convince all listeners, some of whom noted a long delay between a caller ending his point and Limbaugh responding or Limbaugh occasionally speaking over a caller. At times Limbaugh asked callers to hold on while the caller's comments were typed and shown on Limbaugh's computer monitor. 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths: August 25 - Aaliyah Films: August 10 - Osmosis Jones played by Chris Rock, starring Bill Murray August 24 - Bubble Boy Categories: 2001 by month ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Post-lingual hearing impairment is a hearing impairment where hearing loss is adventitious and develops due to disease or trauma after the acquisition of speech and language, usually after the age of six. ... Hearing impairment or deafness is decreased or absent ability to perceive auditory information. ...


In December 2001, Limbaugh underwent cochlear implant surgery, which restored a measure of hearing in his left ear. His voice and enunciation returned to normal after the implant. According to his doctors, the deafness was caused by an autoimmune disease. 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Events: December 2 - Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection five days after Dynegy canceled a US$8. ... Illustration of the internal parts of a cochlear implant. ... Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. ...


Some medical experts have speculated that his use of opioids, such as OxyContin and hydrocodone [29], could have caused or contributed to his hearing problem.[30][31] Limbaugh's doctors stated that they did not know the exact cause of Limbaugh's hearing loss, but ruled out "overuse of medication" as a factor.[32] An opioid is a chemical substance that has a morphine-like action in the body. ... Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone (marketed as Vicodin, Anexsia, Dicodid, Hycodan (or generically Hydromet), Hycomine, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Novahistex, Hydroco, Tussionex, Vicoprofen, Xodol) is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two of the naturally occurring opiates, codeine and thebaine. ...


On February 27, 2007, in the BBC Radio 4 program, No Triumph, No Tragedy, Limbaugh explained that his deafness had been caused by a malfunction of his immune system which started attacking and destroying his inner ear. He also explained that he had a full time stenographer in his employment, making notes of everything that was said around him so that he did not miss a word of what was being said. is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... A scanning electron microscope image of a single neutrophil (yellow), engulfing anthrax bacteria (orange). ...


Prescription drug addiction

On October 3, 2003 the National Enquirer reported that Limbaugh was being investigated for illegally obtaining the prescription drugs OxyContin and hydrocodone. Other news outlets quickly confirmed the investigation.[33] is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Enquirer is a national American supermarket tabloid. ... Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone (marketed as Vicodin, Anexsia, Dicodid, Hycodan (or generically Hydromet), Hycomine, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Novahistex, Hydroco, Tussionex, Vicoprofen, Xodol) is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two of the naturally occurring opiates, codeine and thebaine. ...


On October 10, 2003, Limbaugh admitted to listeners on his radio show that he was addicted to prescription painkillers and stated that he would enter inpatient treatment for 30 days, immediately following the broadcast.[34] is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Limbaugh has said his addiction to painkillers came as a result of several years of severe back pain heightened by a botched surgery intended to correct those problems.


A subsequent investigation into whether Limbaugh had violated Florida's doctor shopping laws was launched by the Palm Beach State Attorney, which raised privacy issues when investigators seized Limbaugh's private medical records looking for evidence of crimes. On November 9, 2005, following two years of investigations, Assistant State Attorney James L. Martz requested the court to set aside Limbaugh's doctor-patient confidentiality rights and allow the state to question his physicians, stating it was necessary because "I have no idea if Mr. Limbaugh has completed the elements of any offense yet."[35] Limbaugh's attorney opposed the prosecutor's efforts to interview his doctors on the basis of patient privacy rights, and argued that the prosecutor had violated Limbaugh's Fourth Amendment rights by illegally seizing his medical records. The ACLU issued a statement in agreement.[36] On December 12, 2005, Judge David F. Crow delivered a ruling prohibiting the State of Florida from questioning Limbaugh's physicians about "the medical condition of the patient and any information disclosed to the health care practitioner by the patient in the course of the care and treatment of the patient."[37] The concept of doctor shopping relates to a patients addiction or reliance on a certain prescription drug or other medical treatment. ... Location of county in the state of Florida County Seat West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 6,181 km² (2,386 mi²) 1,068 km² (412 mi²) 17. ... The States Attorney is an appointed or elected office of various, but not all, counties in the United States. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Confidentiality has been defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as ensuring that information is accessible only to those authorized to have access and is one of the cornerstones of Information security. ... The Bill of Rights in the National Archives. ... The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, is a non_governmental organization devoted to defending civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On April 28, 2006, Limbaugh and his attorney, Roy Black, went to the Palm Beach County Jail to surrender after a warrant was issued for his arrest on the charge of doctor shopping.[1] According to Teri Barbera, spokeswoman for the Sheriff, during his arrest, Limbaugh was booked, photographed, and fingerprinted, but not handcuffed. He was then was released after about an hour on $3,000 bail.[38] [2] [3] After his surrender, he filed a "not guilty" plea to the charge. Prosecutors agreed to drop the charge if Limbaugh paid $30,000 to defray the cost of the investigation and completed an 18-month therapy regimen with his physician.[39] is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The concept of doctor shopping relates to a patients addiction or reliance on a certain prescription drug or other medical treatment. ... Look up booking in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The word bail as a legal term means: Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that persons appearance for trial. ...


