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Have big donors planned ‘must get Trump’ strategy for tonight?

Have major donors to other candidates planned a secret “must get Trump” strategy for tonight’s debate?

That’s the contention of Rush Limbaugh, who spoke today of a “giant psyops underway” that he believes has been in the works for weeks. The goal: effectively eliminate The Donald immediately, utilizing the Fox News Channel forum to accomplish the task.

He sees yesterday’s leaked news that Bill Clinton called Trump to talk about the race as a tactic designed to throw the GOP frontrunner off his game. Did it make Donald look bad? Reviews are mixed. Read all »

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Jimmy Carter: US ‘now just an oligarchy’

Has America’s system of government deteriored to the point where it’s merely an “oligarchy”, like Putin’s Russia?

That’s the surprising statement made by former President Jimmy Carter during a radio interview with liberal talk host Thom Hartmann. As listeners debate whether he is correct, the clip is making the rounds today, primarily on the left side of the Internet. Read all »

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Was Rush spokesman stalked at an anti-stalking presentation?

Was Rush Limbaugh’s spokesman targeted by one or more stalkers while giving an anti-stalking presentation?

One Stop Rush activist openly admits to attempting to locate Brian Glicklich’s hotel room while he was in San Diego Thursday to address the American Legislative Exchange Council at their annual conference. Glicklich was invited to brief state legislators on cyberstalking tactics and while there, met with Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a Republican presidential candidate (above image). The convention concluded yesterday.

Stop Rush is a pressure campaign designed to remove Limbaugh from the airwaves by eliminating his advertising base.

Meanwhile, Glicklich is receiving increasingly violent threats from the Stop Rush movement, some of which are posted further below.
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Stop Rush’s campaign to raise funds for key activist stalls

With a campaign to raise money for a key activist’s legal expenses appearing to stall, the Stop Rush campaign’s war of words is escalating, using Twitter as its primary medium.

At this point, there’s little question the crusade has taken on a life of its own. Now, is it even about pulling Limbaugh from the airwaves, or has attacking his staff become more important? Read all »

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Glenn Beck Show goes Trump-free (and Glenn-free, too)

At first blush, it might seem like a brilliant idea: dump all Trump-related coverage and tap into an audience segment possibly sick of hearing about The Donald. Even the mention of his name will be banned.

But wait, it actually may rank as one of the dumbest talk show ideas of all time! Read all »

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Hoping to reach black voters, GOP spends big on far-left radio company

In an attempt to gain black support, could Republicans accidentally boost Democratic candidates?

After securing just six percent of the national African-American vote in 2012, there’s no debate over whether Republicans should try to improve their fortunes in 2016. But how would that best be achieved?

In response, the Republican National Committee has launched #CommittedToCommunity, designed to “engage, empower, uplift” through targeted advertising in key cities beginning with those in Ohio. Radio spots began airing today in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, with other markets to be added as the election approaches. Read all »

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Why the sudden media interest in Meghan McCain?

In a sign of an ideological shift underway at the Fox News Channel, the network today apparently confirmed it has hired the decidedly non-conservative Meghan McCain to join it as a contributor.

It caps a busy week for the daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain: she’s also been hired by iHeart Radio as the new host of a little-known syndicated weeknight talk show, America Now. Read all »

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Heidi Harris: hey, don’t put me in an awkward position!

When I started doing radio, the hardest thing to get used to was realizing some people suddenly viewed me as a celebrity. I have never seen myself that way, and still don’t, but the fact is, if you’re on the radio or TV other people DO.

Most of my friends have known me for decades, and since I haven’t changed markets much, I’ve been able to maintain friendships with people who knew me way before radio. When you change markets it gets tougher, and every new friend you meet only knows you as “that person on the radio”. Read all »


Heidi Harris: Let’s outlaw (radio) prostitution!

“A good name is to be chosen over wealth.” Proverbs 22:1

I know times are tough in media, but there’s a disturbing trend in talk radio, especially local talk radio, that’s hurting all of us. That’s the practice of doing info-interviews with clients just because they pay you.

When I choose topics, I consider two things:

1. Do I find this interesting (otherwise, how can I discuss it)?
2. Is this relevant to my listeners?

A “daily outrage” story on a right or left leaning site is rarely of interest to my local listeners. Read all »

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Jerry Seinfeld: PC is ruining comedy, kids

When a normally controversy-averse comedian is suddenly speaking out against political correctness, is that a sign of a truly hostile environment for free speech in America?

After citing both the unfunny collegiate environment for stand-up stars and the tendency even by his own daughter to cry sexism for seemingly no reason at all, Jerry Seinfeld is making headlines today. Made during an interview on ESPN radio, Seinfeld said many comedians are now unwilling to book shows on college campuses, for fear of a backlash against their routines. Read all »

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