Erik Wemple: Rush Limbaugh


Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Report: Networks ignored Bashir outrage

Whereas the nets did extensive coverage of Limbaugh outrage, they’ve taken a pass on Bashir.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Bashir, Media Research Center, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Rush Limbaugh bashes Martin Bashir, hypocritically

Limbaugh takes issue with how long it took Bashir to apologize for his Sarah Palin remarks. What about you, Rush?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:12 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  EIB, Martin Bashir, MSNBC, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Rush Limbaugh fan disses Obamacare

Sarah Braun of Norwalk, Iowa, looks like a logical fan of Obamacare. She’s not.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, President Obama, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Rush Limbaugh’s legacy on Sandra Fluke

How to hammer Sandra Fluke, without using those bad words.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:06 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gary Bauer, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 10/01/2013

MSNBC’s Halperin: Fox News, Limbaugh, Drudge, ‘things on the left’ hamstring politicians

It brings immense pressure on politicians.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:37 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drudge Report, Fox News, Mark Halperin, MSNBC, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Rush Limbaugh fetes affiliate stations, cites ‘little events’

How many times has the radio giant tested the patience of his affiliates?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:05 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Rush Limbaugh has a children’s book coming: FAQ

And according to its author, it has no agenda.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:59 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Complaint archive: Obama's India trip edition

Hey, FCC -- perhaps a broader definition of 'obscene' is in order.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:26 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FCC, First Amendment, Glenn Beck, Iraq war, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Fox News host fails to press Rush Limbaugh about Sandra Fluke, Cumulus

Radio host gets a pass to riff on Greta Van Susteren's show.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:43 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Greta Van Susteren, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Complaint archive: O'Reilly-Beck-Hannity edition

Progressives write 'not true' complaints to the FCC?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:17 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Complaint archive, Federal Communications Commission, Glenn Beck, Greta Van Susteren, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Rush Limbaugh (correctly) praises Fox News's 'The Five'

Cites show's passion, personalities, lack of friction.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  "The Five", Fox News, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Rush Limbaugh hailed for 'public policy' commentary

How easy it is to forget the breadth of Limbaugh's attack on Sandra Fluke.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:31 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/28/2013

O'Reilly-Limbaugh gay-marriage feud satirized on MSNBC

Lawrence O'Donnell trashes Bill O'Reilly, which is precisely what Bill O'Reilly wants.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, MSNBC, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Cain sticks up for Limbaugh, gloriously

Herman Cain trumps everyone in segment on America, the economy and Rush Limbaugh.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:37 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Herman Cain, Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Limbaugh: No 'pretense' of media objectivity toward Obama

The radio host cites the media's approach to Obama's second inauguration as evidence that it is in the tank for the president.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:00 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 01/10/2013

CNN, Limbaugh team up to educate public on executive orders

Rush Limbaugh makes the most of his fame on CNN, extending the national dialogue on the appropriateness of executive orders.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:11 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Roger Ailes claims he's out of politics.' Ha!

Somehow the Fox News chief manages to keep a toe or two in in his erstwhile profession.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, Fox News, Roger Ailes, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Liberals covering for Obama on Benghazi?

Krauthammer blasts liberals over Libya attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:22 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, charles krauthammer, benghazi, newsbusters, media matters for america, innocence of muslims, nakoula basseley nakoula

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Ann Curry scores dubious distinction from conservative group

Ann Curry grilling of Paul Ryan not appreciated by media group.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann curry, today show, nbc, howard fineman, media research center, gala, rush limbaugh, piers morgan

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 09/02/2012

As the Rev. Moon goes, so goes the Washington Times?