Limbaugh asserted that the state's settlement agreement resulted from a lack of evidence supporting the charge of "doctor shopping." Under the terms of the agreement, Limbaugh may not own a firearm and must continue to submit to random drug testing, which he acknowledges having undergone since 2003.[40]


Limbaugh has been accused of, throughout the years, condemning illegal drug use on his radio broadcast and has stated that those convicted of drug crimes should be sent to jail, but no transcripts of any comments have been cited to back up this claim. Without proof, this claim must be viewed as baseless and without merit.[41]


Roy Black, one of Limbaugh's attorneys, stated that "Rush Limbaugh was singled out for prosecution because of who he is. We believe the state attorney's office is applying a double standard." [42] Roy Black (born February 17, 1945 in New York City) is a nationally-recognized criminal defense attorney. ...


Recent controversies

In recent years, the Rush Limbaugh Show has spawned a number of controversies. On the October 23, 2006 edition of Limbaugh's radio show, Limbaugh imitated on the "DittoCam" (the webcam for website subscribers to see him on the air) the physical symptoms of actor Michael J. Fox, who has Parkinson's disease and has appeared in political campaign ads for candidates who support a form of embryonic stem cell research,[43][44] and has stated that he sometimes doesn't take his medicine explicitly to show the effects of the disease.[45] Limbaugh imitated Fox's Parkinson's symptoms as displayed on the commercial, stating that "(Fox) is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act.... This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."[46] Limbaugh's comments were broad-casted on major networks, and paired with internet footage, from the show's "Ditto-cam", of Limbaugh's imitation of Fox's movements. However, the controversy surrounding Limbaugh's statements generated controversy of its own when major media networks and edited the footage used: the speed of Limbaugh's movements were significantly increased and the sped-up footage looped to fill the time, while Limbaugh's comments were dubbed over at their original playback speed. Limbaugh and other commentators remarked about the obviously edited footage, claiming that the playback speed was increased to make Limbaugh appear as though he was mocking Fox rather than demonstrating what had appeared in Fox's commercial. After this criticism, a second version of the internet camera footage was released. This new footage also show Limbaugh's movements noticeably sped up, though not as much as the first edit, with playback of Limbaugh's comments dubbed over. Limbaugh later explained [citation needed] that he made this remark in reference to Michael J. Fox's remarks on a C-SPAN interview years earlier at which point Fox admitted [citation needed] to occasionally not taking medications before some public appearances so that people can truly understand the nature of the disease. is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other persons named Michael Fox, see Michael Fox (disambiguation). ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ...


