First of all, though I work for a Conservative radio station, one that carries the Rush Limbaugh show, I am NOT a Rush Limbaugh fan.
1 - Since he went on the air in 1988 with his talk show (after failing as a deejay) he wound up costing a lot of my very good radio friend's jobs.
2 - He is a fat blowhard.
3 - He is a drug addict that can't admit it.
4 - I tire of his act, sort of like John Madden. Liked him the first 200 times he said the same things, but after 2,000, not so good anymore.
Now I am really, really TICKED at Rush.
On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, evidently he feels that the Presidential Inauguration is worth carrying on his radio show for the entire 3 hours with no commentary and more importantly to we, the affiliate stations, NO COMMERCIALS!
Now, if Rush, with his $48 million contract wants to abstain from playing HIS commercials, that is his own business, but to ask us, the affiliates to not play OUR commercials, from OUR local sponsors is OUTRAGEOUS!
He has gone too far this time.
This date in infamy, January 20th, will not be more than a blip on my calendar, in fact I will probably be wearing all black and fasting with ash and camel dung on my head.
Whatever, I don't think 3 hours of live coverage on a so called "conservative" radio program is legit!
This my valiant friends who believe in TRUE CONSERVATISM is another reason why we lost this election.
You might ask "WHY IS RUSH DOING THIS?"
The answer is very simple: CYA. (If you need that translated, ask someone else)
Rush is making sure that WHEN, not IF, Obama starts attacking talk radio, he can say: "Hey I was a good boy, I played your speech man!"
IF that is his reasoning, then he is a coward and a fraud.
I have emailed both Rush and his producers letting them know my feelings as well as those of our listeners, who, are loyal Rush fans.
Blast away now!