What does the Rev. Moon’s death mean for the paper?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:41 PM ET, 09/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington times, the rev. sun myung moon, larry zilliox, fox news, moon dies, rev. sun myung moon dies, rush limbaugh

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Dana Loesch: No defender of Todd Akin

Did the CNN contributor defend the “legitimate rape” congressman?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dana loesch, cnn, breitbart.com, u.s. marines, taliban, peeing, todd akin, legitimate rape, rush limbaugh, sandra fluke

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Media news derivatives: July 20

A roundup of media stories for July 20.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aurora, colorado, theater, shooting, denver post, poynter, marissa mayer, wwd, mormon, kirn, GQ, the new republic, bill o'reilly, john harwood, tom brokaw, bob schieffer, rush limbaugh, sandra fluke, armed forces network, rupert murdoch, mitt romney

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Fox lets Limbaugh frame discussion of immigration enforcement

57 seconds of ranting on immigration.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, fox news, megyn kelly, objective programming

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Media news derivatives: June 14

A roundup of media stories for June 14

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ed schultz, rush limbaugh, pbs, the guardian, ken auletta, joe pompeo, detroit, new orleans times-picayune, jeff sonderman, poynter, leon panetta

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Ed Schultz kneecaps Limbaugh boycott

Ed Schultz has a problem with the Rush Limbaugh boycott.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:17 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ed schultz, msnbc, huffington post, advertisers, rush limbaugh, media matters

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Politico’s media criticism, No. 4

Another installment in critiquing Politico’s media criticism.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:12 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, washington post, new york times, jim vandehei, mike allen, rush limbaugh

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Media news derivatives: May 11

A roundup of media stories for May 11

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jon stewart, daily show, savethenews, rupert murdoch, david cameron, facebook ipo, rush limbaugh, variety, brian stelter, new york times

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Media news derivatives: April 13

A media roundup

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, mike huchakbee, newt gingrich, anthony weiner, ann romney, david axelrod, john king, hilary rosen

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Rush Limbaugh and CNN’s ‘clucking hens’

How’s that for word choice?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, cnn, carol costello, clucking hens

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Media news derivatives: April 10

A summary of media news

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john morton, alan mutter, rush limbaugh, goerge zimmerman, mark felt, pat buchanan

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/16/2012

O’Reilly: Boycotts/threats are un-American

The guy doesn’t like boycotts.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill o'reilly, rush limbaugh, boycotts, msnbc

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Media news derivatives: March 13

For March 13.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  will cain, cnn, soledad o'brien, marilyn hagerty, matt k. lewis, rush limbaugh, audience, rupert murdoch, white hosue

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Limbaugh and Maher: Do these guys work with women?

Any gender diversity there?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill maher, rush limbaugh, gender diversity, staff

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Domino’s ten-foot pole for Rush Limbaugh

And how far away from Limbaugh it tries to stay.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  domino's pizza inc., rush limbaugh, advertising

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Media news derivatives: March 8

For March 8

By Erik Wemple  |  08:05 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  keith olbermann, rush limbaugh, breitbart.com, hannity, british complaints commission, philadelphia inquirer

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Domino’s struggles to distance itself from Limbaugh

3,500 times

By Erik Wemple  |  03:35 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, domino's, leland yee, john hlinko, tim mcintyre, sandra fluke

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Limbaugh and the ‘Woody’s Barbecue’ defense

Much the same as current Limbaugh

By Erik Wemple  |  05:01 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, woody's barbecue, feminazi, something in the air, sandra fluke

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Media news derivatives: March 6

For March 6

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, ed schultz, alt-weeklies, rachel maddow, media matters, sandra fluke

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Limbaugh’s Monday show: Feeling the heat over Sandra Fluke flap, he approaches contrition

Are we detecting contrition?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, apology, sandra fluke

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Media news derivatives: March 5

For March 5

By Erik Wemple  |  08:54 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, new york times, sandra fluke, al gore, current tv

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/04/2012

Rush Limbaugh apologizes — for vocabulary

With important qualifier

By Erik Wemple  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, sandra fluke, apology

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Sleep Train ‘currently’ bags Limbaugh after long run

What’s too much?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:13 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, sleep train