During the September 26, 2007 broadcast of Limbaugh's radio show, he used the term "phony soldiers" allegedly referencing a September 21st Associated Press story about individuals falsely claiming to be veterans in order to receive benefits.[47] A caller, after saying he was currently serving in the Army and has been in 14 years, said, "They never talk to real soldiers. They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and spout to the media." Limbaugh interrupted, "The phony soldiers." The caller continued, "The phony soldiers. If you talk to a real soldier, they are proud to serve. They want to be over in Iraq. They understand their sacrifice, and they're willing to sacrifice for their country."[48] Several minutes later, after the caller had hung-up, Limbaugh read from the AP story describing the story of Jesse Macbeth.[49] Jesse Macbeth joined the Army but did not complete basic training, yet claimed in alternative media interviews that he and his unit routinely committed war crimes in Iraq.[50][51] On June 7, 2007, Macbeth pled guilty to one count of making false statements to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and was sentenced to five months jail and three years probation.[52][53] Media Matters noted Limbaugh's use of the term "phony soldiers" in an article on their website. The article alluded that Limbaugh was saying that all soldiers who disagree with the Iraq War were "phony Soldiers." [54] and their article received substantial press coverage after it was discussed in speeches by Presidential candidates John Edwards and Chris Dodd.[55] Limbaugh argued that he had been speaking only of Macbeth and others like him who claim to be soldiers and are not when he had made the comment about "phony soldiers" and that Media Matters had taken the quote out of context.[56] Media Matters disputed the accuracy of Limbaugh's claim and defends its story.[57] is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Jesse Macbeth Jesse Adam Macbeth (b. ... Jesse Macbeth Jesse Adam Macbeth (b. ... Alternative media are defined most broadly as those media practices falling outside the mainstreams of corporate communication. ... In the context of war, a war crime is a punishable offense under International Law, for violations of the laws of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... A plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal case in which a prosecutor and a defendant arrange to settle the case against the defendant. ... The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Media Matters for America is a non-profit organization founded by former conservative (now liberal activist) David Brock to refute and/or otherwise analyze conservative influence on the media. ... This article is about the American attorney and politician. ... Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lawyer and politician from Willimantic, Connecticut. ...


On October 19, 2007, Limbaugh announced the winning bid in an eBay auction of a letter sent to Clear Channel Communications Chief Executive Officer Mark Mays by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "We call on you to publicly repudiate these [phony soldier] comments," the letter said, ". . . and to ask Mr. Limbaugh to apologize for his comments."[58] The auction's high bid of $2,100,100 by Betty Casey of the Eugene B. Casey Foundation set a new eBay record for largest charity bid.[59] Shortly before the auction closed, Senator Reid addressed the Senate, saying, [60] "I don't know what we could do more important than helping to ensure that children of our fallen soldiers and police officers who have fallen in the line of duty have the opportunity for their children to have a good education." In his radio broadcast later in the day, Limbaugh was critical of Reid's speech, saying Reid had tried "to horn in and act like he's part of this whole thing, folks." Limbaugh also said, "Senator Reid, you did not mention that I am matching whatever the final total is." Matching funds from Limbaugh would increase the total donation to the charity benefiting children of Marines and law enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty to $4,200,200. is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Template:Infobox Documents The Reid Smear Letter is a letter written by US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to Mark P. Mays, CEO of Clear Channel Communications, in regard to a statement from Rush Limbaugh, reported by Media Matters, mischaracterized to state that he had called any soldier who didn... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The Senate Majority and Minority Leaders (also called Senate Floor Leaders) are two... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ...


Philosophy

Defining the conservative movement

Limbaugh made the following comments in an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal in 2005: An Op-Ed is a piece of writing expressing an opinion. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ...

  • I love being a conservative. We conservatives are proud of our philosophy. Unlike our liberal friends, who are constantly looking for new words to conceal their true beliefs and are in a perpetual state of reinvention, we conservatives are unapologetic about our ideals.
  • We are confident in our principles and energetic about openly advancing them. We believe in individual liberty, limited government, capitalism, the rule of law, faith, a color-blind society and national security.
  • We support school choice, enterprise zones, tax cuts, welfare reform, faith-based initiatives, political speech, homeowner rights and the war on terrorism.
  • And at our core we embrace and celebrate the most magnificent governing document ever ratified by any nation — the U.S. Constitution. Along with the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes our God-given natural right to be free, it is the foundation on which our government is built and has enabled us to flourish as a people.
  • We conservatives are never stronger than when we are advancing our principles.[61]

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Leukemia and lymphoma telethon

Limbaugh holds an annual fundraising telethon called the "EIB Cure-a-Thon"[62] for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.[63] In 2006 the EIB Cure-a-Thon conducted its 16th annual telethon, raising $1.7 million;[64] totaling over $15 million since the first cure-a-thon.[65] According to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society annual reports, Limbaugh personally contributed between $100,000 and $499,999 from 2000 - 2005, [66] and Limbaugh claims to have contributed around $250,000 in 2003, 2004 and 2005.[67] NewsMax reported Limbaugh donated $250,000 in 2006.[68] Limbaugh donated $320,000 during the 2007 Cure-a-Thon[69] which reportedly raised $3 million. Fundraising is the process of soliciting and gathering money or other gifts in-kind, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. ... The 2005 Telethon on Seven Perth. ... The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www. ...


