Rush Limbaugh's ratings fall


Icarus27k
Democrat
#1
I wouldn't be surprised if Limbaugh announced soon that he is going to hang it up and retire his microphone. A great advance for human civilization, if you ask me. He'll try to make it seem like it did it voluntarily, but it's because people aren't listening to him as much as they used to.

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You all most likely know who he is, but on the chance you don't, he's a legendary conservative/right-wing radio pundit who's been railing against liberals and Democrats for years. He began his popularity back when Bill Clinton became President. He had a little bit of a lull in popularity during the George W. Bush years because he didn't have a Democratic President to attack. With the election of Obama, he's supposed to have come back and be popular again, but it's not exactly working out.

Limbaugh has a rap sheet of controversial comments that goes, like, 170 pages on the website of liberal media watchdog Media Matters. Some of his recent things: mocking Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake there and mockingly speaking in fake Chinese during the state visit of the Chinese President.
 
coldstream
#2
Glenn Beck had his show cancelled at Fox News due to a ratings decline of 30% when he went on a quixotic, prophetic quest for conspiracies and lost patriotism in the last couple of years.

Limbaugh's show has been in trouble many times.. but there has always been a hard core of disgruntled, middle aged and older white males who take to being spoonfed his snake oil of a 'liberal agendas'.

In fact what they are being fed is pure neoconservative pablum in support of 'Free Market' interests of Global Corporations (which own most of the nation's radio stations). It has very little to do with real Conservatism, and in fact, might be antithetical to real conservative principles. It is all about Libertarianism.. and that is a much different thing.

Every now and again a few of them realize they are being scammed, but there always seems to be plenty of amorphous resentment out there looking for Rush to package into some supposed demon.. so it'll go on.. perhaps to a smaller audience.
Last edited by coldstream; May 25th, 2011 at 01:44 PM..
 
Highball
+1 / -1
#3
This piece of work deserves the same treatment that Olbermann and other political quacks get. He is polluting the airwaves with garbage. Lets use the air time for something redeeming.
 
weaselwords
No Party Affiliation
#4
As long as Rush's work stays on the satirical side he hold his listenership. Once he strays out of that boundary into truly sincere Conservatiivism he sheds audience, there are many like me out there who enjoy him for the enterainment value but turn the dial when he starts pontificating.
 
PoliticalNick
Free Thinker
#5
Rush Limbaugh...now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time. I thought he went away a long time ago.
 
Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
+1 / -1
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by HighballView Post

This piece of work deserves the same treatment that Olbermann and other political quacks get. He is polluting the airwaves with garbage. Lets use the air time for something redeeming.

Unfortunately, as Limbaugh, Beck, and other right wingnuts have shown, garbage sells. Sadly, intelligent political commentary in the USA is now practiced most effectively by comedians like John Stewart and Stephen Colbert. To put this is perspective can you imagine what it would be like if the top political analyst in Canada was Shaun Majumber? Not that I have anything against Mr. Majumber, but I would hate to have to rely upon him for intelligent political and social analysis.
 
shadowshiv
Free Thinker
#7
My uncle will be sooooo upset to hear this. LOL!
 
Praxius
Free Thinker
+1
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar SinisterView Post

Unfortunately, as Limbaugh, Beck, and other right wingnuts have shown, garbage sells. Sadly, intelligent political commentary in the USA is now practiced most effectively by comedians like John Stewart and Stephen Colbert. To put this is perspective can you imagine what it would be like if the top political analyst in Canada was Shaun Majumber? Not that I have anything against Mr. Majumber, but I would hate to have to rely upon him for intelligent political and social analysis.

There's also Rick Mercer & This Hour has 22 Minutes..... wait, is 22 minutes still running?

We'll always have Don Cherry
 
damngrumpy
No Party Affiliation
+2 / -1
#9
All the old veterans are falling like bowling pins. Rush, Glen Beck, and even Larry King.
Kings, ratings went in the tank as well a while back and it was time to say goodbye.
The political and social world changed somehow and the old guards are no longer
relevant. I think the last of the nasty polarization may also be coming to an end in the
neighbourhood south of us. Donald Trump climbing in the saddle to ride with the
Republicans, with a Tea Party Posse, has almost made Sara Palin look like a sane
person and that sobered everyone up. My God what a cast of characters on the right,
it scared the mainstream into sanity and Obama will see nothing but blue sky for the
upcoming election
 
Unforgiven
+2 / -1
#10
I never did like him or what he had to say. I suppose his ratings drop has to do with everyone having heard the same couple of jokes often enough to hunger for something different. I sure won't miss the hypocrite.
 
coldstream
#11
The difference between Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, is that Beck was deluded enough to actually start believing his spiel.. which was the death knell for his show as it became increasingly bizarre and incomprehensible.. and he started to unravel. I don't expect the same to happen to Rush.

