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Rush Limbaugh: Media to blame for biggest partisan divide since the Civil War

“And the interesting thing to me about Obama and the media, I think, Greta, the explanation — the short answer to your question — is in 1988 you had CNN, the three networks and the newspapers and that was it,” he continued. “There was a media monopoly. My radio show starts in 1988.Even by 1995, I was still the only conservative national media voice other than some magazines, National Review and so forth. It wasn’t until ’96-’97 that Fox came along and other radio talk shows and the blogosphere and the Internet blossomed and so forth.”

He explained that the circumstances surrounding the loss of that monopoly have caused members of the media to become more anti-conservative. And that has made for a greater partisan divide, he said.

“I think that the medium is very aware they’ve lost their monopoly and now they’re in a competitive situation and I think they get as big a thrill, just as all Democrats do, of defeating conservatives as they do helping Obama,” Limbaugh said. “I think we’ve never lived in a more partisan country — Civil War not included, that was bad. But maybe aside from that, I can’t remember a time where it’s been more partisan, more divisive and getting worse and being done on purpose. The division is being done on purpose. The media has aligned with Obama to defeat Republicans, to defeat conservatives and Obama is all about that. That makes them his best friend and vice versa.”


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Does rush at least admit he's part of the problem or does he blame it all on the liberal media?


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How is he part of the problem? He has always been upfront about his conservatism and his disdain for progressives. It's the mainstream media that has tried to portray itself as non-partisan, when they're really just an arm of the Democrat party.


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Does rush at least admit he's part of the problem or does he blame it all on the liberal media?
Two (obvious) points. Rush isn't part of the news media. He has never made an attempt nor claim to be an informative source.

The fact that you can't discern between an opinion show and news anymore says more about how far news has drifted. It kinda proves his point.

Second, I think its safe to say most Rush listeners already agree with him. He isn't out creating partisanship. Just affirming it.


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i honestly don't think it's the media...our society/people/expectations have changed in time


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i honestly don't think it's the media...our society/people/expectations have changed in time


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Does rush at least admit he's part of the problem or does he blame it all on the liberal media?


How is he part of the problem? Because he questions the reign of King Obama?

He is a conservative and speaks of conservative values, but for the most part, calls out the hypocrisy of the left, daily.

Who else is going to do that? No other radio personality can do that as well as he has done. He is not the reason for the divide, Obama and the media covering for Obama is the reason.

Who started the "rich is evil" meme coming from the left? Who helped perpetuate that meme?

Who started the "Republicans are obstructionists" meme? Who helped perpetuate that meme? (Despite having a super majority)

Who claims that the recent scandals from the white house are "phony"? Who has helped perpetuate?

Who condemned Bush for the patriot act, yet excused or ignored Obama's NSA wiretaps?

Who cries racism anytime someone disagrees with the Administrations policies? Who helps convince the public that it's racism?



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How is he part of the problem?

He's a political shock jock who likes to rile up the evangelicals and crazies of the republican party. They then take his vitriol and try to get legislation passed.

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It's the mainstream media that has tried to portray itself as non-partisan

Like fox news with it's fair an balanced slogan.


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Does rush at least admit he's part of the problem



yeah, don't provoke thought, people might wander off the reservation, we can't have that


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Tactical1
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Keep hearing the term mainstream media.

Rush claims to have 15-20 million listeners. I would call that pretty mainstream.


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oklahogjr
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Rush isn't part of the news media.

agreed. He's a talk show shock jock.

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The fact that you can't discern between an opinion show and news anymore says more about how far news has drifted. It kinda proves his point.


I can the problem is that when you rile up all the crazies with your rants that they don't understand and go out thinking limbaugh knows what he's talking about the country is doomed.

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Second, I think its safe to say most Rush listeners already agree with him. He isn't out creating partisanship. Just affirming it.


agreed but this isn't sports commentating where you can use biased statistics and when you predict the game wrong oh well your team lost move on. This is doing the same bull shite except with our countries political policies, the changes that get brought about with his influence aren't good.


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He's a political shock jock who likes to rile up the evangelicals and crazies of the republican party. They then take his vitriol and try to get legislation passed.
how many times have you actually listened to the show?

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Like fox news with it's fair an balanced slogan.

Nice dodge.


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How is he part of the problem?

He's a political shock jock who likes to rile up the evangelicals and crazies of the republican party. They then take his vitriol and try to get legislation passed.
He's an obnoxious blowhard who damages conservativism just by his mere association to it. I agree with much of what he says but I still can't stand to listen to him.


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our society/people/expectations have changed in time

due to?

Yeah, their media influences


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I can the problem is that when you rile up all the crazies with your rants that they don't understand and go out thinking limbaugh knows what he's talking about the country is doomed.
Hmm. Interesting. Ya' know. When you start throwing out labels like "crazies" and "rants" it's almost as if you are trying to rile people up by name calling and creating false stereotypes. When you insult 30+ million people in a single swath... It doesn't strengthen your argument.

Oh... And if your so concerned with what Limbaugh does by being partisan, what does NBC do by being partisan, given its audience is 4x larger and it hides behind a facade of impartiality?

It's odd to me that Rush's partisanship (in an opinion setting) dooms the country.... But partisanship in the news (an improper setting) is no big deal.

The blame transference is fun to watch. Though troubling. That is what really dooms us as a culture.

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agreed but this isn't sports commentating where you can use biased statistics and when you predict the game wrong oh well your team lost move on. This is doing the same bull shite except with our countries political policies, the changes that get brought about with his influence aren't good.
SPECIFICALLY, what does Rush distort?
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Does rush at least admit he's part of the problem or does he blame it all on the liberal media?


Do you want the government to shut him up?


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How is he part of the problem? Because he questions the reign of King Obama?

I disliked rush and his ilk before obama came along.

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Who started the "Republicans are obstructionists" meme?

republicans when they proudly became obstructionists to obama's policies. I don't blame them and am glad in several situations but lets not pretend that they are doing otherwise.


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Who claims that the recent scandals from the white house are "phony"? Who has helped perpetuate?

Who started the "rich is evil" meme coming from the left? Who helped perpetuate that meme?


Who cries racism anytime someone disagrees with the Administrations policies? Who helps convince the public that it's racism?


If you don't realize how rush helps to perpetuate these stereotypes then there is no hope for you. You're a republican homer.


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Do you want the government to shut him up?


No. Let him spew his stupid shite all over every station in the country. That should end the republican party once and for all.

now if we can get loonies on the left to start radio shows and do the same maybe both parties will fall to the wayside.


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Oh... And if your so concerned with what Limbaugh does by being partisan, what does NBC do by being partisan, given its audience is 4x larger and it hides behind a facade of impartiality?


Yes very much so. The media in this country is fricking terrible from all sides. Rush wasn't wrong in calling their bull shite out but he shouldn't forget he's in the pot stirring group as well.



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SPECIFICALLY, what does Rush distort?



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