Balance and point of view

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Limbaugh is highly critical of environmentalism and climate science. He has disputed anthropogenic global warming, and the relationship between CFCs and depletion of the ozone layer, claiming the scientific evidence does not support them. [70] Limbaugh has argued against the scientific opinion on climate change by stating that scientific consensus "is just a bunch of scientists organized around a political proposition. You can't have consensus in science... they think consensus is the way to sell it because, 'Oh, but all these wonderful people agree.'" [71] Limbaugh has used the term "environmentalist wacko" as a reference to climate scientists and other environmental scientists and advocates.[72] For the psychology topic, see Environmental psychology. ... Climatology is the science that studies climates and investigates their phenomena and causes. ... Look up anthropogenic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ... For other uses, see CFC (disambiguation). ... The ozone layer is a layer in Earths atmosphere which contains relatively high concentrations of ozone (O3). ... National and international science academies and professional societies have assessed the current scientific opinion on climate change, in particular recent global warming. ... Scientific consensus is the collective judgment, position, and opinion of the community of scientists in a particular field of science at a particular time. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Limbaugh is sharply critical of feminism, saying that "Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society."[73] He also popularized the term "feminazi", referring to radical feminists "to whom the most important thing in life is ensuring that as many abortions as possible occur."[74] He credited his friend Tom Hazlett, a professor of law and economics at George Mason University, with coining the term.[75] Feminists redirects here. ... Feminazi (also spelled femi-Nazi or femme-nazi) is a pejorative, derogatory term used predominantly in the United States and Canada by political conservatives to characterize and belittle feminists whom conservatives perceive to be intolerant of conservative views. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a public university in the United States. ...


Limbaugh's views on immigration have changed over the years. In the 1990s, in response to NAFTA, he was supportive of allowing legal immigration from Mexico: "Let the unskilled jobs, let the kinds of jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do - let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work."[76] However, he has always taken a hard-line stance on illegal immigration.[77] Nafta or NAFTA may refer to: an acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement an acronym for the New Zealand Australia Free Trade Agreement the town/Tokyo of Nafta, Tunisia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Limbaugh supports capital punishment, having said "the only thing cruel about the death penalty is last-minute stays."[78] Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ...


On his radio show, news about the homeless has often been preceded with the Clarence "Frogman" Henry song "Ain't Got No Home."[79] For a time, Dionne Warwick's song "I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again" preceded reports about people with AIDS.[80] These later became "condom updates" preceded by Fifth Dimension's song, "Up, Up and Away (in My Beautiful Balloon)."[81] In 1989, Limbaugh performed "caller abortions" where he would end a call suddenly to the sounds of a vacuum cleaner and a scream, after which he would deny there was ever a caller, explaining that the call had been "aborted". According to his book The Way Things Ought To Be he was using caller abortions to illustrate "the tragedy of abortion". [82] Clarence Henry (born January 19, 1937 in Algiers, LA) Fats Domino and Professor Longhair were young Clarence Henrys main influences while growing up. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... Regular canister vacuum cleaner for home use. ...


On the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal issue, Limbaugh said, very much tongue-in-cheek, "This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation", then continuing more seriously, "And we're going to ruin people's lives over it and we're going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day (referring to the U.S. Military). I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of emotional release?"[83][84][85] Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse Beginning in 2004, accounts of abuse, torture, rape[1] and homicide[2][3] of prisoners held in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq (also known as Baghdad Correctional Facility) came to public attention. ... For the pirate flag, see Jolly Roger. ...


Questions about accuracy

Some groups and individuals have questioned Limbaugh's accuracy. The July/August 1994 issue of Extra!, a publication of the progressive group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), alleges fifty different inaccuracies and distortions in Limbaugh's commentary.[86][87] Others have since joined FAIR in questioning Limbaugh's facts. Al Franken, a self-described "liberal infotainer",[88] wrote a satirical book (Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations) in which he questioned Limbaugh's accuracy.[89] Media Matters for America, a self-described "Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media" has also been critical.[90] Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), is a media criticism organization based in New York, New York, founded in 1986. ... Alan Stuart Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an Emmy Award–winning American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, radio host and, recently, politician. ... Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot And Other Observations (audio CD) (1996) Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations (ISBN 0385314744) is a 1996 book by liberal author and comedian Al Franken. ... Screenshot from Media Matters for America (Jan 6, 2006) Media Matters for America (or MMfA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004 by journalist and author David Brock. ... Political Progressivism or simply Progressivism is an ideology and political philosophy whose adherents promote policies that they believe would reform a countrys government, economy, or society. ...


