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Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot And Other Observations (audio CD) (1996)
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. It is satirically critical of right-wing political figures, such as Bob Dole, Phil Gramm, Newt Gingrich, and particularly radio host Rush Limbaugh. Franken often makes his points through humor, including the use of graphs with his handwriting superimposed over them. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (953x940, 1445 KB) Summary Al Franken Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (953x940, 1445 KB) Summary Al Franken Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Al Franken (credit: Bill Hayward) Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American comedian, author, screenwriter, political commentator, and radio host, noted for his liberal politics. ... Robert Joseph Bob Dole (born July 22, 1923) is best known as a former Republican United States Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996. ... William Philip Phil Gramm (born July 8, 1942 in Fort Benning, Georgia) served as a Democratic Congressman (1978-1983), a Republican Congressman (1983-1984) and a Republican Senator from Texas (1985-2002). ... Newt Gingrich Newton Leroy Gingrich, Ph. ... Rush Limbaugh. ...


Rather than focusing entirely on statistics and quotes, Franken devotes a large part of his book to imitating the writing styles of Limbaugh and other Republicans (the book's title satirizes Limbaugh's frequent use of ad hominem attacks). This, along with the book's inflammatory title, led to a large amount of anger among Limbaugh's supporters, which was arguably one of its purposes. An ad hominem argument, also known as argumentum ad hominem (Latin, literally argument against the person) or attacking the messenger, involves replying to an argument or assertion by attacking the person presenting the argument or assertion rather than the argument itself. ...


In retaliation, writer J. P. Mauro wrote a book titled Al Franken Is a Buck-Toothed Moron: And Other Observations. (ISBN 0965296601) The idea is also used in the title of Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man. Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man is a book by David T. Hardy and Jason Clarke about author and filmmaker Michael Moore. ...


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Rush Limbaugh Summary (6522 words)
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he developed an interest in radio at a young age, working as a deejay at a local station while still in high school.
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 and Tom Show as the only other four-time winner of a Marconi award.
Limbaugh apologized during that show, claiming fatigue, and then suggested that Amy Carter was "the most unattractive presidential daughter in the history of the country" and also disparaged the looks of Margaret Truman.
Rush Limbaugh - dKosopedia (3189 words)
Limbaugh stated that he was not drafted because a physical found that he had an "inoperable pilonidal cyst" and "a football knee from high school" [Colford, pp 14 – 20].
Limbaugh's response to this is to claim the standard talking-point that most news reporting is "liberally biased" (in particular, television and newspaper news); a common saying of his is "I am equal time." He also has resorted on occasions to defend his bias by stating that he is a commentator and entertainer, not a reporter.
Limbaugh's former housekeeper, under investigation for drug dealing, alleged that Limbaugh was addicted to prescription opiate painkillers such as OxyContin, Lorcet (a combination of Tylenol and hydrocodone), and hydrocodone, and that he went through detox twice.
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