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Rush Limbaugh's Hypocrisy

Reported by Ellen - October 19, 2005

Rush Limbaugh was interviewed by Sean Hannity, only, on Hannity & Colmes last night. As usual, Limbaugh was full of hate-filled invective for Democrats and liberals. But, in many cases, he did the same thing he was accusing the other side of doing.

On the subject of Air America Radio, Limbaugh complained that Air America is "begging" their listeners for money and called it "the NPR ripoff." As Hannity laughed and said, "Yeah," LImbaugh continued, "They're into funding and donations and stealing money from boys and girls clubs and so forth. Not stealing it, but having strange transactions go forth."

Comment: I don't have the resources to investigate and analyze the boys and girls club controversy but as far as donations go, what is so different between what Air America does and what Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity do? For example, Limbaugh urges readers of his website to join Rush 24/7 and receive bonus merchandise. Hannity's website offers readers a book club, a song club and a Hannity "Insider" membership. And in case you think that just pertains to individuals, not networks, check out FOX News' store. It offers gimme caps, t-shirts and (my favorite) a FOX News dog collar and leash. How is that different from what Air America does?

Later in the interview, Limbaugh called the uproar over the Miers nomination "a debate of ideas." He said, "The debate of ideas is occurring on the right. The left doesn't have the guts to tell us what they believe. They don't have the courage to be honest about it... We're not afraid to be who we are. We're proud to admit it, flex our muscles. We're proud to be conservatives."

Comment: Then why didn't Rush allow Alan Colmes to share the interview?

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