Limbaugh has also been criticized for inaccuracies by the Environmental Defense Fund. A defense fund report authored by Princeton University endowed geosciences professor Michael Oppenheimer and Princeton University professor of biology David Wilcove lists 14 significant scientific facts which, the authors allege, Limbaugh misrepresented in his book The Way Things Ought to Be.[91] The authors conclude that "Rush Limbaugh ... allows his political bias to distort the truth about a whole range of important scientific issues." Environmental Defense (formerly known as the Environmental Defense Fund or EDF), is a US-based nonprofit environmental advocacy group. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Earth science (also known as geoscience or the geosciences), is an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth. ... Michael Oppenheimer is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ...


Personal life

Relationships

Limbaugh was first married on September 24, 1977 to Roxy Maxine McNeely, a sales secretary at radio station WHB in Kansas City, Missouri. They were married at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In March 1980, McNeely filed for divorce, citing "incompatibility." They were formally divorced on July 10, 1980.[2] is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... WHB-AM is a commercial sports radio station in Kansas City, Missouri, broadcasting on 810 AM. While its five directional towers are located along Interstate 435 in the Northland, its studios are located in the suburb of Overland Park, Kansas, also the headquarters of its owner, Union Broadcasting. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1983, Limbaugh married Michelle Sixta, a college student and usherette at the Kansas City Royals Stadium Club. They were divorced in 1990, and she remarried the following year.[2] Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ...


On May 27, 1994, Limbaugh married Marta Fitzgerald, a 35-year-old aerobics instructor. They were married at the house of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who officiated. They were separated on June 11, 2004.[92] Limbaugh announced on the air, "Marta has consented to my request for a divorce, and we have mutually agreed to seek an amicable separation. As I said, it's a personal matter and I want to keep it that way. I don't intend to say any more about this on the air." The divorce was finalized in December 2004.[93] is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an American jurist and has been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1991. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Awards and recognition

Limbaugh was the 1992, 1995, 2000 and 2005 recipient of the Marconi Radio Award for Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year (given by the National Association of Broadcasters), joining the syndicated Bob & Tom Show as the only other four-time winners of a Marconi award. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993. The Marconi Radio Awards are presented annually by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to the top commercial radio stations and on-air personalities in the United States. ... In the entertainment and news industries, syndication is a method of making content available to a range of outlets simultaneously. ... The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is a US trade association that advocates on behalf of over 8,300 radio and television stations and networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and various judicial bodies. ... The BOB & TOM Show is a syndicated US radio program established by Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold at radio station WFBQ in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1983, and syndicated nationally since 1995. ... // The National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois, is a museum dedicated to recognizing those who have contributed to the development of the radio medium throughout its history in the United States. ...


In 2002, Talkers magazine ranked him as the greatest radio talk show host of all time.[94] Currently, Limbaugh is the highest paid radio syndicator.[95] Talkers magazine is a trade industry publication related to talk radio in the United States. ...


March 29, 2007, Limbaugh was awarded the inaugural William F. Buckley, Jr. Award for Media Excellence, by the Media Research Center, a conservative, media analysis group.[96] is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the conservative journalist and commentator. ... Image:BBozell. ...


Books by Rush Limbaugh

  • The Way Things Ought to Be (1992) Pocket Books ISBN 067175145X
  • See, I Told You So (1993) Pocket Books ISBN 067187120X

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See also

The Rush Limbaugh Show is an American radio program broadcast live Monday through Friday. ... Rush Limbaugh uses his own on-air jargon on his radio show, The Rush Limbaugh Show, some of which he invented and some of which he merely popularized. ...

