-

-

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Rush

Let's talk about Rush Limbaugh.

As I have said before, whether or not you agree with his politics, Rush Limbaugh is a skilled broadcaster.  He's on 600 radio stations and pulls big numbers.  There are some shows also on a huge number of stations, but they're on in the evening or late at night.  There is one guy who has a financial advice show.  For the life of me, I can't understand his popularity.  The same goes for the overnight guy who spends all of his time talking about Martians and the end of the world.

Back to Rush...

This is not an exaggeration.  I really think he saved AM radio.  Rush proved a syndicated mid day show can work, and generate a big audience.  He's keeping the lights on at a lot of stations around the country.  If and when he steps away from the mic, a lot of stations are going to be in big trouble.  There is no one even close in his category.

Limbaugh recently public with his diagnosis of advanced lung cancer.  This doesn't end well.

President Trump gave Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom during last week's State of the Union address last week.

I will be the first to acknowledge that Rush Limbaugh said some mean and awful things about people over the years.  He's a bomb thrower.  The award set off a new wave of anti Limbaugh attacks.  I understand why some people don't like him.  I get that.  His remarks were indefensible.  Still, I found jumping on a 69 year old man dying of cancer to be in horrible taste.

The worst thing you can do to someone in the media is ignore them.  There were other State of the Union things to talk about.

The view is always nicer from the high road.