Rush at heart is a PROMOTER, and a good one, but nothing more. He has no real understanding, and if fact cares little about political theory. He's interested in selling. For that he needs a product and an audience. Neoconservatism and talk radio provided that.. but if that hadn't popped up he'd be selling miraculous cleaning solutions as a carnival barker.. or the like.
 
TenPenny
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by coldstreamView Post

The difference between Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, is that Beck was deluded enough to actually start believing his spiel.. which was the death knell for his show as it became increasingly bizarre and incomprehensible.. and he started to unravel. I don't expect the same to happen to Rush.

Rush at heart is a PROMOTER, and a good one, but nothing more. He has no real understanding, and if fact cares little about political theory. He's interested in selling. For that he needs a product and an audience. Neoconservatism and talk radio provided that.. but if that hadn't popped up he'd be selling miraculous cleaning solutions as a carnival barker.. or the like.

They are all just entertainers, selling advertising and self promoting. Why anyone takes them seriously, I can't figure it out. When the interviewer or reporter becomes more important than the subject of the interview or story, they have failed.
 
Walter
#13
The report is from one station in a Blue state. It is a non-story. John Avalon is a dyed in the wool liberal no matter how he tries to portray his independence.
 
Tonington
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

The report is from one station in a Blue state. It is a non-story. John Avalon is a dyed in the wool liberal no matter how he tries to portray his independence.

So are Rush's ratings falling or not?
 
TenPenny
#15
Yes they are:

Quote:

The just-released Arbitron report (external - login to view) reveals that a lot less people are listening to right-wing talk radio. With a lull in ratings since November, Rush Limbaugh had a 3.0 share of listeners for his radio time slot, which is a 33% slide from October and from last April, reports Crain's Business.
Meanwhile, The Sean Hannity Show was reported to be down 28% from its peak numbers in the fall.
Interestingly, numbers for Don Imus' Imus in the Morning were said to be up year over year.
Premiere Radio Networks, which syndicates the shows, tells Crains they are not worried: Limbaugh and Hannity “continue to be No. 1 and No. 2."


Read more: Rush Limbaugh's Ratings Have Fallen 30% In The Last Six Months (external - login to view)




 
Tonington
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

Yes they are:

More proof that reality has a liberal bias, I guess.
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#17
Poor, poor right wing radio hosts! Their ratings are truly pathetic! They are surely going down the tubes! Nobody listens to them any more! They are going bankrupt!

But in spite of all that, it is safe to say that any and all left-wing radio host (probably only surviving with support from secret donations from the likes of that despicable Hungarian Jew, Gyorgy Soros) would give their eye-teeth, their wives and their kids college funds for rating like Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck and Levin are getting.
 
Tonington
#18
What is the point of using descriptors like "Hungarian" and "Jew"? They have absolutely no value whatsoever in the context of your post, just wasted words. And the use of such words inevitably lead to questions about whether or not the use of those words was pejorative...
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

What is the point of using descriptors like "Hungarian" and "Jew"? They have absolutely no value whatsoever in the context of your post, just wasted words. And the use of such words inevitably lead to questions about whether or not the use of those words was pejorative...

Being of Hungarian birth, I am profoundly ashamed and embarrassed by having to share the same country of birth with a piece of sub-human trash like Soros. I mentioned the fact that he is Jewish, because he is every bit as despicable a Jew as he is a despicable Hungarian.

His ill-gotten billions support a wide range of organizations and ideas that no decent person could ever agree with or support.

Including left-wing everything.

Hence my post.
 
Tonington
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJackView Post

Being of Hungarian birth, I am profoundly ashamed and embarrassed by having to share the same country of birth with a piece of sub-human trash like Soros. I mentioned the fact that he is Jewish, because he is every bit as despicable a Jew as he is a despicable Hungarian.

So when your opinion is that he is sub-human trash, then it should be irrelevant what nationality of human he is, or what human religion he belongs to.

And considering you feel that Canadians who are Canadians owing to their place of birth, as you call it, blind dumb luck, then I'm not sure why you would feel ashamed or embarrassed about another who through dumb blind luck was born in the same country you were.

Strange....
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

So when your opinion is that he is sub-human trash, then it should be irrelevant what nationality of human he is, or what human religion he belongs to.

And considering you feel that Canadians who are Canadians owing to their place of birth, as you call it, blind dumb luck, then I'm not sure why you would feel ashamed or embarrassed about another who through dumb blind luck was born in the same country you were.

Strange....

Until some uber-patriotic pseudo-Canadian accused me of being a lesser citizen because I was a naturalized one, as opposed to his being a 'born' one, I never, ever brought up the fact that they were lucky to be born in Canada.