Footnotes

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  3. ^ St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The loudest limb on the family tree, radio's Rush Limbaugh is the 'big mouth'; branch of a solid old Cape Girardeau family. September 27, 1992.
  4. ^ "Rush Limbaugh Gives Sean a Rare Interview", Fox News Channel, October 19, 2005. 
  5. ^ Smollar, David J. "RADIO: The prof who 'flunked' Rush Limbaugh in speech is alive and well and running a California university campus." The Orange County Register. February 25, 1996. Pg. F3
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  9. ^ Grossberger, Lewis. "The Rush Hours", New York Times, December 16, 1990, pp. SM58. 
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  12. ^ Pew Research Center (2004-06-08). News Audiences Increasingly Politicized. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-04-29.
  13. ^ Online Papers Modestly Boost Newspaper Readership, Pew Research Center
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  19. ^ Gregory, Ted. "Right and wrong; Rush Limbaugh critics want to set the facts straight, but it's not easy", Chicago Tribune, 1995-08-18. 
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  27. ^ "Limbaugh resigns from NFL show", ESPN, October 2, 2003. 
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  29. ^ Dotinga, Randy. "Painkillers May Have Caused Limbaugh's Deafness", HealthDay, 2003-10-16. 
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  34. ^ George Bennett & John Pacenti. "Talk host Limbaugh to enter drug rehab", Palm Beach Post, 2003-10-11, p. 1A. 
  35. ^ "Prosecutors Push to Speak with Limbaugh Doctors", The Palm Beach Post, November 9, 2005, pp. 3B. 
  36. ^ "Improbable ally joins Limbaugh privacy fight", The St. Petersburg Times, January 13, 2004, pp. 1B. 
  37. ^ "Judge Limits Limbaugh Inquiry", The Palm Beach Daily News, December 13, 2005, pp. 1. 
  38. ^ http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/04/28/national/main1561324.shtml
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  40. ^ Skoloff, Brian. "Limbaugh Facing Drug Tests Under Deal", Associated Press, 2006-05-01. 
  41. ^ Limbaugh reaches settlement in drugs case. Associated Press (2006-04-29). Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  42. ^ "Limbaugh may face a rarely used charge", Associated Press, 2004-01-04. 
  43. ^ Election 2004 | Pa. Sen. Specter Focuses on Stem Cell Support To Attract Moderate Voters, Distances Himself From Bush in Re-Election Campaign Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
  44. ^ Michael J. Fox Fires Back at Critics ABC News
  45. ^ Excerpt from Lucky Man, Chapter 8: Unwrapping the Gift. From michaeljfox.org, accessed on 28 October, 2006.
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  48. ^ [The Rush Limbaugh Show, Transcript]
  49. ^ Limbaugh falsely recasts "phony soldiers" smear Media Matters September 28, 2007
  50. ^ http://www.peacefilms.org/index.html "Jessie Macbeth: Former Army Ranger and Iraq War Veteran" video, peacefilms.org, retrieved May 23, 2006 (inactive as of May 24, 2006)
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  52. ^ Seattle Times - Man who lied about actions in Iraq admits faking forms
  53. ^ Seattle Post Intellegencer - Poster soldier for anti-war movement was a fake
  54. ^ Limbaugh: Service members who support U.S. withdrawal are "phony soldiers" Media Matters September 27, 2007
  55. ^ Dems Criticize Limbaugh's Comments AP September 28, 2007
  56. ^ "Phony Soldiers" is a Phony Story Rush Limbaugh Show Transcript, September 28, 2007
  57. ^ Limbaugh selectively edited "phony soldiers" clip Media Matters September 28, 2007
  58. ^ Rush auctions off the "smear letter" on Ebay
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  60. ^ "Reid Retreat? Senator Thanks Rush for 'Smear Letter' Auction"
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  74. ^ Rush H. Limbaugh, The Way Things Ought to Be, Pocket Books, 1992 p.296
    “Feminazi: Widely misunderstood by most to simply mean ‘feminist’. Not so, boobala [sic]. A Feminazi is a feminist to whom the most important thing in life is ensuring that as many abortions as possible occur. There are fewer than twenty-five known Feminazis in the United States…”
  75. ^ Rush H. Limbaugh, The Way Things Ought to Be, Pocket Books, 1992 p.193
    “I prefer to call the most obnoxious feminists what they really are: feminazis. Tom Hazlett, a good friend who is an esteemed and highly regarded professor of economics at the University of California at Davis, coined the term to describe any female who is intolerant of any point of view that challenges militant feminism. I often use it to describe women who are obsessed with perpetuating a modern-day holocaust: abortion. There are 1.5 million abortions a year...”
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  86. ^ The Way Things Aren't Extra!, July/August 1994
  87. ^ The Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error : Over 100 Outrageously False and Foolish Statements from America's Most Powerful Radio and TV commentator, Rendall, Steve; Naureckas, Jim; and Cohen, Jeff; W.W. Norton and Company, 1995
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  96. ^ Media Research Center. Rush Limbaugh to accept media excellence award at MRC 20th anniversary gala. March 20, 2007.

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NAME Limbaugh, Rush
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Limbaugh, Rush Hudson, III
SHORT DESCRIPTION U.S. radio talk show host, Commentator, Author, and television personality
DATE OF BIRTH January 12, 1951
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