You are really quite accomplished in Comparative Science 101: Apples to Oranges.

Now, do you want to go back to the topic of Rush Limbaugh's falling ratings, before we get warnings from the moderators?
 
Tonington
+1
#22
Rush has old followers, like other conservative pundits. They`re probably just using some of that Obamacare, and haven`t been able to listen in.
 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
#23
When moderation tells two posters to cease and desist, to stop posting off one another, stop mentioning one another, stop dragging an issue from one thread to another, we MEAN it.

And a quick reminder.... we are not joking when we say that the view is up for debate, the debater isn't.
 
Walter
#24
Limbaugh has the Midas touch.
Book News: Rush Limbaugh Wins Children's Book 'Author of the Year' Award » News » OPB (external - login to view)
 
BornRuff
#25
"his book Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans, in which Rush Revere and a talking horse named Liberty travel back in time to visit the pilgrims."

Is this from The Onion?
 
Walter
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

"his book Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans, in which Rush Revere and a talking horse named Liberty travel back in time to visit the pilgrims."

Is this from The Onion?

Amazon.com: rush revere: Books (external - login to view)
therogersvillereview.com/story/14517 (external - login to view)


Top 10 Print Books of 2013 - Children and Young Adults

RankTitleAuthorPublisherPublish Date
1HARD LUCK (Hardcover)JEFF KINNEYAMULET BOOKS11/1/2013
2THE HOUSE OF HADES (Hardcover)RICK RIORDANDISNEY PRESS10/1/2013
3THE THIRD WHEEL (Hardcover)JEFF KINNEYAMULET BOOKS11/1/2012
4DIVERGENT (Trade Paperback)VERONICA ROTHKATHERINE TEGEN BOOKS2/1/2012
5THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Hardcover)JOHN GREENDUTTON BOOKS1/1/2012
6ALLEGIANT (Hardcover)VERONICA ROTHKATHERINE TEGEN BOOKS10/1/2013
7RUSH REVERE & THE BRAVE PILGRIM (Hardcover)RUSH LIMBAUGHTHRESHOLD EDITIONS10/1/2013
8THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! (Hardcover)DR SEUSSRANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS1/1/1990
9GREEN EGGS AND HAM (Hardcover)DR SEUSSRANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS8/1/1960
10THE WIMPY KID DO-IT-YOURSELF BOOK (Hardcover)JEFF KINNEYAMULET BOOKS5/1/2011
Source: Nielsen.
Last edited by Walter; May 15th, 2014 at 08:39 AM..
 
DaSleeper
+1
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

"his book Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans, in which Rush Revere and a talking horse named Liberty travel back in time to visit the pilgrims."

Is this from The Onion?


Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Amazon.com: rush revere: Books (external - login to view)
therogersvillereview.com/story/14517 (external - login to view)

He just mad because it's a reluctant acknowledgement from NPR...no less....
 
BaalsTears
#28
I like Rush, but he's way too mild and hopeful.
 
Walter
+1
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

I like Rush, but he's way too mild and hopeful.

I listen to Rush most days; I listen to Mark Levin every day using his podcast.
 
BornRuff
-1
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Amazon.com: rush revere: Books (external - login to view)
The Rogersville Review - News Story (external - login to view)


Top 10 Print Books of 2013 - Children and Young Adults

RankTitleAuthorPublisherPublish Date
1HARD LUCK (Hardcover)JEFF KINNEYAMULET BOOKS11/1/2013
2THE HOUSE OF HADES (Hardcover)RICK RIORDANDISNEY PRESS10/1/2013
3THE THIRD WHEEL (Hardcover)JEFF KINNEYAMULET BOOKS11/1/2012
4DIVERGENT (Trade Paperback)VERONICA ROTHKATHERINE TEGEN BOOKS2/1/2012
5THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Hardcover)JOHN GREENDUTTON BOOKS1/1/2012
6ALLEGIANT (Hardcover)VERONICA ROTHKATHERINE TEGEN BOOKS10/1/2013
7RUSH REVERE & THE BRAVE PILGRIM (Hardcover)RUSH LIMBAUGHTHRESHOLD EDITIONS10/1/2013
8THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! (Hardcover)DR SEUSSRANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS1/1/1990
9GREEN EGGS AND HAM (Hardcover)DR SEUSSRANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS8/1/1960
10THE WIMPY KID DO-IT-YOURSELF BOOK (Hardcover)JEFF KINNEYAMULET BOOKS5/1/2011
Source: Nielsen.

I wonder how many kids actually read this themselves compared to how many racist old grandparents bought this for their grandkids hoping to save them.
 

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